Chicago has more than its share of wonderful Italian restaurants, from the elegant and innovative to the down-home and cozy, but a new entry threatens to eclipse them all. In a dazzling debut, Sole Mio rushes to the first rank of Chicago’s Italian kitchens. Sole Mio’s success shouldn’t be surprising–it’s got good bloodlines. Sole Mio […]
Author Archives: Charlie White
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Reading: Travel Writing Marches On
Has the consumer-oriented guidebook supplanted the curious, literate travel narrative? Is the modern sensibility too sour to take any pleasure in foreign places?
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Restaurant Tours: St. Tropez’ around-the-world bargain fare
St. Tropez is located in the Hotel Belmont on North Sheridan, in the space occupied for so many years by Tango, one of the city’s flagship restaurants a decade ago. The restaurant has been completely redecorated, with an eclectic but effective mixture of styles. The decor borrows from lots of sources — a little deco, […]