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The West Loop’s Tete offered Longanisa sausage served with fried garlic rice.

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“Comparing that to the á la carte menu, it was easy to see I was better off ordering a couple of dishes from the regular menu and saving myself a lot of disappointment (and $10).”


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“They also invited a surprise guest—Jae Seo, a young but very talented second-year vocal percussionist—to the stage for a solo set that brought the audience to its feet.”

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“I came back having spent an hour jumping up, forwards, backwards, and sideways to songs that I really like. It was mindless fun, to be sure, but the show reminded me that there’s virtue in mindless fun.”

If it ain’t Baroque, fix it

“Exchanging his baton for a viola, Zukerman led Telemann’s four-movement Viola Concerto in G major in a way that can only be described as quintessentially Baroque.”