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Dining Out
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Short Order

Soul food comes Downtown! Actually, Chic Cafe (770 N. Jefferson St., lower level) calls itself Southern American cuisine. But by whatever name, Chic’s sort of African American fare usually doesn’t appear on menus beyond the Northwest Side. Then too, the offerings here aren’t quite what
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 Dance music styles come and go and come around again by way of their recycling into a seemingly ever-flowing stream of new sub-genres. The dance-oriented rock of the ’80s seems to have been bypassed in that process of reconsideration, however. Remedying that dismissal is Saintpaul Brellis whose ’90s band
Concert Reviews
Monday, July 21, 2014

July 18, 2014

17 metal acts fill three stages at the Rave Friday night, including Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count, Upon A Burning Body, Islander and Texas Hippie Coalition.
Dining Out
Monday, July 21, 2014
Located inside a former church, Stella J’s Soul Food (7434 W. Capitol Drive) has been transformed into a roomy space accented with arched colored brick, the kind of setting one may at first mistake for the sort of Greek family eatery. Amid chicken and pork chops fried or smothered (that
Dining Out
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Green, yellow and black decor? Bob Marley pictures? The toasting of a dancehall reggae mix tape mingling with savory aromas in the air? Check!  If the patois name doesn’t give away the ethnicity of the cuisine, the surroundings at Uppa Yard (4925 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) surely signal Jamaica. A
Dining Out
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 Mama Nana’s Pick-Mar Family Restaurant (7276 N. Teutonia Ave.) merits bypassing the chain joints nearby. The TVs aren’t too loud as to impede conversation and for those not in the mood for the African American specialties, the menu is wide enough for most any appetite. But many of