| Dec 9, 2013
1954 N. Halsted St. 773-634-4101
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4)
Push. I've heard a lot of great chefs say it.
Push through the pain. Push forward. Push past your limits. Nothing is impossible if you push.
The difference between the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The sixth annual Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet took place in Millennium Park over the weekend, and the sellout crowd that paid entry fees of $159 and up to sample gourmet goodies and fine wine did so under near-perfect conditions: Temperatures in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
| Jan 3, 2013
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel.
Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
| Dec 13, 2012
Foraging, I said to the couple across from me. It's kind of the thing here.
Foraging, it's kind of the thing that the chef, Iliana Regan, that young soft-spoken woman in kitchen whites with her arms covered in tattoos who just served...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night.
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience, they smiled and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Chicago Restaurant Week ends Sunday, but a few dozen restaurants will extend their $22 lunch, $33 and/or $44 dinner offers for a few more days, or more.
This will be the fifth straight year this has happened; Chicago restaurants, happy with the extra...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Take the challenge
The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...