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Depot Nuevo elevates Mexican cuisine with brewpub, tequila selection

May 7, 2019 by Jason Addy, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When diners walk through the front doors of Wilmette’s Depot Nuevo, owner Rob Garrison makes it his mission to make them happy. 

From hand-squeezing hundreds of limes each day for the restaurant’s famed margaritas to...

Chez Benoit brings authentic tastes of France to Highland Park

April 28, 2019 by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Once you step into Highland Park’s Chez Benoit Bistro, Christi and Benoit Fliou want you to imagine you’re in Paris for the night.

The husband-and-wife duo opened the new French bistro, located at 455 Central Ave. in the heart of downtown...

Salt Creek Tacos offers new concept on the North Shore

by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

John des Rosiers knows a thing or two about operating a successful restaurant on the North Shore.

As the owner of two restaurants in Lake Bluff, Inovasi and The Otherdoor, des Rosiers decided to venture out into Highland Park and try his...

Unscripted: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ offers up a satisfying finale for die-hard fans

by Kathy Clemens, Contributing Columnist Life & Arts, Reviews

The Avengers are assembling for the last time.

Twenty-two movies and 10 years later, after approximately 40 hours of film footage, the final pinnacle has arrived.

This is a long movie. There are a lot of plot points to wrap up. A...

Sweet Home Gelato serves up decorative scoops after company transition

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

After running three franchises of Frost Gelato throughout the Chicago area for more than seven years, Kurt Bruksch wanted a change.

He ran locations in Highland Park and Naperville, with a seasonal spot on the Chicago Riverwalk, but as of...