| Dec 6, 2007
This shouldn't work. I can't believe it does work.
Veteran restaurateur Bob Djahanguiri and four-star chef Roland Liccioni -- and if that's not an odd couple, I don't know what is -- are the creative forces behind Old Town Brasserie, which opened in...
| Sep 30, 2008
There's been no shortage of takeoffs on Sarah Palin lately, from television skits to action figures, but Bruce Elliott has gone one step further than most. He's taken off her clothes.
Elliott, whose wife, Tobin Mitchen, owns the Old Town Ale House on...
| May 29, 2009
There's a vintage house in Old Town with a fascinating link to the Chicago Fire. It went up just after that 1871 blaze, and like numerous other Old Town homes was built from a kit of construction materials and lumber. Some of the lumber was burned wood...
| Jan 7, 2009
| 11:11 AM
You know the feeling. You're watching a movie and see a face that looks vaguely familiar. If you're also a local-theater nerd, chances are the actor you recognize is someone you've seen onstage.
In "Revolutionary Road" (in theaters today), Leonardo...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 11:16 AM
Grupo Cumbé fuses traditional Afro-Colombian percussion with elements of big-band style Cumbia and Jazz made famous by artists like Lucho Bermudez and the Discos Fuentes record label catalog. This fun party band is artisically directed by Victor Garcia...