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First Place Finishers
Nate Chapnick | February 14, 2014

Supercar
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin’s newest flagship supercar, the Vanquish, is a blisteringly fast V12 coupe that makes no apologies for its ostentatious demeanor....

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A Fish Tale
Lisa Shames | February 14, 2014

While Chicagoans’ obsession with steakhouses isn’t going anywhere soon, there’s another protein in town giving meatheads a run for their money. From the Italian seafood-focused Nico Osteria in the Gold Coast to River North’s...

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Fresh ‘n’ Alfresco
Jessie Sardina | February 14, 2014

Even by our hardened Midwestern standards, this winter was a long, cold one—which makes the burgeoning warm weather even more enjoyable. Along with jogs along the lake and trips to the Lincoln Park Zoo, celebrate the rebirth of the...

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Small Batch Standouts
Matt Bell | February 14, 2014

From Dominican Churchills to Nicaraguan panatelas, there are more limited-edition cigars on offer than ever. And while finite formulations are one way to spruce up the humidor, rarity alone doesn’t always amount to a stellar smoke...

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A Vine Apart
Michael Austin | February 14, 2014

No matter how much one knows about vino, the wine world always has more delightful surprises. This spring, take a fresh look at some wineries—and the people behind them—that even aficionados may have overlooked. They won’t soon be...

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Easy Riders
Lisa Shames | February 14, 2014

Polo: To many, there is little casual about the word. It evokes an exclusive sport limited to those with years of horseback riding experience, a great deal of time to pursue it and, in more cases than not, Argentinean provenance.

At the...

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Standing Ovation
George Bulanda | February 14, 2014

The Romanesque-style Auditorium Building, that hulking but majestic mass of granite and limestone on East Congress Parkway between Michigan and Wabash avenues, is often likened to a fortress.

The comparison is also apt in a...

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Inspired Environs
Amalie Drury | February 14, 2014

It’s a long walk from the elevator at Metropolitan Place to designer John Robert Wiltgen’s upper-floor condo. The Loop building was originally the headquarters and manufacturing facility for Chicago-based Florsheim Shoe Co., and...

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Burn, Baby, Burn
Matt Lee | November 19, 2013

Few names in the cigar world are as recognizable as Rocky Patel. But that has little to do with hype and everything to do with quality. The Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company, which the former entertainment lawyer launched in 1995, has consistently...

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Girl About Town
Matt Lee | November 19, 2013

We’re just going to go ahead and call actress Hannah Ware a Chicagoan. Shortly after wrapping up a run playing Kelsey Grammer’s daughter on the Chicago-filmed series Boss, the London native is back in town, this time front and...

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