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.
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 Raised," now...
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 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 - rosé wines, that is - at the...
September 25, 2012 |
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday Five Iron Frenzy, The Insyderz, Saturday, Nov. 17 ($20, all ages) at Riviera Theatre. Lady Gaga, Madeon, Lady Starlight, Thursday, Feb. 14 ($49.50-$175, all ages) at United Center. Trailer Park Boys' Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, Saturday, Dec. 15 ($34.50-$49.50, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. On sale noon Friday Braid, Sunday, Dec. 16 ($17, all ages) at Metro. James Iha, Tuesday, Nov. 20 ($15, 21+) at Schubas.
March 21, 2013 |
EAT DESCHUTES BEER DINNER Cru Kitchen & Bar 25 E. Delaware Place 312-337-4001 Chef Alex Shalev starts you off with a small bites and beer reception. Then, take a seat for a three-course dinner paired with selections from the craft brewery including a seared scallop and braised pork cheek appetizer, hanger steak entree and a hot fudge ice cream sandwich for dessert. 6:30 p.m. $45. RSVP recommended. DRINK BOURBON & BEATS Drumbar 201 E. Delaware Place 312-943-5000 Get down with DJ sets by Rob Ackroyd of Florence...