Viet Hoa Plaza provides fresh meat and produce, an assortment of Asian food products and kitchenware that could make for extraordinary gifts. Located at 1051 W. Argyle St., the Oriental grocery store offers a range of reasonably priced products from Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea, as well as items from Mexico, the Middle East and... Read more »
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 You Enterprises rolled out a clandestine sushi nook nestled behind their acclaimed Intro in Lincoln Park’s Belden-Stratford. Named for sushi chef Naoki Nakashima, the pint-sized dining room features both classic and... Read more »
We still may be a couple months away from the start of the outdoor farmers’ market season, however, snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have access to locally sourced food. Here are four farmers’ markets located throughout the city that provide Chicagoans with fresh produce throughout the year. Green City Market Every other... Read more »
As Chicago’s craft beer scene continues to explode at a rapid clip, along comes a slew of brew news from a few unlikely places, including a famed deep-dish haunt, a tiki bar, and a museum. Most renowned for its deep-dish pizza and hordes of tourists, Gino’s East recently branched out into the world of beer....
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 into the semantics of a leap year, one that sees an extra day tacked onto February, rounding our calendar year up to 366 days. Because Earth takes slightly longer... Read more »
The 88th Academy Awards promises to deliver on big laughs, big wins, and perhaps a few upsets. Host Chris Rock is sure to skewer big name movies stars in attendance, including nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, in a night that may finally see him take home the gold. Where will you be when the... Read more »