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5B2F Akira Sushi comes ‘home’ to Wilmette

June 9, 2019 by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After closing 153 Akira Sushi in Wilmette and taking some time off, it brings tears to Kelly Yang’s eyes to have a restaurant in Wilmette again.

5B2F Akira Sushi opened under a new name and new location, but has the same original owner as...

North Shore restaurants get ghoulish for Halloween with spooktacular fall dishes

by Staff report Life & Arts, Dining Out

As we creep closer to Halloween, our consumption of apples, pumpkins and other fall foods and beverages grows at a bloodcurdling pace. 

With another two months before the frightening cold of winter...

Northbrook's Leonidas Chocolate Cafe expands beyond international chain

by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Leonidas Kestekides first made his name known on an international stage at the 1910 World’s Fair, in which the Greek sweetmaker presented his pastries to the world and won a bronze medal.

In the past century, his name and his food has...

Maria’s Bakery offers Italian cuisine, family feel in Highwood

by Nick Frazier, Contributing Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When you’re the best at your craft, it can be hard to walk away when you’re at the top.

Gino Pollari found that out when he tried to retire from the restaurant business. It was only six months until Pollari came out of...