Monthly archives for April, 2015

Coffee Fest Chicago Brings You The Latest Caffei...

latte art contest at Coffee Fest Chicago

Let me start off defending the article title. I am aware that there is such a thing as decaf coffee. However, when I began writing this article at 6:30am after pulling an all nighter, decaf was the furthest thing from my mind. Without further ado. Coffee Fest Chicago Coffee Fest will be celebrating their 13th…

15 Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Must Haves in Chica...

grilled cheese in frying pan

Grilled Cheese has come a long way since I was flipping them in a pan, or even worse, a microwave in my younger years. The big question may be, is grilled cheese really grilled cheese once you add vegetables and meat to it? The answer to that is yes, yes it is. The basic principles…

10 Yoga Studios That Center Chicago ? Find Your ...

woman doing yoga handstand

Yoga has been growing in popularity immensely over the last handful of years, especially. With many people seeking it out solely as a form of exercise, there are many studios opening that also treat it as exercise, rather than the classical form of yoga which involves both physical and mental abilities. For the people that…

14 Touristy Things Chicago Natives Need to Do

signature room in chicago

The city of Chicago is filled with cultural activities, famous buildings, and hot spots known to the incoming tourists and long-lived locals. But, what local wants to stand in lines and pay cover fees in their own city? From what time to go to The Bean to what day to go to the Art Institute…

10 Ultimate Chicago Food Tours – Bring You...

chicago hot dog with everything

Chicago's rich with diversity? from activities to people to food. That is why whether you are visiting or a native, a Chicago Food Touris a phenomenal idea. Not only might you learn of a few new places to indulge in, but you are also able to taste food from many establishments at a very affordable…

5 Reasons Why You Should Frequent Farmers Market...

vegetables at a Chicago Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is taking full swing. Produce is growing nicely and the sun is making its appearance more often to give you that much needed dosage of vitamin D and happiness. These markets provide you with a great alternative to supermarket shopping and their are benefits that go along with it in ways that…

Southport & Irving Transports the Jazz Age ...

interior of sip southport & irving

Located in Lakeview?s Southport Corridor, Southport & Irving (SIP) is a classy yet relaxed cocktail bar and restaurant taking inspiration from the days of speakeasies and jazz clubs giving it the feeling it?s been around since the days of Capone and Machine Gun McGurn. Their cuisine, though, is quite hip and modern, injecting world flavors…

Wicker Park?s Birchwood Kitchen is a Cozy Neighb...

birchwood kitchen entree

Since opening in 2009, Bucktown / Wicker Park?s Birchwood Kitchen has become a very popular neighborhood brunch staple thanks to their use of fresh, local ingredients and comforting take on American cuisine. Towards the end of the last year, Birchwood made the transition from counter to table service and expanded their dinner hours giving them…

Bacon Havens ? Chicago?s Bacon Bars Go All Out

schmacon Bacon Dip

Chicago was once known as one of the bacon capitals of the world. Back in the day, much of the pork in the U.S. of A. came from Chicago. Maybe that is one of the reasons that bacon bars exist in this land? a homage to the yesteryears. Or, maybe I need to stop being…

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