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Perched right on Ohio Street, the ACME Hotel Company Chicago offers up a lodging experience that is the most rock and roll thing about the bustling neighborhood River North. It’s the perfect headquarters for an entire weekend that might include stops at the nearby Eataly food emporium, the Redhead Piano Bar, and back to the ACME’s own Berkshire Room for a night cap. Explore the ins and outs of ACME Hotel Company, and the restaurants and things to do nearby.

University of Chicago, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel With all the excitement going on in Chicago this weekend, you definitely won't want to miss out. Explore 200 hidden architecture gems, visit 30+ art spaces, taste wines from Italy's 20 regions, take advantage of 11 days of museum deals and much more. Don't believe me? See for yourself! Here's your weekend alert.

Eataly Chicago Picnic

Take dinner and a show to the next level with a play and picnic in the park. One of the hallmarks of a Chicago summer is the outstanding outdoor shows, and nothing makes an evening quite like a delicious meal. Spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of theater and fine dining on a fine Chicago summer night. Here are 5 places to pick up a picnic before enjoying a performance of Shakespeare in the Chicago parks this summer:

Granita EatalyMuch like a visit to Chicago, no two trips to Eataly are the same. While new food hall style dining is on the rise in the city, the Italian marketplace, located in River North, is constantly adding new items to keep an edge on the competition. This summer Eataly's all about bringing the flavors of Southern Italy to Chicago. Here's 3 new summer-inspired additions to Eataly's La Piazza and Gelato Bar that are perfetto:

Have you ever eaten out at an Italian restaurant and found yourself wishing that you could re-create the experience at home? Here's your chance to learn how to cook great Italian appetizers, entrées and desserts in your very own kitchen with a little help from the experts. Two Chicago emporiums of delicious Italian cuisine, 312 Chicago and Eataly, both offer in-house cooking lessons, giving you the opportunity to learn how to prepare some of the most popular and delicious recipes you enjoy when eating out.  

An Italian Teacher's 7 Stages of Love for Eataly

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri


A week since it's wildly successful opening, Eataly is still a Chicago hotspot. Many people may not know that I'm a mom, a blogger and an Italian teacher for Chicago public schools.  So you can imagine that this Chicago Italian teacher's delight to check out Eataly, which opened to much fanfare last week. Finally I can find my cherished Italian treats right here in Chicago! Here are seven Italian delights I recommend at Chicago's newest emporium of all things Italian.

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