April 11, 2013 |
After a West Town bar fight left one woman in need of more than 150 stitches, a Skokie woman was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated battery for use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. That weapon was a piece of glass from a mug that the woman, Vanessa Suarez, broke over the victim's head at Grand Bar at 1600 W. Grand Ave., according to state prosecutors. Prosecutors said a dispute between the two women led to the assault on the evening of March 16 after the victim had a confrontation with Suarez's husband.
February 21, 2014 |
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February 6, 2012 |
Leopold 1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-348-1028 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The Scene: On a recent Saturday night, we found West Town eatery Leopold busy enough to feel happening, but not so packed that we couldn't score a table for four with zero notice. The long, corridor-like space starts with lounge seating in the front window and ends in the back with an open kitchen. In between, an extra-long bar lit by hanging candlelabras runs along one side of the room, while banquettes upholstered with creamy off-white fabric line the other.
May 28, 2014 |
New breweries need to stand out if they are going to make an impact in Chicago's busy craft beer scene. Forbidden Root , a new Chicago brewery set to hit taps in early June, is poised to do it. Calling itself a 'botanical brewery,' Forbidden Root uses roots, herbs and spices in its beers, harkening back to a somewhat forgotten American brewing tradition. The result is a lineup of beers that are unique, complex and probably unlike any other craft beer you've recently tried. News about the brewery recently has focused on its efforts to open a West Town taproom ,...
April 2, 2012 |
If Wicker Park looks a little greener this June, don't worry. You're eyesight isn't failing you. It's just the return of the Green Music Festival . The two-day festival will run June 23-24 and will once again pair eco-friendly vendors with eco-conscious consumers. Green Music Festival is also put on as green-ly as possible - using biodegradable plastic cups and biodiesel generators among other methods that reduce the event's impact on the environment. “There's more means to be green every year, so [the festival]
May 5, 2014 |
EAT Vegan Prix Fixe Series Red Door 2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-7221 The Bucktown restaurant debuts a Tuesday night option featuring a weekly changing, four-course menu that kicks off with such dishes as a savory buckwheat okonomiyaki pancake topped with local asparagus, pickled spring onions, vegan sour cream, shiso herb and red miso. Thirsty? Add a flight of half-pour wine pairings for $10 more. 5 p.m.-midnight. $29. No Diet Day Delightful Pastries 1710 N. Wells St. 312-255-0724 Dine on selections from the expanded brunch menu including...