| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Nearly 100 of the world's best players will descend upon The Chop Shop in Wicker Park this weekend to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championship.
The arcade game tournament, with more than $63,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $15,000, is...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park.
The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...
| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:21 AM
From an inquisitive reader (edited for space):
My husband and I are theater and concert fans who prefer to dine after a performance. Some of the places we've sampled are really designed for late-night mating dances among 20- and 30-somethings. Can the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds From Mary Schmich’s column today, “Whole foods plan intrigues a wary Englewood” Both [Edward] Jones and [Charles] McGill — like others I talked to in the neighborhood — are warily optimistic about the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In overnight violence in Chicago, a man was found beaetn to death Saturday morning in Washington Park and at least eight people were shot since late Friday night, including two men wounded inside Wicker Park, authorities said. About 7:05 a.m. Saturday,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A man from Arkansas was shot and killed after he and a friend stopped to ask someone for directions on the West Side early this morning, police said.
Robert Franklin, 55, and his friend were in town to visit relatives when they got lost, according to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Last summer, Chicago singer Joan Curto was preparing to take the stage at Davenport's – the city's leading cabaret – when a transformer blew, instantly darkening the tiny club.
"I was all dressed, ready to go, people were getting their...
| Sep 17, 2013
Pickles? Cocktail onions? Celery? Eh. While a great bloody mary certainly starts with a balanced, housemade mix, it's the over-the-top skewers that make the bloodys at certain bars and restaurants memorable. In their quests to assemble the most outlandish...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...