This blog will be about pairing tons of cheap wine and beer with the amazing food Chicago has to offer. This blog will be about dinner partying. First stop: Irazu, a Costa Rican restaurant in Bucktown.
Jennifer Olvera has written perhaps the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the Chicago food scene ever written. I spoke with her recently about the making of the book and her own personal haunts in Chicago.
A handful of tips from our disciples led us to this potential hidden gem burger in Little Italy, the Davanti Burger at Davanti Enoteca.
While Mayor-Elect Emanuel tackles the Chicago's budget deficit of more than $500 million, there is much he can do to help struggling nonprofits shore up the safety net they provide.
There's an immediacy to works on paper. It shows the artist's hand more than other mediums, rendering the artist's soul more visible and their intent more clear.
Three of Chicago's nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards are pretty much celebrities in their own right.
Make no mistake about it: pollution from the ancient Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants affects all of us in Chicago. Dirty air doesn't respect ward boundaries.
The power of domination depends on our essential isolation from one another -- our cynical separateness, our underdeveloped or perhaps completely decommissioned capacity for empathy.
We all get busy with our own lives. And once the Chicago winter rolls in and we're cooped up inside, you can go weeks, even months, without seeing the people who live next door.
"Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss" from Psalm 85 epitomizes for me the life of Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.