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December 1, 2011 | Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
O'Hare on Thanksgiving Eve and I had made it through security in less than 15 minutes. Now was clearly the time to celebrate. I settled into a barstool at a vaguely depressing Chili's, squashed between the luggage of a man who clearly enjoys The Sharper Image catalog and a fellow who had just returned from wandering aroud India. And it was there that it happened: I had my first airport beer. I'm not an infrequent flyer, but the urge has never hit me as I schlup my bags through a terminal to sit down for a drink.
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May 27, 2014 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Worth a trip: Dry chili fish filet ($14.50) at Lao Hunan 2230 S. Wentworth Ave. 312-842-7888 People love to talk about cravings. "I'm soooo craving a mocha Frappuccino right now," we moan to our co-workers. Ten minutes later, we've been distracted by a phone call, and the sugary ice bomb is forgotten. But the dry chili fish filet at Chinatown's Lao Hunan is the object of real cravings. Like, think-about-it-all-week, can't-shake-it-until-you-get-your-fix cravings.
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May 7, 2014 | By Carly Dyer and For RedEye
Finally, it's time to trade wool coats for canvas totes. A favorite of chefs and at-home cooks, Green City Market emerged from hibernation last Saturday, moving from its indoor location to its outdoor post in Lincoln Park. Whether you're looking for some fresh-picked inspiration for a meal at home or just want to stuff your face with a cooked-to-order pizza, this crop of new vendors is poised to deliver. ***When to go Green City Market is open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1790 N. Clark St. (between Clark Street and Stockton Drive)
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May 7, 2014 | By Carly Dyer and For RedEye
Finally, it's time to trade wool coats for canvas totes. A favorite of chefs and at-home cooks, Green City Market emerged from hibernation last Saturday, moving from its indoor location to its outdoor post in Lincoln Park. Whether you're looking for some fresh-picked inspiration for a meal at home or just want to stuff your face with a cooked-to-order pizza, this crop of new vendors is poised to deliver. ***When to go Green City Market is open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1790 N. Clark St. (between Clark Street and Stockton Drive)
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May 27, 2014 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Worth a trip: Dry chili fish filet ($14.50) at Lao Hunan 2230 S. Wentworth Ave. 312-842-7888 People love to talk about cravings. "I'm soooo craving a mocha Frappuccino right now," we moan to our co-workers. Ten minutes later, we've been distracted by a phone call, and the sugary ice bomb is forgotten. But the dry chili fish filet at Chinatown's Lao Hunan is the object of real cravings. Like, think-about-it-all-week, can't-shake-it-until-you-get-your-fix cravings.
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November 3, 2011 | By Jessica Galliart, RedEye
And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Brace yourselves for lots of funky holiday shopping events, seasonal ceremonies, family-style dinners, brew fests and a few non-holiday bashes in between, for when the spirit begins to overwhelm you.   3-6: SOFA Chicago 2011 Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Short for the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, this annual art bash will make even the biggest...
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February 14, 2012
Paste Magazine reports : Bonnaroo announced today its 2012 lineup. The headliners for the festival include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Iver, the newly reunited Beach Boys, Phish and the Shins. Tickets will go on sale for the event Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. EST . Get the full story at PasteMagazine.com .
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January 18, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Chili Out Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000 Beat the winter chill at Chilifest, where chef Amanda Downing rolls out a $10 specialty chili each day through Friday - Monday's features andouille sausage, red bell peppers, black-eyed peas, tomatoes and aged white cheddar - plus week-long offerings including chili mac ($14), turkey chili cheese fries ($10) and a $10 vegan variety with soy sausage and lentils. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Southern Comfort Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266 The farm-to-table restaurant brings a little bit of the South up...
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January 24, 2013 | Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins | RedEye Sound Board
The lineup for the annual Coachella Music Festival has finally been announced. The festival expanded to two weekends last year and will see appearances from Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, The Wu-Tang Clan, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, The xx, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Japandroids, Of Monsters and Men, TNGHT, Jessie Ware, and Bassnectar amongst others.   On the local front, Kids These Days, Wild Belle, and Smith Westerns will make apperances...
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December 2, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Think of it as a means to drink away the sadness of the Sriracha plant partially shutting down.  Phillips Distilling Company, makers of UV Vodka, announced Monday Sriracha is joining their ranks of flavored liquor, which also includes cake, caramel and "blue. " According to a press release from the company, the vodka infuses a mix of "chili peppers, vinegar and garlic" in order to "create an authentic sriracha flavor that is the right balance of spice, tang and sweetness.
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December 1, 2011 | Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
O'Hare on Thanksgiving Eve and I had made it through security in less than 15 minutes. Now was clearly the time to celebrate. I settled into a barstool at a vaguely depressing Chili's, squashed between the luggage of a man who clearly enjoys The Sharper Image catalog and a fellow who had just returned from wandering aroud India. And it was there that it happened: I had my first airport beer. I'm not an infrequent flyer, but the urge has never hit me as I schlup my bags through a terminal to sit down for a drink.
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November 3, 2011 | By Jessica Galliart, RedEye
And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Brace yourselves for lots of funky holiday shopping events, seasonal ceremonies, family-style dinners, brew fests and a few non-holiday bashes in between, for when the spirit begins to overwhelm you.   3-6: SOFA Chicago 2011 Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Short for the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, this annual art bash will make even the biggest...
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November 24, 2011 | By Lisa Arnett, RedEye
The competition continued last night on "Top Chef: Texas," and so we continue our own point-based competition for the six Chicago chefs in the cast. Quickfire challenge: Border Grill's Mary Sue Millikin and Susan Feniger (remember them from "Top Chef Masters"?) guest judge a chili challenge in which they are to cook a dish with a pepper ranging in spice from the mild Anaheim pepper to the nuclear ghost pepper. Elimination challenge: Teams of three are to cook chili and serve it at a rodeo.
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January 8, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Culinary stars have always taken to the airwaves to show their talent - people like Rachael Ray, Graham Kerr and Emeril Lagasse wouldn't be household names if it weren't for those who came before them. But the new generation of cooking shows - and the kitchen masters who inhabit them - continue to be hot properties on cable and network programming. According to TV ratings from zap2it, almost 1.7 million people watched the Dec. 7 episode of "Top Chef" and more than 6 million watched the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen.
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