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FoBAB 2012: A First Timers Firsthand Account

BridgeportWhat happens when you throw a bunch of beer nerds in an elevator together? Silence. There are these enormous freight elevators in the Bridgeport Art Center where the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged...

The Anti-Black Friday

Lakeview, Lincoln Park, West Loop, West Town, Logan Square“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” This quote really summed up my feelings about Black Friday....

Share Recipes and Give to a Worthy Cause on Cookmore.com

It’s the season of thanks and giving.  In that spirit, cookmore.com will donate $1 to Heroes at Home for every recipe uploaded to the recipe sharing/social networking site. Heroes at Home’s goal is...

Steve Starr: Capturing People Beautiful

If you've been to an event in Chicago, chances are you've met Steve Starr. If you've met him, chances are even better he took your picture. He was tireless, appearing at countless events and taking...

Techweek Chicago 2013 is Official - June 27 - 29

River North  One of the things I'm so excited about when it comes to Chicago is the desire that the city has to become a player in the tech community. Not only a player but a major tech hub and one of the ways...

Free Mac & Cheese and Cupcakes; As If You Needed Another Reason To Vote

Mom always said you don't talk about politics at the dinner table, but what if the table comes to you? Next Tuesday, you may have heard, is Election Day. No matter which way you plan on voting,...

More Than Just a Butcher

West TownGrowing up, I had very little knowledge of what a butcher did, let alone knowing one. My only image of a butcher was Sam on The Brady Bunch. My reality was the prepackaged products at the local...

Belly Full of Goodness

West LoopMy husband says that Chef Bill Kim can open a restaurant in the oddest of locations and the masses will come. This was certainly true with Urban Belly (in a strip mall?) and Belly Shack (underneath...

1st Annual Forest Park Apple Pie Bake-Off - Win a Troy-Bilt Snow Blower

Forest ParkHere's something I've found out about just in time to put up before the weekend comes upon us thanks to @GardenForkTV. Forest Park Community Garden is having a fundraiser and it's a BAKE-OFF, a apple...

Fall at Graceland Cemetery

LakeviewUntil I moved to Chicago, when I heard “Graceland” I thought of Elvis Presley’s kitschy home in Tennessee or the Paul Simon song, depending on the context.  Now that I live in Chicago, when I hear “...

Chicago Named One of the Best Cities for Walking by Prevention Magazine

"Anyone who's visited or lived in the Windy City knows it's a walker's dream." Prevention Magazine We couldn't agree more! The fitness publication released its 25 best U.S. cities for walking and...

Celebrate & Support Kitties at Nacional 27

ChicagoJoin Animal Planet's Jackson Galaxy of the TV Show, My Cat from Hell. He's the perfect guest for the fancy event for our more peticular pets, the pussy cats! This is the 2nd annual fundraiser which...

Explore Hidden Treasures with Open House Chicago

Chicago's architecture is world renowned, and this weekend you can get the inside (ba dum bum) scoop with Open House Chicago. The free event gives you access to over 150 iconic buildings and spaces....

Darqness Descends on Chicago

Chicago“Prepare yourself for a sinister evening of mischief and mayhem… as the DarQness descends.” This one night party has been touted of Fiendish Fun and a Sinfully Sexy Evening of Diabolical Debauchery!...

One Scarf Can Do So Much

ChicagoLook what one scarf can do at this Project Runway inspired Fashion Challenge: local artists will make designs from Maisha Collective scarves for a special fundraiser for Heshima Kenya on October 24th...

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