| 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...
| 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
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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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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......
| 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...