Blog Profile / Redeye Chicago


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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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Cooking and beverage classes to up your skills and get you through the holidays

Let’s be honest: You’d rather order out for the holidays, but who has that kind of dough? Instead, most of us wind up stuck in the kitchen, rolling out our own dough and cooking turkeys or whatever else we’re scrambling to serve for a million friends and family. You can handle it, but if you’re...

Ho, ho, ho: The CTA Holiday Train is back

‘Twas the commute after work. You’re waiting for the CTA. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow is giving the luster of mid-day to objects below when, what to your wondering eyes should appear? Not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, but the CTA Holiday Train! Everyone’s favorite...

6 Chicago restaurants offering takeout for Thanksgiving

Sure, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every single year, but somehow it always manages to creep up and catch us unprepared. If you want to take it easy and avoid the last-minute shopping scramble—and also don’t feel like getting dressed up for dining out—we’ve got...

What's streaming and leaving Netflix: December 2017

If you’re going to be spending many hours with family in the next month during the holiday season, then look to Netflix for a break from all the nagging questions about your love life and career. Or, bond with your cousins over your shared love of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Other titles to be...

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Alex Lahey, The Frights, Dua Lipa

Talent comes in from Australia, San Diego, London and Canada in this week’s music scene in Chicago. Alex Lahey Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 Hailing from Melbourne, Alex Lahey has supreme guitar skills born from the repulsion that came with learning music in the congested regiments...

Ask Anna: Threesomes and coming together

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, Who should you have a threesome with? —Anon. Dear Anon., Perhaps the better question is: Who SHOULDN’T you have a threesome with? (Libertarians.) Everyone else...

Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Rogers Park

Rogers Park is both Chicago's northernmost point and one of its most diverse neighborhoods. The lakefront community extends from Devon Avenue to Howard Street and features both historic homes and a collection of vibrant murals. The food scene offers cuisine from around the world, and between meals...

Chicago date idea: Art gallery then cocktails at The Whistler

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing a visit to the Sector 2337 gallery with drinks at The Whistler. Main attraction: Sector 2337 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8481 How much: Free Get artsy on...

Treat your sweet tooth with these extravagant desserts

Don’t reach for your wallet. Don’t put on your coat. Dinner isn’t over when the main course is done and you’re bloated beyond repair. It’s over when you’ve consumed a dessert too beautiful to be real. These aren’t scoops of ice cream haphazardly tossed in a bowl—these desserts are works of art...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 16-22

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Nov. 16 Learn how to make espresso martinis and other dessert cocktails and drink your work for $14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market (1 W. Upper Wacker Drive 312-372-7200). Friday, Nov. 17 Seven Lions (130 S. Michigan Ave. 312-880-0130)...

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

We’ve got some fun ways for you to warm up or embrace the chill, with boozy brews and speakeasy stories, plus the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. Light that tree One of the city’s oldest holiday traditions, Chicago’s 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony goes down—er, up—this weekend in...

Get on the 'Modern Love' podcast at this Zola wedding planning pop-up Wednesday

Super-fans of the New York Times’ “Modern Love” podcast and lovebirds barreling toward matrimony might be interested in braving this rainy Wednesday weather for a couple reasons. Wedding-planning website Zola is parking a 1970s camper in Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., until 4 p.m., giving...

Worth a trip: Manchurian Cauliflower from Curry on Fire

I’m guessing you’ve figured out that General Tso’s chicken isn’t quite an authentic Chinese dish. On the other hand, if I’ve blown your mind and ruined your childhood with this declaration, I apologize. The dish was thought to have been invented in America in New York at Peng’s on East 44th by...

'Hamilton' rapper-actor Daveed Diggs talks new 'Wonder' movie and offers advice for millennials

Rapper. Actor. Executive producer. From Broadway to TV to the silver screen, modern-day Renaissance man Daveed Diggs basically does it all. You may recognize him from his Tony Award-winning performances as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” or his appearances...

Sister duo on Chicago’s South Side runs the meat packing business one pig at a time

In Chicago’s Back of the Yards stands one of the last meatpacking slaughterhouses of the old stockyards, Park Packing (4107 S. Ashland Ave.). The family-owned business is now run by second- and third-generation family members—sisters Kiki Bairaktaris, 28, and Demetra Bairaktaris, 23, alongside...

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves

Local hitmakers and bright up-and-comers take over Chicago this week. Friday, Nov. 17 Alice Glass Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600 She’s best known for being the face and voice of the experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles, but Alice Glass left her post as the duo’s frontwoman...

Do Good for Chicago's homeless community with Kicks 4 The City

Imagine having only one pair of shoes to wear year-round. Now imagine you’re also homeless. In 2012, Justin Johnson had a chance encounter with a man who personally encountered this hardship. His toes had burst through the soles of his shoes, and they were his only pair. Inspired to help this man...

Ask Anna: My friend stole my idea! Is it wrong to out him?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. I've been running a storytelling show with two of my best friends for 10 years, and it's been one of the most important parts of my life. These two friends also happened to...

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