| May 16, 2013
Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it.
"For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Chicago architect Scott Sarver of the firm smdp has a plan to spruce up the West Loop. Among his many ideas detailed recently in The Architect's Newspaper, he wants to cover the trench of the Kennedy Expressway......
| Apr 25, 2013
1521 W. Madison St. 312-291-9344
Rating: !! (out of four) Give it some time
What's a restaurant's website for if not to stoke your appetite? La Cuchara's definitely features some appealing claims that fueled my anticipation, but upon arrival,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:33 AM
An unforgiving icy wind blew across the three dozen — young and old, black and white, rich and poor — gathered on Palm Sunday in front of the ancient and shuttered St. James Catholic Church in Bronzeville.
It was a cold morning for the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Redmoon Theater, the 23-year-old Chicago performance, spectacle and party-creation company, said Thursday that it is vacating its longtime “Redmoon Central” headquarters in the West Loop and heading to Pilsen.
The new (and more affordable)...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — On a late February morning in the editing suite of Judd Apatow's multi-level West Los Angeles headquarters, the writer-director and editor Brent White were playing back scenes from Apatow's new comedy, “This Is 40.”...
| Nov 25, 2012
In spring 2011, Michael Slaby made a pitch to a small group of men at the West Loop offices of Sandbox Industries, a local venture capital firm and business incubator. Slaby, a Chicagoan and the chief integration and innovation officer for President...
| Oct 24, 2012
Review: La Sirena Clandestina
954 W. Fulton Market 312-226-5300
Rating: !!! ½ (Heating up)
Don't recognize the name John Manion? It's not your fault—the chef's largely been out of the limelight since his former home, Mas, closed in 2008. He...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Three quick tips about haunted houses to start off this guide to Halloween 2012:
Tip No. 1: Haunted houses, the ticket-selling kind, versus the rumor-shrouded Victorian Gothic kind at the end of your street, are mostly slasher flicks come to life. You...