Lucky me got invited to a party @ Prairie Fire. I kept hitting the buffet for more lamb sausage on polenta. So earthy. PRAIRIE FIRE: 215 N Clinton; 312-382-8300
Given how good this whole roasted salmon was @ Prairie Fire, I would order any of Sarah Stegner’s salmon preps in a heartbeat. Right now it’s steelhead glazed with mustard and honey. PRAIRIE FIRE: 215 N Clinton; 312-382-8300
I’m considering throwing a dinner party, just as an excuse to have this gorgeous chopped Greek salad from Prairie Fire on my dining room table. PRAIRIE FIRE: 215 N Clinton; 312-382-8300
The local starchtect discusses “Reveal,” the new monograph about Studio Gang, as the Gang-designed Ford Calumet Environmental Center hangs in the balance. Alternately, Lisa Madigan appears on the Interview Show tonight at the Hideout.
The sale of Goose Island to Anheuser-Busch InBev dominated headlines this week and drew the attention of the city’s boozehounds. But two pieces of legislation–one on the state level, one on the national level–promise to impact big beer, small beer, and beer drinkers in Illinois and throughout the country.
I’ve had a blast at several of Mark Bazer’s monthly Interview Shows at The Hideout, where talk-show guests from all walks of life, from top chefs to best-selling authors to SNL-tapped comedians to fashionistas have walked the boards…
Finally! Instead of saddling another major intersection with a blank-faced bank, someone’s taking a stand and opening a bar. Well, a bar inside an old bank.
The brother/sister development team of Eric and Anne Nordness and their partner, Matthew Mering, all of Salita Development, took me on a tour yesterday of their new Wicker Park venture-in-progress, The Bedford…
@pennypollack: When I want a hot dog, I find immediate gratification @ Portillo’s. Crinkle-cuts aren¹t great but aren’t bad, either. PORTILLO’S: 100 W ONTARIO; 312-587-8910
List Price: $2.499 million
The Project: By far the largest home in the St. Ben’s neighborhood, this newly completed mansion fills the shell of a former six-flat apartment building. The builder Bill Varney took advantage of the wide, shallow structure to create a home whose expansive southern façade lets virtually every room bask in sunlight…
What’s girl to do when all the hotspots are booked solid? Pick up a grilled chicken breast to-go from Portillo’s and hunker down at home. PORTILLO’S: 100 W ONTARIO; 312-587-8910