June 3, 2013 |
EAT Seasonal Opening Homestead 1924 W. Chicago Ave . 773-645-4949 Enter through Roots Handmade Pizza and head upstairs to the rooftop restaurant where the on-site organic garden becomes part of your dinner in such dishes as an English pea and artichoke small plate ($9) and whole fried trout with charred leek panzanella, fennel, orange, house-cured olives and fiddlehead ferns ($20). 5-11 p.m. Bourbon, Burger & Beer Night Publican Quality Meats 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977 Tavernita chef-partner Ryan Poli brings his double-patty South Side Big Baby Burger ($11)
May 16, 2012 |
My favorite hookup season is right around the corner! Can you tell me where are the best places to meet people in the summer in Chicago? - Eager Beaver Nothing would please me more, gentle, promiscuous stranger. But first, an annoying relationship columnist PSA! Summer is legitimately the time when more people get it on. I know this because a nice lady at Howard Brown Health Center told me it's when they see the highest rates of STDs. So, enjoy the doggy-style days of summer, but be safe.
April 12, 2012 |
I'd like to speak with you seriously for a moment about words. We all use them. And I've seen a number of them lately that have sounded some alarms. They create fear, uncertainty, anxiety and ulcers. Especially this time of year heading into the NBA and NHL playoffs. Those words are: "doubtful," "questionable," "unlikely," "undecided," "sidelined" and "inactive. " It's driving me crazy. Those words refer to our two biggest stars this time of year: Jonathan Toews and Derrick Rose.
May 10, 2012 |
That took long enough. I've been throwing stuff for years. Hats off to Kerry Wood who did something rash, disgusting, inexplicable and inexcusable. He had an honest expression of emotion and (gasp!) threw his cap and glove into the crowd the other night. Bravo. I hate watching the Cubs. Sad, but true. They are a constant reminder that all the money in the world can't solve deep-rooted problems in culture and philosophy. Heck, St. Louis lost Albert Pujols, Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan and they're humming along.
February 28, 2012 |
This might get a "dadgummit!" or two out of Hawk Harrelson. In a months-long survey, fangraphs.com asked its readers to rate the best local TV announcers in Major League Baseball, and the White Sox play-by-play man and color analyst Steve Stone struck out. As in, they came in dead last. That made us curious as to where the duo fits in the Chicago broadcast landscape. Here's our list. 1. Neil Funk and Stacey King, Bulls King's catchphrases and Twitter presence are enough to put this team in the top spot.
April 26, 2012 |
Great dynasty. I blinked and missed it. So long, Blackhawks. Since winning Lord Stanley's Cup, you've won zero playoff series. That's one less than one. In two seasons. Um, changes please. Our stars didn't show up. Our kids played well but not well enough, and our goalies are good, not great. Someone has got to go, and I vote for one of the Patricks. Sharp or Kane, you choose, Stan Bowman. Maybe trade some of those kids for a stud goalie. Not a major blow-up. Just a tweaker.