Alisha Elenz became the executive chef at mfk. in Lakeview when she was 23 years old.Kelly Bauer/Block Club Chicago

Chicago’s Alisha Elenz In The Running For Rising Star Chef As James Beard Finalists Announced

Chicago restaurants and chefs have been nominated in nearly every category of the "Oscars of the food industry."

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

As Trump Plans To Bring Border Patrol To Sanctuary Cities, Mayor Lightfoot Pushes Back: ‘We Will Not Be Bullied’

“If anyone thinks they can come here into our city and terrorize our residents into the shadows, let me say this: They have another thing coming," Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s What You Can Buy At Gucci’s New Psychedelic Pop-Up Shop

The luxury retailer opened the disco ball-encrusted shop in an old drive-thru bank in the West Loop.