| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The loud slurping noises were coming from a room toward the back of the coffeehouse as Miro Lomeli lifted cup after cup of brown liquid to his lips.
"I'm aerating the coffee as it goes in," he explained, taking another slurp from one of five cups...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Christine LaSorda was working in advertising when she realized she would be much happier in a career combining her two childhood pleasures: reading storybooks and making baked goods with her grandmother.
So she learned to make traditional desserts at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:25 PM
First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that lack of experience can sometimes be a good thing for people seeking top offices against “career politicians” who have become entrenched...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Pro wrestler Colt Cabana pretends to hurt people for a living. The 33-year-old Deerfield native has been doing it for 15 years, briefly in WWE but mostly on the independent scene. But the punch he delivered to actor Michael Cera’s groin in late...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Umami Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, will open its first Chicago location later this year.
The restaurant will be a 90-seater at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the now-shuttered Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park. The chain said...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:49 AM
"I remember when this neighborhood used to be rich white people," says comedian Adam Burke on opening night of the revamped "Lincoln Lodge" at Subterranean in Wicker Park. "Now it's all wealthy Caucasians." He's not the only one surveying the new digs....
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:51 PM
It's a Sidewalk Chalk Party at One Strange Bird this Saturday. The boutique and art shop will have tons of art activities, facepainting, tattoos and balloons. Elmo might even make an appearance. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, get 15 percent off all store...
| Mar 21, 2014
Nelson Algren's 105th birthday is Friday. To mark the occasion, the Nelson Algren Committee is holding a birthday party Saturday — and inviting the whole city.
This marks the 25th annual Algren Birthday celebration in honor of the man who wrote...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Hypocrites, the longtime off-Loop theater company that has seen strong growth in its national identity, is to take up permanent residence as the anchor tenent of a new 200-seat theater in Wicker Park.
The new theater will be on the currently vacant...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Jonah Frank is the first to admit that it's going to be hard following Tona Palomino's act. "He’s the warmest and most brilliant and clever and caring guy," Frank said of the former Trenchermen beverage director. After Palomino's exit last month,...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Wicker Park Fest announced its 2014 music lineup and headliners, including Owls, legendary DJ (and composer of the "Mad Men" theme song) RJD2 and JEFF The Brotherhood.
The fest will take place July 26-27 along Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and...