November 22, 2011 |
Food trucks have been popping up all over the city as part of the latest culinary craze, but they still face the challenge of on-board cooking being illegal according to local laws. While fans continue to lobby the city for change, some truck owners have been able to give their business some staying power by turning their mobile brand into permanent storefronts. Homage Street Food Opening a restaurant inspired by global street food has always been the plan for husband-and-wife duo Mike and Elaine Maloney.
November 18, 2013 |
Seasame Street is getting in on the "Hunger Games" craze with a spoof video called "Hungry Games - Catching Fur. " In the video, Cookie Monster plays Cookieness Evereat. "OK, we all know what we got to do: eat food to whin Hungry Games," Cookieness says. But poking monkeys and tickling winds block the way for Cookieness and her friends Finnicky, Tick Tock Lady and Pita. Can they escape? The real "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens in theaters later this week. Want more?
August 29, 2012 |
The Onion satirized Chicago's summer homicide rate, calling it a "hot new murder craze. " The story has been gathering lots of buzz, and we at RedEye had some differing views on it. Was it funny or tasteless? That's our great debate today. No one thinks homicides are funny on the personal level. Human beings are being gunned down in Chicago by the scores and those victims have mothers, fathers and friends who miss them. But attention should be drawn to the violence in our city by any and all means available, and if those means...
February 8, 2012 |
Crumbs Bake Shop 303 W Madison 312-263-6500 Rating: !! (out of 4) Give it some time The scene: Another cupcake shop, we know ... but this one's got some history: Crumbs Bake Shop pretty much started the gourmet cupcake craze in New York City years ago, before the trend took hold here. Though you'll see the Crumbs sign above its front door on Madison Street just east of the river, you'll actually want to enter through the office building lobby to the left.
June 20, 2012
The setup: The non-prescription glasses craze has reached a fever pitch throughout the NBA playoffs. Even LeBron James, who's jumped headfirst into the trend, says it's gotten "out of control. " We tapped RedEye's fashion conscience to see if this fad still has legs. This round: Fashion-only eyeglasses: Cool or lame? LAME This fashion faux pas needs to end. Who wears glasses just to wear frames other than to role-play, really? Some people who need eyeglasses to see don't like wearing them and opt for contacts or Lasik.
July 28, 2013 |
If anyone knows how intense and personally bizarre the memorabilia craze can be, it's Blackhawks players. Especially after winning two Stanley Cups in four seasons. Although they may be used to being asked to sign their sweaters and equipment by now, sometimes they are caught off guard by eerie requests. RedEye caught up with several players (and one team legend) at the Blackhawks Convention this weekend and asked about the weirdest thing they've autographed. Bryan Bickell "Maybe a jock.