| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:20 AM
I don't need to tell you it's freezing outside, but I do need to remind you that if you're hibernating in your apartment without a bottle of wine in your Snuggie-covered lap, well, you're doing it wrong. As crockpots buzz to life, it's the time of year to...
| Dec 14, 2013
When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom.
Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
| Dec 13, 2013
Review: Nico Osteria
1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100
Rating: !!!1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
She didn’t like her name. Herbert Tobias, the photographer who discovered her, agreed. “Christa Paffgen” was guttural, inelegant, a moniker...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Impress your BFFs with a New Year's Eve package at Thompson Chicago that requires absolutely no planning. Mani and pedi? Included. Makeup and hair? Check. There's also a private cocktail party and midnight Champagne reception overlooking the city from a...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Rather than take full advantage of the local cuisine during their visit to Chicago, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato opted for old reliable: The Cheesecake Factory.
The two friends had dinner Tuesday at the national chain’s Gold Coast location....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of overnight news from the Tribune's breaking news desk:
• Shootings early Saturday morning have left a 23-year-old man dead and four other people injured, according to police, and three others were injured by gunshots Friday night....
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:32 AM
A man died this morning after falling from a building in the city's Gold Coast neighborhood, officials said.
The incident, which police were investigating as a suicide, happened about 10:10 a.m. on the 200 block of East Superior Street, said the Chicago...
| Nov 24, 2013
Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Webster Wine Bar
1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
The original gangster of Chicago wine bars, this Lincoln Park spot is just off the beaten path but cozy enough to be a destination in itself. The focus is on small-production wines with a menu of snacks,...