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Easily The Best Performances of Pitchfork 2015

best of Pitchfork 2015 Open Your Ears

Chicago?s Union Park has hosted Pitchfork Media?s music festival for 10 years. Other than some stage banners and festival merchandise noting the anniversary, the festival operated just like it was any other year with a finely-curated selection of new buzz bands, hip hop, DJs, and indie rock legends. This was my ninth year in a…

Top 10 Chicago Riverside Restaurants ? Pub to Po...

Riverside Restauraunts seating at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

The most fitting way to enjoy summer is to spend as much time as possible outside. These riverside restaurants make it easy to enjoy a variety of cuisine and a multitude of beverages. Whether you are on your lunch break, scouring for happy hour specials, have a hot date or just a beer with buddies?…

Taste of Chicago 2015 ? The Good, Bad & Del...

Their Crme Brulee cupcake at Taste of Chicago

Following a trip to a Taste of Chicago preview event in Daley Plaza, the City of Chicago was kind enough to extend an invitation to walk around the fest and taste some food. I hadn?t been to the Taste in a few years and was curious how it had changed. Still held in Grant Park,…

Chop Steakhouse Stakes Claim in the South Loop?s...

Interior of Chop Steakhouse in Chicago

Chop Steakhouse is the First Restaurant at the South Loop?s Roosevelt Collection ?Chop Steakhouse Opened July 15, 2015? The Roosevelt Collection is a combination of newer high-end apartments in the South Loop, along with a large shopping area. Despite the gorgeous view of the Sears Tower and the rest of the Chicago skyline, walking around…

Aquanaut Brewing Brings English-Inspired Beer to...

Aquanaut Brewing growlers

Chicago?s craft beer explosion is showing no signs of slowing down with more and more breweries opening every month. The days when Goose Island was nearly the only game in town are easy to remember, but in just a few years it?s nearly impossible to keep track of all the breweries we have?and that?s not…

New York Delicatessen Resurrects a Neighborhood ...

New York Delicatessen storefront

Deli and sub sandwich fans are intensely passionate, even to the point where there are fierce rivalries around massive chains like Subway and Jimmy John?s. New York Delicatessen owner Isaac Work was once such a fan, driving regularly from Bridgeport to the Lakeview shop formerly known as NY Deli, which first opened back in 2005.…

Caff RM Adds Italian Coffee Shoppe Flair To Do...

Food selection at Cafe Rom in Glass Case

Caff RM Caff RM is an Italian-style coffee shop with three locations in downtown Chicago: Prudential Plaza, the Hyatt Center, and River East. They specialize in Fair Trade coffee creations, gourmet Panini sandwiches, and freshly made gelato. The River East location is the only one with weekend hours, so for the most part Caff RM…

Cochon Volant Adds Full Service Sophistication t...

Bar inside of Cochon Volant Chicago

Cochon Volant Our recent list of the best Chicago burgerswas not without its share of controversy. After its publication, I was told I had to go over immediately to Cochon Volant and try their Le Cheeseburger Royale.Translated as ?Flying Pig,? Cochon Volant recently opened in the Loop at100 W. Monroe St. in a space attached…

Fourth of July Sweeps Chicago With Specials ...

Castaways Cabanas in Chicago

Fourth of July in Chicago provides a huge amount of options. Some years I prefer to stick to the beaches and the water, other years I just want to bar hop. Here are some phenomenal options to choose from? whether you are looking to hop around or host your own party? Chicago has you covered.…

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