| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
An Hermosa neighborhood man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the groin and later urinated in a police station interview room.
Daniel J. Pena, 29, of the 4100 block of West Dickens Avenue, was...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about some of the city's locations for the 100-foot-tall ads.
Earlier this month, the mayor quietly...
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The first lyric on last year's Lupe Fiasco album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1," reads as follows: "Now I can't pledge allegiance to your flag / 'Cause I can't find no reconciliation with your past." He has said his next album,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:31 PM
There's only one thing to do when faced with a day of family obligations, commuting to the 'burbs and the possibility of setting a 15-pound turkey on fire: Round up your friends and go drinking. The night before Thanksgiving—Black Wednesday—...
| Nov 15, 2013
Did you think last year's first annual Poutine Fest was the zenith of the city's indulgent food events? Loosen your belts, because Chicago is about to welcome Donut Fest.
From the same organizers as Poutine Fest, Donut Fest—coming in January,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
First Anniversary Party
Bar Pastoral 2947 N. Broadway 773-472-4781
Sample vacherin-style cheese with Upland Cheese's Andy Hatch, plus Benchmark wines and a birthday "cake" made from cheese wheels. Or, dine in (5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Since when did chefs — you know, the folks who pan-fry pork chops for your satiation — become intriguing enough to fill auditorium speaking engagements? The list isn't long, but one such chef with the box office draw to headline a Chicago...
| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
"The two most beautiful words in the world of comedy ... 'Richard Pryor'." This effusive sentiment opens the recent Showtime documentary "Omit the Logic" and serves as a reminder of Pryor's devotion to stand-up comedy and his genius at pushing the art...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Half Baked: A Pizza Series
The Grid 351 W. Hubbard St. 312-321-1351
Chef Chris Macchia of The Florentine kicks off this series featuring guest chefs from around the city with $14 specialty pies including a brussels sprouts pizza with taleggio...