February 1, 2012 |
Enclave is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. With the help of rapper Lil John, who will appear at the club for his third time in 10 months, will be there to help. The previous record is held by 424 people. We at RedEye thought of some other Chicago bars and restaurants who could attempt to break other world records. Most people wearing dark-rimmed glasses: The Whistler Most men wearing blue collared shirts: Chicago Cut Steakhouse Most people lurking for a seat: Big Star ...
December 10, 2012 |
Even at the city's best liquor stores, you're not likely to find myrrh-flavored bitters on the shelves. So when beverage director Alex Bachman of Yusho in Avondale mixes up his Cate's Esters cocktail, he has to reach for a bottle of bitters he's made himself. Cocktails generally contain only a few drops of these botanical alcohols, but bitters can pack such distinct flavors that bartenders pay them a lot of attention. For Bachman, this means experimenting with making his own flavors such as Szechuan peppercorn and soybean, which he is able to tweak to specifically complement his...
March 25, 2013 |
Root beer - A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc. - is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party. Not so with two new local brews. Milwaukee's Sprecher Brewing Company and Wauconda, Ill.'s Small Town Brewery both have developed alcoholic root beers that, at anywhere from 5 to 20 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), are hefty even by traditional beer standards. "It's a fermented malt beverage, whereas root beer doesn't go through...
June 8, 2012 |
When Addison native Kyle Kinane decided he wanted to do comedy as a student at Columbia College, one major problem stood in the way. “I didn't know where, how you started comedy,” he told RedEye. “You were either funny at a bar or you were a guy on TV telling jokes.” Now, after years of being in bars, Kinane has told enough jokes on TV on Comedy Central, “Conan” and elsewhere to feel secure quitting his day job. He chatted from his LA home about his time in Chicago, his interest in extreme sports, and, well, hanging out in...
April 16, 2012 |
The most riveting drama to come out of Wrigleyville this season--certainly more interesting than anything that's happened on the field--turned out to be a giant hoax. No, a girl did not in fact get stuck in the hideous giant noodle across the street from Wrigley Field, despite what you may have heard. That's because even if you tried, you couldn't get all the way inside said noodle. I know this because I went down and checked it out for myself. It all started just after midnight on Sunday on Twitter.
November 25, 2012 |
Welcome to Snub City. Check out the lists that Chicago didn't make or ranked low. Best Cities for Men in 2012 (Men's Health, Dec. 2011) 1.Burlington, Vt. 2.Madison, Wis. 3.Plano, Texas *71. Chicago. Ok, so we don't exercise as much as we should. Healthiest Cities for Women (Women's Health, Jan. 2012) 1.Raleigh, N.C. 2.San Jose, Calif. 3.Madison, Wis. *72. Chicago. Maybe we need to start sweating these lists. Best Cities to Rent (Forbes, June 2012)