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Carnivale

Carnivale

Located in The Loop is a restaurant with dishes as eclectic as its decor. Chef Rodolfo Cuadros prepares dishes influenced by Brazil,...Read More
Buddy Guy’s Legends

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Voted "Best Blues Club" by Living Blues Magazine, this establishment on S. Wabash specializes in local, national and international Blues music seven...Read More
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, only a short walk from the Magnificent Mile, this musically inspired hotel offers upscale accommodations...Read More
Benchmark

Benchmark

Located in Old Town is a fairly new tavern via Four Corners Tavern Group that boasts Chicago’s first convertible beer garden. The...Read More
Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern

Located in a 10,000-square-foot building, Top Chef restauranteur Fabio Viviani with a partnership with the Dineamic Group is showcasing family recipes to...Read More
I|O Urban Roofscape

I|O Urban Roofscape

The fourth floor's indoor/outdoor lounge boasts unobstructed views of the southern Chicago skyline. You'll get 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor...Read More

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Raving for Ramps? Don’t Miss These Other Tastes of Spring

Raving for Ramps? Don’t Miss These Other Tastes of Spring

03 May 2016

Raaaaaaaaammmmps! Each April, after a long winter hibernation, Chicago chefs and foodies rub their eyes in unison and let out a raspy … Read More

Andersonville Galleria Has Something for Everyone

Andersonville Galleria Has Something for Everyone

25 April 2016

From portraits made out of video cassettes to a variety of gourmet treats, you can find almost anything at Andersonville Galleria, a … Read More

Monthly Art Galleries in Chicago

Monthly Art Galleries in Chicago

25 April 2016

The Chicago Arts District, located across Halsted and 18th Street, seeks to preserve the artistic culture of Chicago. Doing so, they hold … Read More

Smack Shack

Smack Shack

25 April 2016

WHAT'S NEW: Smack Shack 326 N Morgan St (312) 973-1336 This 10,000 square footer in Fulton Market's Google building is a seafood sensation that comes to … Read More

Hot Sauce Dreams Come True for Sobremesa

Hot Sauce Dreams Come True for Sobremesa

19 April 2016

Big things often have small beginnings. Even more aptly, big things have unexpected beginnings. Sobremesa is a restaurant story for the ages; … Read More

Villains: Come for the Beer, Stay for the Food

Villains: Come for the Beer, Stay for the Food

18 April 2016

Tucked away in a space that’s almost easy to miss, save for the Day of the Dead-style skull decals on the windows, … Read More

Sun Induced Brown Spots: What You Need to Know

Sun Induced Brown Spots: What You Need to Know

14 April 2016

During winter months, Chicagoans dream of extended summer days and sunshine. However, enjoying hours of fun in the sun and not applying … Read More

NBC’s Chicago P.D. is Seeking Background Talent

NBC’s Chicago P.D. is Seeking Background Talent

03 April 2016

NBC's CHICAGO P.D. EPISODE 322 SEEKING BACKGROUND TALENT FOR SPECIALTY EXTRA ROLES Episode 322 films: April 6th - 18th *This will be … Read More

Boilermakers Get Serious at These Four Chicago Bars

Boilermakers Get Serious at These Four Chicago Bars

30 March 2016

The formula for boilermakers seems so obvious and simple, it’s astonishing they haven’t always been more popular. Yet for something so straightforward, … Read More

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

28 March 2016

Who thought we needed a sequel to 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Sure, it became the highest-grossing movie to never reach … Read More

Imperial Lamian Executes Authentic Chinese Flavors, Ingredients, Techniques

Imperial Lamian Executes Authentic Chinese Flavors, Ingredients, Techniques

25 March 2016

At a time when hyper-local, farm-to-table menus dominate Chicago’s dining scene, River North’s newly opened Imperial Lamian is taking a much longer … Read More

To the Club – Nightlife Hospitality Served SE7EN Nights a Week!

To the Club – Nightlife Hospitality Served SE7EN Nights a Week!

