By Karin Vandraiss In January, Jonathan Gold of the LA Times became the latest restaurant critic to make headlines by revealing his long-protected persona to the public.
By Karin Vandraiss and Matt Yurus For the first time, Chicago’s next mayor will be determined in a runoff election as a group of challengers kept incumbent Rahm Emanuel from reaching the simple majority he needed for an outright victory. The AP called the race “an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff.”
By Kate Morrissey and Karin Vandraiss The Daley dynasty may be a thing of the past, but Chicago politics are still alive and well. Between questionable politicking and social media sass, this year’s election hasn’t disappointed when it comes to shenanigans worthy of the Windy City. 1. Doughnut-debacle 2015. Best enjoyed with your own Box O’Joe, some poll […]
By Dean DeChiaro Just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, two poll watchers at the Hamburg Athletic Club on South Emerald Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood told potential voters to cast their ballots for Patrick Daley Thompson, the former mayor’s nephew and candidate in the 11th Ward, and to help themselves to “free coffee and doughnuts.”
By Karin Vandraiss Bravo’s hit series, “Top Chef,” wastes no time lining up new talent. On Wednesday LA chef Mei Lin won the title honors for Season 12, but the show has already started its annual, nation-wide scouting trip to cast the upcoming season. Chicago’s live casting call was earlier this week, but even if […]
By Karin Vandraiss Restaurant Week, the annual winter event that offers Chicagoans the chance to eat at top-flight restaurants at relatively low prices, opens Jan. 30. But the imbalance between North Side (and north suburban) restaurants and South Side eateries is hard to ignore. Since its launch in 2008, Chicago Restaurant Week has grown exponentially, […]