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Dining Out: Cafe Pettopia celebrates 10 years in Highwood

November 24, 2018 by Brittany Kapa, Contributing Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Mike Pettorelli created his own version of a culinary utopia 10 years ago in Highwood.

Pettorelli, owner and head chef of Cafe Pettopia, has spent the last 30 years perfecting his culinary skills and is now serving up a mix of fan-favorite...

Glenview craftsman combines love of music, woodworking skills at Mya-Moe Ukuleles

November 20, 2018 by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Folks who know Cary Kelly may notice this Glenview business owner is humming a new tune these days, having taken a leap of faith by purchasing Mya-Moe Ukuleles, combining his skill in woodworking with his interest in musical...

Highland Park’s Viaggio ‘all about family and good food’

by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Like most who experience success in the restaurant industry, Lori and Larry Slavin consider themselves lucky. 

The husband-and-wife duo almost feels as if everything in their lives has fallen right into place. 

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Dining Out: Owner behind That Little French Guy reflects on eight-year journey

by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The day before Ben Levy opened his restaurant in Highland Park, he had his doubts. 

“I was here with my brother working on the couch and I told him, ‘It’s going to be empty. No one has even tried to open the door,’”...

Home Turf: Glenview native Josh Ronen returns to perform in Highwood

by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

When he first started playing guitar, Josh Ronen didn’t want to be a musician — he just wanted to be like his older brother.

He started out playing drums at a young age, but took up guitar when he was around 16.

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