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Posts from June 2015

Tastebud Tours

Narrowing the focus of your restaurant exploration in Chicago can be a daunting feat. With more than 7,300 restaurants in the city, Chicago has a culinary scene that is as expansive as it is delicious. But, if you want to be led on a tour of the very best in classic establishments and lesser known dining joints, you'd do well to check out Tastebud Food Tours.

Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique

Nothing beats summer in Chicago. It's time to dress up in your best summer dress and meet up with friends at a rooftop bar, hit Oak Street Beach in your teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, and put your best face forward as you enjoy all the fun festivals, concerts and events on the summertime menu. Shed those winter time layers and get your summer glow on with these summer-focused treatments at six of Chicago's best spas.

To Go 'Up North,' Plan a Trip to L. Woods

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:00 AM by Max Grinnell

L. Woods

Let me ask you a question: How far would you be willing to travel up Lincoln Avenue for some cheese curds, a fair kettle of fine fish and an Old Fashioned or three? 

Well if you drive up to Lincolnwood, Illinois, you'll be treated to a Wisconsin supper club experience at the L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge right in the Chicagoland area. Trust me: in weather cold or hot, it's the right thing to do.

Weekend Alert: June 19-21

Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

Pride Parade

How 'bout them Blackhawks, huh? Congrats to the Hawks for taking home their third Stanley Cup in six years! It's a great time to be in Chicago not just for our dynastic sports teams, but for the endless activities to partake in after some truly epic celebrating. Plan our your Chicago weekend right now, 'cause it might just be your best ever.

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