24 March 2016

To the club? Umm…yeah it’s needed tonight. It’s Sunday night, Industry Night, at Bull & Bear in River North. (www.bullbearbar.com) Uber pick up in 3 … Read More

Humboldt Park is the Coffee Capital of Chicago

Humboldt Park is the Coffee Capital of Chicago

22 March 2016

At some point in the past several months, a particular intersection in Humboldt Park became an epicenter of coffee culture in Chicago. … Read More

The Coffee Studio Knows Your Drink Order

The Coffee Studio Knows Your Drink Order

22 March 2016

Its 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. The Coffee Studio taunts the wind-induced calamity outside its windows with its algorithmically maintained, relaxed … Read More

Inside Bill Millholland’s Baker & Nosh Croissant Classes

Inside Bill Millholland’s Baker & Nosh Croissant Classes

22 March 2016

Bill Millholland, the connoisseur behind the Baker & Nosh bakery and café, is known for his fresh breads, soups, gourmet sandwiches, and … Read More

Suit supply: The game changer

Suit supply: The game changer

18 March 2016

It has often been said that, “You only get one chance to make a first impression. “Whether you are out on a … Read More

Seeking Talent for NBC’s Chicago Justice Pilot

Seeking Talent for NBC’s Chicago Justice Pilot

17 March 2016

If you're interested in being an extra (Background Talent) for Chicago PD and the newest NBC pilot Chicago Justice see below for … Read More

CH Distillery Creates Personality-Inspired Cocktails

CH Distillery Creates Personality-Inspired Cocktails

14 March 2016

Personality tests are a lot more engaging when the end result is a cocktail designed to match your mood, and with “tests” … Read More

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms Inspire Tasting Menu at Terzo Piano

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms Inspire Tasting Menu at Terzo Piano

14 March 2016

Art and food have long been frequent bedfellows, a sentiment that’s taking on new meaning at Terzo Piano, where a three-course prix … Read More

Go On a Pop-up Dining “Adventure” at Claudia

Go On a Pop-up Dining “Adventure” at Claudia

14 March 2016

Big things often have small beginnings. It’s a statement especially true of many fine dining-leaning pop-up restaurants, which steadily amass a hungry … Read More

Spring into Festival Season

Spring into Festival Season

02 March 2016

We can’t help but daydream about springtime in Chicago as we are being teased with glimpses of 60-degree weather, putting away the … Read More

Chicago’s Sweetest Candy Shop

Chicago’s Sweetest Candy Shop

01 March 2016

Everyone has heard the phrase “you are what you eat” at some point throughout their life. Well, there is one independent business … Read More

Three of Chicago’s Best Brunch Spots

Three of Chicago’s Best Brunch Spots

01 March 2016

Chicagoans are a brunch-loving people, and never is this more true than during the winter. City-wide, on Saturdays and Sundays, apartment dwellers … Read More

Lula Cafe is Now One of Chicago’s Best Places to Eat, Drink

Lula Cafe is Now One of Chicago’s Best Places to Eat, Drink

01 March 2016

A pioneer in Logan Square’s dining landscape and one of Chicago’s preeminent farm-to-table progenitors, Lula Cafe has long been heralded as a … Read More

Open and Shut in February

Open and Shut in February

01 March 2016

From clandestine sushi bars to a legendary Fulton Market pioneer, here's what opened and shut this month in Chicago. Open Naoki Sushi: Lettuce Entertain … Read More

Four Must-Visit Indoor Farmers’ Markets

Four Must-Visit Indoor Farmers’ Markets

26 February 2016

We still may be a couple months away from the start of the outdoor farmers’ market season, however, snow on the ground … Read More

A Pizzeria, a Tiki Bar, and a Museum Embrace the World of Craft Beer

A Pizzeria, a Tiki Bar, and a Museum Embrace the World of Craft Beer

26 February 2016

As Chicago’s craft beer scene continues to explode at a rapid clip, along comes a slew of brew news from a few … Read More

