May 3, 2012 |
Free $10 movie ticket Get a free $10 movie ticket to see "Battleship," "The Bourne Legacy" or "Snow White and the Huntsman" this summer when you buy select DVDs from amazon.com. Purchase one of 35 DVD titles, such as "Robin Hood" with Russell Crowe or "Public Enemies" with Johnny Depp, and get a fandango.com code redeemable for the free movie ticket valued at $10. Most of the movies cost less than $10. After you make the eligible purchase, the code should be emailed within 48 hours.
September 11, 2012 |
Empty Bottle's Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, of Space in Evanston, are currently prepping their newest venture, The Promontory (1539 E. 53rd St.), for an early 2013 opening. Finkelman - who is also behind Logan Square's Longman & Eagle , a bar-restaurant-hotel hybrid that serves up contemporary American treats such as Kentucky fried quail and roast leg of venison - is keeping quiet about many of the details, including the style of cuisine The Promontory will serve. He did confirm that the owners are currently renovating the building and the space will offer live music events and food.
October 26, 2013 |
Cloris Leachman's Maw Maw often is gloriously confused about what's going on in the Chance household on Fox's "Raising Hope. " But with all the twists in the sitcom's third season, it's no surprise she's mixed up about events leading up to the Season 4 premiere. Besides, fans could use a little refresher, too. The Chance family and their friends offer up this musical recap, complete with accompaniment from Shelley (Kate Micucci) on ukulele and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) on guitar. The song seems to have jogged Maw Maw's memory--can we call that a rap response?
February 23, 2012 |
Rating: !! 1/2 (out of four) Take it or leave it The scene: This small but sleek wine bar features a handful of tables in its well-lit front half, with more seating available along the bar and a wall ledge toward the back. On a Monday night just a few weeks after opening, the bar was surprisingly buzzing around 9 p.m., with tables of 20-somethings and older couples sharing a bite to eat and lingering over rounds of wine. Big TVs behind the bar and unintimidating staff members eager to offer suggestions defy the stuffy wine-bar stereotype.
June 7, 2012 |
Attention fresh food enthusiasts. A slight revamp to Chicago's popular Downtown Farmstand is on the way. Beginning July 9, the Downtown Farmstand, located at 66 E. Randolph, will be replaced with an indoor Farmstand Farmers Market in the same location. According to the City's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the new market will offer fresh fruits and vegetables recently picked on nearby farms including: Lehman's Orchards, Frank Farms and the Original Bleeding Heart Bakery.
June 26, 2013 |
Given Ivy Lounge's design and menu, you wouldn't imagine it's in Wrigleyville - and that's just what the owners want. Located on the rooftop of Casey Moran's , Ivy Lounge is the new name for the Clark Street bar's revamped second-floor outdoor space. Ivy Lounge will open this weekend (at 11 a.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday) with cocktails and a small-plates menu that are designed to offer a more upscale option in the neighborhood. While beer is the name of the game downstairs at Casey Moran's, Ivy Lounge will offer seasonal cocktails such as the Razbeary Rickets (raspberry vodka, lime juice, Chambord, fresh raspberries, citrus soda)
February 10, 2012 |
Imagine something that made it onto so many dinner tables it was just called "the food," or a fashion brand worn so often it was referred to merely as "the clothes. " The idea underscores the far-reaching impact of "the pill," the hormonal birth control drug that's been around for more than 50 years in something very close to its current form. But events during the last two weeks have again put birth control in the national spotlight, embroiling those on all points of the political spectrum in a debate about women's rights, religious freedom and the role of government in health care.
April 15, 2013
The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, CIMMfest No. 5 , the annual four-day showcase celebrating the inseparable connection between music and movies, will feature international film premieres, live concerts, visually stunning DJ/VJ sets, lively Q&A's, daring live score performances, exhibits, and more, in 15 venues centered around Chicago's Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2013...
February 26, 2012 |
Linsanity continues, for better or for worse. And for Ben & Jerry's, it was for the worse. The ice cream-maker had to apologize to N.Y. Knicks star and cultural phenomenon Jeremy Lin for its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" yogurt offered in Cambridge, Mass., featuring fortune cookies. In case you've missed the link: Lin is of Asian descent. "We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," the store said on its Facebook page. "We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge sports fans.
March 14, 2012 |
Organizers of a Chicago music festival using the "Occupy" name say they have scrapped plans to offer VIP tickets to the event, planned for May 12-13 in Union Park. Festival organizers also said they're going back to Occupy Chicago to get more input. Graham Czach, a Chicago-based musician and an Occupy member, said the festival is an opportunity for musicians, performers and volunteers to raise money for and awareness of Occupy causes, which include the fight for economic equality.