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5 Great Places in Chicago to Get Your Soup On

Black Bean Fideos

Ah, soup . . . that warm, savory soul balm that makes cold and blustery (or just plain difficult) days a little bit more bearable. When a warmed-up can of potage just isn’t good enough, Chicago eateries come through with some tastes-like-homemade options that will have you checking the kitchen to make sure your grandma is not in there stirring pots. Hungry now? Well, here are five tasty, hearty soups that are oh-so-worth trying.


Celebrate the Season: Winter in Chicago 9 Ways

Polar Adventure Days Chicago Bundle up, get outdoors and celebrate winter! When dressed properly, being outdoors in Chicago is a joy in the wintertime, when the city dresses up in its snowy best. Here are nine fun ways to celebrate winter in Chicago... outdoors.

Celebrate Snow in the City

Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

There is nothing quite like waking up to a city blanketed with snow. Snow days are one of the big reasons why my two kids love living in Chicago. Bundle up and head outdoors to celebrate snow at these six fun programs, performances and events. 


Explore Chicago's Winter Libations

Punch House

You've read our list of hot drinks perfect for Chicago cold weather. This is the over 21 version - an array of delight spirits served as magical elixirs to keep you warm during the harshest of winter outings. Cheers.


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