July 1, 2013 |
Pizza review: Old Fifth 1027 W Madison St. 312-374-1672 Rating: 3 (out of four) Whiskey and pizza - why don't we see more of this dynamic duo? Old Fifth, a nearly month-old sports bar in the West Loop, provides the city with not only these two essentials, but solid draft beer and ample TVs as well. On a stretch of Madison leading to the United Center, this newcomer - named for a former 5th Ward alderman who in 1872 developed the building that now houses the pizzeria - isn't lacking for sports bar competition.
October 9, 2012 |
"Bridesmaids" may have been the big lady-comedy of 2011, but "Bad Teacher" is taking it one step further. The Cameron Diaz snarkfest that should've been a lot funnier than it actually was is being adapted for CBS, deadline.com reports. Given some of the racy scenes in the flick -- and the fact that the network already had a show called "$#*! my Dad Says" -- we're a little curious about how the movie will be edited for content. Here's our best guess as to how things will play out. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana Movie scene: A student...
January 14, 2013 |
Chicago designer Katelyn Pankoke will be among the 16 designers competing in the Season 11 of "Project Runway" when it premieres at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 24 on Lifetime. The new season is the first ever teams edition, so the 23-year-old creative force behind Elaya Vaughn Bridal will be be paired with another designer and they will have to make it work together. Pankoke is originally from Parkland, Fla. The designers didn't learn they would be competing as teams until after the arrived in New York to begin filming.
July 24, 2012 |
Vermilion 10 W. Hubbard St. 312-527-4060 Chef Maneet Chuahan's menu mashes up Indian and Latin flavors to create dishes such as cilantro-tamarind shrimp and tandoori skirt steak with fried plantains. Dos Diablos 15 W. Hubbard St. 312-245-3100 If you have enough liquid courage in the form of margaritas, mojitos or sangria at this Mexican bar and eatery, get in line for a turn on the mechanical bull. Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000 This reliable hangout has earned plenty of fans over the years.
October 25, 2012 |
We put our Twitter followers to the test before every Bears game. At stake: a chance to join our Four Score panel. Enter by 1) Having the right answer, and 2) Following and tweeting @redeyesportschi with your guess by noon Monday with the hashtag #bearschallenge. Here are this week's question and answer, along with our winners (that's right, more than one!): Question Starting in Lovie Smith's hometown, if you drove to the hometowns of Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers and then to Soldier Field, in that order, how many miles...
November 30, 2012 |
Where a normal person might see random fabric hanging from the ceiling when going through a car wash, Shedd Aquarium staff members see the makings of a sea otter habitat. Recycled bottles become jellyfish. PVC? Twigs for penguins nest. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is all in a day's work for the four members of the Shedd's fab shop, the place where they create the display pieces that the 2 million plus who flock to the Shedd each year will see inside the exhibits. “We take artificial materials and make them look very real, as much as we can,” said Kristen Neria,...