| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all.
Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 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).
| Apr 2, 2013
| 1:45 PM
For Jason Vincent, the only downside in being named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs in America,” was the timing. Making the 2013 list of 10 chefs meant Vincent had to spend Tuesday in New York for the announcement, photo...
| Mar 8, 2013
It is rare indeed to find such illustrious cultural names sharing a panel: Michelle Boone, Chicago's Commissioner of Cultural Affairs; Rick Bayless, the famous chef and one of Chicago's most important cultural entrepreneurs; Jeanne Gang, the hugely...
| Mar 14, 2013
The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago.
“I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
While Chicago's chi-chi foodies gather each autumn at Millennium Park for gourmet food, Chicago's crunchy foodies gather each spring at UIC forum for “good food.”
But eating is only part of the annual Good Food Festival (formerly called...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Chicagoist reports: Rick Bayless has signed on with Crown Imports, distributor of Corona and Negra Modelo, to create a craft beer with a Latin twist.
The decision hasn't come without backlash, however. Bayless has been criticized on Twitter for...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Let us take a moment to honor the creation called a margarita on February 22, its national holiday. You may use a mix. You may pop for the priciest tequila at the liquor store. Go ahead.
We're sticking with the pros for their tips on two of the three...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
We're having a party and everyone is invited! The Printers Row Lit Fest is next weekend, and I'll be jetting in (economy class style) for the festivities. Very exciting.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...