| 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 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 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:20 AM
It's day two of Chicago Tribune's Mexican Dining Week, in which we sample four off-the-beaten path restaurants cooking beyond traditional Mexican. Today, Phil Vettel visits Pilsen mainstay May St. Cafe:
Here’s a restaurant that really defies...
| 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 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The three plays in Steppenwolf's ninth annual First Look Repertory share something beyond their official status as developmental productions grown through the theater's new-work program. Each provides a snapshot of female characters who have been...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Hundreds of lowriders cruised into the East Pilsen neighborhood Sunday for a festival showcasing the culture of souping up old cars and driving them “slow and low.”
The festival, in its fourth year and hosted by the Chicago Urban Art...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Need to work on getting zen due a stressful week? Look no further than these scenic spots for an outdoor yoga session. If you're feeling adventurous, there's even yoga on paddleboards at Montrose, North Avenue and 31st Street beaches. (You must provide...
| 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...