Dining out: Buffalo Creek brewing up Pumpkin Pie Ale
Buffalo Creek Brewing is releasing its limited Pumpkin Pie Ale on Wednesday, Arlington Heights' Osteria Trulli intros new dishes Friday, and Mon Ami Gabi has added a special vegan and vegetarian menu, this week on the suburban dining scene.
Best Bets: Midtown Men sing in Glen Ellyn; Rita Rudner returns to Raue CenterBest Bets: The Midtown Men perform at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn, America returns to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles and comedian Rita Rudner brings laughs to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Phat Phat Chinese Eatery opens in restored Schaumburg buildingThe long-awaited Phat Phat Chinese Eatery has opened its doors in the restored century-old building that last housed the Easy Street Pub in Schaumburg's historic district.
Spotlight: 'Christmas Carol' returns to Goodman while Victory Gardens revives 'Waiting for Godot'Goodman stages the 42nd production of "A Christmas Carol," Drury Lane Theatre revives "Mary Poppins," and Victory Gardens revives the Samuel Beckett classic "Waiting for Godot," this week in Chicago-area theater.
Feder: Daily Northwestern has nothing to apologize for -- except its apologySomeday the young editors of The Daily Northwestern will look back on this episode in their lives with regret.
Dancecenter North has new home, same family feelWhen Dancenter North Director Stacy Keller considered buying the business this spring, she knew she simultaneously faced another major decision.
Nov. 14 Karen Mason concert at Metropolis canceled due to healthAn undisclosed "serious health situation" has forced Arlington Heights native and Broadway veteran Karen Mason to cancel her upcoming concert at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
Constable: Some suburban veterans find a way to heal, with operaThere are myriad ways to honor veterans on Veterans Day, but there's only one opera partially commissioned by the Army. It's in Park Ridge and includes local veterans.
Plan ahead: Jared Bradshaw salutes Bing Crosby at MarriottBroadway veteran Jared Bradshaw performs at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre, spend "Christmas With the Nelsons" at Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts and Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" returns to Rosemont.
Book review: Mitch Albom's 'Finding Chika' is a bittersweet memoir about familyMitch Albom, the author of "Tuesdays With Morrie," has a new memoir in which he again shares lessons learned from someone dear to him who dies. This time, though, instead of an old professor, his teacher is a young girl from the orphanage he runs in Haiti.
Marriot production shines welcome light on darker side of 'Oliver!'Director Nick Bowling highlights income inequites and the grittiness of Charles Dickens' original 1839 novel "Oliver Twist" in "Oliver!" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: My 'Bronx Tale'Chazz Palminteri appears live at the Arcada Theatre this Sunday at 3 p.m. performing his one-man-play that started it all, "A Bronx Tale." His 1993 motion picture of the same name became my all-time favorite film as it touched me in such a familiar, "old-school" way.