But Billy Lawless’s latest spot would struggle to stand out among the horde of new Italian restaurants in town.
Lettuce Entertain You phones one in for the whole family
Mike Sula reviews Lettuce Entertain You’s Il Porcellino.
Chicago’s most essential pasta destination is Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
Mike Sula reviews—and recommends—Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio.
Acanto is the un-Italian Italian
Acanto’s busy, big, cheffy dishes should win over the tourists on the Magnificent Mile.
In “Destroy the Picture,” a violent attack on the canvas
A new Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit collects abstract artists’ impassioned responses to World War II.
Reader’s Agenda Mon 1/28: Off the Record, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and The Sound, the Soul, the Syncopation
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, January 28, 2013
Pasta on (and off) Damen: Nando Milano Trattoria and Briciola
Reviews of two newish Italian restaurants
Salatino’s steps back in time
Scott Harris resurrects the longtime Taylor Street red-sauce joint Gennaro’s.
7/29 — Free Pizza and Wine at WineStyles
WineStyles offers free samples of wine and pizza Thu 7/29.
Italian saxophonist and sound artist Alessandro Bosetti vigorously explores the possibilities of his instrument. Last year’s Zona (Grob) is a stunning representation of his extended technique as well as an expression of his interest in electronics: he recorded the piece using six microphones positioned at various distances, then digitally sewed the tracks together. Shifting from […]
A Bronx Tale
Robert De Niro’s honorable directorial debut takes on Scorsese material–Chazz Palminteri adapting his own play about growing up Italian in the Bronx during the 60s–without copying Scorsese’s style; the results may be soft in spots, but it’s encouraging to see De Niro going his own way. The narrator-hero, seen at the ages of 9 and […]