Fork and Knife: from casual to serious dinning

By Patrick Butler   David Byers didn’t plan on opening a pair of eateries in Northcenter and Lincoln Square. It just happened, starting with the Fiddlehead Café, which later became the Fork, said his business sidekick, Anthony Munger.   Munger himself was studying to becomeRead more

This senior housing will always have a Santa Clause as long as there’s Roy Larson

By Pat Butler Leroy Larson, a resident of the Northcenter’s Martha Washington apartments since 2005 and a recent winner of the Schulter Foundation’s Senior Citizen of the Year Award, was honored for his organizational skills in putting together parties and Bingo games, sometimes on theRead more

“All the world’s a stage,” especially here in the neighborhood

By Patrick Butler Almost 400 years to the day since the death of Shakespeare, it seems “all the world’s a stage,” at least in the Ravenswood/Northcenter/AlbanyPark/Lincoln Square areas, which boasts a dozen or more neighborhood theaters ranging from tiny storefronts like the Cornservatory to theRead more

Like Alexander, our own Gus Katsafaros seems always on the hunt for new worlds to conquer

By Patrick Butler How did being a South Side real estate developer, owning a mortgage company, running a wholesale bakery that made all the bagels for Trader Joe’s and being a Coyne-trained electrician qualify Gus Katsafaros (“That’s an Irish name,” he quipped) to run MarmaladeRead more