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February 6 2021

Theater on the Lake Restaurant

John Wrenn, owner of Theater on the Lake / Lakefront Restaurant talks HERE on WGN Radio, my Sunday afternoon Steve Dale’s Pet World show about the challenges he’s faced throughout the pandemic as he has a restaurant, event space, and a stage for theater and other performances. The good news is that this is a large…

January 18 2021

Little Bad Wolf: Great Place for Beer and Sitting Outdoors

Each week on WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Other World, Steve features a local restaurant. Hear this conversation with Sol Ashbach, co-owner of Little Bad Wolf (1541 Bryn Mawr in Andersonville) about the restaurant’s history and extensive spirits menu; I think a billion beer choices, as Sol says, “We want something for everyone.” Heaters inside tents…

December 7 2020

Trattoria Gianni Igloos: Cuddly Romance

Trattoria Gianni owner Gianni Delisi discusses the igloo trend in Chicago, and around the nation. This is how you can eat in a small enclosed space – outside air comes in, and heaters keep it cozy – at least at Trattoria Gianni (1711 N. Halsted St.). Listen HERE to Gianni on my Sunday afternoon WGN…

August 19 2012

Trattoria Giannia Loves Dogs

As you walk into the outdoor patio at Trattoria Gianni, you might even be greeted by the ebullient owner of this stalwart Halsted Street Restaurant (across from the Steppenwolf Theatre, just North of North Avenue). “I love the dogs!” says Gianni Delisi. While the family-run restaurant dates back to 1988, the outdoor patio is new…

July 10 2011

Dawgs for Dogs, Benefit for Chicago Canine Rescue

The best excuse ever for eating hot dogs and drinking beer! It’s like a dream come true. Imagine this – you can eat all the hot dogs you possibly can, and drink $4 import bottles – and some of those proceeds help Chicago Canine Rescue. So, to be a good person, to help shelter dogs;…

July 7 2011

Dining with Fido: F.O. Mahoney's

F. O. Mahoney’s is featured in the latest installment of Dining with Fido. Over the summer, I am visiting dog-friendly restaurants.  F.O. Mahoney’s is in Lakeview, 3701 N. Broadway (at Waveland).

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