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March 17, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The West Ridge man who was Tased by police officers at the John Barleycorn in Lakeview early Sunday morning while celebrating St. Patrick's Day has been charged with two felonies: resisting arrest and aggravated battery to a peace officer. John Acosta, 21, of the 6200 block of North Maplewood Avenue, was at the North Clark Street bar around 1 a.m. on March 16 when he attempted to stop a police officer from arresting another man on battery charges, according to the police report. The police officer, who was part of a St. Patrick's Day Clark Street detail, pushed Acosta back and ordered...
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March 17, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The West Ridge man who was Tased by police officers at the John Barleycorn in Lakeview early Sunday morning while celebrating St. Patrick's Day has been charged with two felonies: resisting arrest and aggravated battery to a peace officer. John Acosta, 21, of the 6200 block of North Maplewood Avenue, was at the North Clark Street bar around 1 a.m. on March 16 when he attempted to stop a police officer from arresting another man on battery charges, according to the police report. The police officer, who was part of a St. Patrick's Day Clark Street detail, pushed Acosta back and ordered...
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November 10, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
Real talk: I've been lame lately. The decision to defy my worsening health and party until I lost my voice for a solid three days in honor of my 25th combined with my annual “it's cold outside and I should start saving for the holidays anyway” attitude has led to more frequent BYOB trips, followed by bedtimes my grandmother would laugh at. The same cannot be said for my upstairs neighbors. While I've been busy spending quality time with Netflix Instant, they've been having quite a time of it. And they have no issues sharing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15. Article originally published July 10, 2012.  Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due to open in late August at 149 W. Kinzie St., next to Moe's Cantina. The sports bar and restaurant is the ninth venture from the team behind Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville and River North, as well as the John Barleycorn outlets in Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Schaumburg.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15. Article originally published July 10, 2012.  Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due to open in late August at 149 W. Kinzie St., next to Moe's Cantina. The sports bar and restaurant is the ninth venture from the team behind Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville and River North, as well as the John Barleycorn outlets in Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Schaumburg.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Need to know how crowded John Barleycorn is right now? Or whether there are more women than men at Vertigo Sky Lounge? How about the average age of patrons at Schoolyard Tavern? If you're in Chicago, there's an app for that. SceneTap, a mobile and web application that launched in Chicago in July, uses cameras to gather information for its facial detection software, which provides real-time stats on the age, sex and number of patrons in more than 50 bars in Chicago. While the app does not reveal any identifying information about patrons (no identifying...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
Reservations opened today for Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, which runs Feb. 1-10. More than 200 restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs participate in Chicago Restaurant Week by offering prix-fixe specials, including a $22 lunch and dinner for $33 or $44. View the full list of participating restaurants and make reservations at eatitupchicago.com . Here's a look at the 28 Chicago restaurant that are new additions for this year: ...
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March 27, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Hubbard Street holds the unofficial title of the most bustling strip in River North, but it's neighbor one block to the south, Kinzie Street, is gaining momentum. Classics such as Keefer's and Harry Caray's have been holding court on Kinzie for more than 10 and 20 years, respectively, while favorites such as Mercadito, Public House and Gilt Bar have moved in over the past few years. In just the last year, Kinzie has become increasingly more crowded with the openings of throwback steakhouse Bavette's, sprawling speakeasy-style bar Untitled, and a downtown...
NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By RedEye staff
Rocco Ranalli's 1925 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-642-4700 Inside, this eatery is all old-school Italian with brick walls and checked tablecloths. Outside, the massive patio is the perfect place to devour a pizza and a few rounds of craft beer. Corcoran's Grill & Pub 1615 N. Wells St. 312-440-0885 During the summer at this Irish pub, beach volleyball teams from nearby North Avenue Beach vie with thirsty locals for seats on the sidewalk cafe and backyard beer garden, complete with its own coach house bar. ...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT DISCOVERY DINNER PARTY Storefront Company 1941 W. North Ave. 773-661-2609 Start with cocktails and light appetizers, then move into a five-course meal - with wine pairings - featuring Kolossos olive oil as a focal point for each course along with ingredients such as sea urchin, blood orange, bronzino and lamb created by chef-partner Bryan Moscatello, who teams up with Giorgios Karayannis and Edward Billys of Kolossos to...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
Real talk: I've been lame lately. The decision to defy my worsening health and party until I lost my voice for a solid three days in honor of my 25th combined with my annual “it's cold outside and I should start saving for the holidays anyway” attitude has led to more frequent BYOB trips, followed by bedtimes my grandmother would laugh at. The same cannot be said for my upstairs neighbors. While I've been busy spending quality time with Netflix Instant, they've been having quite a time of it. And they have no issues sharing.
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