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  • Jerry's moves uptown, upscale

    First impressions: As the Wicker Park stretch of Division Street slowly mutates into Viagra Triangle West, the restaurants here seem to engage in bouts of who-can-out-contempo one another. So along comes 1-month-old Jerry's, taking that most prosaic of...
  • Memo to Grant Park rally organizers

    The Obama campaign and the City of Chicago is planning a huge Election Day rally in Grant Park. Details are sketchy, and apparently planners are still struggling with the logistics. Well, we have experience attending this sort of event downtown (...
  • Obscurity to Oprah, in one wild week

    Mr. Man's incredible, improbable week began on a Monday, 24 hours before his left shoulder would ascend into fame. At that point, before he was dubbed "Mr. Man" by Oprah Winfrey in front of millions of TV viewers, he was (and still is) Sam Perry from...
  • Join the sausage fest!

    Chicago Tribune entertainment critic Kevin Pang offers up a sausage guide: Sasuage Fest!
  • Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream

    Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream
    A plan was hatched. The moment his name was announced, they'd jump-tackle him onstage, ruffle his Mohawk on live television. That's how sure the other contestants were that Dale Levitski would win "Top Chef." Levitski would accept the $100,000 -- money...
  • How To Use One Last Ticket At The Taste Of Chicago

    How To Use One Last Ticket At The Taste Of Chicago
    (WGN-AM)- It happens every year. You leave the Taste of Chicago stuck with one extra ticket. What to do? Kevin Pang with a CLTV Special Investigation/Watchdog Unit report.
  • Quite a pickle for Five Guys: Its hot dogs and fries are king

    Quite a pickle for Five Guys: Its hot dogs and fries are king
    Let's get the blurb out of the way."Five Guys! Wowza! Your fries are spud-tacular!" -- Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune You'll have to indulge me, because Five Guys Burgers and Fries seems to enjoy trumpeting its accolades. Signs along the restaurant walls,...
  • Top Notch is all about the beef

    Sure, you'll get street cred for name-dropping Kuma's Corner, but might I suggest a place on the South Side to skyrocket your burger quotient? For those who live in Beverly, Top Notch Beefburger on 95th Street is spoken in familiar, if not reverential...
  • Can the sauce make the burger?

    Can the sauce make the burger?
    Epic Burger"Epic Burger (with cheese, egg, bacon)", $8.56 Epic Burger has primo real estate--not only is it close to Loop-area businesses, it's on the ground floor of the ginormous student dorm of Roosevelt, DePaul and Columbia College Chicago....
  • Better than Kuma's?

    Better than Kuma's?
    The mythology and pedestal that Kuma's Corner built up then perched on, high above Chicago's burger scene, has been well-earned. Publications, blogs, Yelp enthusiasts -- anyone with a keyboard and a stomach lining -- are quick to proclaim the burgers at...
  • Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune's Cheeseburger Bureau Chief, spent 2009 chronicling the city's burger scene. Watch all the episodes of "The Cheeseburger Show" above and read his dispatches below.