| Aug 6, 2011
When S.S. asked recently about disposing of a hard drive so that its data couldn't be retrieved, I didn't imagine the number of emails I'd get.
I suggested seeking out an e-Steward, a recycler certified by the Basel Action Network as a greener recycler...
| May 3, 2011
Q: In the song "House of Blue Lights," they have "fryers, broilers and Detroit barbecue ribs." Can you explain what "Detroit barbecue ribs" are?
—Rick Shaftan, Sparta, N.J.
A: I fear "Detroit barbecue ribs" may be nothing more than a catchy song...
| May 27, 2011
When it comes to style, Chicago is definitely not Los Angeles. And for sure it's not New York. But what exactly is Chicago style?
Like New Yorkers, yes, we wear a lot of black. Who doesn't?
And just like the sun-kissed people of Southern Cal, we, too,...
| May 24, 2011
"School's out for summer!" Those Alice Cooper lyrics may still rock certain segments of the population, but when it comes to 10 weeks without the child care that the school year provides, Mom and Dad may not be as excited.
Whether you work in a...
| Feb 9, 2011
If you feel like your cubicle walls are closing in around you, you may be right.
A combination of the troubled economy and the influx of mobile technology is changing the workplace landscape. Literally.
Companies across the country are shrinking those...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Kyle Busch claimed his fourth Sprint Cup Series win of the season and became the first driver to clinch a spot in the 12-member field for the championship Chase by taking Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch made a late-...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:04 AM
UPDATE: Following up on our post from last week (see below), the Chicago site for eater.com has a few more details this morning on Greg Hall's venture into cider.
Among the revelations: Virtue Cider will likely start filling glasses in early 2012,...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:27 AM
NoMI, the French restaurant at the Park Hyatt overlooking Michigan Avenue, has been closed since January. When it emerges from its gut renovations on June 3, it’ll have a name change: NoMI Kitchen.
It’s a shift from the haute and buttoned-up...
| May 2, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to.
So here's a few more of personal favorites that didn't make the original list...
| Jun 23, 2011
In an effort to serve up more quick, consumery news on The Stew, we've decided to try to sample as many new products as we can and report back to blogland right away. So when I saw a sign just now that said "Dew Something New" (advertising the new...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Suddenly, August is here. While the days do still dazzle in the sun’s hot, white light, the gentle growing of the night whispers the distant approach of fall. Time to begin thinking about what has been best this season, and here are the Stew staff&...