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  • Classic Chicago crawl

    Classic Chicago crawl
    Whether you have guests in town expecting the full tourist treatment or just want to act like a visitor in your own city for a day, this walk will take you by some of the city's most celebrated legends of eating and drinking. Start your jaunt with a...
  • Last call for landmark Billy Goat Tavern?

    Last call for landmark Billy Goat Tavern?
    No Coke. No fries. No desire to change things. The Billy Goat Tavern has been a Chicago landmark for generations and a fixture under North Michigan Avenue for almost 50 years. And its owner wants to remain there, regardless of whatever redevelopment...
  • Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign

    Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign
    Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead. Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
  • Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours

    Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours
    The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer. His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
  • Goodbye, and thanks for all the years

    Goodbye, and thanks for all the years
    Mayor Richard Daley's final City Hall open house Monday took on a different tone than others he's hosted over the years, as hundreds of guests came mostly to thank him for decades of service rather than to seek the favor of Chicago's powerful chief...
  • TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago

    TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago
    If you love food and Chicago (not necessarily in that order) then tune in to¬†TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes” at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, on the Discovery Channel to watch a trio of this town’s cake artists—Alliance Bakery’s...
  • Taste attendance drops to 25-year low

    Taste attendance drops to 25-year low
    About 2.35 million people visited Taste of Chicago this year, 300,000 fewer than attended the city’s iconic summer fest in 2010, according to a Chicago Park District estimate released today. The crowd was the smallest for the Taste since 1986, when...
  • Billy Goat Tavern owner reacts to NHL lockout

  • TV review: Eat (and drink) up: Bourdain takes a Chicago 'Layover'

    TV review: Eat (and drink) up: Bourdain takes a Chicago 'Layover'
    Anthony Bourdain still isn't a fan of deep dish pizza, but he loves Chicago. "In a town where everything is great, they're most famous for something that sucks," the chef says in the Season 2 opener of "The Layover" (8 p.m. CT Nov. 19, Travel Channel;...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • Woo who?

     
    Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers, dressed in his winter-weight Cubs uniform and holding a blue ukulele showed up outisde the WGN-AM 720 showcase studio this morning when I dropped in to visit with Jonathon Brandmeier. I mentioned on the air that Wickers......