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For decades Chicago journalists' post-work watering hole of choice has been the Billy Goat Tavern, with its three beers on tap ($3.50 Schlitz and Billy Goat Dark and Lager) and $3.15 cheeseburgers just a dark stairway's descent from the Magnificent Mile's...
You're walking in Chicago. It's chaotic and it's loud. People swarm the sidewalks, many of them shouting. They spill into the street, many of them cursing. They jostle you, step on your toes. Traffic is a nightmare. You squeeze through the barricade...
Following their show at the United Center Thursday, Coldplay band members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion hit 10pin Bowling Lounge for food, drinks and, of course, bowling. I'm told the band members requested anonymity...
Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
Lubricated by a salty margarita purloined in the lobby, clearly besotted with the environmental theatricality of period Mexican chic, and with the taste of Rick Bayless' tuna ceviche apparently dancing cartwheels on his lips, one intensely aroused...
Mumford & Sons singer and Carey Mulligan dine at Sunda, R. Kelly at Harry Caray's, Kim K. appears in Kanye music videoMumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday. Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
The protest march on North Michigan Avenue early Thursday afternoon by members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago was probably futile. The membership of this independent, newly formed union — drawn from retail and restaurant...
Winter in Chicago brings head to toe misery. From hats to boot you've got questions. I've got answers. But if it's the weather that's giving you a problem, you'll need the intervention of someone higher up the chain of command than just a mere angel....
Rick Bayless is adding another leaf to his already formidable repertoire of celebrity chef, researcher, author, TV host and all-around culinary entrepreneur focused on the cuisine of Mexico. Next spring, Bayless will be the live-and-in-person star of a...
As Chicago burns in the Lookingglass Theatre's "The Great Fire," John Musial's inflammatory theatrical collage about the events of Sunday Oct. 8, 1871, a little clutch of rich Chicagoans stares out at the inferno. "I predict we will be rebuilding a city,...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds The tulips on Michigan Avenue are a staple of spring in Chicago, but a decline in contributions to the project's sponsoring organization may force future plantings to be scaled back. John Chikow, president of the Greater North......
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds If you've strolled across the Michigan Avenue Bridge lately, you may have noticed several new additions. Couples have started attaching padlocks to the bridge's railings as symbols of their eternal love. About 50 locks are attached...
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