Where Blow by Blow's Katie Gagnon dines for business
Co-owner of the Gold Coast's Blow by Blow hair salon, Katie Gagnon often takes a post-rush lunch break around 2 or 3 p.m. with product reps, small-business owners in the beauty industry and, occasionally, her stylists and manager. The shop, which … Read more on Crain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Dramatic transformation on tap for lakefront
Barrett Visionary Development's plans for The Couture, a 44-story building planned at the site of the Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center (located southwest of Lincoln Memorial Drive and Michigan Street), which would have a 180-room hotel, 179 … Read more on BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)
Roger Ebert: "You just keep plugging away"
Back in graduate school in the mid-1990s, I was working on a thesis on fame and journalism, and I emailed questions to a bunch of well-known Chicago journalists. Guess who was the only one to email me back? But talking to him on the phone was a thrill … Read more on 77Square.com
'Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna on Anthony Bourdain and his 'Taste Chicago'
The star of CBS' long-running Wednesday drama pays constant homage to his hometown with Taste Chicago, which he and wife Arlene own and operate in Burbank, Calif. "I have a pretty good day job," he muses. "I don't need this restaurant to pay our bills, … Read more on Zap2it.com (blog)
Sully's perfects the bagel sandwich
Born in Chicago, Sullivan lived a number of years in Atlanta, and after college he and his wife, Jill, returned there. Sullivan sold … Sully's Steamers serves breakfast, lunch and will soon offer dinner and late-night dining, Sullivan says. He aims … Read more on Greenville News