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Xoco goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Xoco‘s getting involved: On Thursday, October 16th, both Xoco River North and Xoco Wicker Park will unveil a hot-pink churro. This bright new offering (the color comes from Red Hots) is being sold with one goal: To raise money for breast cancer research. $1 from each sale will go to the […]

VIDEO: Inside the night of food and sound with Rick and Glenn Kotche

A few weeks ago Rick teamed with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche for a unique evening of food, cocktails and sound. The event—a fundraiser for the Frontera Farmer Foundation—was one of those nights you just can’t replicate. But check out these videos and for a minute or two, you’ll feel like you were there.

The Frontera-Arami Mash-up: It happens October 12

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On Sunday, October 12, Frontera and Arami are joining together to create a one-night-only Mexican-Japanese pop-up. The fun part (well, one of the fun parts): It’s something of a family affair. The lead chefs behind the event are Lisa Despres, Topolo’s sous chef, and her husband, Fred Despres, who is the chef at Arami. What does a […]

Rick took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it’s amazing.

Alex Stupak threw down the gauntlet, and Rick accepted. Behold, Rick’s version of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge! Curtis Duffy and Enrique Olvera, you’re up.  

It’s finally here: The revival of Cascabel!

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It’s opening night for Cascabel (previews started a few nights ago), so if you’re looking for Rick, look no further than the Goodman Theater. He’ll be there every evening through August 31, starring in the show he co-created with Lookingglass Theatre. For those that didn’t see Cascabel the first time, this one-of-a-kind play is a beautiful love story […]