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Papa Willie’s BBQ sells out on first day in business

by Peter Kaspari, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Brian Merel opened up Papa Willie’s BBQ in Highwood last month, he had no idea how popular it would end up being.

On his first day in business, Oct. 20, he had to close the restaurant after just 90 minutes.

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Wilmette native realizes dream with Cracked

by Michal Dwojak, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

What started as an idea for a summer internship for Daniel Krause turned into a concept that helped him realize his dreams. 

The Wilmette native and New Trier alumnus always knew he wanted to become involved in the...

Quick Bites: North Shore restaurants get ghoulish for Halloween with spooktacular fall dishes

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor 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 horrifies us all,...