| Jul 10, 2013
Double Door, the 19-year-old Wicker Park live music mainstay, would like its forthcoming basement speakeasy to become your neighborhood bar.
"Double Door has been so performance-driven," co-owner Sean Mulroney said. "As soon as the band’s last...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Aug 9, 2013
If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
| Jul 11, 2013
Hot on the heels of River North's Gallery Bar opening, Chicago will soon welcome another art-inspired bar. Opening July 26 in the former Paradise Cantina space at 2015 W. Division St., Fame Bar aims to showcase local and national artists alongside a...
| Jul 25, 2013
Coffee is mandatory for many to start their day feeling human, but two new coffee shops—plus one more opening soon—are offering much more than just the basic cup. From a West Town cafe with a dog-friendly patio in the works to a Roscoe Village...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Three rising independent promoters, including the founders of the Riot Fest rock festival and the Spring Awakening electronic-music festival, are joining forces to open a new 1,600-capacity music club next week in the Wicker Park-Logan Square...
| Jul 12, 2013
You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD?
Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago.
The city previously required a separate...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The other day I met with cartoonist Daniel Clowes. We walked around the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which just opened a major new retrospective of his work. Clowes is thin and somber, with graying temples and the look of a stoic Midwestern...
| Jul 12, 2013
What happens when an accomplished artisan bread maker teams up with a doughnut-making legend? Thanks to Stan’s Donuts opening in Wicker Park by mid-October, Chicago will soon find out.
But artisan bread maker Rich Labriola, owner of Labriola Baking...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:39 AM
A man in his 50s was stabbed early this morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.
The 54-year-old man was stabbed in the back about 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs...