January 23, 2013 |
He hit 609 home runs and created one grand slam of a Pinterest page. Now, former Cub Sammy Sosa wants to answer any and all questions that you might have. Sosa announced on his Facebook page that he'll be hosting a live webcast today at noon, broadcasting to the masses live from Ft. Lauderdale. So why's he doing something like this now? His spokesperson Maggie Curran says he wants to prove to the internet that he's more real than Lennay Kekua. “After getting involved with social media Sammy realized he had many fans that were trying to reach out to him,” Curran said.
March 27, 2013 |
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa (311 W. Chicago Ave. 312-643-3200), Rockit Ranch's trendy take on a taqueria, and Wicker Park's High Noon Saloon (1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9339), a Tex-Mex sports bar, both have opened within the past six weeks with plenty of tortillas and tequila to go around.
March 21, 2013 |
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of your couch, it's the toasty offerings at these freshly debuted weekend brunches. The Glunz Tavern 1202 N. Wells St. 312-642-3000 Launched: Early February Dishes: Top picks at this Old Town bar include the eggs Benedict ($10)
May 13, 2014 |
***= Recommended shows On sale noon Thursday Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion, Monday, June 23 ($40-$55, all ages) at City Winery. On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***Lily Allen, Tuesday, Sept. 30 ($28.50, all ages) at Riviera Theatre. Jeff Daniels, The Ben Daniels Band, Friday, Aug. 22 ($25-$45, all ages) at Space. Kasabian, Wednesday, Oct. 1 ($25, 18+) at Metro. ***Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Thursday, June 26 ($25, 18+) at Park West. Us the Duo, Friday, July...
April 29, 2014 |
Janelle Monae and Jeff Tweedy aren't the only worthwhile artists playing at the Taste of Chicago this summer. Local favorites The Autumn Defense, Marrow and The Right Now will appear on the free-admission Bud Light Stage during the 34th annual festival (July 9-13 in Grant Park), the city's department of cultural affairs and special events announced exclusively to RedEye. Other highlights include RedEye Rock 'n' Vote alums Pyro Fighter and Pet Lions, plus the winner of RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2014 (to be determined May 22 at Lincoln Hall)
April 3, 2012 |
Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day will be celebrated nationwide today, April 3, according to its website . From noon to 8 p.m., shops across the country will dish out one free scoop of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or Greek frozen yogurt. Ben and Jerry's Chicago location is at 600 E. Grand Ave. For more shop locations, click here .