It was a hot, late summer Saturday, and my son and I had come to the Chicago Botanic Garden for an outdoor playdate with some friends. To our surprise and delight, the band Mucca Pazza was performing there that afternoon as part of a series of events called Flourish, a celebration of the garden’s 50th […]
Annnnd we’re back . . . Last January when the couple behind Malaysian pop-up Kedai Tapao took an extended winter break to visit the folks back in Kuala Lumpur, Jennifer Pou-Alesi spent her first week quarantined in the comfort of her old bedroom, eating home cooking and tapao (“takeout”) of her street hawker favorites (roti […]
She’s bringing corn, beans, and squash back to where they came from.
A Lula Cafe hostess chooses bright hues to cope with the pandemic blues.
Amalea Tshilds is a familiar face to anyone who’s ever enjoyed a meal at Logan Square’s beloved Lula Cafe, but in the past few years she’s also raised her profile as a singer-songwriter. It’s a decided shift from running the neighborhood restaurant she’s co-owned for more than two decades, but her musical pursuits are hardly […]
The Lula Cafe chef’s menu is its own form of contemporary art.
The Marisol chef is inspired daily by her boss’s creativity with ingredients.
Also, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears part ways after a tumultuous eight years.
At the Evanston steak house located down an alley in a former stable, chef Nicole Pederson does amazing things with meat and vegetables.
Thirteen Chicago restaurants have sold more than $37,000 worth of cookies to benefit women’s health care.
Self-Care as Warfare, First Bites Bash, and more happenings from January 23-26
Also, Illinois Supreme Court justice Anne Burke wants to add a fifth star to the Chicago flag—for a charity she cofounded.
The upcoming food-centric conference features parties, meals, panel discussions, and chef demos.
After a break, the former Nightwood chef is doing huge things in a little Logan Square spot.
Tattoos for Tails, About Face Theatre’s Wonka Ball, and more happenings from April 15-17