| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Pig Out For Charity
25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700
Fill up for a good cause at this outdoor benefit for the 100 Club of Chicago where police officers from four districts compete in a round robin-style burger contest. Admission includes...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Every chef has his or her area of expertise. For 11-year-old Chicagoan Madison Grant, that specialty is Southern cuisine. The soon-to-be sixth grader at South Loop Elementary has found her niche cooking grits, gumbo and seafood—and starting Sunday,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The only ingredients a margarita technically requires are tequila, lime and triple sec. Orthodox margarita drinkers will tell you this simple concoction need not be tinkered with, except to upgrade tequila quality or the brand of orange liqueur. If it's...
| Aug 13, 2014
Plan B cocktail: When Pl-zen is on the agenda for dining and imbibing, prepare for a wonderfully novel experience. Brunch comes with the option of duck bacon; small plates include bone marrow and baby octopus; "beeramisu" is on the menu for dessert; and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:20 AM
It's day two of Chicago Tribune's Mexican Dining Week, in which we sample four off-the-beaten path restaurants cooking beyond traditional Mexican. Today, Phil Vettel visits Pilsen mainstay May St. Cafe:
Here’s a restaurant that really defies...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Just a few weeks after debuting, Chicago's Moody Tongue Brewing is planning to release a beer made with rare black truffles that will cost as much as $120 per bottle. (Good news: it's a big bottle.)
Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner will be one of the most...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The three plays in Steppenwolf's ninth annual First Look Repertory share something beyond their official status as developmental productions grown through the theater's new-work program. Each provides a snapshot of female characters who have been...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Hundreds of lowriders cruised into the East Pilsen neighborhood Sunday for a festival showcasing the culture of souping up old cars and driving them “slow and low.”
The festival, in its fourth year and hosted by the Chicago Urban Art...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:52 PM
With songs like “Calling Cards,” the GTW’s style recalls bass-heavy, mid-‘90s R&B with influences of house--generating a heavy yet melodic sound both familiar and unique. The 24-year-old native of south suburban Hazel Crest...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:44 AM
August already? This weekend's fests—Ginza Festival, Northalsted Market Days, Bud Billiken Parade and more—signify the height of fest season for me. The weather's warm and humid, Lollapalooza is in the rearview mirror and college students will...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Floyd Davis can’t remember the last thing he built with his hands. And no, it wasn’t an IKEA bed frame.
Was it the grand piano he built from scratch that ended up being an art piece for June’s Red Bull Flying Bach event? Was it most of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100
Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up
Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...