February 2, 2014 |
Whether he's playing a gay boom mic operator in “Boogie Nights” or rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” an evil arms dealer in “Mission: Impossible III” or a priest in hot water in “Doubt,” Philip Seymour Hoffman pretty much always convinces. Yet the New York native actor says there's not one performance, including his Oscar-winning turn in “Capote,” that wouldn't strike him as a combination of parts that were OK and “parts that I might loathe.” “Every film I would watch it would be a roller-coaster ride of emotions,” says Hoffman, 43. “'That was bad!
June 21, 2013 |
The ways to tour Chicago are seemingly endless. You can take in the Windy City on a Segway, Helicopter, boat, or by foot. Oh, and there's always biking around the city with a belly full of hot dogs. Fifty Participants will do just that Saturday, embark on a 30-mile journey and making stops at eight of the Chicago's most well-known hot dog joints as part of a unique, hot-dog based tour known as Tour de Franks. Some of the most recognizable stops included Gene and Jude's, Hot Doug's, Flub a Dub Club's and Phil's Last Stand.
March 2, 2013 |
UPDATE: The Chicago Doghouse says about 20 people filed in for their free dessert Sunday as the Hawks extended their points streak to 22. Aaron Wolfson, owner of the Lincoln Park shop, said the offer for a free deep fried Oreo dessert will go for any win this season. The Chicago Doghouse even got a shoutout for their offer on ESPN1000 this week, Wolfson said. Aaron Wolfson realized that when you deep fry an Oreo covered in chocolate cake batter and peanut butter, the confection comes out looking like a hockey puck.
March 1, 2013 |
Hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and cheesecake are about as synonymous with popcorn as they are with healthy dieting. But a Chicago-area popcorn company is bent on changing that by releasing popcorn that captures some of the city's most iconic tastes. "We wanted to have some flavors that really got to the essence of Chicago, what people think about when they think of comfort foods," said Marty Dennis, Chief Popcornist (yes, that's his real job title) at The Popcorn Factory. The Lake Forest-based company is set to release the three new...
March 1, 2013 |
Companies have long been trying to take familiar flavors and translate them into snack foods. So how'd The Popcorn Factory do when it comes to translating some of Chicago's most iconic flavors to popcorn? As the old Meatloaf song goes, two out of three ain't bad. Here's what we found after sampling the three Chicago-style flavors set to roll out Monday, the city's 176th birthday. Deep-dish pizza If Chicago-style deep-dish pizza was heavy on cheese flavor, then its popcorn translation would be perfect.
November 5, 2012 |
EAT Good Dog Downtown Dogs 804 N. Rush St. 312-951-5141 Give your lunch money to a good cause. From now through Nov. 22, the Gold Coast eatery will donate $1 from every $3.45 hot dog sold to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. DRINK Biker Bar Five Star Bar 1424 W. Chicago Ave. 312-850-2555 Scope out all the hot rides displayed curbside at the bar's last Motorcycle Monday of the year and vote for your favorite while enjoying $1 mini-sandwiches and $2.50 Point Beer cans.