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La Bayadère

South Loop Sometimes we take for granted just what an amazing city we live in.  We’re surrounded by art in all forms and get used to seeing it on nearly every corner.  Let’s never take this for granted.  There...

A Collaborative Tap Takeover: The Return of The Cleetus

RavenswoodCleetus Friedman is known for his food. The man's a wizard in the kitchen and an ambassador for local farmers. He's also quite the accomplished brewer and has collaborated with several Midwest...

Pumpkin Carving and Scary Movie Night at Municipal Bar

Chicago, Downtown, Near North, River NorthMunicipal Bar + Dining Co. is celebrating Halloween with a pumpkin carving party on Wednesday, October 23 from 6-10 pm. For $10 per person, you’ll receive a pumpkin and an Oktoberfest beer (or wine...

You Are Invited To The Wine Channel TV International Wine Awards Gala

River NorthWine? Music? Prizes?  Yes, please. Enjoy a night of sipping award-winning wines featuring dancing, live DJ and unique raffle prizes...all benefiting Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre.  Join sommelier...

The Most Exclusive Club in Chicago - Parliament

Chicago, Downtown, Near North, River NorthIn the world of high end clubs, phrases like "exclusive access," "premium bottles" and "great atmosphere" are thrown out like candy at a 4th of July parade. And if you don’t have a household name,  ...
AlphaBeer Celebrates Craft Beer in Chicago

AlphaBeer this Saturday! Try 26 Incredible Craft Beers

Sheffield | DePaulIf you like beer and you don't come to AlphaBeer you might be a little crazy. That's an understatement: you should be wrapped in a straightjacket, and since you can't drink beer with your hands tied...
ORNOT Gallery

Tonight: Art You Can Laugh At

Bucktown | Wicker ParkIt’s free, it’s tonight at 7pm. Like comedy?  Duh, of course you like to laugh.  Everyone enjoys levity.   Every two weeks there’s a free comedy stand-up show at ORNOT Gallery just off Ready Coffee...

Get some funk with your food this Saturday with Aryk Crowder

ChicagoOne of Chicago's funkiest guitar players and most soulful singers Aryk Crowder is presenting a series of four unique performance leading up to the release of his new EP.  The first of this series (...

AlphaBeer XI Celebrates Craft Beer October 12

Sheffield | DePaulCraft beer is booming. It seems like every time you turn around there's a new brewery featuring beer you just have to try. However, that could get pretty expensive, pretty quickly, and what if you...

Now Open: Blackfinn Ameripub

River NorthKicking off the fall restaurant season, River North welcomes Blackfinn Ameripub to Kenzie Street.  Focused on delivering quality American food and drinks in a high-energy atmosphere, the menu...

Sam Adams' Lakeview Taco Fest celebrates the stuffed tortilla

LakeviewCelebrate the first weekend of autumn with the glorious taco.  Chicago celebrates the tortilla-stuffed fave at the inaugural Sam Adams' Lakeview Taco Fest in the bustling Southport Corridor September...

Oceanique's Legendary Wine Program is about Greatness at Any Price Point

Chicago, North Suburbs, Evanston, Suburbs, Niles, Skokie Throughout its 25-year history, Oceanique has built such a great wine program that the restaurant has become a magnet for people who are knowledgeable about wine and want to try some of the best in...

Oceanique re-launches with new 25th anniversary look and menu

Chicago, North Suburbs, Evanston, Suburbs, Niles, SkokieFor 25 years, Oceanique Restaurant in Evanston, Illinois (505 Main St., Evanston IL; 847-864-3435) has been quietly and steadily amazing a large, loyal following of food and wine enthusiasts by...

MelodicRockFest 3 comes to Arlington Heights September 27-29

Arlington HeightsMelodicRockFest 3 is taking over H.O.M.E. (aka House Of Music & Entertainment) in Arlington Heights for three days of incredible live rock.  A massive selection of rockers will perform "best of"...

Bring on the Fungi. Celebrate National Mushroom Month at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook

Chicago, North Suburbs, Suburbs, NorthbrookMushroom enthusiasts look forward to this time of year. September brings us National Mushroom Month. You can thank the Mushroom Growers Council for helping to popularize this fungus. The month-long...

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