| Aug 1, 2013
Whether you have guests in town expecting the full tourist treatment or just want to act like a visitor in your own city for a day, this walk will take you by some of the city's most celebrated legends of eating and drinking.
Start your jaunt with a...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Aaron Paul didn't just take part in the dance party Saturday in the VIP section of the ASOS Rocks party at the Hard Rock Hotel. The two-time Emmy winning actor, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's "Breaking Bad," actually started it by...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Before reuniting for dinner at their parents’ home during a recent break from touring, the three siblings that make up The Band Perry — known best for their quadruple-platinum hit “If I Die Young” — and their parents —...
| Aug 15, 2013
Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
| Aug 15, 2013
Before you start imagining lava lamps and terrible shag carpeting, allow partner Johnny Swet to clarify where the '70s inspiration for forthcoming Jimmy in The James Chicago hotel came from.
"We’re not talking hippies. We’re talking '70s...
| Aug 19, 2013
Chicago's budding bicycle-sharing program has attracted thousands of tourists, biking enthusiasts and the just-plain curious this summer, city transportation officials say. But preliminary data obtained by the Tribune suggest the new service also is...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:10 AM
A nightclub security guard was struck by a car in the River North neighborhood as he directed traffic early this morning, authorities said.
A dark-colored car struck the 22-year-old guard about 3:40 a.m., in the intersection of West Erie and North...
| Sep 4, 2013
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You might not have heard of Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, but he has 33 restaurants around the world, including Astrid y Gaston in Lima, which ranked one spot higher (#...
| Sep 5, 2013
Splashy restaurant debuts attract a lot of attention, no surprise there. But today we take a look at two quiet newcomers, low-key neighborhood Italians with impeccable culinary credentials: J. Rocco, which opened in mid-May in River North, and Tre Soldi,...
| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:03 PM
After separating from her husband nearly two decades ago, art lover Cathy Quainton found the glitzy auctions at Chicago's Kass/Meridian Gallery to be intoxicating.
The tony River North gallery hosted wine and cheese parties at which buyers socialized as...