| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Seven Chicago restaurants are among the 100 on Wine Enthusiast's list of best wine restaurants. The magazine's annual list honors restaurants with "unique wine programs."
The local restaurants are:
Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St.
Girl & the Goat, 809...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Conventional wisdom says Gary is a city that time forgot — the worst, ugliest, smelliest, most decrepit, dangerous city in the Midwest, if not the nation.
But here's a piece of advice for your summer travel plans: Spend a day in Gary. I did....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Masaharu Morimoto, aka the Iron Chef, has landed. The chef, who has restaurants in New York, Philadelphia, Florida, California and Hawaii — plus two in India and one in Mexico City — teamed up in February with the folks behind Japonais to...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:52 AM
July 13: Biking with Beanzie, DeKalb. The Kishwaukee Kiwanis sponsor this annual charity ride with routes from 27 to 101 miles. There's also a community/family ride of 3, 5 or 8 miles. tinyurl.com/knabebp. Miles from Chicago: 65
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:37 AM
AMERICA’S BEST BURRITO: Former Chicagoan/number-crunching wunderkind Nate Silver and his crew at Fivethirtyeight has begun the search for America’s best burrito. True to form, they say they have a methodology to quantitatively call it “...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Dad doesn't need another tie for Father's Day. Just grill a steak on June 15 and let him groove to a carnivorous beat.
What to buy? Well, rib-eye remains the favorite across the United States — and the bigger the better on dad's day. But the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Some of Chicago's most well-respected restaurants will be closed July 4, which is mildly surprising only because July 4 is a Friday this year.
Nevertheless, many restaurants, facing a very slow day of business anyway (July 4 is great for carryout, not...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is an edited interview from Zimmern’s appearance at Sunday’s Printers Row Lit Fest.
Q: You’ve dined in Chicago more than most out-of-towners. How would you describe our food scene to someone unfamiliar?
A: In the last 10 years,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The following items were taken from Orland Park police reports:
A 29-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with disorderly conduct, and a 28-year-old Chicago man was charged with battery following an altercation at a restaurant at the Orland Square Mall...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Before dropping a few hundred dollars on a fancy hotel room with rave online reviews, be sure that what you're reading is legitimate, and not the work of a hired writer or the business itself. As online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor become...