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Posts from September 2014

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Whether you're a rockstar or just a rockin' family, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is the place to stay if you're looking for a red carpet rockin' weekend in Chicago. Housed in the historic, polished black granite Carbide & Carbon building, an art deco gem, this modern hotel features all the comfort, style and attention to detail that today's rockstars demand, while staying perfectly in tune with visiting families and kids. Here are seven perks that make for a totally rad family weekend at Chicago's Hard Rock Hotel.

Soar High with Chicago's Mightiest Wings

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 AM by Matt Kirouac

Matt Kirouac

With football season back in full force, let's cut right to the chase and address what this time of year is really all about: wings. Chicago is filled with superb wings for finger-licking fun on game days or just because. Here are some of the best.

Design Harvest - September 20th-21st

Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 AM by Mike Habschmidt

Design Harvest

Calling all designers and design enthusiasts! Design Harvest, a West Town design and arts festival, will be hitting the street today and tomorrow. The best local home and garden designers will come together to create a design marketplace that locals and visitors of West Town can come and enjoy. The design objects on display will range from vintage and antique, to environmentally-conscious modern. Many of the objects have been recycled, re-used, and redesigned so that you can enjoy them today!

Top Rosh Hashanah Feasts in Chicago

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 AM by Matt Kirouac

Matt Kirouac

Honey, brisket, and flourless chocolate cakes are to Rosh Hashanah as turkey is to Thanksgiving and disdain for humanity is to the general holiday shopping season. The Jewish New Year, taking place September 24 through 26, brings a sea of luscious dining specials at restaurants throughout Chicago.

When most Chicago residents and visitors think about the city's LGBT community, the bars and restaurants of Boystown are the first things that come to mind. While a fun Saturday night along Halsted is never a bad plan, don't limit yourself. The Chicagoans that make up our LGBT population are a proud and talented group with much more to offer than dinner and drinks. Take an eye-opening peek into of the most anticipated cultural events of the year when Reeling32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival kicks off tonight.

Chicago Fire cast Lotties

You might already recognize Lottie's Pub: It's been playing the role of a classic Chicago neighborhood bar, "Molly's," in the "Chicago Fire" television series. The series filmed at Lottie's before building a set replicating the bar at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. When "Molly's," a.k.a. Lottie's, is on fire in Season 1 of the series, the team of firefighters not only puts out the blaze but also pool together to buy the bar.

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