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November 3, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
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.
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April 2, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
The Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field concessions partner Levy Restaurants have announced a handful of new ballpark snacks and drinks available this season.  Bloody marys made with mix from local company Uncle Dougie's will be sold at drink carts, while the maker's barbecue sauce will also be featured on a pulled pork sandwich served at Blue W (main concourse near home plate), Trippers (upper deck behind home plate) and Throwbacks (right field bleachers). Fried chicken and waffles are a popular brunch dish, but those craving it at the ballpark can order chicken and waffle "stix" with maple dipping...
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
The Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field concessions partner Levy Restaurants have announced a handful of new ballpark snacks and drinks available this season.  Bloody marys made with mix from local company Uncle Dougie's will be sold at drink carts, while the maker's barbecue sauce will also be featured on a pulled pork sandwich served at Blue W (main concourse near home plate), Trippers (upper deck behind home plate) and Throwbacks (right field bleachers). Fried chicken and waffles are a popular brunch dish, but those craving it at the ballpark can order chicken and waffle "stix" with maple dipping...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
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.
NEWS
February 7, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
It won't be a World Series ring, but the White Sox will still let you put a ring on it - for the right price. Deal site Gilt City is offering Sox fans a chance to propose to their significant others onU.S. Cellular Field on a non-game day for $5,000. The deal, which includes a limo ride and two VIP tickets for a future game, ends Friday. Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said the offer is new and unique to Gilt City, though the Sox "have had a number of marriage proposals" over the years including some before games, some during games and some on non-game days.
NEWS
May 1, 2012
Chicago's south side stadium may not get the same kind of praise that historic Wrigley Field enjoys, but there's still some pretty cool stuff at U.S. Cellular field. Check out these 10 reasons why the Cell is not second best. White Sox Champions Brick Plaza: Dedicated to the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox, the plaza features a bronze sculpture celebrating the historic championship. Fan Deck: This high level deck gives fans an eagle-eye view of the entire field.
SPORTS
May 29, 2014 | By Emily Brown, @emily_brown88 and RedEye
Ceremonial first pitches before a Major League Baseball game by a celebrity or honored fan aren't expected to be perfect, but 50 Cent's first pitch Tuesday night at Citi Field has been hailed as arguably the worst first pitch ever. The baseball veered far, far left of the intended target, the catcher behind home plate. Another rap artist, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, will throw out the first pitch at the White Sox game  Friday, May 30. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The Sox are offering discounted tickets to fans of the hip hop artist for Friday night's game.
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
Saturday afforded us a rare occasion. For better or worse, baseball is inextricably woven into the city's sociocultural fabric, team allegiances being one of the first questions you're asked upon meeting a stranger. Either you're a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, but if you pledge allegiance to both teams, you're a liar. A Red Line regular's nightmare became a Chicago baseball fan's wildest dream come true Saturday on the kind of cloudless, 90-degree-with-a-whisper-of-a-breeze day that makes Chicago the greatest summer city in the world.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, For RedEye
Bob Saget, the man best known as quintessential '90s TV sitcom dad Danny Tanner, is standing behind home plate about to sing the National Anthem before Saturday's White Sox game in front of a half-full house atU.S. Cellular Field when a reporter asks him if he's feeling any nerves. "A little," he admits with a sheepish grin. Saget steps to the microphone and - completely nails it, his rich baritone hitting all the right notes much to the delight of the 20,000 or so on hand to witness it and, quite frankly, himself as well.
SPORTS
September 11, 2012 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
With jobs at a premium these days, many young professionals are finding themselves learning a new skill to make themselves more valuable in the workplace. For White Sox utility infielder-turned-emergency catcher Ray Olmedo, that means learning how to block 90-plus mph fastballs in the dirt. It's a skill he's hoping will give him added job security on a first-place team in his inaugural campaign on the South Side. "That's the point," Olmedo said. "That's why I don't care about anything else, I just want to stay here for a long time.
NEWS
October 19, 2012 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
After tearing both of her ACLs during high school soccer games on May 3 in consecutive years, River North's Ashley Neiman said she takes extra precaution on that particular day each year.   "I stay in bed on May 3rd now," the 24 year old said.   Torn ACLs aren't just limited to high-level athletes. Weekend warriors suffer from them as well, on the intramural fields and in everyday life, and far more frequently than their headline-making professional athlete counterparts.   Wicker Park's Scott Sandalow, 25, has torn his left ACL not once but twice, first in 2005 and again in 2007, both...
SPORTS
March 28, 2013 | By Ryan Smith and For RedEye
Never mind misery. Meh loves company in the case of the 2013 Cubs and White Sox. Both of Chicago's baseball franchises will finish this season with subpar 79-83 records and again sit at home during October. That's according to a simulation conducted by RedEye on Sony's "MLB The Show 13" on PlayStation 3. Here's a month-by-month breakdown: APRIL Cubs catcher Welington Castillo tears a ligament in his finger on opening day and is out one to two months. Not a good omen. The rest of the month doesn't hold much better news - even with a three-game...
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