When Windy City Playhouse first opened on Irving Park Road in 2015, the company won nearly as much attention for its comfortable audience perks (swivel seats and food and beverage service, like a luxe movie theater) as it did for its programming, which for the most part focused on contemporary plays like Deborah Zoe Laufer’s […]
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Breathless, CPL Foundation Awards, Fortune at the Hideout
Pioneering French-Swiss film director, writer, and critic Jean-Luc Godard passed away in September, and the Gene Siskel Film Center swiftly put together Au Revoir, Godard, a presentation of three Godard-directed favorites from his 60s work. Tonight’s feature, 1960’s À bout de souffle (which literally translates from French as “out of breath”) is more commonly known […]
The best tortillas are made with Michigan (and Mexican) corn
When Aaron Harris’s wife adopted a gluten-free diet he had to start from scratch when it came to tacos. He was raised on his grandmother’s homemade flour tortillas, and she was raised in Chihuahua, where wheat supersedes corn. “She and my mom would make big stacks of flour tortillas, and we would eat those with […]
In the weeds with Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse
It’s #influencernight at the Contumacious Pig restaurant, and if you’re on payroll at a restaurant or an Instagrammer with 5,000 or more followers, you know what that means. If not, read on. The scene is the aforesaid purveyor of pork (and sundry sides), the night the amateur eaters are afoot, the head chef has doffed […]
Get out and eat your feelings at these weekend food pop-ups
Take your life back.
Rishi Manoj Kumar is a macha man
Bar Sotano’s chef de cuisine launches a line of toasty, nutty, Mexican chili oils.
Steep Theatre searches for a new home
The company’s leadership discusses how to create community in times of COVID.
Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant
Psistaria Greek Taverna
How Mordecai chef-owner Matthias Merges helped transform modern fine dining
A phone call to PolyScience in Niles resulted in the popularization of immersion circulators in restaurant kitchens.
Rick Bayless just roasted a bunch of goats in his Bucktown backyard
The Frontera Grill chef went whole hog for charity.
Illinois’s late payment charges on its bills add up to $1 billion, and other Chicago news
Also, Chicago police used a Trump Hotel conference room during the Women’s March.
Still Dance the Stars and two more new stage shows for the long weekend
Personal stories become fodder for improv scenes in this week’s best bet. Plus: New Millennium’s death by thee and thou
What to check out at Printers Row 2017
Everything that’s free at the annual fest (except Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Al Franken)
Chris Kennedy: J.B. Pritzker does not ‘deserve’ to be governor, and other Chicago news
Also, the city removed 12 red-light cameras after a study showed they were not preventing crashes.
Chef Dan Salls pays tribute to his culinary mentor, Rick Bayless
The Quiote chef says the restaurateur and Mexico: One Plate at a Time host helped him fall in love with Mexican food.