| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Tristan Prettyman grew up surfing and enjoying the California lifestyle in San Diego, where she still resides. The singer, whose music was featured in the Josh Duhamel film "Safe Haven," got her career started playing in local clubs. Prettyman, 30,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
How does former talk show host Oprah Winfrey say thanks to “O” magazine’s top advertisers?
By taking them to lunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Winfrey rented out the restaurant Thursday for the occasion and took photos with anyone who...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Myron Mixon may write BBQ cookbooks. He may host a show about cooking with smoke and fire ("BBQ Pitmasters"). He may manufacture a line of smokers. He may teach barbecue classes down in Georgia. He may be an outspoken and colorful popularizer of BBQ....
| Sep 26, 2013
When it comes to spinning cylinders of meat, Chicago is best known for the gyros spindle. But most corner grills get these pre-made, arriving from the factory with the lamb and beef already attached.
Spinning meat cones aren't exclusive to gyros,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Go nightclubbing on any given Saturday and you might think it's not financially (or even physically) possible to fit another bar in downtown Orlando.
Never underestimate the power of thirsty clubgoers. Not one but two bars opened last weekend, both on...
| Jul 23, 2013
19 E. Ohio St. 312-222-0600
Looks like: A bowling lane, with its narrow real estate and honey-hued wood-lined walls
Smells like: Sweet vinegar-tanged rice and pork-laden ramen broth
Sounds like: Expats and businessmen exchanging rapid-...
| Jul 17, 2013
Mini-review: Mott St
1401 N. Ashland Ave. 773-687-9977
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
When chef Edward Kim and his partners Vicki Kim (his sister) and Jenny Kim (no relation) opened Asian-French-Latin mashup Ruxbin in Noble Square, Chicago...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Just after the lunch rush on a Tuesday in 2007, a Quiznos franchise in the Loop got an unexpected customer: a coyote. The docile creature walked into the restaurant at about 1:30 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reported, parked itself in front of the soda...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Most of us drink our alcohol the old-fashioned way. We shoot it back in shots, sip it cold with a couple of olives in a martini or on ice with a lime, or even gulp it upside down through a keg funnel. But we usually don't inhale it. The Vaportini, a new...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with robbing a Wilmette Jimmy John's restaurant in April at gun point, authorities said.
On July 10, David Hamros, 32, of the 5800 block of N. Bernard Street in Chicago, was charged with a felony count of armed robbery for...
| Jun 30, 2013
Less than a year ago, refrigerated rooms that once stored meat for distributors and pork traders in the brick warehouse at 1000 W. Fulton Market were overgrown with stalactites and stalagmites of ice.
This year, the 10-story Fulton Market Cold Storage...