Best Places to Celebrate Leap Day

Best Places to Celebrate Leap Day

26 February 2016

Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November All the rest have 31, Except for February. That old Mother Goose rhyme doesn't even bother to get … Read More

Where to Watch the Oscars

Where to Watch the Oscars

26 February 2016

The 88th Academy Awards promises to deliver on big laughs, big wins, and perhaps a few upsets. Host Chris Rock is sure … Read More

Chilaquiles: A Good Excuse to Eat Chips for Breakfast in Uptown

Chilaquiles: A Good Excuse to Eat Chips for Breakfast in Uptown

23 February 2016

If you're looking for something a little bit sinful for breakfast, but fresh and delicious, then there are three words for you: … Read More

Frock Shop Showcases Fashion

Frock Shop Showcases Fashion

22 February 2016

Walking into the Frock Shop is like walking into an urban socialite’s dream. The loft features exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, … Read More

Imperial Lamian Delivers Elegant Chinese Cuisine

Imperial Lamian Delivers Elegant Chinese Cuisine

22 February 2016

The former Centro space on 6 W. Hubbard is about to undergo a major makeover. Imperial Lamian, introduced to us by the … Read More

Boozy Bar Specials Cure the Monday Blues

Boozy Bar Specials Cure the Monday Blues

22 February 2016

A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down, but a glassful of mezcal is a surefire cure-all for a case … Read More

A Movie Review: ‘A War’

A Movie Review: ‘A War’

22 February 2016

Though it is cleverly disguised as a war movie, Denmark’s nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards is … Read More

Two Bars, One Stone: Slippery Slope & Heavy Feather

Two Bars, One Stone: Slippery Slope & Heavy Feather

18 February 2016

For the indecisive social drinker, Chicago is a wonderland of choices. Aside from the sheer astounding mass of diverse bars that dot … Read More

Unconventional Postage: The Work of Artist Jordan Scott

Unconventional Postage: The Work of Artist Jordan Scott

18 February 2016

The artist’s studio is a sanctuary. Maybe it’s just the voyeur in me, but there is something intriguing about exploring another artist’s … Read More

Local Artist Adds Flair to Chicago Eateries

Local Artist Adds Flair to Chicago Eateries

18 February 2016

  Nora Balayti may not be a household name, but many Chicagoans are unknowingly familiar with her work. The 32-year-old artist from Dixon, Illinois, … Read More

A Movie Review: ‘Risen’

A Movie Review: ‘Risen’

18 February 2016

Movies that center around religion are not necessarily terrible, but they definitely have a less than favorable track record. On the spectrum … Read More

Chicago’s Golden Age of Beer

Chicago’s Golden Age of Beer

17 February 2016

There’s never been a better time to be over 21 in Chicago, especially if you’ve got a predilection for craft beer. Long gone … Read More

Brooks Hart Enters the Dinner Lab February 24

Brooks Hart Enters the Dinner Lab February 24

17 February 2016

The only thing fancier than a dinner party is a "secret" dinner party where you are only allowed to know where you will … Read More

The Art Institute’s Big Reveal

The Art Institute’s Big Reveal

17 February 2016

Longstanding admirers of the Art Institute of Chicago can decidedly attest to the Modern Wing entrance being one of museum’s many distinguishing … Read More

A Movie Review: ‘Race’

A Movie Review: ‘Race’

16 February 2016

Jesse Owens, both in his unprecedented athletic prowess and his advancements toward racial equality, is such an important figure in 20th century … Read More

Chicago High-Rises Go Green

Chicago High-Rises Go Green

15 February 2016

Green is the new gold standard in downtown Chicago. With the construction boom, more developers are focusing on environmentally friendly buildings in … Read More

Chicago Valentine’s Day Date Options

Chicago Valentine’s Day Date Options

13 February 2016

Valentine’s Day weekend is one of the busiest times for Chicago’s theatrical events as couples venture out into the cold for a … Read More

How to Survive Valentine’s Day Single: Brunch with Friends

How to Survive Valentine’s Day Single: Brunch with Friends

13 February 2016

We all know the holidays can be hard. Whether you’re single or not, sometimes celebrating any holiday is more of a pain … Read More

