January 26, 2012 |
In the U.K., there is trainspotting. In Chicago, we have TamaleGuyspotting. Like the yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Elvis and Santa, the Tamale Guy has taken on the aura of a mythical creature. One minute you'd be sitting in a bar, alone and crying, curled up in a fetal position, drunk - and then, a shining beacon of Hispanic hope appears! Hot. Damn. Tamales so good they make you wanna drop to the floor and praise Jesus. The name? Claudio Velez. Now show some respect. Back in the day (sometime in 2004)
February 15, 2012 |
Forget the tamale guy. Late-night eaters in Ukrainian Village now have a new option thanks to a hot dog shop that opened in early February. The team behind rock music/prison-themed burger bar Lockdown has opened Phil's Last Stand (2258 W. Chicago Ave. 773-245-3287), which serves a selection of classic char-dogs, burgers and sandwiches such as grilled salami. The spot was named after 440-pound Phil Ashbach, who owned several hot dog stands and restaurants throughout his lifetime, and for whom the signature “Double Fatso” burger is named.
January 21, 2013 |
EAT Dine with the Angels Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1511 Kentucky makes its way to River North at the Angels Envy Bourbon Dinner , where you dine on five courses - including pork belly confit with sweet potato biscuits and bourbon-glazed, smoked Slagel Family Farms chicken - with paired pours from the craft bourbon distillery. 6 p.m. $50 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP required. Dinner on a Dime The Anthem 1725 W. Division St. 773-697-4804 Spare change translates into dinner at $2 Taco Tuesday, where the fillings include...
May 22, 2013 |
Leather Market When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Where: Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th floors. The Leather Market is the social epicenter of IML weekend and provides a welcoming atmosphere, especially for newbies, to become acquainted with leather and fetish culture. Open to the public. Cost: $5 suggested donation with all of the proceed benefiting the Leather Archives & Museum.