| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:00 PM
It's hard to imagine a fine restaurant at the end of a small and lonely dead-end section of 14th Street off of Western Avenue. It is bordered on one side by a grassy hill topped with train tracks, and some nondescript buildings and a local bar on the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Fried chicken at Mini Hut
6659 W. Archer Ave. 773-586-2115
I've eaten a lot of fried chicken in Chicago. I love Au Cheval's General Jane's fried chicken, Crisp's Seoul Sassy fried chicken and Honey Butter Fried Chicken's offerings. Harold's wings "fried...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Nick Jones says he can tell within five minutes whether a space is right for Soho House, the private members club for "creative souls" that he has been bringing to cities across the globe.
It took him even less time on his first visit to the century-old...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| Jul 2, 2014
About 50 business and property owners gathered in the parking lot of meatpacker Quality Foods on Tuesday afternoon to call on the mayor to withdraw a proposal to landmark sections of Fulton Market and Randolph Street.
Tuesday's news conference was...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Sophia Bush took a break from chasing criminals on the set of the upcoming “Chicago Fire” spinoff, “Chicago PD” to get dolled up for an appearance at the Coach store in the Gold Coast.
“Marina (Squerciati) and I had the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Chicago is no longer known for its meat-and-potatoes menus but for its innovative contemporary cuisine, and the background music in more of the city's restaurants mirrors that same creative spirit.
Scott McNiece, founder of Uncanned Music, sifts through...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
59 W. Hubbard St.
ETA: Mid- to late April
"I spent a lot of cold nights in New York as a young cook eating bowls of ramen. That's where I got hooked," said Lettuce Entertain You chef/partner Doug Psaltis, who will helm the forthcoming ramen...
| Dec 19, 2012
When it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
| Nov 1, 2012
There are at least three things you can count on at every Brendan Sodikoff restaurant. There will be a retro-cool, dimly lit atmosphere. There will be bread; roasted bone marrow with toast is a menu given. And there will be great soap in the restroom....
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...