| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Calling all cooks – and I mean all cooks: ABC’s “The Taste” is inviting restaurateurs, executive chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, culinary students or home cooks to audition for the Anthony Bourdain-hosted reality show.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:41 AM
A construction worker fell to his death this morning while working on the roof of a building in the city's West Town neighborhood, authorities said.
The man was part of a roofing company working on a building in the 400 block of North Morgan Street when...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Two Chicago community areas -- Calumet Heights and Morgan Park -- logged their first homicide of 2014 last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Calumet Heights, a 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 9300 block of...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:22 AM
New breweries need to stand out if they are going to make an impact in Chicago's busy craft beer scene.
Forbidden Root, a new Chicago brewery set to hit taps in early June, is poised to do it. Calling itself a 'botanical brewery,' Forbidden Root uses...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Chicago police are seeking two men after three violent purse snatchings in the West Town community this month.
The first occurred around 9:40 p.m. on May 12 in the 1100 block of North Wood Street, the second around 12:25 a.m. on May 22 in the 1700 block...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
West Town is facing an uptick in purse-snatchers this month, according to a Chicago Police Department alert.
The alert said one or two men have been approaching women in the Near West Side community area, attacking them and stealing their purses. The...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:10 AM
A man was critically injured in one of three Chicago shootings that have left four people hurt overnight on the West Side, police said.
The man, who police originally said was 29 but later identified as 30, was found shot inside a vehicle as police...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The loud slurping noises were coming from a room toward the back of the coffeehouse as Miro Lomeli lifted cup after cup of brown liquid to his lips.
"I'm aerating the coffee as it goes in," he explained, taking another slurp from one of five cups...
| Jan 28, 2014
Luis A. Alcala got his start selling clothes and other items from a fold-up table on Maxwell Street, eventually scraping together enough money to open a store on Chicago's Southeast Side that catered to factory workers at a nearby steel plant.