The Ruff Draft: An Album Chicagoans Should Hear

The Ruff Draft: An Album Chicagoans Should Hear

13 February 2016

Chicago music fans are always excited to hear fresh sounds and new beats. One of the freshest artists on the scene is … Read More

A Valentine’s Night In

A Valentine’s Night In

13 February 2016

It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day. For some, the thought of the romantic holiday can provoke feelings of despair or loneliness, … Read More

50 Shades of Silver: Reimagining Valentine’s Day Colors

50 Shades of Silver: Reimagining Valentine’s Day Colors

12 February 2016

The sight of clashing crimson, scarlet, fuchsia and sugary pink every February is starting to get a little old, and a bad … Read More

McCormick Place Event Center: Bringing College Basketball Back to the City

McCormick Place Event Center: Bringing College Basketball Back to the City

12 February 2016

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the DePaul Blue Demons defeated then ranked No. 11 Providence, 77-70. It was the team’s first victory over … Read More

The Annual Auto Show Returns To Chicago

The Annual Auto Show Returns To Chicago

12 February 2016

It is that time of the year again, Chicagoans—the annual Auto Show is upon us. Every year, over one  million people attend the … Read More

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gents

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gents

05 February 2016

Do you have no idea what to gift your special guy this Valentine’s Day? Feeling the pressure to pick out a gift … Read More

The Greatest Super Bowl Teams in History

The Greatest Super Bowl Teams in History

05 February 2016

With Super Bowl 50 having come and gone, it’s hard not to reminisce about all of the great teams that have played … Read More

A Must-Try: Fatpour Tap Works

A Must-Try: Fatpour Tap Works

04 February 2016

There’s no better feeling then heading to a bar you’ve never been to and having an amazing time. It’s so satisfying when … Read More

Lashback Against Catcalling in Pilsen

Lashback Against Catcalling in Pilsen

04 February 2016

The Stop Telling Women to Smile (#STWTS) campaign, an art-based collective devoted to addressing street harassment, commonly referred to as “catcalling,” became … Read More

SoxFest is a Taste of Baseball in the Dead of Winter

SoxFest is a Taste of Baseball in the Dead of Winter

29 January 2016

It’s the dead of winter and you are missing baseball. You live in Chicago, so there is no way you can get … Read More

Chicagoans Can Keep Their New Year Resolutions

Chicagoans Can Keep Their New Year Resolutions

28 January 2016

With the end of January quickly approaching, many are beginning to forget their New Year goals that they so devotedly committed to … Read More

How the DH Rule Would Change Each NL Team

How the DH Rule Would Change Each NL Team

27 January 2016

On Monday I released a story about how the National League adding the designated hitter would help the Cubs. http://chicagoscene.com/dh-nl-talk-good-news-cubs/ That article … Read More

Be an extra on NBC’s Chicago PD

Be an extra on NBC’s Chicago PD

27 January 2016

Want to be an extra on NBC's hit show Chicago P.D.? Tail Sticks Casting is looking for extras for the upcoming episode … Read More

Michael Jordan’s return

Michael Jordan’s return

26 January 2016

Legendary Chicago Bulls frontrunner Michael Jordan is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the Windy City. … Read More

5 Restaurants Worth Fighting the Winter Elements

5 Restaurants Worth Fighting the Winter Elements

25 January 2016

We get it. Winter sucks! It can quickly reduce the brightest socialite into an Emergen-C chugging cat lady, and the ladykiller into … Read More

The 5th Wave Review

The 5th Wave Review

25 January 2016

In recent years, there has been a sizeable boom in the production of young adult movies. With successful franchises such as The … Read More

DH in NL Talk is Good News for Cubs

DH in NL Talk is Good News for Cubs

25 January 2016

On January 11, 1973, Major League Baseball owners voted to adopt the designated hitter in the American League. They did so during … Read More

What does an F18 night vision lens have in common with a guitar pick?

What does an F18 night vision lens have in common with a guitar pick?

