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A different dream for MLK Day

With the kids out of school this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., I Dream of Falafel in Oakbrook Terrace will give kids a free side of falafels. At this newly opened location only, the chain says, “All children (ages 12 and under) can dream big with […]

100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011

You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner.

12 Christmas dinners in Chicagoland, 2011

Whatever your budget, there’s a Christmas Day dinner for you in the Chicago area.

65 Chicago places to eat Thanksgiving dinner, 2011

North Side, South Side or in the Chicago suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicagoland restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry out — several days’ notice is typically required. […]

When they call it ‘Hot Mikado,’ they aren’t kidding

A high-energy razzle-dazzle of brilliant color, movement and music, Drury Lane’s “Hot Mikado” has everything a musical wants.

‘Sugar’-coated musical comedy a sweet night out

“Sugar” ran for 505 performances on Broadway in 1972 and garnered four Tony nominations. Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace is currently giving it a vibrant revival with lots of local color.

10 top spots to spend Super Bowl Sunday in Chicagoland

The New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7. You could stay home and watch it on your dinky TV, but then you’d have to fix your own food and drinks. Here are some great alternatives around Chicago and the suburbs. Murphy’s Bleachers Super Bowl Pig Roast, […]

50 Chicagoland restaurants and bars open on Christmas Day

You don’t have to eat Chinese food on Christmas.

The 12 plays of Christmas

Our guide to Chicagoland holiday theater, cheery Christmas entertainment for children, families and adults, across the city and suburbs. Madam Barker Holiday Variety Show, Prop Thtr, Avondale, 11 p.m. Fridays, December 4 and 11, $10. (tickets). Madam Barker, John Fournier and a cast of Chicago magicians, musicians, comedians, dancers, the Barker Dames and 500 Clown […]

25 restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Chicagoland

Bin 36, River North. Birch River Grill, Arlington Heights. Cafe des Architectes, Gold Coast. Carlucci, Downers Grove. Coco Pazzo Cafe, Streeterville. Dine, West Loop. Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Glen Prairie, Glen Ellyn. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, River North, Rosemont and Lombard. Italiasia Restaurant, River North. Jacky’s on Prairie, Evanston. Michael, Winnetka. Mity Nice Grill, Magnificent […]