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Special to MetromixAfter harboring a longtime gyro jones, I realized that not only were there Greek restaurants in Baltimore, but there's actually an entire "town" dedicated to the cuisine. I finally made my way to the eastern end of Eastern Avenue (a.k.a. Greektown), and...
Tired of spending the dog days of summer rubbing elbows in cramped quarters and smoky clubs? Get refreshed in the breezy heights of these rooftop hotspots. Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna This spot's king of Greektown; so, when perched on its airy terrace...
A good costume makes you the hit of the party, but a stinker musters as much excitement as that stale popcorn ball stuck to the bottom of your trick-or-treat bag. This Halloween, skip the slipshod setups and go as a celebrity. We've got suggestions on who...
Tribune staff reporterIt's Holy Thursday, and Greek restaurants up and down South Halsted Street have less than three days to roast hundreds of young spring lambs, dye thousands of eggs and simmer gallons of special Greek Easter tripe soup. "It's a really busy day," said...
Tags: Easter, Roast Lamb, Family, Chicago Restaurants, Soups
Yeah, we know that Easter (April 8) is one of most widely observed Christian holidays in the world. But we gotta admit, we're mostly psyched about digging into a spread of must-haves like roasted lamb, smoked ham and hard-boiled eggs. This year, skip...
Tags: Mustard, Easter, Potatoes, Roast Lamb, Germany
Big on fests, but short on patience for crazy crowds and long lines? These neighborhood bashes take you 'round the world without the hassle. Warehouse District Don't want to shell out big Lollapalooza bucks this year? Everything is irie--and for a...
Metromix.comEwa says: Most people recognize the West Loop as defined by two main streets: Halsted and Randolph. Though I'll admit there are plenty of destinations there (Marche, Blackbird, Red Light, et cetera), my hope was to show my fellow 'Hood Hounds the other,...
Tags: Restaurants, Death, Foods and Beverages, Ice Cream, Cheese
Cubs Then: Second baseman Johnny Evers and center fielder Jimmy Slagle are the first to report for spring practices, meeting with club president Charles Murphy. Now: SLUG White Sox Then: Club president Charles Comiskey announces that he has every...
Tags: Ban Johnson, Death, Johnny Evers, Chicago Cubs, American League
Review of Green Tea: You can do sushi for the scene or the food. For the food, you can't beat Green Tea. I have no idea where they get their fish from, but it tastes fresher than anywhere else in the city. The rolls are inventive and, at about $6-$8 per...
Special to MetromixOne recent Saturday afternoon, I visited Samos Restaurant -- a take-out joint and sit-down eatery in Baltimore's Greektown. The first thing I noticed about Samos was that everyone eating there seemed to know one another. Not in a frat-house kegger sort of...
Tags: Restaurants, Foods and Beverages, Pita Bread, Family, Breads
Tribune staff reporterUPDATE: The first White Sox players began showing up about 10:30 a.m. at U.S. Cellular Field for today's motorcade, parade and victory rally. Hundreds of fans were on hand to greet them. Red double-deck buses that will carry the players, coaches, front-...
Tribune staff reporterAt 1:53 p.m. today, surrounded by his team and an adoring crowd of thousands including Mayor Richard Daley, Ozzie Guillen announced a decision everyone had been waiting for. "I tell you now: I will be back next year. I love you!" Guillen said, putting to...
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