25 January 2016

What does an F18 night vision lens have in common with a guitar pick? Some pretty awesome things, that’s what. F18s are smooth, … Read More

Bets Placed on a Historic Chicago Bar Fight

Bets Placed on a Historic Chicago Bar Fight

21 January 2016

Chicago's history is full of tales of bets won and lost over a myriad of things, but nothing quite as ridiculous as … Read More

How to Fight Like Robbie Lawler

How to Fight Like Robbie Lawler

20 January 2016

Last Saturday, Illinois native "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler defended his championship belt against Carlos Condit. In what turned out to be a slugfest … Read More

Taylor Street Hot-spots, Five Years Later

Taylor Street Hot-spots, Five Years Later

19 January 2016

Taylor Street of Chicago’s Little Italy experienced its food and nightlife renaissance in 2010. Vacant lots and outdated businesses were transformed into … Read More

NXT Sellout Reveals Chicago Still Loves Wrestling

NXT Sellout Reveals Chicago Still Loves Wrestling

18 January 2016

WWE is bringing its developmental NXT brand to Chicago for the first time, and the excitement is very real. NXT started out as … Read More

The Heart of a Chicago Ninja Warrior

The Heart of a Chicago Ninja Warrior

18 January 2016

My Name is Ami Patel and my journey to become an American Ninja Warrior began January 2015 as a New Year's Resolution. … Read More

2016 Boat and RV Show: An Interactive Aquatic Experience

2016 Boat and RV Show: An Interactive Aquatic Experience

18 January 2016

There is no question that Chicago has had a very pleasant winter this season. Chicagoans have been taking advantage of these temperate temperatures … Read More

Beat Your Bookie Down in the NFL Divisional Round

Beat Your Bookie Down in the NFL Divisional Round

16 January 2016

Welcome in to those of you who are new to this column. Welcome back to those of you who have enjoyed winning … Read More

A Tourist In My Own Hometown: Navy Pier

A Tourist In My Own Hometown: Navy Pier

11 January 2016

I have lived in Chicago for nearly 15 years – longer than anywhere else I have lived. I cheer for the Cubs, … Read More

How To Beat The Common Cold Or Flu

How To Beat The Common Cold Or Flu

11 January 2016

As soon as the colder weather begins to set in one of the most common questions I'm asked is: "What can I … Read More

Dueling Prognosticators for NFL Wild Card Weekend

Dueling Prognosticators for NFL Wild Card Weekend

09 January 2016

Welcome in to our free picks versus the spread for the NFL Wild Card weekend for those of you who are new … Read More

Chicago Scene Invites You to be a Cultural Explorer

Chicago Scene Invites You to be a Cultural Explorer

08 January 2016

Chicago is one of the most amazing cities in the world populated by intelligent, loyal, and sophisticated Cultural Explorers who are ready … Read More

The Chicago High Rise Guide to Hibernating This Winter!

The Chicago High Rise Guide to Hibernating This Winter!

07 January 2016

The first snowfall of the year always marks the beginning of a lovely Chicago winter.  We break out snow boots, hats, gloves, … Read More

Better Sex and More Confidence: Top 4 Vaginal Rejuvenation Options

Better Sex and More Confidence: Top 4 Vaginal Rejuvenation Options

04 January 2016

It's not just for X-Rated movies anymore. Men and women all over the world are much more conscious of their body image and … Read More

How Adele Ruined the Holiday Spirit

How Adele Ruined the Holiday Spirit

02 January 2016

This is a true story about the journey myself and countless other Chicagoans endured the day Adele tickets went on sale for … Read More

An Awesome Beard in Three Easy Steps

An Awesome Beard in Three Easy Steps

02 January 2016

Hello, Gents! Winter is often accompanied by a newly grown out beard. This fall I participated in MOVEMBER for the first time, so … Read More

Four Must-Have Pieces to Look Holiday Ready

Four Must-Have Pieces to Look Holiday Ready

30 December 2015

Holidays can be hectic and stressful at times, but looking holiday ready doesn’t have to be. With these four easy versatile pieces, you … Read More

