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Easter Dining in Chicago for All Tastes

Easter Dining

Easter calls for a festive brunch or dinner complete with colorful eggs and all the sweet treats of the season. There's an Easter brunch in Chicago for everyone, whether you're looking to bowl with the bunny or sip bottomless mimosas on a sunny patio. Here's a guide to finding the your best brunch fit for your family.

Chicago's Rock 'n' Roll Marching Band Mucca Pazza Playing April Residency At Revolution Brewing

Mucca Pazza Big Band

Mondays in April at Revolution Brewing's Logan Square hub are getting a little weird ... in a good way. Chicago's Mucca Pazza, a 20+ member marching band that's known to play everything from gypsy punk to New Orleans funk to mambo music, is setting up shop at the brewpub for a weekly residency. 

Shakespeare for Everyone: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Sense and Sensibility

Chicago Shakespeare Sense and Sensibility

The award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater is truly one of our city's shining cultural gems. Its critically acclaimed Shakespeare series, touring productions, and kid-friendly programming brings the Bard to life once again. The theater's latest production of "Sense and Sensibility" magically transforms Jane Austen's classic into a musical, charming comedy of manners.

Four Places to Find the Easter Bunny in Chicago

Easter Bunny Pinstripes

Hippity Hoppity! Easter is on its way and everybody's favorite bunny is hopping on down to Chicago. It's time to put on your bonnet and smile for a fun picture with Peter Cottontail, or even better, join him for brunch. Here are four of the best places to find the Easter Bunny in Chicago.

Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, March 15-21

Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we

Chicago Welcomes Instagrammers for Worldwide InstaMeet

Chicago Instagram bean

Instagrammers unite! Come together with amateur and professional photographers from around the world for Worldwide InstaMeet in Chicago this weekend, March 21-22. As Instagram's community grows by the millions, InstaMeets are popping up with greater frequency. Connect, share, explore and celebrate creativity with people who love to capture Chicago's beauty.

Easter Dining in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

Easter is nearly upon us, and while manu associate this holiday with candy-filled baskets and marshmallow Peeps, there's more to Easter eating than candy aisle snacks. Here are several spots in Chicago cooking up tasty Easter menus to feast on this holiday.

Friday Faves: What Is Your Favorite Chicago Shop?

Oak Street

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.

Preeminent Passover Repasts in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

Passover takes place April 3 through April 11, which means it's time for matzo, brisket, macaroons, and other Jewish traditions. Here's where to get your fill of all those Passover essentials and more in Chicago.

Explore Chicago's Greektown with Kids


Greektown, located just west of the Loop, between Van Buren and Madison Streets and along Halsted Street, makes for a fun day of exploring. Easy to reach via taxi or CTA (take the Blue Line to UIC Halsted and follow Halsted North), this fantastic neighborhood gives visiting families a taste of Greek culture (and cuisine!).

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