News and Updates

'Twist and Shout’ at Chicago’s Ferris Bueller Festival

August 16th, 2016
To mark the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—in which Matthew Broderick stars as the title character, a high school student with a knack for playing hooky—Chicago is celebrating with Ferris Fest, a multi-day party inspired by John Hughes's 1986 film.

Magic is on the menu at Lockwood Restaurant and Palmer House

March 30th, 2016
Like magicians, chefs have also been known to create a bit of culinary magic.

'Matilda' co-stars truly prove why three is better than one

March 28th, 2016
Most musicals would be lucky to have one leading star. "Matilda" has three.

Experience Classic Magic at The Magic Parlour

March 24th, 2016
As an adult, it's easy to get caught up in life and not sense the pure joy and wonderment you often felt as a child. Being truly amazed by something today isn't as attainable. However, magician Dennis Watkins instantly makes your experience, well, magical, in the intimate settings of The Magic Parlor.

Broadway's 'Matilda the Musical' opens at Oriental Theatre

March 24th, 2016
The winner of five Tony Awards and a runaway success on the Broadway stage, "Matilda the Musical" has arrived in Chicago.

Where to Dine on Easter Sunday in Chicago

March 21st, 2016
Easter is just around the corner — March 27, to be precise — and while many people associate the holiday with pastel-colored candies and sweet toothed bunnies, there's more to Easter dining than Peeps. Here are several spots in Chicago open on the holiday and serving up unique Easter eats.

Lunchbreak: Irish breakfast from Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House

March 10th, 2016
The traditional Irish breakfast will be available on March 12th.

The Heights of Elegance: Afternoon Tea in the Windy City

February 29th, 2016
Afternoon tea, with its delicate teapots, cucumber sandwiches, buttery scones and clotted cream, is the height of elegance. The light meal began in 1840 as a means for the Seventh Duchess of Bedford to stave off hunger during the long hours between breakfast and dinner. Conveniently, it was around this time that the Earl of Sandwich created his eponymous hand ­held meal. The “afternoon tea” quickly caught on, and now it’s synonymous with refined leisure and sophisticated nibbling. In Chicago, it’s an indulgence wrapped in the luxury of some of our most beautiful hotels and dining rooms.

Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before & After Shows

January 29th, 2016
Questions hit our inbox so often that it makes total sense to create a guide for dining and drinking before and after some of the biggest shows in town.

Save the Table: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 150-plus restaurants

December 30th, 2015
Sometimes, procrastination pays. Case in point: New Year's Eve. You may not have gotten around to making a reservation, but I have. In fact, I have reservations at more than 150 Chicago and suburban restaurants; they're all holding one or more tables under the name Phil Vettel. And since I can't be at 150 places at once, I'm going to offer these reservations to you.


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