| Sep 25, 2013
Due to interstate moves, familial allegiances or just plain preference, not every Chicagoan is a Bears fan. Full disclosure: While I like to see the Bears do well, I'm a bleed-blue N.Y. Giants fan. (And yes, I appreciate your condolences on our 0-3 start....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This blog's Meet the Commenters feature dwindled out in February (with several of you who'd promised me entries seemingly off the hook), but I've long meant to revive it and get more of you (and the newer arrivals) to fill......
| Oct 17, 2013
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
958 W. Belmont Ave. 773-388-1574
Grilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac 'n' cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal. Pizzas with toppings inspired by the bar'...
| Nov 6, 2013
Now that the season of beer garden-hopping and margarita-fueled beach volleyball is long gone, it's time to recommit to the very important practice of drinking indoors. Your standard bar games—darts, pool, beer pong—require some amount of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10.
Monday, Nov. 4
Mike & Molly
8 p.m. Monday, CBS
A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A Wrigleyville man was arrested Sunday night after he was accused of assaulting a U.S. Postal Service police officer who suspected the man was driving his moped around Lakeview while intoxicated.
The man, Eric Dahl, 33, was charged with aggravated...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
You could argue the live-lit scene, which has seen explosive growth in Chicago these past couple of years, is the inevitable lo-fi pushback to our hyperdigitalized age. Amid all those glowing screens and social networks, surely we crave...
| Oct 17, 2013
3329 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7300
This local institution warmed up its ovens in the 1920s and still is charming locals with its doughnuts, which range from cinnamon-sugar to sour cream to old-fashioned glazed.
3159 N. Southport...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
That was the best advice Ken Vangeloff could give me. We were trying to catch baseballs on Waveland Avenue during batting practice before the Cubs game Sunday. If anyone would have a good advice, it would be Vangeloff. Since 1990, he...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A Chicago man who planted a backpack he thought contained a bomb outside Wrigley Field three years ago on a busy Saturday night was sentenced to 23 years in prison in federal court this afternoon.
Sami Samir Hassoun was nabbed in an FBI sting in 2010...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale.
Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...