November 3, 2011 |
The Chicago culinary scene is bigger in Texas. At least five Chicago cheftestants have been awarded the coveted “Top Chef: Texas” jacket in the latest season of the show, which premiered Wednesday night. The final slate of 16 cheftestants, which may include a sixth Chicago chef, likely will be revealed next week. In Wednesday's episode, some of the chefs worked with pig and rabbit to create their dishes. Yawn. It seems “Top Chef” has fallen into the “Project Runway” trap of repeating lame ideas for challenges.
November 5, 2013 |
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday Adam Carolla, Friday, Jan. 31 ($35, 18+) at Park West. Mogwai, Friday, May 16 ($25, 18+) at Vic Theatre. ***Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, Thursday, Feb. 20 ($30, all ages) at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On sale 11 a.m. Friday Pentatonix, Saturday, Feb. 8 ($29.50-$35, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. On sale noon Friday Aer, Rdgldgrn, Thursday, Feb. 20 (18-$20, all ages) at Metro. Califone, William Tyler, Saturday, Feb. 1 ($18, 21+)
May 21, 2012 |
In the last few years, John Mayer has been living a PR nightmare. A string of high profile breakups (Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston) made the supposedly sensitive soft rock bro seem insensitive, and a disastrous set of interviews in 2010 prompted accusations of misogyny and racism. Now, those two years since the height of the criticism have given Mayer time to undergo a period of atonement, rebrand himself and get in touch with his feelings, man. Enter sensitive throwback cowboy bro John Mayer, who, in the press accompanying his latest album "Born and...
June 12, 2012 |
East Lakeview's main hub, Broadway, may seem dominated by sushi spots and carry-out joints, but a handful of boutiques are hiding in plain sight. This spree starts near Broadway and Wellington and heads northward from there. 1 . First up, Johnny Sprockets ( 3001 N. Broadway 773-244-1079 ) has everything you need for a ride along the lakefront, from bikes to helmets and messenger bags. 2 . Graphic tee junkies will drool over the packed shelves at Threadless ( 3011 N. Broadway 773-525-8640 )
May 28, 2014 |
Tribeca 1035 W. Madison St. 312-492-9373 It may be named for a New York neighborhood, but you'll find colorful women's boutique Tribeca on Madison Street in the West Loop. Owner Kim Hiley fills the store's racks with trendy threads and visits NYC as well as Los Angeles to hand-pick items for the store. "I'm always searching for new designers that won't be everywhere," she said. Hiley always dreamed of owning her own boutique, but she needed a push to get started. "I was working at a tech startup in the late '90s and thought, if the two guys running the company could own a million-dollar...
May 17, 2012 |
EAT BAYOU BLAST McGee's Tavern & Grille, 950 W. Webster Ave. 773-549-8200 Dive into your weekend - and more than 2,000 pounds of Louisiana crawfish - at the 23rd annual Headsucker's Ball, which features bayou crawdads boiled with andouille sausage, onions, corn and red potatoes, plus jambalaya, gumbo and red beans and rice. Zydeco band Hurricane Gumbo (2 p.m.) keeps the party going with live music. 12 p.m. Saturday. $20-$25. DRINK RUN FOR THE ROSES Nightwood, 2119 S. Halsted St. 312-526-3385 Everything's coming up roses...