| Sep 20, 2012
Trotting out familiar flavors in unexpected guises is almost de rigueur among serious young chefs these days, but few can match the wit and imagination on display at Trenchermen, a not-quite-3-month-old restaurant in Wicker Park.
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:10 AM
A 16-year-old boy and a woman were among four people shot overnight in the city, police said.
Someone shot the woman in the leg about 5:20 a.m. today while she was outside in the 700 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Loop Gate neighborhood,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:38 PM
DETROIT — Many people can't see past this city's abandoned buildings and overgrown lots, and that's sort of fair. A city once boasting 2 million people and an unbreakable auto industry is down to 700,000 and apocalyptic decay in every direction. The...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:43 PM
A 16-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man have died and 10 other people were wounded during shootings from Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon in the city, authorities said. The man was slain late this morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on...
| Apr 11, 2013
EL Ideas has been playing to full houses since it opened in July 2011. That would be a nice achievement for any operation, but given the quirky experience chef and owner Phillip Foss offers, it's positively miraculous.
Dinners cost $145, prepaid, tip...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:24 AM
A man was shot in the back in Greektown early Thursday morning, one of at least three people shot overnight in Chicago, police said.
Someone inside a car shot the 23-year-old man about 2 a.m. on Jackson Boulevard just east of Halsted Street. The victim...
| Apr 26, 2012
Detroit: A Biography
Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95
In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
You don't see many old world jobs anymore. Gone are most of the cobblers, blacksmiths and bar wenches. But there's one still alive and well in Lakeview: the candlemaker....
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Greektown hosted its annual Taste of Greece festival this past Saturday and Sunday, and while the festival only spanned three city blocks (100-400 S Halsted), it still managed to have the highest concentration of unpronounceable dishes of delicious...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 7:06 AM
The polls are closed in Michigan, and two Democrats running to be on the November ballot for Michigan's Governor are waiting for results at Downtown Detroit Hotels.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is holding his Victory Party at the Atheneum Hotel in...