Rachel Azark

How To Experience Australia In ChicagoIn the brutal cold, winter days of Chicago, the idea of the warmth of summer is an idea greatly welcomed. Some parts of the world though are enjoying summer while you pull on the long underwear, boots, hats, mittens and scarves. While expensive to get to Australia and not always easily attainable as a vacation, you can experience it right here in Chicago. Read on to find out where you can experience a little bit of the down under right here in your very own backyard.
Best Food Trucks At The Taste of ChicagoThe city may have an affinity to food trucks occasionally, but alas they have been officially allowed into the Taste of Chicago this year. On one condition. They will be available at night during the nightly concerts only. Food trucks will be parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling their yummy goods one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m. for the Friday/Saturday concert prior to the 5:30 p.m. start and at 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.) So let’s take a gander at some of this year’s food trucks.
Best Sushi In ChicagoYou either love it or you hate it. But for those of you who love it, you just know when you eat good sushi. It’s tasty and the seafood is fresh. Here are a few places around Chicago that I think offer good sushi. The city is loaded with sushi restaurants, and everyone has their favorite, so share with us in the comments section what yours is.
Best Mini Golf In The Chicagoland AreaSpring weather finally arrived in Chicago! There’s no better way to spend a warm night or a lazy afternoon than a friendly game of mini golf. Oh, whom am I kidding, there’s never a friendly, competitive-free game of mini golf. Here are a few of the best places around the Chicago area to play mini golf.
Chicago’s Best Luxury SpasApril is Stress Awareness Month -- are you aware of how stressed out you are? If you’ve been bustling around town, you might want to stop for a minute and take some time for yourself. Here in Chicago, the city offers some amazing spas to help check out of the real world for a while and take some much needed “me time.”
Best Chicago Blackhawks BarsThe Blackhawks have never been better, and therefore good tickets can be hard to find. But plenty of bars around Chicago can make you at least feel like you're at the game. Join the other fans and go to these Blackhawks bars to watch the games and watch the Blackhawks skate into the playoffs. Cue Chelsea Dagger now.
Soup's On! Best Soup In ChicagoWinter is taking its dear, sweet time leaving Chicago this year. In fact, Punxsutawney Phil was a downright liar. In the meantime, to beat the brisk weather we have, there are a few places around Chicago to warm up with some good soup. And even when it does finally warm up here, soup is the best way to beat the 55-degree office air conditioning blues.
See What's New At The Adler Planetarium Did you know that America’s first planetarium is right here in our own backyard? Max Adler, a Chicago business leader, founded the planetarium in 1930. And since then, the center has been a recognized leader in science education...
Guide To The Chicago Cultural CenterThe Chicago Cultural Center seems to be the little unknown gem in the city that is constantly upstaged by the world-renowned museums and Millennium Park across the street. But hidden within its walls are some amazing things that make it the stunning Chicago landmark that it is.
Best Bowling Alleys In The Chicagoland Area“Let’s go bowling!” seems to be the response to every question ever asked on a Saturday night that revolved around wondering what to do. Bowling is a sport that everyone can play no matter how bad they are. It’s an even better activity for larger groups to just go out and have a fun time no matter what the score.
Best Pet Boutiques In ChicagoDid you know that February 20th is Love Your Pet day? Humans get February 14 for Valentine’s Day, so why don’t you celebrate your pet’s own special day of love too. In order to pamper your pooch on this day, there are many boutiques around Chicago catering just to pets. Pick up a new bone or a new toy and show them how much you love them.
Best Bread Bakeries In ChicagoWhen I think of really good bread, I picture Paris. Having the ability to pick up a nice, fresh baguette on your way home from work to bring to your family each night. The crunchiness on the outside and the softness in the inside is what makes it so Parisian. But in Chicago, we have to do without that elegance. There are a few bakeries here though, that are doing bread right.
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