North Center’s Kick is a Haven for Spicy Food Fans

Kick, which replaced Sola in late 2015, is a gastropub in North Center focusing on spicy food. Though fiery burgers, sandwiches, and other casual pub food with a kick make up the bulk of the menu, the restaurant takes influence from all around the world. People from...

Top 8 Steakhouses in Chicago

Known for some of the finest establishments when it comes to dining out, Chicago is one of the best restaurant cities in the world. Some may say Chicago's claim to fame is the deep-dish pizza, but make no mistake, when it comes to steak, the Windy City knows how to...

Top 5 Chicago Summer Festivals

Chicago is one of the most amazing cities to visit during the summer months. The lakefront is a buzz with people, the streets are alive with activity, and there are some amazing festivals during the “season” that visitors and residents alike can enjoy.   Top 5 Chicago...

Top 10 Golf Courses in Chicago

Whether it’s a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your old buddies, or trying to bond with your new son-in-law, one of the most calming, yet competitive, activities is hitting the links. We thought we would count down our top 10 golf courses in and around Chicago.   Top...

Cochon Volant Adds Full Service Sophistication to the Loop

Our recent list of the best Chicago burgers was 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...

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Top 10 Golf Courses in Chicago

Whether it’s a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your old buddies, or trying to bond with your new son-in-law, one of the most calming, yet competitive, activities is hitting the links. We thought we would count down our top 10 golf courses in and around Chicago.   Top...

The Best Chicago Bed and Breakfast? – Top 5

Whether you spend time traveling, or are just looking for a little weekend escape from your abode – a Chicago bed and breakfast stay will trump a hotel every time. Great locations, reasonable prices, unmatched hospitality, and some of the best home-cooked breakfasts...

10 Places to Go in Chicago

Of course in Chicago we haven’t had the best weather. The past couple of days haven’t been bad, but we are certainly not done with winter. So come along with me as I plan out my points of interest for the year. Some of these I have been to and really enjoyed like a...

Top 3 Culinary Arts Schools in Chicago

Culinary arts schools are a great way to master the fine arts involved in preparing and cooking great dishes. Chicago has a wide variety of culinary arts schools that can help teach you about the different aspects of professional cooking. Not all of them focus on the...

Top 10 TV Shows Set In Chicago

Filmmakers looking for an interesting setting for their television or film have long been drawn to the Second City; with a rich history, dynamic setting, and a famously cosmopolitan culture, Chicago has strong cinematic appeal across a variety of genres. Over the...

Top 10 Irish Pubs in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day is a big event in Chicago, and to help you celebrate, the Luck of the Irish in Chicago, we've assembled a Top 10 list, with a little something for everyone! From authentic, to affordable, this list has it all!   Top 10 Irish Pubs Chicago #1 The...

Top 10 Chicago Craft Breweries

When you think about Chicago, one thing that comes to mind is all the different pubs and breweries in and around the area. Not sure which are worth a stop? Here's a list of 10 craft breweries and brewpubs you won't want to miss: #1 Solemn Oath Brewery Located at 1661...

Bike Shops Chicago – Top 10

Choosing one of the many bike shops Chicago houses can be a tough ordeal. Many of times, people choose what is closest to them. In a pinch this can be a good solution. When you have some spare time, building a relationship with a reputable shop can change your biking...

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...

Best Donuts In Chicago – Top 12

Chicago may be known for its famous deep dish pizza and Chicago style hot dogs – but now it is time for the donut world to receive its praise. From the traditional buttermilk, to maple bacon, and banana Nutella infused creations – your taste buds will dance with every...

Top 10 Wine Bar Chicago List

Chicago has an explosive craft brewery scene and an upcoming distillery scene, but we must not forget to reap the fruit of our labor – wine. The wine bar Chicago scene provides great venues to enjoy intimate conversations and indulge in some exquisite food options...

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