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Szechuan sauce returns: McDonald's re-launches sauce at locations nationwide after last fall's botched promo

“Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce. What is that? For 97 more years, Morty! I want that McNugget sauce, Morty.” Last summer, “Rick and Morty” invoked McDonald’s once-dormant Mulan Szechuan sauce in an episode, not just mentioning the sauce, but using it (semi-ironically)...

Happy Meal cheeseburgers gone, Chelsea Handler slings weed and more conversation starters for your weekend

Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing’s coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. McDonald’s ditches cheeseburger Happy Meals Prepare for another blow to your childhood, millennials: McDonald’s is removing cheeseburgers from Happy...

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Flamenco dancing, coffee, beer, the Lunar New Year parade and Eve Ewing lead our list of what to do this weekend in the Windy City. Spanish dance festival begins Now in its 16th consecutive year, Chicago’s Flamenco Festival features four weekends of performances and activities celebrating the tradition...

Chicago date idea: Craft beer festival then Thai food

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 the Frost Fest craft beer festival with Thai food. Main attraction: Frost Fest craft beer festival 3514 N. Halsted St. 773-883-0500 How much: $20-$35 in advance,...

What questions do you have about how Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day?

A river of green, parades and a very big race — these are a few of our favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. But what do you want to know? Where are the most authentic places to raise a pint? What are the secrets of South Side Irish Parade viewing? Is Guinness really the breakfast...

NBA collaborates with French fashion label Kitsuné for pop-up shop in Chicago

NBA fans in Chicago can experience a showcase off the court this weekend, as the league will show off its recent clothing collaboration with French fashion/record label Kitsuné during a pop-up shop at Virgin Hotels Chicago in the Commons Club (level two, 203 N. Wabash Ave.). The pop-up is the only...

Be a tourist in Chicago with our Pedway guide: What to eat, drink and do without going above ground

The Pedway intimidates Chicagoans both old and new. But for some tourists, it’s another piece of the Windy City adventure. The network connects dozens of buildings across the north end of the Loop, including offices, malls, train stations and hotels. It’s united by a mishmash of tunnels, bridges...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Feb 22-28

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Feb. 22 All burgers are $10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400). Professional eaters take on local influencers in a burger-eating competition at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 Houndstooth Saloon...

Garrett Popcorn lands at Wrigley Field; free popcorn at Cubs event Thursday

Garrett Popcorn will pop into Wrigley Field this season as part of a new partnership with the Chicago Cubs, the company announced Wednesday. Garrett will become the “Official Gourmet Popcorn Sponsor” of the lovable losers, as well as a team partner. That means the popcorn will be available at Wrigley...

Wallows: West Coast rockers talk crowd-surfing, creating songs and their love for the Midwest

The Roxy. The Troubadour. The El Rey Theatre. Name an iconic music venue in Los Angeles and Wallows has already played a sold-out show there. Bursting onto the indie rock scene just shy of a year ago, the California-based band continues to pack houses at home and across the country. The most impressive...

Do good helping underserved people access financial tools with Ladder Up

For as much of a pain as preparing your tax return can be this time of year, the check you get afterward makes it all worthwhile — especially if that refund is your biggest payday all year. February is definitely the busiest month for the volunteers and staffers at Ladder Up, an organization devoted...

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options

Newcomers and homecomings make up most of this week’s concerts where quality and fun are of no shortage. Friday, Feb. 23 Starcrawler The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Drenched in power pop urgency and classic rock pastiche, LA band Starcrawler finds its way forward by journeying...

Ask Anna: I'm in a dating rut. Help?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, Me: local, “out of loop” single, handsome male in hunt of a chill bar date. I beg of insight. Help me find the perfect woman please. —Anon. Dear Anon., Have you...

5 things to do on President's Day in Chicago

It’s a three-day weekend, and, in case you didn’t already have plans for that much-needed Monday off, we’ve got you covered with five extra options this weekend. Tell a transit (horror) story Sponsored by WBEZ and Vocalo, the Moth Storyslam series is always a popular draw, as droves of folks pack...

DIY Olympics in Chicago: Make your own games with offerings around the city

The journey to Pyeongchang is a long one, and I’m not talking about the figurative “journey to the Olympics” that broadcasters tout as a euphemism for the long, rigorous training regimens that earn athletes a trip to the Games. I’m talking about the literal journey to Pyeongchang, South Korea....

Elizabeth restaurant to host Wes Anderson-themed pop-up dinner series

Oh, you love Wes Anderson, huh? Name five of his movies! Up at Elizabeth, Ilana Regan’s acclaimed Lincoln Square restaurant, not only can they name Anderson’s movies, but they’re planning an upcoming dinner series based off the director’s work. First reported by Time Out Chicago, the series will...

Chicago date idea: 'Mirroring China’s Past' at the Art Institute then dim sum at MingHin

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 the Art Institute’s new “Mirroring China’s Past” exhibit with dim sum at MingHin’s nearby Streeterville location. Main attraction: “Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors...

Harrison Ford, HQ Trivia app, and more conversation starters for your weekend

Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing's coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. Harrison Ford still ‘Solo’ When the trailer for the next movie in the “Star Wars” universe — “Solo” — went live the day after the Super Bowl, the...

Rapper CupcakKe makes Chicago her kind of town

This has been written before, but Chicago hip-hop is often typecast into two camps: drill rap (typically associated with Chief Keef) and not-drill rap (typically associated with Chance the Rapper and his affiliates). That, of course, is a misleading and oversimplified way to look at Chicago’s thriving...

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