September 16, 2013 |
EAT Chili and Tequila Festival Zapatista 1307 S. Wabash Ave. 312-435-1307 The pepper takes the stage during this week-long celebration of all things Mexican with a special menu featuring chilis relleno de mariscos (fire-roasted poblano pepper with shrimp, salmon, tilapia and scallops; $17) and more plus six spicy margaritas ($12-$13) including fresh honeydew-basil with a splash of habanero-serrano pepper juice. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Through Sunday. DRINK "The O.C. " Trivia Night Bull & Bear 431 N. Wells St. 312-527-5973 Gear up for the 10th...
November 24, 2011 |
The competition continued last night on "Top Chef: Texas," and so we continue our own point-based competition for the six Chicago chefs in the cast. Quickfire challenge: Border Grill's Mary Sue Millikin and Susan Feniger (remember them from "Top Chef Masters"?) guest judge a chili challenge in which they are to cook a dish with a pepper ranging in spice from the mild Anaheim pepper to the nuclear ghost pepper. Elimination challenge: Teams of three are to cook chili and serve it at a rodeo.
October 11, 2011 |
Wow! Who knew America could get so hard core about a soft drink. Unless you missed it, let me fill you in. Dr Pepper launched an ad campaign this week for its new diet drink, Dr Pepper Ten, and the whole thing's been about as well-received as Crystal Pepsi. The public outcry isn't over the product - which is only 10 calories! - but for the all-male everything approach to the ads, which feature aliens and G.I. Joe-style laser guns and the super-subtle tagline "It's not for women. " There's even a companion Facebook app that allows users to exclude women.
May 13, 2013 |
A man was caught trying to steal more than $300 worth of goods from an Uptown drugstore Saturday, according to police officials. But before he could be arrested, he allegedly pepper-sprayed himself in the face. Two CVS drugstore employees told police they saw Dustin Cullins, 25, of the near South Side, stuff hundreds of dollars worth of products into a backpack on Saturday. The employees detained Cullins in a security room, according to the police report, and he told them he was willing to return the merchandise.
October 11, 2012 |
As the Bears came off the practice field Wednesday afternoon, the players made a beeline for the locker room as reporters scurried toward the players. "Tim!" one veteran reporter yelled at Tim Jennings as he jogged to Halas Hall. "One question!" "Nope!" Jennings said with a grin as he spread his arms out like an airplane. "Got a flight to catch. " Why the rush? The bye week, of course! After five weeks of football, the Bears are off until their Oct. 22 game against Detroit. Fortunately, Julius Peppers was willing...
May 14, 2014 |
A Michigan man allegedly pepper sprayed three police officers Tuesday evening after throwing his sunglasses on the floor of Metra's Millennium Station and stomping on them during rush hour. Adam Thomas Slagter, 19, of West Olive, Mich., was arrested at the East Randolph Street station shortly after 5 p.m. Three officers approached him and asked him to pick up his broken sunglasses, and he responded by fighting with them, according to the police...