| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Fame can be as alluring as lights for a moth. If you're an aspiring chef, the spotlight shines no brighter than in a big city like Las Vegas.
Sin City was where Ken Myszka cooked six years ago, working for superstar chefs Guy Savoy and Thomas Keller...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Overlooking dramatic views of Chicago's skyline, the John G. Shedd Aquarium's Auxiliary Board hosted BLU, an annual fundraiser that attracted nearly 800 guests to its lakefront home on July 26. This year, the Brazilian-themed "festa" celebrated Shedd's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Hotel guests increasingly prefer to order their eats from takeout restaurants rather than from room service, according to data from Chicago-based online food-ordering service GrubHub Inc.
While revenues from room service declined 9.5 percent from 2007...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.).
Tickets for the events ($95 on...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Evansville-based Shoe Carnival has opened its 24th Chicago area store at Lake View Plaza at 159th Street and LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
"We are excited to open a new Shoe Carnival location in the Orland Park area," Todd Beurman, senior vice president...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Potbelly Corp. posted a second-quarter profit that was slightly better than the sandwich chain suggested it would be in July, and said that is disappointed in results at longstanding locations.
Potbelly said its priority is to increase visits to its...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but ever vocal. Yet my current...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Scaling the rock-climbing features, speeding around the ice-skating ribbon and strolling through the soon-to-open Maggie Daley Park would make anyone hungry.
So the Chicago Park District has decided a restaurant and food kiosk should go up in the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The Horse's Neck: During the 1850s, Chicago's Beverly neighborhood was known as Horse Thief Hollow, according to the website of the tavern with the same name, likely in reference to the stolen horses brought from Missouri to Chicago and hidden in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The spot: 31s Street Beach and playground (3100 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-742-5121, cpdbeaches.com/beaches/31st-Street-Beach)
Why it's a gem: The trifecta of an awesome ADA-accessible playground, beautiful beach with southern views of the skyline, and...