The Neon Wilderness will try, but the phrase “Algren-inspired bar” makes Algren scholar Bill Savage groan.
Also, a Mexican immigrant scheduled for deportation is suing CPD for an alleged gang database error.
Chicago label International Anthem puts in the sweat to bring progressive jazz the audience it deserves.
Annemarie Sagoi brings drinks from Le Boutier, her craft cocktail bar that celebrates Cambodia’s “golden age” of rock, to Bar DeVille for one night only.
Locals at the ground floor of Chicago’s stand-up scene launch the Comedy Exposition to help replace the absent Just for Laughs.
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The third year of the Reader‘s Cocktail Challenge brought nonfoodstuffs and the nastiest ingredient yet.
Austin Skiles of Lone Wolf uses the processed foodstuff in a twist on the negroni.
Rachael Smith of Bar DeVille “doubles down on fish” in a pink-and-blue margarita.
The Zelienople side project almost gets back together to play its first show in four years as its eponymous 2006 debut gets reissued.
One bourbon, one scotch, and 20 new hipster bars
Parlour Car stand-up at Bar DeVille is worth leaving the couch for.
The illustrious barman is partnering in the Berkshire Room and opening his own “old-man bar.”
Don’t hate this hot dog stand because it’s obnoxious
In this week’s Food & Drink: Monti’s redeems the Philadelphia cheesesteak for Chicagoans, Cocktail Challenge canned tuna