| 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 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 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway.
Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Your weekend fest plans really depend on your answer to one question: Do you have Lolla tickets? The three-day fest is sold out, but it's not the only game in town. You can escape the crazy downtown crowds with your pick of two tasty fests, Fiesta del Sol...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Just a few weeks after debuting, Chicago's Moody Tongue Brewing is planning to release a beer made with rare black truffles that will cost as much as $120 per bottle. (Good news: it's a big bottle.)
Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner will be one of the most...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:44 AM
August already? This weekend's fests—Ginza Festival, Northalsted Market Days, Bud Billiken Parade and more—signify the height of fest season for me. The weather's warm and humid, Lollapalooza is in the rearview mirror and college students will...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Floyd Davis can’t remember the last thing he built with his hands. And no, it wasn’t an IKEA bed frame.
Was it the grand piano he built from scratch that ended up being an art piece for June’s Red Bull Flying Bach event? Was it most of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up
Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.
That brought to 36 the number of people who...