September 24, 2012 |
When normal people have a layover in Vienna, they make the best of it by seeking out a flaky strudel or, if they're fancy, maybe some marzipan chocolates shaped like Mozart's violin. This girl, however, thinks to herself, "Ooh, I wonder if there's a McDonald's. " Not, however, because of visions of dancing Big Macs, but rather because I read a story on RedEye about how McDonald's recently introduced McNoodles, ONLY IN AUSTRIA! Win! Sure enough, there is a Euro-trendy renovated Mickey D's outside the arrivals gate, where, you guessed it, McNoodles are McAdvertised prominently.
April 16, 2012 |
The most riveting drama to come out of Wrigleyville this season--certainly more interesting than anything that's happened on the field--turned out to be a giant hoax. No, a girl did not in fact get stuck in the hideous giant noodle across the street from Wrigley Field, despite what you may have heard. That's because even if you tried, you couldn't get all the way inside said noodle. I know this because I went down and checked it out for myself. It all started just after midnight on Sunday on Twitter.
July 9, 2012 |
Chef Se Jin Yim, aka "Sunny," looked at more than 200 storefront locations and trekked to Japan for instruction on making ramen noodles to prepare for his first restaurant, Oiistar (1385 N. Milwaukee Ave.), scheduled to open by early September. The Wicker Park eatery's menu will feature international influences -- “Italian and French are my background, and I'm Korean,” said Yim, who previously worked as a chef for 15 years at a downtown hotel -- and approximately five ramen dishes.
July 24, 2012 |
Vermilion 10 W. Hubbard St. 312-527-4060 Chef Maneet Chuahan's menu mashes up Indian and Latin flavors to create dishes such as cilantro-tamarind shrimp and tandoori skirt steak with fried plantains. Dos Diablos 15 W. Hubbard St. 312-245-3100 If you have enough liquid courage in the form of margaritas, mojitos or sangria at this Mexican bar and eatery, get in line for a turn on the mechanical bull. Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000 This reliable hangout has earned plenty of fans over the years.
February 1, 2012 |
Enclave is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. With the help of rapper Lil John, who will appear at the club for his third time in 10 months, will be there to help. The previous record is held by 424 people. We at RedEye thought of some other Chicago bars and restaurants who could attempt to break other world records. Most people wearing dark-rimmed glasses: The Whistler Most men wearing blue collared shirts: Chicago Cut Steakhouse Most people lurking for a seat: Big...
February 8, 2012 |
Salatino's 626 S. Racine Ave. 312-226-9300 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The scene: A laid-back twist on its more-upscale predecessor Aldino's, Salatino's friendly servers don T-shirts, the walls are lined with framed black-and-white photos of Italian weddings and kitchen scenes, and the heavenly scent of red sauce wafts through the air like Grandma's spaghetti-and-gravy sunday supper. The food: Hearty pasta and Italian classics that really taste homemade.