August 3, 2012 |
Thanks to the popularity of cupcake shops, you can buy a hand-held sweet treat in any number of neighborhoods. But now, you'll be able to grab one at any hour of the day, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake ATM from Gold Coast bakery Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St.). The machine resembles a bank ATM, with a touch screen and credit card reader, only it's bright pink. In between transactions, it plays a catchy jingle ("I love Sprinkles. Yes, I do. Yes, I do. The best cupcake in the world!")
April 16, 2013 |
EAT New Spring Menu Mercat a la Planxa 638 S. Michigan Ave. 312-765-0524 Lighter fare is the theme of eight new seasonal, shareable Spanish plates including escalivada d'alberginia (eggplant fritters, piquillo pepper, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and lavender honey; $14) and baix amb pesol y escabeche (striped bass, quinoa, spring peas and kumquat-chorizo marinade; $16). 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m. 50th Anniversary Jeri's Grill 4357 N. Western Ave. 773-604-8775 Swing by the 24-hour neighborhood diner - which has been serving...
August 7, 2012 |
Adulthood has ruined many of the things that brought me great joy as a child. Birthdays are now reminders I'm getting old. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus are now creepy guys in costumes. And that's not the worst of it. The one joy adulthood completely and totally obliterates is the sick day. For adults, sick days are worse than paying your student loans, missing your bus and making last weekend's regrettable walk of shame all rolled into one. This epiphany hit me recently as I recovered from a nasty infection that kept me out of the office for...
February 17, 2012 |
This week's Episode 7 of "Jersey Shore" picked up right where we left off last time - with Roger lecturing JWoww like she's his teenage daughter. The two had been giving each other the cold shoulder for the past few days because JWoww felt Roger was avoiding her and Roger felt like JWoww didn't trust him. Good thing they talked it out like a condescending alpha male to his "little woman," because JWoww finally got some mental abuse knocked into...