Tax Day (April 15th) can be known to many as the best of times or the worst of times. Whether you’re celebrating a big refund or crying about the money you just mailed away – the Chicago establishments below are giving you some much needed tax day relief.
Imagine a city a buzz with construction, tourists and wonders of the world being put on display for thousands. Grand structures teleport you to far away places and open your eyes to a world much bigger than the Windy City. You can get a sense of the excitement that was felt during the 1983 Word’s Fair with the amazing exhibit at the Field Museum. Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair is currently at The Field Museum through September 7, 2014.
Ring in St. Patrick’s Day with the festive menus below. From traditional Irish pubs to taco joints, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This list features some great spots for brunch on parade day and special dinner menus featuring everything from Guinness to corned beef (of course).
It’s Mardi Gras time and hopefully that means the Polar Vortex is coming to an end. To celebrate Fat Tuesday in Chicago, here are a few local bars to ring in the occasion!
If you couldn’t make it to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, you’re in luck. The Chicago bars below will be hosting viewing parties to make you feel a part of all the Olympic action.
This winter has been a tough one. Here’s a roundup of a few events and ideas to get you through it! Fight cabin fever with everything from shopping to brews and tiki inspired cocktails.
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!
A list of the best ugly sweater parties and bar crawls across Chicago!
Holiday markets are once again popping up throughout Chicago. With vintage items, handmade gifts, antiques and new treasures, there’s always something to cross off your list. Here are a few markets coming up to get your holiday shopping started.
If you’re in need of a little help this Thanksgiving, turn to some of these Chicago restaurants for Thanksgiving meals to go.
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.
The worldwide celebration of beer, brats and our German and Bavarian ancestors comes home for a month long celebration across the city. Get out your steins and pretzels! Here are just a few of the many Oktoberfest events happening this month.
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.
As summer winds down in the city, there are still a number of festivals to check out this September. From art, food and music, there are plenty of fests to keep you entertained before fall.
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.
For all the coffee lovers out there, there is a new kind of crawl, right up your alley (or Blue line in this case). Caffentures, has created the Blue Line Coffee crawl to give coffee loving professionals and casual drinkers alike the chance to learn more about the Logan Square/Wicker Park coffee scene. There are also crawls along the Red and Brown line for even more coffee tasting adventures.
With something for everyone, Wicker Park Fest is packed full of music, food and family activities. It’s a great way to explore the neighborhood and the variety of shops, restaurants and fashion unique to the area. Your $5 donation benefits Burr Elementary School and the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber Of Commerce. Check it out this weekend, July 27-28th.
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.
The Taste Of River North kicks off July 19-21st in Ward Park. The festival features music, fun for kids and some of the best food in the city.
Gals, this one is for you (Fellas, these places are fun for you too!). Here are a few of my favorite spots in Chicago for a girl’s night out. From birthday parties, happy hour, bachelorettes or just a night out with friends, ladies don’t usually need an excuse to get together. The following places have fun drinks, good food and a perfect atmosphere for a great night out.