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PHOTOS: Cool Ice Castles

PHOTOS: Cool Ice Castles
The Utah-based company Ice Castles has built its seasonal structures — each made of hundreds of thousands of hand-harvested icicles — to several North American cities. This winter, Ice Castles will take Lake Geneva, Wis., by storm. (Ice Castles)

PHOTOS: 10 great Asian noodle soups

PHOTOS: 10 great Asian noodle soups
Your singular focus on ramen has clouded your mind to all the other incredible Asian noodle soups in Chicago. While you’ve been dishing out $15 for the latest bowl at that trendy ramen joint, you could have been digging into one of the enticing options here. (Nick Kindelsperger/Chicago Tribune)

PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera in concert at the Chicago Theatre

PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera in concert at the Chicago Theatre
Singer Christina Aguilera performs at the Chicago Theatre on Oct. 16, 2018. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)
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PHOTOS: A look inside Hotel Julian on Michigan Avenue

PHOTOS: A look inside Hotel Julian on Michigan Avenue
The 218-room Hotel Julian is a blend of old and new, with modern decor and technology inhabiting a historic high-rise that was falling apart. (Chicago Tribune)

Real Good River North offers heartier meals (plus its beloved smoothies) in new fast-casual concept

Real Good River North offers heartier meals (plus its beloved smoothies) in new fast-casual concept
Real Good River North’s “corner store food hall market” packs a punch in a tight space with health-conscious options ranging from smoothies to dairy-free ice cream to grain bowls — plus a selection of packaged goods. (Aine Dougherty/RedEye)

PHOTOS: Frontera Grill's Bar Sotano

PHOTOS: Frontera Grill's Bar Sotano
Phil Vettel gets a sneak peek at Rick and Lanie Bayless’ new bar concept, Bar Sotano, which opens Nov. 15 beneath the Bayless empire’s Frontera Grill. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)
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PHOTOS: Fall brunches in Chicago

PHOTOS: Fall brunches in Chicago
Falls cool temperatures lend themselves nicely to the warm, sweet and savory flavors of brunch. Here are a few of the new menus around Chicago.

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Craving: Chicago's best noodles, from Italian styles to Chinese, Japanese and more

Craving: Chicago's best noodles, from Italian styles to Chinese, Japanese and more
As temperatures drop, our craving for comforting, hearty dishes heats up. Appropriately, Chicago TribuneFood & Dining is spending October hunting down Chicago’s best noodle dishes, from Italian pastas to Japanese ramen and everything in between.
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PHOTOS: Clouds in your coffee

PHOTOS: Clouds in your coffee
Would you like cream with that? You can go dairy, from skim milk to heavy cream. You can go nondairy with various “creams” or “milks” made from nuts, seeds or plants. Here we taste 10 varieties to see what works best with coffee. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)