Designing Your Downtown Studio: Small is the New Chic

Designing Your Downtown Studio: Small is the New Chic

29 December 2015

The luxury rental market in downtown Chicago is blowing up and brand new construction is popping up on every corner.  More and … Read More

Full Cold Christmas Moon – 3 Full Moon Rituals to Move You Into 2016

Full Cold Christmas Moon – 3 Full Moon Rituals to Move You Into 2016

23 December 2015

December 25, 2015 will be the first time in 38 years that we will have a full moon on Christmas Day. Chicagoans … Read More

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holiday Months

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holiday Months

21 December 2015

During the holiday winter months, we tend to begin the "see-food" diet — we see food, we eat it. Don’t let yourself slump … Read More

What I Learned From Waiting In Line All Day To See Star Wars

What I Learned From Waiting In Line All Day To See Star Wars

21 December 2015

Like many fans terrified that the last image of the Star Wars legacy would include one of the most menacing villains in … Read More

Chicago Cubs Are Now a Desired Destination

Chicago Cubs Are Now a Desired Destination

21 December 2015

(Chicago, IL) – Christmas indeed came early for the Chicago Cubs and their fans. Perhaps over a century of being “nice” to … Read More

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

11 December 2015

The holidays are looming, and that may mean relatives are coming out of the woodwork. Whether your family is gathering for a … Read More

How to Stay Stylish Despite the Freezing Temps

How to Stay Stylish Despite the Freezing Temps

11 December 2015

We all want to look stylish but it seems impossible during our coldest winter days in Chicago.  While trying to figure it … Read More

Chicagoans In the Know Go Pro

Chicagoans In the Know Go Pro

30 November 2015

What can beauty lovers get out of the booming television market in Chicago? Top of the line beauty stores and products! Yes, … Read More

THIS JUST IN: Social Media as a Primary News Source  Michele Kerulis

THIS JUST IN: Social Media as a Primary News Source Michele Kerulis

23 November 2015

  The 5th annual Social Media Week Chicago (#SMWChicago) conference took place at The Merchandise Mart and was hosted by Crowdcentric and Jascula … Read More

A CHAT WITH CHICAGO SUN-TIMES SOCIAL MEDIA GURUS SUSANNA NEGOVAN & SCOTT KLEINBERG

A CHAT WITH CHICAGO SUN-TIMES SOCIAL MEDIA GURUS SUSANNA NEGOVAN & SCOTT KLEINBERG

23 November 2015

Chicago Sun-Times’ Susanna Negovan (Splash Editor) and Scott Kleinberg (Social Media Editor) served as expert panelists for This Just In: How The … Read More

Chicago Remains the King of the Steakhouse:  Classic and Contemporary

Chicago Remains the King of the Steakhouse: Classic and Contemporary

23 November 2015

There are over 10 steakhouses in the River North and River North areas.  It used to be that to indulge in a … Read More

Dino BBQ Opens on Weed Street

Dino BBQ Opens on Weed Street

07 May 2015

Now roaming the former Adagio’s/Zentra space in Lincoln Park, this mammoth Dinosaur BBQ will be a welcome member to Chicago’s growing barbecue … Read More

MASADA, a taste of the Middle East in Logan Square

MASADA, a taste of the Middle East in Logan Square

13 April 2015

At the heart of Logan Square, amidst the numerous taquerias and dive bars, lies an unabashedly exotic venue. MASADA, known for its … Read More

Revolution Brewery 5th Anniversary Party at the Riviera

Revolution Brewery 5th Anniversary Party at the Riviera

10 April 2015

At a time when craft beers are thriving in Chicago, Revolution Brewery continues to lead the pack among local brewers. The Logan … Read More

Mood Boosting Foods for the long Winter Months

Mood Boosting Foods for the long Winter Months

07 January 2015

Chicago weather got you down? Let’s face it, when it gets dark at 4pm, the temperatures drops below freezing and the wind … Read More

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