| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Wanted: Name for a restaurant concept that includes coffee, brioche and pierogi.
Iliana Regan, chef and owner of Elizabeth (4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651), is working on a new concept, one that would feature coffee, toast, brioche and brioche...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Four years after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another term, the door has opened for his nephew to try for a Chicago City Council seat from the family's ancestral home in Bridgeport.
Patrick Daley Thompson made it known Tuesday that...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Four men were shot dead in separate attacks early Sunday morning and at least 13 other people have been wounded during shootings since Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood at...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 17, 2014
More than a dozen food trucks with tempting menus will be among the highlights of this year's Chicago Food Social, an outdoor fest taking place Saturday and Aug. 24 in the Kendall College parking lot.
Participating food trucks include Husky Hog Bar B...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Gel Set may have started as Laura Callier's one-woman joke band with nothing but songs about murder, but it has grown into a genuine expression of her art. Callier's sound is ambient and dark, with minimal, airy vocals over hazy synths, some samples and...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:52 PM
With songs like “Calling Cards,” the GTW’s style recalls bass-heavy, mid-‘90s R&B with influences of house--generating a heavy yet melodic sound both familiar and unique. The 24-year-old native of south suburban Hazel Crest...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Every chef has his or her area of expertise. For 11-year-old Chicagoan Madison Grant, that specialty is Southern cuisine. The soon-to-be sixth grader at South Loop Elementary has found her niche cooking grits, gumbo and seafood—and starting Sunday,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The only ingredients a margarita technically requires are tequila, lime and triple sec. Orthodox margarita drinkers will tell you this simple concoction need not be tinkered with, except to upgrade tequila quality or the brand of orange liqueur. If it's...
| Aug 13, 2014
Plan B cocktail: When Pl-zen is on the agenda for dining and imbibing, prepare for a wonderfully novel experience. Brunch comes with the option of duck bacon; small plates include bone marrow and baby octopus; "beeramisu" is on the menu for dessert; and...