Author: scrosland

Caribbean comeback: A revitalized Puerto Rico beckons—and offers ways you can give back

In the months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September 2017, the Caribbean island known for its golden beaches, lush rainforests, and smooth rum, struggled to regain its star status as a vacation destination. Now, just over a year later, much of the island has been returned to its gorgeous tropical glory. Its capital city of…

Your guide to Bardo in South End, one of the city’s top new restaurants that’s still under the radar

Over the summer, one of the city’s best new chef-driven restaurants quietly opened in South End’s emerging Gold District. It didn’t have the local chef star power of other new spots like Paul Verica’s The Stanley or the multi-million dollar build-out of Uptown’s La Belle Helene. But there was a buzz about the creative dishes being served at a tiny newcomer led by a notable former Chicago chef.