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Once a year, Chicago's closed-to-the-public architectural gems open their doors wide to welcome visitors from near and far. If you've ever dreamed of going behind-the-scenes, inside a Chicago masterpiece, you won't want to miss Open House Chicago, hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This free, two-day public event, held this year on October 14 and 15, offers access to our city's exclusive, magnificent mansions, skyscrapers, theaters, private clubs, industrial facilities, private offices and sacred spaces. While the open sites can be discovered in just about every neighborhood in the city, this year marks the first time that the Northwest Side neighborhood of Logan Square/Avondale will be joining the mix.

Deep-Dish Pizza Alternatives in Chicago

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:00 PM by Amy Bizzarri

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is more a decadent pie than a plain old pizza. It's the grand pooh-ba of pizza and a beloved, decadent Chicago icon. Yet some local pizzerias forgo the deep dish for still delicious yet more unique takes on the round Italian classic. Here are five mouthwatering alternatives to the ubiquitous deep dish, and the Chicago pizzerias that serve them up.

The Whistler

Spring is here in Chicago and things are warming up in the Windy City. Warmer temperatures means that there's even more to do in the city, as markets open their doors and song and dance fill the air (no, really!). Most of the options in our list are free things to do in Chicago this month, with a few that will run you less than $10.

Here are 12 free things to do in April that shouldn't be missed.

Pan Seared Broccoli Steak at Dusek's Board and Beer

Chicago Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse to head out to one of Chicago's vibrant, foodie neighborhoods. In locales from Albany Park to West Town, over 350 Chicago restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week from January 27 to February 9, 2017 — making this the perfect opportunity to taste test through neighborhoods you haven't yet had a chance to explore.

Jim's Original

Celeb tv personality and chef Andrew Zimmern knows where to go for a good time: he made two trips to Chicago for his popular Bizarre Foods show, and this year he came back to Chicago once again to film an episode of his newest Travel Channel series Driven By Food. Take Zimmern's lead and plan a tour of Chicago in the footsteps of the man who knows a world-class city, a good time and awesome food when he sees it!

ACME Hotel's Chicago Street Art Tour

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Celebrating the popularity of street art in Chicago, ACME Hotel Company decided to launch its first-ever Street Art Tour. ACME Hotel Company's creation of this street art tour is also an expression of their steady commitment to creative expression. The Chicago mural tour began this summer, and is continuing on strong this season. 

Logan Square is an up-and-coming area that many might consider to be the new Wicker Park with less hipster, more artsy vibe. It's become a go-to spot for food, beer, and music festivals thanks to an abundance of open space and a lovely park system. There are so many things to check out, you could easily spend a day (or more!) getting a taste of the neighborhood. From brunch and record stores to mezcal and arcade games, here's what an ideal visit to Logan Square on a budget might look like: 

A Visit to the Busy Beaver Button Company and Museum

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Busy Beaver Button Museum

Chicago is home to many wonderful world-classhistoric museums, filled to the brim with amazing cultural finds from near and far. Yet you'll also find smaller, more eclectic museums that are off the beaten tourist path yet just as interesting. We have a quirky, mini-museum in our Logan Square neighborhood, the only one of its kind in the world: The Busy Beaver Button Co. and Button Museum stands as the world's only button museum!

Chicago Distilling Company
 
Chicago is a town that embraces the craft spirit movement with arms flung wide. Options abound for those who appreciate the love and effort that goes into creating these barrels of goodness. Worth checking out is Chicago Distilling Company, a family-owned distillery that specializes in creating spirits with organic grains from Illinois.

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