| 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.-...
| 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 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:11 AM
There have been many voices — millions of them — pouring into the air during the long and zany, smart and silly, enlightening and brain-numbing history of radio, and a few weeks ago one of the relatively newer ones told me, "Radio gives me a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Sophia Bush took a break from chasing criminals on the set of the upcoming “Chicago Fire” spinoff, “Chicago PD” to get dolled up for an appearance at the Coach store in the Gold Coast.
“Marina (Squerciati) and I had the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Preservationists exhaled Thursday after an Illinois appeals court turned back a challenge to Chicago's landmarks ordinance that had significance for efforts to save historic buildings nationwide.
The ruling sided with a lower court in rejecting an...
| Sep 16, 2013
In a new twist on an old adage, Stephenie Park's motto might well be, "If at first you do succeed, try, try again."
In 2003, the Chicago-area native and current Wicker Park resident moved to Benin, where she served with the Peace Corps to help farmers...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A Logan Square man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday after being charged with shooting a man in the head during a quarrel early Saturday in Wicker Park.
Manuel Gonzalez, 29, of the 2600 block of North Sacramento Avenue, faces a first-...