May 30, 2013 |
When backpacking through Cambodia with a friend nearly two years ago, Chicagoan Jason Savsani made it a mission to find the most authentic meal. After asking locals and laboring through several overpriced and Americanized meals, he approached a hotel employee. “Hey, I'd like a home-cooked meal,” he said. He braced for the worst, not sure how this stranger would respond. “He was just like, 'Cool,'” Savsani said. “I was really surprised. He called like 15 people that worked in the hotel and asked who could have us over for dinner.
February 21, 2013 |
Though Metropolitan Brewing owners Doug and Tracy Hurst have been looking to expand their brewery's capacity for a while, their first public proclamation came Wednesday, via a short and succinct Tweet : "Oh, just spent time today scouting locations for our new brewery. You know, nbd. " Oh, but it is a big deal. The Chicago-based brewery, established in 2008, is one of the few that concentrates on lagers instead of ales, brewing popular beers like Krankshaft Kolsch and Dynamo Copper Lager.
November 1, 2011 |
In past seasons of “Top Chef,” we've had one, two or sometimes zero Chicagoans to root for. On the upcoming ninth season filmed in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, we have a whopping half dozen -- but there's no telling how long they'll stick around. Because everything's bigger in Texas, the producers decided to start the show with 29 hopefuls who have to cook their way into 16 cheftestant spots. In other words, mass elimination on the first episode, airing 9 p.m. CST Nov. 2. Though the bigger group was intimidating, Chicago's...
June 23, 2012 |
Auditions for Season 12 of "American Idol" began in early June, but Chicago-area hopefuls get their chance to impress the judges on July 12. Registration for Chicago auditions will be July 10 and 11, with auditions happening July 12. Both registration and auditions will take place at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. "Idol" is looking for men and women between 15 and 28 as of June 5, 2012, and who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions...