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Posts from March 2015

Chicago French Market

It’s hard to believe that Chicago didn’t have a four season indoor market until the Chicago French Market opened in 2009. Today, curious visitors can wander through the Ogilvie Transportation Center to find its charming rues filled with interesting vendors, including over two dozen restaurants, a greengrocer, and a lovely place to relax while having Belgian frites and beer. 

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 chose Jordan Chollette. Enjoy!

Wrigley - Blog

A pilgrimage to Wrigley Field is almost a requirement for many folks visiting Chicago, even if their interest in baseball is marginal at best. I made my first trip to the Friendly Confines in 1991 as a teenager visiting Chicago on a solo train trip around the country. Jumping off the Red Line at Addison, I made my way to the ticket booth and picked up a standing-room only ticket for a few bucks.

What do I remember from that first trip? Andre Dawson struck out, Ryne Sandberg hit a double and the Cubs lost. I also recall wandering around Wrigleyville afterwards and enjoying talking to the people, looking at the buildings, and having several notable hot dogs.

Easter Dining in Chicago for All Tastes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

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 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.

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. 

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.

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 chose Eric Hines. Enjoy!

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