| Jul 23, 2012
Some have asked Zoe Kazan why “Ruby Sparks,” a comedy/drama about a male author who considers if and how to change a character he writes and then comes to life as his real girlfriend, doesn’t feature a female writer controlling a man....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 12:36 AM
Can you get into shows without the pricey badge? How can I catch a cab? All the hotel rooms are booked--what do I do?
If you're a SXSW newbie or are considering planning ahead for next year, there are a few things you should know before heading down...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:33 AM
There's nothing like sitting down to a three-course meal prepared by a top-name chef. But at Taste of Chicago?
If the City Council gives the OK, that could be an option in July.
An ordinance going before the City Council Wednesday would allow the...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Well, turns out the Taste of Chicago is going to be a little more "one-percenty" than we previously realized.
Conveniently omitted from the announcement (posted on Stew this morning) that the city was seeking City Council approval for a ticketed event at...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to charge Taste of Chicago attendees for premium seating to see musical acts in Grant Park and for the chance to eat special meals prepared by prominent Chicago chefs cleared a City Council committee today.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The rock-and-roll partying by the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago featured lots of soy milk and purified drinking water, if the artists’ contracts are any indication.
The city paid out at least $655,000 to the bands that...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:03 AM
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.
On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Taste of Chicago will be chopped in half to a five-day event next summer, and the city's annual smorgasbord will be moved to the middle of July from its traditional late June start.
The festival will run from July 11 to July 15 in Grant Park, according...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today justified cutting Taste of Chicago in half, saying the number of days do not determine the appeal of the lakefront restaurant showcase.
“It’s what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s scaled-back Taste of Chicago will offer about one-third fewer eateries per day, but feature one-day “pop-up restaurants” this summer, city applications sent out Wednesday showed.
The number of restaurants will...
| Feb 16, 2012
Not long after Rock 'n' Vote 2011, finalists appeared at the North Coast Music Festival (Pyro Fighter) and the Taste of Chicago (Yeah Dude, Briar Rabbit). And none of those local bands even won our annual contest.
Think your local band deserves more...