| Feb 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home of an off-duty Chicago Police officer who was sleeping Thursday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.
The officer injured his hand during the scuffle but no shots were fired,...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
| Mar 25, 2013
Chicago Chop Shop, a combination butcher shop, restaurant and event space, is set to open in July in a 100-year-old Wicker Park warehouse.
Located at 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago Chop Shop's counter-service butcher shop will open at 9 a.m. to offer...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| Jun 11, 2013
Are you thirsty enough to take on our ultimate drinking to-do list? Some of the drinks features here are signatures that have become synonymous with the bar or restaurant that serves them. Others are just so delicious they've earned legendary status...
| Mar 14, 2013
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares.
Today we look at two west suburban...
| Feb 28, 2013
Like Jiro with sushi, Sunny Yim dreams of ramen. Obsession might be too mild a term: Yim pores over the weather report, thinking how the next day's temperature and humidity will affect the amount of water he'll add to his noodle dough.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:49 AM
If Mr. Tom Skilling is on the money this time, Chicago is getting pounded with at least 10 inches of snow on Tuesday. So that means...
Chicago is FINALLY getting to unleash #SNOWBRAWL2013!
Join us, Do312 and Chicagoist tonight at 8 p.m. in Wicker Park...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:31 AM
After living in Chicago for a while, you come to notice patterns. You see the same people on your daily commutes, you frequent the same bars and you find yourself talking about the weather 80 percent of the time. What about the stuff we see every day...
| Jan 31, 2013
The Thigh High: Is there an alcohol more notorious than Malort, the bitter wormwood liquor made popular by Chicago's Carl Jeppson Co., its sole U.S. producer? Violet Hour's beverage director, Robby Haynes, doesn't think so.
So when he started toying with...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:04 PM
You know what to expect when you’re expecting. But, oh baby, nothing can prepare you to shop for all the furniture, gear and supplies.
Good news: Local baby and kids shops are here to help. Across the city and suburbs there are great places to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Bowling trophies that have collected dust from decades past litter the interior of Mont Clare Shoe Repair (7181 W. Grand Ave.), a family-owned business tucked away in the city's far Northwest Side Mont Clare community. The business is celebrating its 75th...