Ad: [ ? ]

Monday, April 20

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Note: You're on Page 2. Back to the front page »

Chicago's Disproportionately Popular Foods on a Map

Want to know what the most disproportionately popular food is in your neighborhood-meaning the type of restaurant people rave most about on Yelp? Then look no further than the interactive map over at DNAinfo- and for your sake, I hope its not salad.

Extra Credit

Basecamp is offering free accounts for teachers.

Where We Live

A map showing the number of housing units allowed around the city shows how difficult it is to build more affordable housing in most places, writes Daniel Kay Hertz.

RIP Cardinal Francis George

Chicago native Cardinal Francis George died after a long battle with cancer.

The Food Must Go On

Homaro Cantu's Moto will reopen to the public this weekend thanks to some help from guest chefs and returning alumni.

Cop v. Golf Cart

A Loyola campus cop busted out his baton to stop a runaway golf cart from turning endless loops on the Loyola campus.

More »

Calling BS on Bud's Pumpkin-Peach Beer

Remember the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial that dismissed craft beer as "pumpkin peach ale"? Larry Bell of Bell's Brewery took offense -- and decided to retaliate by brewing a batch of pumpkin-peach ale, made with a pumpkin grown at Bell's Lakeview house. Just 48 bottles are for sale at the brewery this weekend, with proceeds going to charity.

Beard Stays Here

The James Beard Foundation Awards haven't even happened here yet (it's May 4 at the Lyric Opera), but formerly New York-based culinary awards will be back in 2016 and 2017.

RIP 100

Chicago's 100th murder of the year was recorded on Wednesday. It took 12 days longer to reach that milestone last year.

As Illinoisan as Pumpkin Pie

The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly to make pumpkin the official state pie.


“We The People have our faults; listing them would be another full essay.”

read more in Mechanics

Under the Hood


Secrets and Dreams Revealed in Teatro Vista's Between You, Me and the Lampshade

by Nancy Bishop


Record Store Day 2015 Recap

by Julian Ramirez


José González and Ólöf Arnalds Left A Beautiful Impression on Lincoln Hall

by Julian Ramirez


Kendrick Lamar Joins BJ The Chicago Kid "It's True" Remix

by Emily Ornberg


Unfriended, Monkey Kingdom, Ex Machina, Clouds of Sils Maria, True Story, Revenge of the Mekons & May in the Summer

by Steve Prokopy

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Manhattan

by Robyn Nisi


ACTIVATE Returns to the Loop

by S. Nicole Lane


Black Trans Lives Matter

by Mechanics

Drive Thru

Home Cooks to Square Off at Chicago Taco Takedown

by Judy Wu


Chicago Fire Facing An Empty April

by Benjamin Cannon

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



Sign up for our free email newsletter I Star Chi and get a weekly round-up of the best of Gapers Block, plus our picks for must-do events each weekend!


Preferred format    Preferred format    

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15


Gapers Block is a Chicago-centric web publication providing information on news and events around town. It is written by and for Chicagoans and those who love the city — its mission is to get you to slow down and check out all the cool things around you.

You can learn more about the site and its staff, as well as how to advertise with us, submit something for publication or join the mailing list. We also sell a few things. If you really like us, we'd also appreciate your support.

Gapers Block Elsewhere

Gapers Block Flickr PoolTwitterFacebookGoogle+

 RSS Feeds

MergeUnder the HoodRearviewSlowdownFuelA/CBook ClubDrive-ThruMechanicsTailgateTransmission