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 5 Chicago Basketball Courts

Chicago basketball courts are in abundance outside of the Chicago Bulls’ United Center home court. With so many options, it is sometime hard to narrow it down to one. Many of the courts are located in fantastic parks that provide activities to do when not on the...

Top 10 Chicago Food Trucks

Sitting down at a restaurant is not always the most convenient way to grab a bite to eat and fast food is not always appetizing. Chicago food trucks roam throughout the city to offer a welcome change to the normal food options. Beware, once you find a truck that you...

10 Great Chicago Suburbs

When looking for a new place to live, there s no doubt that Chicago with all of its diversity and urban splendor remains among the most sought after living spaces in the U.S. :: however as a city that is surrounded by six counties, there are many gorgeous Chicago...

Chicago Beard Tamers – Contain Your Mane

Winter is upon us, and natural masks have taken over many faces the last few months. While some just ain’t care and sport the rough, untamed look– others prepare to maintain their facial blanket. Chicago Beard Tamers are skilled with straight-razors to clean up the...

Top 10 Chicago Cubs Players Of All Time

For this post I decided I would go over the careers of those who have graced home plate at 1060 West Addison, as my exhaustive research and by that I mean my ability to keep track of a hundred open Google tabs has concluded. The criteria for making this list are...

Chicago Sports Teams From Yesteryear

There is not a shortage of professional Chicago sports teams. Before Chicago had the established teams of today, many have come an gone. Some of those teams appeared a hundred or more years ago, while others have appeared and disappeared in the last handful of years....

Top 10 Tapas Chicago Venues

Going out to eat should be an experience, something that you can make a night of. Small plates of gourmet dishes eaten amongst friends is the perfect reason to check out these tapas Chicago venues. Tapas Valencia Tapas Valencia is an award winning Spanish tapas venue...

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