| Apr 18, 2014
In writing her first book, "When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up," Jamie Janosz sought to redress a historical void that has denied heroic women of Christian faith their due.
Certainly, the names of these women — Fanny Crosby,...
| Mar 14, 2014
Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Forget recording every meal on Instagram. Colin Beckett has made a career of the food portrait. Juicy oysters at Quartino, a slew of tapas at Black Bull and a perfectly foamy craft beer for the cover of Chicago magazine -- the 28-year-old food and product...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As bars phase out their bourbon-heavy winter cocktail menus, we're giddy to see tequila, gin and rum making their seasonal debuts. But along with those staples, bartenders are introducing other, less familiar warm-weather spirits to the mix. This is the...
| Feb 6, 2014
The Corpse Reviver No. 2: A10, the highly anticipated Hyde Park restaurant from Yusho's Matthias Merges that opened in late 2013, delivers more than just high-quality cuisine in a gorgeous setting. Yes, the plates are impressive (think chicken liver...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Aug 29, 2013
Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Think back to the last time you wore a plastic lei—on spring break or a cruise ship, perhaps? Chances are, you also were drinking a frozen pink daiquiri with enough sugar to make you twitch. The daiquiri, which historically was a three-ingredient...
| Jun 11, 2013
Are you thirsty enough to take on our ultimate drinking to-do list? Some of the drinks features here are signatures that have become synonymous with the bar or restaurant that serves them. Others are just so delicious they've earned legendary status...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Though it was the food menu from Charlie Trotter alum Matthias Merges that first grabbed headlines when Yusho opened in Avondale in 2012, beverage director Alex Bachman's cocktails soon earned praise of their own.
With the opening of cocktail bar...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The one time I talked to Armie Hammer, he was just a young actor from a VERY rich family struggling to make a mark, even in indie faith-based fare such as a Billy Graham bio-pic. But his dashing turn as the too-handsome Winklevoss twins (one or both of...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Spencer Robinson was one of the early pioneers of Glendale, arriving here the same year Glendale became a city. He later served as the city’s first mayor.
Robinson brought with him an illustrious history. Not only was he descended from old American...