September 16, 2013 |
Cooling temperatures make this a fantastic weekend for craft beers, apples and ... tacos? Two new Chicago fests - Andersonville City Made Fest and Sam Adams' Lakeview Taco Fest - hit the streets this week with a focus on locally brewed beer and tacos, respectively, while VeganMania keeps veggie-minded folks full and Lincoln Square Apple Fest kicks off the fall season with cider, pie, doughnuts and more. We'd recommend an outfit involving flannel, boots, and your comfiest eating pants.
August 6, 2013 |
***= Recommended shows On sale 2 p.m. Thursday Michal Menert, Odesza, Thursday, Oct. 17 ($16-$20, 18+) at Park West. On sale 10 a.m. Friday Colin Meloy, Eleanor Friedberger, Monday, Nov. 11 ($28, all ages) at Park West. John Pinette, Thursday, Nov. 21 ($39, 18+) at Park West. On sale noon Friday Born Ruffians, Tuesday, Oct. 29 ($15, 18+) at Lincoln Hall. Disclosure, T Williams, Thursday, Oct. 24 ($27, 17+) at House of Blues. Houndmouth, Friday,...
April 9, 2013 |
Update: The company that distributes "Saga" has said a misunderstanding led to the book being blocked and that the edition will be made availbale soon . If you ask non-comic book readers what they think comics represent, they probably would describe "wholesome" and "family-friendly" superheroes such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men. That would be accurate, but a slew of adult-themed comics also are very popular - and I am not talking about manga porn or XXX comics.
October 23, 2012 |
EAT Birthday Burger Custom House Tavern 500 S. Dearborn St. 312-523-0200 For its seventh anniversary, the South Loop spot offers an 8-ounce burger made from chuck roll and short rib on a homemade brioche bun for $5. Want fries with that? Add a small or large order for $3 or $6, respectively. 5-10 p.m. Nibble, Sip and Carve The Boundary 1932 W. Division St. 773-278-1919 Treat your inner kid to a free build-your-own candy apple bar and treat your inner grown-up to $6 Smuttynose Pumpkin and Post Road Pumpkin beers.
October 8, 2012 |
Pumpkin-carvers and apple-bobbers, relax. Despite a historic summer drought, autumn's most popular crops will still be readily available this year, no matter what you might have read online (just Google "pumpkin apple shortage 2012). If there are any shortages in the apple or pumpkin crops this fall, it will have little to do with the barren conditions that dried out the Midwest. Pumpkins thrive in hot, dry weather, while the Midwestern apple crop's fate had already been decided. Richard Tanner, 67, treasurer of Tanners Orchard in Speer,...
September 20, 2012 |
Guess I was totally wrong. When I heard the iPhone 5 had racked up millions of preorders in the first 24 hours and lines were forming outside of some Apple stores a week before Friday's launch, I half expected to read that it was magic. But I scoured the features list and unfortunately, no, the iPhone 5 won't grant you the power of flight, decode your pets' languages (they all really just constantly say "feed me" anyway) or persuade that cute bartender to give you his/her phone number.