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  • Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Avenue

    Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Avenue

    Welcome to Lincoln Square!  This entryway greets visitors at the intersection of West Lawrence Ave. and North Lincoln Ave.  If you’re driving, take it slow.  There’s much to be seen, and the road is narrow.  If you’re strolling, take your t…
    - 31 Mar 12, 7:07am -
  • Experience Experimental Live Art

    Experience Experimental Live Art

    Chicago is home to tons of small theater, dance, and performance companies, many of whom are making incredible work.  If you’re in town and up for something on the experimental side, check out a show at one of these venues. Links Hall celebrated i…
    - 27 Mar 12, 10:03pm -
  • Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Square

    Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Square

    Chicago’s northwest side has a neighborhood that’s quaint and residential and still replete with incredible restaurants and delightful shops.  Lincoln Square is home to families, long-time Chicagoans, and a growing number of hip young people. As…
    - 27 Mar 12, 1:09am -
  • Local Roasteries for Coffee Lovers

    Local Roasteries for Coffee Lovers

    Chicago has so many high-quality coffee shops, and many of them are brewing up locally roasted beans.  The roasters range from large producers to tiny in-store operations, and they’re all worth sampling. Intelligentsia coffee can be tasted all ove…
    - 23 Mar 12, 5:05am -
  • Ice Cream Chicagoans Can’t Live Without

    Ice Cream Chicagoans Can’t Live Without

    When it comes to dairy, Chicago is well connected (Wisconsin is Illinois’ neighbor to the north), and despite the cold, cold winters, even the most frigid Chicagoans have a warm spot in their hearts and bellies for good ice cream. Paciugo Gelato &…
    - 1 Mar 12, 5:15am -
  • Fancy Drinks, Casual Evening

    Fancy Drinks, Casual Evening

    If you love a good craft cocktail but want to keep it casual in atmosphere (and price), Chicago has plenty of great places to come to the rescue.  So loosen (read: remove) your jacket and tie, and pull up to these delicious concoctions and these exc…
    - 1 Mar 12, 5:04am -
  • Chicago’s Vegetarian Victories

    Chicago’s Vegetarian Victories

    Vegetarian cuisine continues to build in popularity, and while almost all restaurants keep veggie-friendly options in mind, some are designing outstanding menus that will please carnivores and vegans alike.  Here is a rundown of some of Chicago’s…
    - 28 Feb 12, 9:58pm -
  • Chicago’s Best Green Dining

    Chicago’s Best Green Dining

    Chicago continues to rise to the top of foodies’ favorite city lists for many good reasons.  Central to the urban gardening movement, the Windy City draws from local farms in Illinois, buIndiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Some restauranteurs are…
    - 28 Feb 12, 6:04am -
  • Outdoor Trips just a Drive Away from Chicago

    Outdoor Trips just a Drive Away from Chicago

    Starved Rock State Park Located just 94 minutes from downtown Chicago, this beautiful state park offers tons of activities to suit any day-tripper’s fancy.  Depending on the season, you’ll find ample bird-watching, fishing, and even hunting thro…
    - 1 Feb 12, 9:34pm -
  • Chicago by Bike

    Chicago by Bike

    Biking is a fun, active, and green way to see any city.  Voted the #1 bike-friendly city in the US by Bicycling Magazine, Chicago looks best from some of its bike paths.  Here is a run down of some of the most popular routes, so strap on your helme…
    - 1 Feb 12, 3:15am -
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