The long, chewy strands of spicy, oily, tomato-y spaghetti arrabbiata @ Salatino’s demand to be slurped—not cut, not twirled. SALATINO’S: 626 S Racine; 312-226-9300
Pictures of Detroit’s beleaguered neighborhoods and crumbling buildings are guaranteed web-traffic boosters, and now there’s a lavish coffee-table book devoted to them. How are pictures of decrepit infrastructure competing with celebrity gossip?
@pennypollack: The sweet potato soup @ Custom House Tavern is so addictive, it should come with a warning label. CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN: 500 S Dearborn; 312-523-0200
It takes guts for a non steak house to boast about its dry-aged bone-in rib eye. Bragging rights hereby awarded to Custom House Tavern. CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN: 500 S Dearborn; 312-523-0200
They could lose the foam on the Lake Superior walleye @ Custom House Tavern but keep everything else—especially the lemon polenta. CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN: 500 S Dearborn; 312-523-0200
For years Michael Madigan has been the quiet center of state politics, and he’s been a player in local politics as well. But as he gets older, questions of succession are inevitable.
The city best known for a certain transplant from planet Krypton will be a mecca for superhero fans this weekend. Head south to Metropolis for the aptly named Fandomfest Metropolis and you’ll find a gathering of comic book aficionados amid a trove of related marvels…
Another New York publication has decided that Chicago is exciting, excited, glittery, and elan-tastic, but they can’t really put their finger on why. Luckily, we’ve got the numbers behind the hipness.
The Hawks were away, but Chicagoans still played—table hockey, that is—Thursday night at Lottie’s Pub, in Bucktown…
Let us not forget dear Target when we are looking for a little something to add punch to a room…