Reader intern Rachel Yang returns to the Violet Hour to see who will join the 14 previously announced performers at this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
A Reader intern discovers the life of excitement and glamour that is journalism.
Violet Hour celebrates its tenth anniversary, Fleet Foxes perform at the Chicago Theatre, and more happenings from October 2-5.
Fine-dining power couple David and Anna Posey stake a claim on the lonely end of Randolph Street.
The latest offshoot of the Publican is like the others in that it’s unlike the others.
The Heisler Hospitality spot is a cafe by day, and by night a bustling bar focused on Latin American spirits.
Dove’s Luncheonette: Wicker Park hasn’t had this much soul since the Busy Bee closed.
Michael Rubel of Henry’s Swing club serves Chinese rice wine made with deer, seal, and dog penis over ice.
Challenged to create a cocktail with black sesame, Patrick Smith of the Violet Hour makes a drink that’s “like a painkiller.”
Challenged to create a cocktail with makgeolli, Maria Carlin of Big Star makes a Ramos Gin Fizz riff inspired by her grandmother.
How to taste almost the entire cocktail list at this venerable cocktail bar—and still be able to walk at the end.
The Cajun menu at Logan Square cocktail bar Analogue is deceptively complex.
Violet Hour bartender John Smillie has his way with a two-whey flip.
Griffin Benko of Lone Wolf harks back to the 1860s with a goose-fat-enriched warm ale flip.
One bourbon, one scotch, and 20 new hipster bars