| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pizza review: Pizza East
113-125 N. Green St. 312-754-6940
Rating: !!! (out of 4)
There are a lot of pizzas in Chicago, but few them are served in swank hotels that offer members-only boxing rings and film-screening rooms. But that's exactly what you...
| Jul 30, 2014
One of the signature dishes at 6-month-old Kinmont is the Fisherman's Stew, a sized-for-two bounty of fish, shellfish and vegetables. It's an unwieldy dish, even a slightly sloppy one — the massive prawns are shell-on — but the cluttered...
| 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).
| May 11, 2014
Newspaper reporters call them evergreen stories.
Nothing described in them is occurring now or tomorrow, or happened yesterday. But the subjects are, nevertheless, intriguing.
It's a breed of story that sometimes gets lost amid today's minute-driven...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Review: Leghorn Chicken
959 N. Western Ave. 773-394-4444
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
Boy, I say, boy ... . Apologies. I promised my editor this review wouldn't be written in the voice of America's most famous rooster, Foghorn Leghorn....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| May 26, 2013
| 2:44 PM
David Schwimmer apparently has more dance moves than just the ones he demonstrated by the water fountain in the famous intro for NBC's "Friends."
The 46-year-old actor and director told Interview magazine last year that he was a "pretty good dancer"...
| 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...