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November 20, 2011 | Andy Downing, For RedEye
Band Name: K. Flay Sound/sounds like: On her self-titled debut EP, the young MC, born Kristine Flaherty, flashed an elastic flow and a quick wit, rhyming atop beats that rumbled like traffic on crowded city streets and throbbed like packed discos. More recently the rapper, who spins engaging tales about the mundanity of day-to-day life, has gravitated towards airy, electro-spiked beats that leave more room for her dense wordplay. Claim to fame/need to know: The Wilmette-born Flay, who relocated to Brooklyn in August following eight years in San Francisco, has opened shows for everyone from...
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November 20, 2011 | Andy Downing, For RedEye
Band Name: K. Flay Sound/sounds like: On her self-titled debut EP, the young MC, born Kristine Flaherty, flashed an elastic flow and a quick wit, rhyming atop beats that rumbled like traffic on crowded city streets and throbbed like packed discos. More recently the rapper, who spins engaging tales about the mundanity of day-to-day life, has gravitated towards airy, electro-spiked beats that leave more room for her dense wordplay. Claim to fame/need to know: The Wilmette-born Flay, who relocated to Brooklyn in August following eight years in San Francisco, has opened shows for everyone from...
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February 12, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Pre-V Sola 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868 Leave the box of candy at the drugstore and satisfy your chocolate craving with a chocolate prix-fixe menu (Monday-Wednesday through Feb. 27) which features a wagyu hanger steak with mashed sweet potatoes, bok choy and chocolate gravy and two additional cocoa-themed courses. 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. $30; $45 with wine pairings. Taco Tasting Koval Distillery 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave. 312-878-7988 The Taquero Fusion taco truck arrives for a pop-up dinner featuring an $8 two-taco taster with options including BBQ Carnitas...
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October 12, 2012 | By RedEye staff
Blokes & Birds 3343 N. Clark St. 773-472-5252 This English gastropub is located just a few blocks south of Wrigleyville's rowdiest row of bars, and it offers craft cocktails and spiffedup pub fare in lieu of the usual wings and bomb shots. Sola 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868 When chef Carol Wallack, a California surferchef who splits her time between Hawaii and Chicago, opened a restaurant on Lakeview's north end, this is the result: Midwest-sourced meats and produce prepared with island inspiration.
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November 20, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
Let's not cook and say we did. If you're hosting or attending a family Thanksgiving - or the buddies-only version, Friendsgiving - dinner this year, that might be what you're thinking about now. If the idea of brining your own turkey or bringing a made-from-scratch dish to pass isn't worth the hassle (or gamble, if cooking isn't your thing), look to these eight restaurants catering to the cooking impaired and time-crunched by offering Thanksgiving dishes to-go. Whether you're looking for a traditional turkey and sides or a pie that everyone (including your vegan friend)
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December 14, 2011 | By Lisa Arnett
If you saw the teasers, then you knew what was coming for the remaining 12 cheftestants: The dreaded double elimination! And of course, continued conflict between Heather and Beverly, which we knew was coming. Quickfire: Guest chef Tim Love of the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Forth Worth challenges the chefs to create a dish using a tequila of their choice. Elimination challenge: Cook a six-course game dinner to a panel of game-savvy chef guests -- and each other.
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March 16, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey
Hello again, squirrelfriends and welcome back to our recaps of the best show on TV,"RuPaul's Drag Race. "When we last checked in with our ladies, they were tramping it up in a wet T-shirt contest and parading around in boats. This week, we start with the contestants giving Jiggly Caliente a little heat for being in the bottom last week. Ru arrives for the mini-challenge soon, though, which turns out to be a reading contest, and not like the kind Scolastic Books holds. The queens have to read each other, doling out insults like so many treats.
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March 6, 2013 | By Hannah Greene and For RedEye
Eating slices of cold fish might not sound as comforting in the dead of winter as slurping a bowl of hot soup, but that hasn't slowed a recent mini-burst of new sushi spots. From a charming BYOB in Lakeview to a sleek bar and kitchen in the South Loop, these four new additions to the sushi scene have no shortage of expertly rolled maki - and plenty of cooked dishes, too, to warm you from the inside out. Stetsons Modern Steak & Sushi 151 E. Wacker Drive 312-239-4491 Opened in: Early January Backstory: Inside the Hyatt Regency, Stetson's Chop House belonged to the tradition...
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