| Aug 22, 2013
Steve Maxwell had spent most of his recent Thursday lunchtimes downtown selling Indian specialties out of his Curried food truck in the roundabout in front of NBC Tower, but on a late July Thursday he pulled up at about 8:30 a.m. to find three other...
| Aug 1, 2013
The Motel Bar
600 W. Chicago Ave. 312-822-2900
This retro bar on the very northwest corner of River North was shaking up classic cocktails before the trend blew up citywide. It's not actually attached to a motel, but lawn chair-style seating on the...
| Aug 1, 2013
Municipal Bar & Dining Co.
216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125
This sports bar newcomer is totally Chicago-centric, so it's no surprise that the city's teams take center stage on the 35 TVs. Fuel up with gameday specials and shareable bar snacks such as sliders,...
| Aug 1, 2013
230 W. Kinzie St. 312-464-9544
Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff's restaurants have inspired many admirers, and this bustling shared-plates spot serving simple pastas, roasted veggies and bone marrow on toast was his first.
440 N. State...
| Jul 24, 2013
A food truck option specializing in Creole and Cajun cuisine is on its way, but before making its debut on the streets of Chicago this fall, The Great Louisiana Geaux Geaux Truck hosted a sneak preview of a few of its menu items at The Garage in West Loop...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Two preservationist groups have dropped a lawsuit challenging the City of Chicago’s decision to deny landmark status to the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.
Northwestern University plans to demolish the building in Chicago’s Streeterville...
| Mar 21, 2013
Retired Cubs star Ryne Sandberg sold his 2,500-square-foot, vintage co-op unit last week in Streeterville for $580,000.
With the sale, Sandberg no longer owns any real estate in Chicago. With the exception of two years in the 1990s, he had owned...
| Mar 3, 2013
Kay Alden Nelson's big break into daytime television sounds like a plot out of one of her soap opera scripts.
"I was doing a dissertation for my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on how daytime television serials can be used as mediators...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
| Feb 13, 2013
Pizza review: Flour & Stone
355 E. Ohio St. 312-822-8998
Rating: 3.5 (out of 4)
When Flour & Stone opened in Streeterville last week touting "Chicago's Brooklyn-style pizza," I wasn't sure quite what to expect.
I spent a few pizza-eating years as a...