November 2, 2011 |
Lunch has always been my favorite part of the work day. I know that isn't a very controversial stand to take - I might as well declare that the Chicago winters get pretty bad or Hugh Jackman should have taken his shirt off more in "Real Steel" - but, nonetheless, I stand by it. Lunch is awesome. Lunch is the breath that breaks up my day. It's a chance to escape my desk and clear my head. Just when my eyeballs feel like they're going to melt from overexposure to spreadsheets and Google Docs, in swoops my lunch break, like Batman after a call from Commissioner Gordon, here to save the day. I grab my...
February 27, 2013 |
EAT Pie and Quiche Class Blue Sky Bakery 3720 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-880-9910 Learn the bakery's pie crust secrets in a hands-on class where you create your own Parisian mini-quiche and then dine on the results with a salad and petite sweets - and a glass of wine, if you like, since BYOB is encouraged. 7-9 p.m. $25. RSVP by phone required by 3 p.m. National Chili Day Chicago Q 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160 Whether or not you've waited all year to commemorate the occasion, you can warm up with a cup ($8.50)
July 4, 2013 |
It used to be we all had to wait for our high school reunions to make people jealous. And even then there was so much pressure. You wouldn't dare bother showing up without being skinny, dating (or hiring) a sexy boyfriend and having created Post-Its. Thank God they invented Instagram. Now you don't need anything but an iPhone to make others feel bad about their own lives - and you can do so all year round . Here are some tips on how to make your acquaintances want to give up and move somewhere Verizon doesn't service.
March 26, 2012 |
If your relationship is not going in the right direction, perhaps it's because you're not commuting in the right direction. A new study by Hong Kong researchers who conducted surveys in the U.S. and Hong Kong found that couples' marital satisfaction is greater when they travel to work in the same direction, no matter what time the partners leave for work. A couple of Chicago couples told RedEye they go out of their way to change their commute so they can have more time with their spouses because they like having someone to talk...
May 31, 2013 |
The Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) organization, a Chicago-based nonprofit devoted to supporting emerging artists, launched its annual Kickstarter Campaign on May 22 to raise funds for its kitchen. The donation period ends on July 22. ACRE will host its fourth annual summer residency program beginning July 10. The residency takes place in rural southwest Wisconsin and provides emerging artists with an escape from everyday obligations. The Kickstarter Campaign has a collection goal of $10,000, with hopes to expand the kitchen to include a walk-in...
August 22, 2012 |
It takes a combination of skill and experience to make it as a messenger in Chicago. It takes determination to be the best in the world. Nico Deportago-Cabrera has it all. The 28-year-old bike messenger from Bucktown has consistently placed in the Top 20 in both national and international championships for bike messengers since 2009. Although this year he sat out the Cycle Messenger World Championships, which were held in Chicago from Aug. 2-5, he said the winner of that event should consider himself the best in the world.