| Jan 29, 2013
Q: We like to splurge once in a while and have 8-ounce lobster tails. Because they are so expensive at the restaurant we wait until they are on sale at our local market. We put the frozen tails in boiling water then simmer for 7-8 minutes, remove them...
| Nov 11, 2012
Hit the ice
Polish up your blades and hit one of our favorite rinks -- if you own your own skates there are no fees involved.
Millennium Park: Chicago's most dramatic spot to skate thanks to Anish Kapoor's nearby "Cloud Gate," but also its most crowded....
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Lady Gaga has found a new way to get around Chicago ever since it was revealed she was canceling the rest of her tour due to a major hip injury.
Starbucks assistant manager Sarah Warner confirmed that the pop mega star visited the Starbucks at 444 N....
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Sep 18, 2012
Q: I had the most delicious squid pasta while vacationing in Michigan's UP. I have a basic recipe, and I hope to try it out soon. I have questions for you: Where on earth can I find squid or calamari in the far western suburbs of Chicago? I haven't a clue...
| Dec 25, 2012
Q: I am invited to an affair called Boxing Day. My Scottish and Polish sister-in-law will be having Scottish and Polish food and I would like to bring a side dish that will knock their socks off. They wanted my spinach salad but I am thinking of...
| Oct 16, 2012
Q: When I got married, for our first Christmas, I decided to bake a fruitcake for the first time. The thinking was that if it was made from scratch it would be much better than those horrors sold in the stores. The Betty Crocker yellow fruitcake recipe...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The performance did not take place quite in the manner Yo-Yo Ma had envisioned for the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. But that was much less important than the skills the newly empowered players took away from the experience. And the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Back in 2011, one night after PJ Morton watched his future Young Money record label boss and rap megastar Lil Wayne perform at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., the soul-pop singer returned to the venue to perform pop hits such as "Moves...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
David Otunga had little time to order food Friday during lunchtime at Howells & Hood in the Tribune Tower — not with his hectic press tour running late and a live TV appearance up next — so the Elgin native and WWE Superstar settled for just a...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...