Kate Stahl | August 30, 2011 8:15 amWelcome back to the Pop 5, featuring Chicago's best places to do anything and everything. Last week, we listed our favorite coffee shops in Chicago, and this week, we're wrapping up our drink series with the city's best craft beers. Chicago is blessed with lots of brewers, creating all kinds of beer — dark, light, and somewhere in between.Read More
Kate Stahl | August 24, 2011 8:00 amWelcome back to Pop 5. Last week we asked you about your favorite coffee shops in Chicago, and theresults are in. This week, we're asking about another kind of brew: Chicago's craft beers.Read More
Kate Stahl | August 4, 2011 8:00 amFestival food isn't usually worth getting excited about, but ever since Graham Elliot took over Lollapalooza's Chow Town, the fest fare has gotten almost as exciting as the music lineup. You can check out the Lolla map to get the lay of the land and the whole lineup of food served at the two Chow Town locations and at Lollapalooza Farmers Market.
I'm betting the longest lines will be for Kuma's Corner, Franks 'n' Dawgs, and, of course, Grahamwich, where Elliot will once again be serving up his famous lobster corn dog (shown above).Read More
Kate Stahl | March 21, 2011 8:00 amStarting this week, Body Worlds, an update of the smash 2005 exhibit, is back at the Museum of Science and Industry (57th St. and Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414) through Sept. 5. The US debut exhibition features more than 200 plastinates, real human specimens preserved through a scientific process invented by physician Dr. Gunther von Hagens.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 1, 2011 8:01 amWhen it comes to beer, Chicago has some big players, including Goose Island and Three Floyds, but some smaller productions are also making big microbrewery news. Check out five Windy City craft beer producers and drink local on your next night out.
Finch's Beer Co.Read More
Kate Stahl | February 21, 2011 8:00 amOn Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660) introduces Scottish artist Susan Philipsz, the winner of the 2010 Turner Prize, who will lecture about her new MCA sound installation, We Shall Be All.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 23, 2010 8:02 amI've been making the rounds to find some of the greatest brews of the season, and I'm excited to report some serious seasonal beers are headed to a tap near you. Head to three of my favorite Bucktown restaurants, Piece, Lillie Q's, and The Bristol, and be sure to arrive thirsty!
Last week, super-popular barbecue newcomer Lillie Q's (1856 W.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 19, 2010 8:00 amBelieve it or not, it's already time to start your holiday shopping, and this weekend, you can get a jumpstart at the Randolph Street Holiday Market (Beaux Arts Plumbers Union Hall Building, 1340 W. Washington St., 312-666-1200). This Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.Read More