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The sound of Scottish d'dums

Hyde Park is the setting for a unique drum concert this Sunday, Jan. 22, when Scottish percussionist Colin Currie is featured in "Veni, Veni Emmanuel, ...

Sake to you

Beginning tonight--tonight--the popular Sake and Sushi 101 class returns to Sushisamba Rio, the stylish River North restaurant at 504 N. Wells St. The ...
The Chicago River martini

The Chicago River martini

Maybe Dine, a new West Loop restaurant at 733 W Madison St, should change the name of this concoction, not only because it's not really appetizing to ...

Where you Goin?

And another thing about Suzanne Goin (which is pronounced like "goin' to California"). If you ever go to California, you should eat at her restaurants ...

Bye-bye, dives

During dinner last night at the West Loop's Blackbird restaurant, a dinner cooked by visiting chef Suzanne Goin, who owns A.O.C. and Lucques in Los An ...

Millennium Park area gets another condo highrise

Maybe the city needs to designate Millennium Park an actual neighborhood rather than a mere green space, judging by the seismic boom in residential de ...
Helmut Jahn touts 600 North Fairbanks condominium tower

Helmut Jahn touts 600 North Fairbanks condominium tower

Say what you want about Helmut Jahn, the man has presence. He held court the other night before a crowd of would-be clients for Urban R2 Development ...
Photographer Joeff Davis' exhibition opens tonight

Photographer Joeff Davis' exhibition opens tonight

For a unique and insightful perspective on some of the leading political figures of our time get along to New Homes Magazine photographer Joeff Davis' ...

The Coast is Magnificent

File this one under, "From Pilsen to the Magnificent Mile." Walkabout Theater opens its production of The Coast of Chicago, a stage adaptation of Stua ...
Chicago lofts – survival of the hottest

Chicago lofts – survival of the hottest

We knew that first-home buyers made up a large proportion of the loft market, but after checking out dozens of ads on Web sites for loft developments ...
Chicago art gallery gets some loft units upstairs

Chicago art gallery gets some loft units upstairs

How would you like to come home to this guy every night (see right)? He's the inspiration for a new loft condo/art gallery project in the West Loop. ...

Geaux Bears!

On Sunday the Bears begin their march toward the Super Bowl, a game they haven't reached in 20 years. Incidentally, that was Super Bowl XX--those NFL ...
Veteran Chicago homebuyers ready to retire

Veteran Chicago homebuyers ready to retire

Gino and Germana Di Nallo admit they are "pickier than most people." The Italian couple must be the leading authorities on Chicago's condo highrises, ...
Live/work lofts making a comeback in Chicago

Live/work lofts making a comeback in Chicago

Back in the day, the loft evolved as a housing style for struggling young artists who needed an affordable space that doubled as a studio and a home. ...
The changing face of North Sheffield Avenue

The changing face of North Sheffield Avenue

The stretch of North Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and Wellington is transforming before our eyes. Within the next couple of years there will be 12 ...

Hey, how about your own gap?

Minding the Gap, An Assessment of Racial Disparity In Metropolitan Chicago (PDF file) is a 2003 study from the Jane Addams Hull House Association. Th ...
Cabrini-Green tower falling near N. Town Village

Cabrini-Green tower falling near N. Town Village

One of the biggest complaints among residents of North Town Village, probably the best known mixed-income project in the redevelopment of the Chicago ...
Chicago lofts get softer and keep selling

Chicago lofts get softer and keep selling

Chicago developers like to say that they can judge a loft development's potential for success by how horrified the buyer's parents are when they see i ...
A segregated restroom?

A segregated restroom?

One has to wonder whether use of this portable facility is limited to the Irish construction workers who build much of Lake View's new housing. ...
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