What Belongs to You is a radical portrayal of queer life in the eastern-European country.
Bulgaria’s most popular contemporary novelist visits Chicago—home to a huge Bulgarian population—to read from his new book The Physics of Sorrow on Thursday.
Fabulous Freddie Ninja Unlike you and me, Fabulous Freddie Ninja (aka Freddie Leroy) irons his white jeans before an all-styles dance battle. And unlike anyone else, he fearlessly integrates breaking and voguing—two of the perhaps most disparate elements in Chicago underground dancing—spinning on his head, then jumping to his feet only to collapse to the […]
A primer on Bulgarian eats, and where to get them
Bridge House Tavern, Northdown, Tolotzin, and ten more new restaurants
Search the Reader‘s online database of more than 4,300 Chicago-area restaurants—and add your own review—at chicagoreader.com. Bia for Mia $$ It’s a ballsy move to open up an Italian place along a stretch of Grand that includes Bari, D’Amato’s, La Scarola, and Bella Notte—even if you are Mel Markon, restaurateur de sass circa 1995, and […]
Recent Openings Search the Reader’s online database of more than 4,300 Chicago-area restaurants—and add your own review—at chicagoreader.com/food. Antico | Wicker Park/Bucktown | $$$ Tucked into what used to be an antique store just off Armitage in Bucktown, the aptly named Antico is by all appearances a typical neighborhood restaurant. Yet the unassuming facade masks […]
New Too Bia for Mia 1147 W. Grand | 312-226-0312 $$ ITALIAN | LUNCH: MONDAY-SATURDAY; DINNER: SEVEN DAYS | OPEN LATE: FRIDAY & SATURDAY TILL MIDNIGHT, OTHER NIGHTS TILL 11 | RESERVATIONS FOR LARGE GROUPS ONLY It’s a ballsy move to open up an Italian place along a stretch of Grand that includes Bari, D’Amato’s, […]
From Artopolis Bakery & Cafe to Yolk
West Loop sandwich vets go NOLA at Mac and Mins; Mia Figlia, a trattoria from a Tizi Melloul vet; and fancy pancakes on Taylor Street at Stax Cafe. Plus: 13 southern restaurants
Thirteen more spots for barbecue
Twelve more recent openings
Ten more recent openings, including Floriole Cafe & Bakery and Vintage 338
Eleven more recent openings