| Sep 12, 2011
Who eats: Ladies who lunch. Mall employees on break reading and snacking at the bar.
Why eat: The location, hidden behind a food court in Water Tower Place, is a less obvious choice than the go-to restaurants on the Mag Mile, which makes it a great...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:54 AM
"Some of us care about fashion and the rest of us just wear clothes," Nora Ephron said in a recent three-way phone interview with her sister Delia on the line. "When you're 3 years old, one of the only things you have any say in is in what you wear....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Fashion's Night Out, a two-week shopping extravaganza leading up to the finale on Sept. 8, most likely pumped up business for local retailers big and small. More than 140 stores, restaurants and hotels participated and, for finale night, there were...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:50 AM
They didn’t hit Chicago’s trendiest nightclubs nearly as often as Michael Bay did while directing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” but the stars of the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” weren’t locking themselves up...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Within walking distance of Lakeshore and Water Tower Place is a wooded beachfront area where you won't have to fight crowds, commuters or conventioneers, and most days you'll be able to revel in the quiet.
After all, it's not Chicago's Gold Coast. In the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Rich Melman and his team at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises had a fun take on the food-court experience when they opened "foodlife" almost 20 years ago. Now they've got another twist on the concept dubbed "foodease", reports Crain's Eddie Baeb. Get it?...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 5:36 AM
Before Jenni “JWOWW” Farley appeared at K-Mart in Avondale Saturday afternoon to promote her JWOWW by Jenni Farley fragrance, the “Jersey Shore” star known for her mean right hook made a stop at Fuga Centro Salon on South...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:43 AM
What’s it like to be Patrick Kane? Apparently Versus was trying to find out when it had camera crews follow the 23-year-old Blackhawks star around Sunday and Monday for a documentary series.
Kane was spotted with the camera crew Sunday at The...
| Jul 18, 2011
For most fans of "Pinkalicious," the full-on live experience begins in the selection of the day's attire. The uniform is open to individual interpretation in style and fabric but not in color. Thus the sea of pink that greets the theatergoer at the...
| Jul 28, 2011
Memories of most shows fade over time. But a very select few seem to stay with you forever.
For me, one show on that short list is a production of "Korczak's Children," which I saw in 2003 at the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis.