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Sorriso stirs storied family history with classics

February 21, 2017 by Kirsten Onsgard, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Lynette Mertens grew up in the kitchen — or rather, four kitchens.

Her father is Artie Greco, the namesake behind the several incarnations of Italian restaurants, including Greco’s in Evergreen Park and Artie G’s in Palos Park and later...

Bonefish fashions four-flavor drink in pomegranate and sage martini

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When it comes to flavor profiles, drinks usually lean toward sweet, sour, bitter or, on rare occasions, savory.

But instead of committing to just one, the latest cocktail at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park tries to capture all four in one...

Vegan Cafe keeps old favorites, adds to extensive menu

by Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Roughly 10 years ago, Marguerite Baltages-Ruminski was staring death in the face.

Her corporate job, she told her husband, was going to kill her emotionally, spiritually or physically.

She knew she had to get out. So, she traded her...

El Balcon adopts rebellious Durango cuisine, attitude

by Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Rebellious spirits are born and bred in Durango, Mexico.

From the very first Mexican president, Guadalupe Victoria, to revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa to restaurant owners Claudia Morales and her son Diego, they have fought against...