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Best Breweries Near Chicago

When you want a day trip for a change of scenery and great craft beer, head to any of these nearby breweries so that your pint runneth over with pleasure.

05/14/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Tequila Cocktail

Are you still preparing the same old margaritas with a store bought bottled mix? It’s time to elevate your repertoire.

05/05/2015

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Best Bars To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Chicago

Say “Si” to a grande Cinco de Mayo night at any of these Chicago suggestions.

04/30/2015

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Best Gift Shops For Mother’s Day In Chicago

Here are some sweet local shops where you can find a gift as distinctive as Mom.

04/28/2015

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Best Speakeasy Bars In Chicago

Alcohol is legal and advertising rampant, so secret drinking joints are really a relic of Prohibition, but there are a few spots, subterranean and a little hard to locate, that can take you back to the days of the speakeasy.

04/23/2015

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Best Up-And-Coming Local Brands In Chicago

The City of Big Shoulders can create perfect brands beyond deep dish pizzas and Frango mints.

04/21/2015

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Best Gay Bars In Chicago

Make your own kind of music in any of these venues that welcome the community with open arms.

04/16/2015

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Best Kids Clothing Stores In Chicago

Just about the time a new mom feels as though her mood swings and sleep schedule are more stable than the NASDAQ, and Dad no longer flinches when baby barf ruins yet another polo shirt, it’s time to get the damp little guy or girl some new duds.

04/14/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Chicago

Just dip your line into any of these nearby spots and lighten up until the tug yanks you back to reality.

04/11/2015

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Best Monday Night Specials In Chicago

Get yourself out for any of these Monday night specials that will assuage the stifling normality of weekdays and bring, at least, an air of weekend fun.

04/02/2015

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Ask an Expert: Fashion Forward Thinking For The Season In Chicago

Ease into Spring with class via sure-bet fashion advice from an expert who has both eyes and a finger on the pulse of the
latest trends.

03/31/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Chicago

Chicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.

03/28/2015

Easter Egg Hunt

Best Places To Shop For Easter Basket Goodies In Chicago

Feel the seasonal rebirth with Easter Basket options at any of these unmistakably Chicago businesses.

03/24/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Getaways Near Chicago

Consider some of these locales for nearby getaways that offer family fun and fine memories.

03/21/2015

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Top Places To Buy April Fools’ Day Gag Gifts In Chicago

For the truly scatological and sophomoric, rifle through any of these local shops for a “laff” riot.

03/17/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Chicago This Spring

The owner of BECLOTHESMINDED zeroes in on the hot trends as Chicago’s chill eases.

03/10/2015

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Best Candy Shops In Chicago

Taste a nice dose of nostalgia at some of these Chicago shops or indulge in fine, rich chocolate concocted by master chocolatiers.

03/03/2015

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24 Hours In Chicago

Our route traverses south to north, so it’s eminently doable, walkable and bike rideable. You’ll find Chicago lovable with 24 hours in our Midwestern Shangri-la.

02/28/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Martini Recipe

James Bond’s martini world was a lot less complicated but these spirited drink recipes are much more intriguing.

02/26/2015

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Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Chicago

Meet your wedding party at any of these Chicago-area shops for an easy and large selection of bridesmaids dresses.

02/17/2015

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