| Jun 19, 2010
More than an onslaught of mosquitoes or the season's first roller coaster mishap, nothing announces the arrival of summer like a food festival.
It's at these events that you can find barbecued lima beans (the Lima Bean Festival in West Cape May, N.J.),...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:37 AM
There are a few dish-based rating apps for smartphones out there or coming to market soon for Chicago. In general, our bias is for restaurant-based ratings over dish-based ratings for a variety of reasons – menus change, chefs change, seasons...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The 2011 edition of Taste of Chicago is underway in Grant Park now through July 3. With some 59 vendors offering six items each, it would be a challenge for almost anyone to eat all the food that will be available. To help make your choosing easier, the...
| Aug 13, 2009
For 51 years, the Chicago Air & Water Show has been roaring up and down the lakefront. This year's event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday -- not a three-day show like last year's half-century celebration. But it's still expected to pack plenty...
| Aug 9, 2009
As I thought about my two-week cross-country road trip this summer, I was wary about going it alone. But I found plenty of people to keep me company on the drive -- or rather, many of them found me. (SEE PHOTOS HERE)
I solicited tips in the Travel...
| Jun 20, 2010
With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities:
Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
| Aug 8, 2010
No other milestone provides a snapshot of a child's life like the first day of school. It's a tangible reflection of the child moving away from the parent and into the adult he or she will become.
Unlike graduation, where success is celebrated and...
| Apr 30, 2011
He was the city's Foodie Mayor, a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene who put a high value on Chicago's reputation as a world-class restaurant city. And he was instrumental in creating Chicago Gourmet, a sort of foodie version of Taste of Chicago that...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Chicago Park District Superintendent Timothy Mitchell is leaving in the latest leadership change in city government since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.
The Park District is running the Taste of Chicago this year, and Mitchell is stepping down just as...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
There will be no fireworks display connected with this year's Taste of Chicago, a move the Chicago Park District took to save money.
Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faukner said the district thought the city-run fireworks were "a reasonable...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:12 PM
City leaders are looking at adding more access points for emergency vehicles, rerouting CTA buses in severe weather and installing more observation cameras to avoid a repeat of February’s blizzard-driven meltdown that led to hundreds of vehicles...