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MEET OSTERIA DEL MERCATO • Launching this fall at Eataly Chicago, Osteria del Mercato embodies Eataly’s core philosophy of “we cook what we sell and we sell what we cook.”
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Portrait of a Big Personality • “Wealthy Man Tries to Buy Adoration” would have probably been a more appropriate title [“The Most Interesting Man in Chicago,” November]. Just look at [Joseph Siprut’s] “acting” career. He has bit parts in four movies that he also executive-produced. For whatever reason, he wants to be noticed, and he seems to have enough money to make it happen.
Apocalypse’s Horsemen • Tracking a North Shore heiress’s disappearance unearthed a widespread swindler network.
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GREAT GEAR FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
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Talking Points • This month’s essential cocktail party fodder
Brave New Burger • From innovations in plant-based protein to soy market dominance, Illinois is poised to rule the meat-free future.
Plant-Based Burgers, Cheffed Up • Three delish twists local restaurants are putting on meatless patties
Midwestern Gothic • Director and UIC film professor Jennifer Reeder on capturing the big moods of young adulthood
Sky-High Living • A Gold Coast penthouse is on the market for a gasp-inducing $8 million.
Hallmark Moment • It could be a movie plot itself: Homewood-Flossmoor High School maintenance worker Rikk Dunlap wrote a novel that’s being made into a Hallmark Channel film.
TBOX • The holiday bar crawl that Chicagoans love to hate
Instant Keith Moon • A device in development at the University of Chicago could provide that magical shortcut and more.
UberX-tra • The ride-share company recently launched Uber Works, an app for finding short-term gigs in Chicago. But if Uber really wants to make a buck, here are other apps locals crave.
Now and Later • A multifaceted jewelry line puts the art in smart.
Fringe Wellness • Gwyneth Paltrow’s cult brand, Goop, pops up for the holidays.
Charmaine Walker’s Fishmonger • The apron designer and star of VH1’s Black Ink Crew gives her source for seafood.
Jeff Mauro • Food Network star, sandwich king, reflective yogi
Alt-Christmas Trees • You could keep buying and tossing your Tannenbaum. Or you could try a festive, easy-to-decorate plant that will weather the winter.
Write a College App Essay • EXPERT: Christopher Watson, dean of enrollment at Northwestern University
Twinkle, Twinkle • Light up the holiday party with bedazzled shoes, bags, and other ornaments.
Daring and Delicious • Chocolate meat, anyone? Or how about Spam and smelt lumpia? At four new Filipino spots, chefs are taking risks, with impressive results.
Tasty Reads • From whitefish pizza to coconut eggnog, unexpected dishes and drinks star in holiday recipe books from local luminaries.
Potato Latkes at Table, Donkey and Stick
The Hot List • 10 places everyone’s talking about (in order of heat)
Fusion Flashback • The dream of the ’90s is alive at Flora Fauna.
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Fashion Saved My Life • A celebrity stylist remembers his big break, and the pain that got...