December 9, 2011 |
Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558 Former Charlie Trotter's chef Matthias Merges is grilling up yakitori in Logan Square. BLT American Brasserie 500 W. Superior St. 312-948-8744 A big, opulent eatery from big-name chef, Laurent Tourondel, on the northwest edge of River North. Pizza Persona 614 W. Diversey Pkwy. 773-327-8500 This DIY pizza joint in Lincoln Park just started stocking beer and wine, and plans to celebrate its grand opening by doling out free food Sunday.
December 12, 2012 |
You could probably set your watch by the debut of glogg at Simon's Tavern in Andersonville. Every year on Thanksgiving Eve, the charmingly divey bar dishes out its first pours of the boozy Swedish drink. But now that temperatures have dipped and holiday shopping has driven us to tears, hot spiced wine seems especially necessary. So consider this your public service announcement: Glogg season is in full swing. This year, as they have for decades, Simon's serves up $5 cups of the seasonal beverage, which the owners brew in 15-gallon batches using their...
November 16, 2012 |
It's not easy to find personalized, homemade Christmas gifts for your friends and family--but it can be easier if you go to the right places. Get some of your holiday shopping out of the way before the madness that is Black Friday by checking out the School of the Art Institute's 24th Annual Holiday Art Sale this weekend. The fair, which will feature handmade gifts create by more 120 SAIC art students, is open all day Friday and Saturday. Jes Takla, director of Campus Life at SAIC, said the art sale helps students finance their...
November 17, 2011 |
According to the lights strung throughout trees around your neighborhood and the latest Justin Bieber album, the holiday season has arrived early. Cue the collective sighing. But don't let the sometimes pressuring countdown get you down. Instead of “Bah-humbug”ing for the next month or so, embrace the season of giving at these annual favorite craft markets and vintage fairs. DEC. 1-4 One of a Kind Show and Sale When: Noon-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: ...
November 23, 2012 |
EAT STOP AND SHOP Grass Fed 1721 N. Damen Ave. 773-342-6000 Whether you're on a mission to complete your holiday shopping or just recharging from Thanksgiving, you can refuel at the Bucktown restaurant's Black Friday Brunch, which features such entrees as buttermilk-brined, fried Amish chicken and waffles ($14) and cocktails including a Smoked Black Manhattan ($12) made with house-smoked Buffalo Trace bourbon. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. TURKEY DAY REDUX Butcher & the Burger 1021 W. Armitage Ave. 773-697-3735 Extend that holiday feeling...
November 29, 2012 |
With injuries to guards Lance Louis and Chris Spencer and the loss of Chilo Rachal, the Bears ended last week's game playing Edwin Williams and former starting right tackle Gabe Carimi at guard. To bolster their line, they signed former Dallas Pro Bowler Andre Gurode, who now occupies Rachal's old locker. RedEye sat down with the 33-year-old to hear his thoughts on returning to the NFL, playing for the Bears, and why his major in ethnic studies and double minor in psychology and sociology might come in handy on Sundays.