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Seven Family Friendly Ways to Step into Spring in Chicago

Spring in Chicago

Spring has officially sprung in the city! Chicago is in bloom and it's time to get outside and play! Get a head start on spring with these seven family-friendly ways to step into spring in Chicago.

Rabbit and Carrots: Easter Eats in Chicago

Easter Dining

Easter is upon us, and while most associate this holiday with candy and brunch, there's more to Easter eating than Cadbury and mimosas. Like rabbit and carrots, for instance. Here are several spots in Chicago cooking up tasty renditions of these two most apropos ingredients.

Top Spots for Jewish Delicacies for Passover

Eleven City Diner

Passover takes place April 14 through April 22, which means it's raining matzo and other Jewish delicacies on menus throughout Chicago. Here's where to get your fix on all things matzo, macaroons, brisket, and more.

Millennium Park – Your Spring and Summer Guide to the Park (Part One)

Millennium Park
Believe it or not, the ice skating rink at Millennium Park is melting and the colorful shade umbrellas are going up in its place for the Park Grill outdoor seating area. Spring has sprung, and from the winter we had in Chicago, I think most of us assumed the ice skating rink was going to be up till the end of June. As we transition from winter to spring, Millennium Park will also make the transition of winter wonderland to a hot spot for concerts, festivals, and art events. Let's dive into

Four Family Friendly Easter Brunches

Easter Brunch stock

Looking for a decadent yet kid-friendly restaurant to celebrate Easter with a delicious brunch? Here are four options for family-friendly Easter brunches in Chicago.

Tomorrow Night: Sip Bourbon County Stout at Blackfinn’s Goose Island Beer Dinner

Goose Island Bourbon County

Bourbon County Stout fans, here's your chance to get a taste of the hard-to-find brew. Goose Island is teaming up with Blackfinn Ameripub for a four-course paired dinner tomorrow night, Thursday, April 3rd. 

Baconfest Begets Bacon Month in Chicago

Bacon fest 

The Lollapalooza of bacon events in Chicago, Baconfest is coming up April 25 and April 26, but before the meat-tastic festivities get underway there's a Bacon Month cocktail party and some general bacon info you need to know right this minute.

An Insider's Guide: Where To Revel In March Madness

March Madness

‘Tis the season of March Madness once again! You've filled out your work, family, friends and possibly the Warren Buffet bracket respectively, and now you're ready for the Madness to begin. Go out with friends and fellow alumni to catch all the ups and downs, blowouts and upsets of the NCAA championship tournament this March at some of these great sports bars in Chicago.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Nominees in Chicago

James Beard

The James Beard Foundation announced this morning its 2014 JBF Award restaurant and chef nominees at The Publican in Chicago. The nominee ceremony was kicked off with a welcome speech by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who proudly stated that in the city of Big Shoulders, "no one stands as tall as our Chicago chefs." Indeed, Chicago received an impressive 11 nominations for the restaurant and chef awards!

Six Spots for Corned Beef Sandwich Supremacy

Eleven City Diner

Corned beef is to St. Patrick's Day as turkey is to Thanksgiving, and while Chicago may be a long haul from Ireland, the city is chock full of stellar corned beef creations.

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