November 24, 2011 |
Chicagoans are really good at complaining about three things: the weather, sports and parking. Currently, I have no gripes about the first two, but the third, that one is a doozy. To make up for the rats in my kitchen and the crime rate, my new neighborhood has the luxury of free street parking - that is, if you can find a spot. By the time my lease expires, I'm sure I will have spent several days worth of my life driving around Rogers Park in search of parking. There are a few secrets (the lot at the end of my street that is free overnight)
February 16, 2012 |
Name a comedian - any comedian - and chances are that performer either passed through the doors of the famed Second City in Old Town or worked with someone who has. From Bill Murray to Tina Fey, the alumni list from the improv club boasts more big names than an issue of People magazine and more stars than the Oscars telecast. The Second City celebrated its 50th anniversary a couple of years ago, and the list of those who turned up included Jim Belushi, Steve Carell, Bob Odenkirk, Harold Ramis, Stephen Colbert, Catherine O'Hara, George Wendt, Martin Short - if you've seen a comedy (or a...
August 22, 2012 |
Suburban Mediterranean eatery Naf Naf Grill plans to add a fourth location downtown this September to will cater to the Loop lunch crowd with additional grab-and-go items. Naf Naf, which has locations in Naperville, Aurora and Niles, is currently renovating its new space at 309 W. Washington St., previously inhabited by Billy Goat Tavern. (The original Billy Goat, at 430 N. Michigan Ave., is still open.) According to Naf Naf manager Sabina Kastanova, the Loop location's to-be-determined menu will include some notable Naf Naf favorites, such as the eatery's...
April 1, 2013 |
Syfy's new space Western "Defiance" premieres April 15, but you can see almost 15 minutes of the post apocalyptic series right here! The show is set in a near-future Earth that has been destroyed by warring alien races, but then rebuilt and shared by those races and humans. The show stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, Tony Curran and Stephanie Leonidas as residents of the border town called Defiance, which has risen from the remnants of St. Louis. The series is part of a two-fer entertainment package that also includes Trion...
March 13, 2013 |
EAT $3.14 Pi Day Pizza Tuscany 1014 W. Taylor St. 312-829-1990 Whether or not you're a math whiz, you can observe National Pi Day with a dine-in deal on four signature pizzas - margherita, speck (gorgonzola, smoked prosciutto, mozzarella), salmino piccante (spicy salami, mozzarella, oregano, tomatoes) and fiorentina (sea salt flatbread, salad, heirloom tomatoes, shaved parmigiano) for $3.14 each. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. DRINK Grand Opening The Dog's Bollox 3210 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-860-9620 Patrick Eberle - formerly of...
May 16, 2012 |
After a lengthy battle with the city over regulation and permit issues, the Logan Square Kitchen has announced that its business is no longer economically viable and that it will permanently close its doors on June 28. The Logan Square Kitchen is a shared-use kitchen, which currently hosts about 20 active businesses, all of whom will need to find a new kitchen in order to keep their businesses operating. Ed Kraft, owner of The Baked Escape , said he is concerned that he may not be able to find a new home for his baked goods...