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Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Author: Amber Gibson

Amber is a Northwestern graduate and freelance journalist specializing in travel, food and wine. Her work appears in Forbes, Saveur, Departures, Hemispheres, American Way, WestJet Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and Private Air Luxury Homes. Follow her adventures in Chicago and around the world on Instagram and Twitter.

Tea Time In Chicago

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:00 PM by Amber Gibson

Chicago has its fair share of excellent independent coffee houses and several excellent roasters, but tea lovers don't have to feel left out. These cafes and restaurants are taking tea to sophisticated new heights with these cocktails and non-alcoholic elixirs.

August Foodie Events To Check Out

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:00 PM by Amber Gibson

Feast on the Farm at Hazzard Free Farms // August 5

Join Evanston's Hewn Bakery for a true farm-to-table dinner on August 5th at Hazzard Free Farms, two hours outside Chicago. A farmer, baker, brewer and chef team up to put on a one-of-a-kind culinary show.

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:00 PM by Amber Gibson

July is National Ice Cream Month and there are so many great ice cream shops in the city to indulge in – from the Original Rainbow Cone to Scooter's Frozen Custard and Bobtail. This summer, the city's top pastry chefs are upping their ice cream game too. Here are our favorite restaurant ice cream desserts.

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