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Quick Bites: Chicken wings abound on the North Shore

July 19, 2017 by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Chicken is such a versatile food. You can turn stock and meat into a hearty soup, dice up and toss into a salad or bread and serve with macaroni and cheese to make a kid’s meal favorite.

In recent years, demand for...

Bangkok meets Tokyo in Lake Bluff

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

Years ago, Kip Sangsawang worked as a United Airlines flight attendant, making the six-hour route from Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo, Japan four to five times per month. 

During layovers in Narita, Sangsawang, originally...

Highwood’s Buffo’s serves quality staples for 40 years

by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out


When Leonard Innocenzi, known by most as Lenny, told his dad he wanted to open his own restaurant, his dad called him a “buffo” — Italian slang for clown.

In his 20s at the time,...

Delectable ice cream dishes abound in North Shore eateries

by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Behold — the ice cream dish. So simple. So universally beloved. Witness the mathematical perfection of its spherical shape, and the way its proffering effects a smile on she who receives it.

In summer, ice cream is...