Kate Stahl | August 10, 2011 8:00 amWelcome back to Pop 5: liquid edition. Last week we asked you about your favorite place for a classic cocktail, and the results are in.
This week, we're turning to a healthier drink: freshly pressed and squeezed juices!Read More
Kate Stahl | July 25, 2011 8:00 amFor some, half the fun of food trucks is in the hunt. Where will your fave stop next — and can you make it there before it sells out? But if Twitter stalking isn't your thing, you're in luck.Read More
Kate Stahl | July 20, 2011 7:30 amSave the date: my favorite barbecue spot, Lillie's Q (1856 W. North Ave., 773-772-5500), is amping up for a one-year anniversary celebration on Aug. 1 that's sure to be pork-tastic.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 24, 2011 8:01 amBucktown is in full bloom this week, thanks to the arrival of new flower shop Pistil & Vine (1924 N. Damen Ave., 773-698-7287). Stop by to check out a gorgeous array of tulips, hydrangea, anemones, potted herbs, and verdant ivy that literally fills the shops from top to bottom.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 3, 2011 8:03 amChicago has gone crazy for burgers in the last couple of years, and one of my favorite newcomers, Epic Burger (517 S. State St., 312-913-1373; 1000 W. North Ave., 312-440-9700), is expanding to keep up with the demand.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 31, 2011 8:01 amThis week, celebrate The Southern's one-year anniversary with a lowcountry boil, indulge in some chowdah, and come to our brew bash.
The first annual Chowdah Fest Chicago, from the creators of the Chicago Ice Cream Festival, takes place on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 18, 2011 8:00 amThe great pizza debate continues: Chicago deep dish or New York thin crust? Lucky for us, we have it all in our city. And when it's New York-style we're craving, Santullo's Eatery on North Avenue is the best place to get it.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 12, 2011 8:00 amOwned by two sisters inspired by their mutual love of dance, the recently expanded Bucktown's MaZi Dance Fitness Centre offers a variety of fitness classes designed to get you moving in a heart-pounding, effective, and incredibly fun way. MaZi's cardio and body sculpting classes range from Zumba — a workout that's more like an international dance party — and Cardio Hip-Hop to Ballerina Bum Bootcamp and Skinny Jeans, which uses a ball and your body as resistance to sculpt, improve your posture, and increase your flexibility. MaZi instructors help you develop strength and flexibility goals and teach you how to address your problem areas.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 22, 2010 8:00 amLooking for a different kind of dining experience? Wicker Park's Crepe Crave, which opened its doors in 2009, is the place to get it. The unique spot serves up a variety of sweet and savory crepes, gelato, loose-leaf teas, and Illy coffee.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 17, 2010 8:01 amI recently took my first trip to the fairly new North Avenue location of Epic Burger (1000 W. North Ave., 312-440-9700), and it can be summed up with one word: wow! I was impressed from start to finish with the cute space, the speedy service, and some out-of-this-world fries.Read More