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Lollapalooza Festival Fashion Guide

Lollapalooza weekend is here – and with the weekend-long music festival comes a fashion show like no other. If you’re looking to up your festival style this year, check out a few of the local shops below for everything from vintage ware to hats.

07/29/2015

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Guide To Father’s Day In Chicago

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Here are some fun gift ideas and ways to celebrate with dad this weekend in the city.

06/19/2015

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Guide To The Pilsen Food Truck Social

The Pilsen Food Truck Social will take place this weekend, June 6-7th. Check out the full lineup of food trucks, bands, and Revolution beers below.

06/05/2015

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Do Division Street Fest And Sidewalk Sale Guide

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale kicks off this weekend, May 29th-31st in Wicker Park. Along with two stages of live entertainment booked by Chicago’s own Empty Bottle and Subterranean, Do Division also offers 10 blocks of local designers and boutiques, artisans, restaurants and family fun.

05/28/2015

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Last Minute Easter Brunch Ideas

With Easter coming Sunday, the clock is ticking to make those brunch reservations! Leave the cooking to someone else this year and check out the brunches below. Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. Chicago, […]

04/03/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Fat Tuesday In Chicago

Cactus Bar and Grill 404 S. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60607 CactusChicago.com Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their fifth annual Crawfish Eating Contest for Charity on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. This fun, […]

02/17/2015

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there’s still time to make a reservation. Here are a few last minute ideas for both couples and singles. III Forks 180 N. Field Blvd. Chicago, IL 60601 312.938.4303 […]

02/12/2015

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Chicago Menus That Are Showing Their Support For Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these Chicago establishments have special menus, events and fundraising activities throughout the month of October. Get out there and support a great cause! Franklin Tap-Pumpkin Beer Festival 325 […]

10/17/2014

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Chicago Marathon Guide: Where To Carb Up, Cheer And Catch All The Action

Happy marathon weekend, Chicago. Whether you’re a marathon supporter or participant, there’s no shortage of happenings this weekend to help you carb up, celebrate and cheer on runners. Here’s a round up of restaurants and bars with viewing parties and pre and post-race specials.

10/10/2014

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Where To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

Move over Labor Day, there’s another summer holiday in town – National Sandwich Month. Throughout the month of August these local Chicago restaurants are paying homage to the all American sandwich.

08/19/2014

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Air & Water Show Bar/Restaurant Specials

If the sand isn’t your scene, there are a few bars and restaurants catering especially to Air & Water Show spectators this weekend. With special menus and prime locations along Lake Michigan at Navy Pier and North Avenue Beach, you’ll have a spectacular view for the show.

08/13/2014

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How To Celebrate National Grilling Month

Though the 4th of July is a pretty big deal in the United States, let’s not forget another important American holiday – National Grilling Month. Also, celebrated in July, National Grilling Month is a month long celebration of all things, charcoal, meat and BBQ. You can pay homage to the charcoal flames at any of the local happenings below. Move over 4th of July, Grilling Month is on.

07/25/2014

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National Hot Dog Day Celebrations

It may not have fancy Hallmark cards but National Hot Dog Day is being celebrated in Chicago throughout July. In case you’d like to buy your family a hot dog present, the actual holiday is July 23rd. Celebrate the American icon and delicious Chicago staple at any of the local restaurants below. Happy Hot Dog Day!

07/22/2014

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Where To Recover From New Year’s Eve Debauchery

Here are a few great places to watch some football, cure your New Year’s hangover and eat your heart out one last time before the resolution guilt kicks in. Also, in case you need a reason to have one last cocktail before hitting the gym and vegetables, New Year’s Day is National Bloody Mary Day. Happy New Year!

12/30/2013

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Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

10/25/2013

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Chicago Gourmet Festival Guide

Chicago Gourmet is an annual festival devoted to the best of our city’s food and wine community. Guests can enjoy Chicago’s finest restaurants, chefs, wine, spirit makers and breweries. Located in Millennium Park, this weekend long fest is packed with something for every foodie in town.

09/23/2013

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Firecakes Donuts: Inventive Taste, Local Ingredients

Move over cupcake, there’s a new pastry trend in town. The elevated donut has chefs across the windy city cooking up clever ways to spin the classics. Firecakes, a new shop in River North, is serving up a lot more than your average glazed, chocolate and jelly. Another perk for the night owls out there, Firecakes is open until midnight on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s the low down on the tasty new shop.

09/11/2013

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Best New Bar & Restaurant Patios In Chicago

Summer is here! It’s finally time to enjoy roof decks, sidewalk cafes, patios and any chair you can find outdoors. In true Chicago fashion, our bars and restaurants make a big deal out of the warmer months. New patios and outdoor bars have been popping up all over the city. Here are a few new ones to check out this summer.

07/19/2013

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Guide To The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival takes place Memorial Day weekend. Kicking off summer in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the festival features music, food, drinks, crafts, shopping and artists. From Belmont to School Avenue, enjoy local artists, food, drinks and most importantly music. It is finally time to get summer fest season started.

05/24/2013

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Cinco De Mayo Celebrations In Chicago

Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style. Find out how you can have fun at these great celebrations…

04/30/2013

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