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Tag - nightlife

Andersonville Dessert Crawl: Lemon Crème Pie from M Henry

Halloween isn't just for kids; adults want to celebrate it too! But if your idea of tasty treats doesn't involve Tootsie Rolls and Smarties, finding a fun Halloween event where you actually want to eat the food can be challenging. Lucky for you, Chicago has some very creative culinary minds. From gourmet adult trick-or-treating to pre-fix dinners in a death disco, these Chicago restaurants are dishing up Halloween events fit for foodies — spirits included!

Wired Fridays at Chicago Cultural Center

In Chicago, the weekend doesn't wait until sundown. Start your party early at the Chicago Cultural Center's bi-monthly Wired Fridays series. Celebrate the city's status as a House music mecca and groove to guest DJ beats in the middle of the day, on the first and third Friday of the month.

Wild Hare Chicago

Chi-town might be more associated with blues and jazz but the city also boasts a robust offering of reggae music. Whether you like to sway to classic lovers rock or "wine up" to dancehall beats, Chicago has you covered. Although many bars and clubs include reggae in their regular music mix, these are the Chicago spots to experience non-stop reggae, Red Stripes included.

Four Ways to Party Like a Chicagoan

Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:00 AM by Sarah Garner

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New Year's Eve. It's supposed to be the most epic of nights, the party to end all parties, the sparkliest night in a series of oh-so-sparkly celebrations. Now that the glitter has settled and champagne is back on ice, it's time to get back to "the real world," right? No way! Not in Chicago. To celebrate 2013 we're going to offer up some suggestions for how to party like a Chicagoan, which is to say, often.

What's All the Malort About?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00 AM by Kara Carmichael

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The new buzz word is Malört. Last week, my friends and I had a comical email exchange about this infamous Chicago liquor given its recent high-profile coverage in The Wall Street Journal article, "In Chicago, a Spirit Rises Despite Bitter Reviews."

My friend, a lifelong Chicagoan, received his first bottle of Jeppson's Malört as a gift more than ten years ago. So as you can imagine, Malort's increasing popularity among bartenders and 20-somethings has some Chicagoans proudly saying that they've supported this unpalatable spirit all along.

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