| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Mini-review: Lone Wolf
806 W. Randolph St. 312-600-9391
Rating: !!! ½ (out of 4) Heating up
Here's my dilemma: It's 7:30 p.m. on a Friday and I'm jonesing for the burger at Au Cheval. I give the hostess my name, but I'm staring down the barrel of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Chicago architect Scott Sarver of the firm smdp has a plan to spruce up the West Loop. Among his many ideas detailed recently in The Architect's Newspaper, he wants to cover the trench of the Kennedy Expressway......
| Jul 11, 2013
In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French.
In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...
| Apr 11, 2013
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).
| May 17, 2012
I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
| 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....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 3:47 PM
800 W. Randolph St. 312-929-4580
Rating: !! (out of 4)
Hailing from the land of culinary refinement that is New Jersey, the Great Burgerelli spent many formative burger-consuming years perched atop a diner stool. From this vantage point, I...
| 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...