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Boozy Happenings at Horseshoe Hammond Perfect Pairings

Go for the gambling, stay because you’re drunk and happy. Horseshoe Casino, you will be smitten to know, is one of the most popular casinos in the country, raking in more guests annually than any other casino save for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Horseshoe Hammond Perfect Pairings Cha ching! Clearly Chicagoans and Midwesterners alike adore […]

Smacznego! Pierogi Fest polkas around again

The event you’ve been waiting for all year is nearly here! It’s Pierogi Fest this weekend in Whiting, Ind.! Embrace your inner Pole and meet Mr. Pierogi and his pals Ms. Paczki and the Halupki Guy along with The Pierogettes, the Polkahontas and the Buscias. Watch the International Polka Parade on 119th Street on Friday […]

Chicago’s best food trucks?

There are food trucks and then there are food trucks. There are the old-fashioned roach coaches selling coffee and plastic-wrapped sandwiches that tend to serve construction sites and factories. There are every kid’s’ summer loves, ringing through the neighborhoods with ice cream on a stick. Then there are the new gourmet trucks that ply River […]

Friday food porn: Rich fantasy

They call it “seafood fantasy,” and while most visitors to Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., are likely fantasizing about a big jackpot, this high roller’s dish at Jack Binion’s Steak House in the casino certainly looks dreamy: jumbo shrimp, sweet scallops and chunks of crabmeat tossed with rigatoni and lightly smoked tomato sauce, $48.

Soo-ee! Pig plays and pig outs in August in Chicago

In Chicagoland this month, there are pigs”you can watch … and other pigs you can eat. Don’t get them mixed up!

50 Chicagoland restaurants and bars open on Christmas Day

You don’t have to eat Chinese food on Christmas.

The 12 plays of Christmas

Our guide to Chicagoland holiday theater, cheery Christmas entertainment for children, families and adults, across the city and suburbs. Madam Barker Holiday Variety Show, Prop Thtr, Avondale, 11 p.m. Fridays, December 4 and 11, $10. (tickets). Madam Barker, John Fournier and a cast of Chicago magicians, musicians, comedians, dancers, the Barker Dames and 500 Clown […]

If you don’t like this, I’ve got a tube of airplane glue…

  Well, I was going to tell you all about Pierogifest in Whiting, Ind., this weekend, but instead I’ve got some hot, if insubstantial news: The VaporTini. You you don’t drink this new potion, you inhale its fumes. Offered every Thursday beginning Aug. 6 at Red Kiva in the West Loop: The VaporTini consists of […]