| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:39 AM
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 may seem like an odd thing to celebrate, but don't worry, Redmoon is sure to do it oddly. Saturday night is the big night for the Great Chicago Fire Festival — an event that plans to take over the Chicago riverfront...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Dark beer lovers take note. Starbucks Corp is testing a "dark barrel latte" in a handful of its cafes in Ohio and Florida.
The non-alcoholic drink includes a chocolaty stout flavored sauce, whipped cream and dark caramel drizzle, a spokeswoman said on...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:38 PM
UCF's football season-opener may be 4,000 miles away in Ireland, but it's still a home game when your last name is O'Leary.
When UCF coach George O'Leary marches his team onto the field of Croke Park Stadium on Saturday, he'll be within three hours of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Over a bleak stretch of the Kennedy Expressway that is often jammed with soul-crushing traffic, the enormous holiday light displays burst through the rush-hour malaise. At Easter, a 12-foot pink bunny, flanked by eggs and flowers, waves cheerily at...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year's event.
| Jul 8, 2014
Q: Greetings from a former Chicagoan. I grew up in Chicago in the '40s and '50s and I recall my mom buying a white pound cake with a silver or white frosting. The cake was prepackaged and sold in grocery stores and had a cellophane wrapper. It was...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Hurry to the Hooley
We're nowhere near St. Patrick's Day, but since when do we need an excuse to party? Wash the workweek away with pints of Guinness at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney during the third annual Great Irish Hooley. The Celtic...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Bloomfield's Caribbean heritage is on full display in a field off Lisa Lane.
On four acres is row upon row of callaloo, a leafy green vegetable that is a staple of West Indian cooking. People of Caribbean descent from Bloomfield — they make up a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:12 AM
When Edward Bosco and Marianne Kresevich decided to open a pizza restaurant, they didn't choose his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. And they didn't pick Chicago, where they were living at the time. Instead, the husband and wife moved to Baltimore and opened...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring to say...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Head to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, for a combination "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" and "Celtic Classic Kick-off" celebration.
The Rogue Diplomats will perform high-energy Irish and traditional folk music, and...