From May 16 – May 26, take advantage of Craft Beer Week in Chicago. For eleven days you can enjoy craft beer events, tastings and special menus across the city at participating restaurants, bars and breweries.
Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style. Find out how you can have fun at these great celebrations…
Tax day is upon us! To celebrate all your hard work and number crunching, Chicago restaurants, hotels and bars are serving up some tax relief specials! Here’s a round up of a few deals around town to reward you for another tax year.
As a self-proclaimed bagel aficionado and carboholic, I’ve tried many bagels in Chicago, searching for the most authentic New York-style bagel/deli. New York Bagel & Bialy on Chicago’s north side is the best of the best. Low prices, fast service and fresh, boiled bagels are among the many reasons this gem is packed with locals and bagel lovers every weekend morning. To help convince you, here are my top 5 reasons why you should put it on your must-try list!
As one of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, the Shedd sees daily visitors from Chicago and all over the world. Whether you were there 5 years ago or 5 months ago, there’s always something new to see and explore.
The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month in March 2013 by offering a range of programs about past and present issues facing women and girls in our society. Programs across the city include lectures, storytelling, documentary film screenings, art exhibits and workshops, and adult book discussions. Girl power!
For those of you participating in Lent (or those of you who just enjoy a good fish fry!) — this article is for you. Here are a few Lenten menus, fish fry specials and seafood options to try out this Easter season.
Now that Valentine’s Day is over, you can celebrate a real national holiday — “National Drink Wine Day”! Pop the cork and enjoy a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel in honor of the occasion…
If you’re over the chocolate hearts and overpriced menus, check out some of these alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Chicago. From Lady Gaga impersonators, to beer and vacations with your dog (that’s right, we know who your real true love is) – this list has something different for everyone.
Randolph Street Market’s second annual, “Wonderful Winter Markets” return in February and March, bringing vintage aficionados some of the best winter shopping events in Chicago.
Chicagoland has some great places to snag designer items, gifts and anything else you need at a bargain. Finding amazing deals at your favorite stores is well worth the trip! Here are a few picks for the best outlet malls in the Chicagoland area. Happy savings!
Cabin fever got you down? Get out and enjoy some of the best winter happenings Chicago has to offer. From sleepovers at the zoo to hockey at Soldier Field, here’s a round up of 5 things to do in the city this season.
Eating in the loop isn’t always friendly on the old wallet. Eating out everyday can add up quickly. Here are a few places in the loop to eat lunch for $5-$10.
This holiday season, give a gift with a personal touch. A gift basket can come in any size or budget. Fill it with anything from candy to jewelry and the effect will be the same — a gift that’s personal and homemade especially for them. Start with choosing a theme based on their interests or favorite things. Next, choose a container, pick your fillings and enjoy gifting success.
There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…
Pastry creator and mastermind chef behind Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Mindy Segal, specializes in contemporary American cuisine with a focus on quality, local ingredients and technique. Her focus is evident throughout the warm, delicious smelling, Bucktown restaurant. Each element of the dining room, menu, decor and take-home products is a modern twist on a classic…
Christmas may only come once a year, but the bars featured below like to stay in the spirit all year long. With twinkling Christmas lights hung every day there’s a cozy boost in store for you whenever you’re in the mood for a little holiday magic.
Thanksgiving is one holiday that isn’t about spending money and buying gifts. It’s meant to be a time to give thanks, be with loved ones and most importantly, over eat. Here are some free activities going on around Chicagoland this Thanksgiving to help you save a little money before the holiday spending kicks in. Enjoy it; you only have until midnight before Black Friday.
From fashionistas and foodies to history buffs, if you plan to visit Chicago this holiday season, these Chicago hotels have fall packages you won’t want to miss out on. Each package below is just in time for holiday travel and shopping!
Planning a weekend getaway? Located 80 miles from Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, WI, provides a perfect escape for Chicagoans trying to avoid expensive plane fare or hours in the car. Though Lake Geneva, is known for its waterfront, beaches, festivals and resorts, that doesn’t mean it’s only a warm weather town. Many places feature seasonal activities and ways to see the beautiful fall color changes at the lake.