Monthly archives for February, 2015

Lent Specials ? The Seafood & Veggies Run S...

fish dinner

Growing up? I participated in Lent as a religious experience. Unfortunately, as a kiddo, I wasn't the biggest fan of fish and any sort of plant was still foreign matter to me. I settled with a lot of cereal and pb&j's (somewhat similar to my current meal plan). To this day, my lent is somewhat…

Velvet Taco is a Welcome Addition to the Gold Co...

variety of tacos at velvet taco Chicago

Does a Texas-based taco concept have anything to offer Chicago? While Chicago may already have an insane number of incredible taquerias, Velvet Taco in the Gold Coast manages to offer something different with tacos influenced by world cuisine. Whether you?re a fan of a Chicago style hot dog, Indian food, or even seafood, there?s a…

The WingFest Winner Is In & It’s Not ...

Spicy Buffalo Wings

The search for the best chicken wing is a never ending journey for wingconnoisseurs. Once you think, for that brief second, that you have found the best wings and your appetite is suddenly satisfied in each and every way? you are wrong. With the sudden realization that if the wings before you are this good,…

Maggie Daley Park Is Beginning To Bloom ? ItR...

maggie daley park from the air

The reconstruction of Maggie Daley Park began a fewyears ago? but over the past few months, it seems like progress has escalated. When they say that this will be a magnificent recreation area, I believe them. The foliage may not be blooming yet, but the evolution of the park is. The fact that I meandered…

Perfect First Date Ideas ? Get Out of the Bar

sober dating couple in chicago

Those words come across your screen, "Hey there, how would you like to meet up on Saturday?" Your heart pounds a little harder, your palms start sweating, and your mind races into a thousand different directions. After you come back down to the real world again and gain the courage to respond to your potential…

Chicago Cigar Bars Have Not Been Extinguished

cigars in display cae

Over the last almost-decade, it has become increasingly more difficult to enjoy a cigar in the city of Chicago. With bans in bars, hotels, restaurants and virtually any other business that you could think of? cigar smokers were left to long walks on the beach and strolls through the park. Then the hammer came down…

Asado Coffee ? A Look Into Pickwick Lane

It was a brisk winter morning when I found myself wandering down a sidewalk in River North on the way to meet up with a buddy that I hadn't seen in years. I had been running on Starbucks drip-coffee for days because of the convenience factor, but I was starting to go through espresso withdrawals.…

7 Ways You Didn’t Expect To Spend Valentin...

i want valentines day candy

The traditional candle-lit dinner with chocolates, flowers and stuffed animals is cute and all? but elevate your Valentines Day this year. Don't celebrate the same way adolescents are. Turn up the heat. Snag your significant other, your best friends or even go alone to see where the night leads. Someeven require you to finally meet…

Chicago Winter Survival ? We Need Your Help!

Chicago Winter fun on red couch

After last weekend (and last year), old man winter has really chilled us to our core. For the Chicago nativeswinter is manageable, but it has come with many years of practice and persistence to maintain the mindset that spring is near? and that Malort warms the soul. Sometimes a bottle of Peppermint Schnapps, hot chocolate,…

The Stretch Bar & Grill ? Wrigleyville̵...

interior of stretch bar

The idea of going to a Wrigleyville bar could either be the greatest or worst thing every depending on who you are. If that is your scene, there?s certainly no shortage of places to choose from to watch the game, grab some lunch, or have a boozy weekend. Located just a couple blocks from Wrigley…

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