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OpenTable Diners Name goosefoot #10 restaurant in America

Lincoln SquareCongratulations to goosefoot! The BYOB restaurant helmed by Chef Chris Nugent was chosen as the tenth Best Restaurant in America by OpenTable's diners for 2013! Other Chicago restaurants include Girl...

Lake Michigan at 15 Below [PHOTO]

Edgewater | UptownHere's a reason to love photographers: they'll go out when it's 15 below zero to get epic shots. Alex Hall took this incredible photo just after sunrise this morning from Loyola Park Beach. Lake...
Under The Mistletoe Party

Under The Mistletoe Party at Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville

Naperville Let's drink and be merry together this Monday (12/23/13) at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Naperville.  I am one of the "elves gone wild" behind the bar, representing Chicago's 100.3 as I...
Hyatt Regency Chicago Lobby

Cvent Names Hyatt Regency Chicago #1 Meeting Hotel in the United States

The LoopCongratulations are in order for Hyatt Regency Chicago. The city's largest hotel was named #1 on Cvent's Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States. The popular meeting planner platform compiled a...

Hyde Park’s Newest Gem

Hyde ParkChef Matthias Merges has the extraordinary ability to open a restaurant in a location that is off the beaten path. First, there were Yusho and Billy Sunday (both in Logan Square) and now he brings...

Behind the Scenes of Lawry's New Gastropub, SideDoor

River North  Christmas has come early! Lawry's is opening a gastropub in River North. Utilizing space within their current building, SideDoor will offer a relaxed atmosphere with a very distinct feeling than...

The Twelve Bars of Christmas 2013 Ends with a Relatively Silent Night

WrigleyvilleSaturday morning’s snow didn’t stop young drinkers and partiers in Wrigleyville from celebrating the holiday season with the Twelve Bars of Christmas (TBOX) bar crawl. Between 20,000 – 30,000 TBOX-...
Pasta Puttana and Katherine Anne Confection Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Foodie

West Town, Logan SquareWith only a little over a week left until Christmas, are you done with shopping for the foodie on your list? If not, do not despair! I have two fabulous gift ideas that will sure please the savory or...
Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Award Winning Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

ChicagonistaLive is a monthly live web show shot on location at Chicago businesses and hosted by TLT friends M. J. Tam, Duong Sheahan, Nancy Loo, and Beth Rosen. I was lucky enough to be invited to...
Vie Custom Fitness

Vie Custom Fitness Offers Free Classes For The Month Of December

Lincoln ParkIn need of jumpstarting your workout? The month of December is the perfect time as Vie Custom Fitness in Lincoln Park is offering all of their classes for free. Yes, for free. You just have to bring...

Whiskeys to Keep You Warm This Winter

ChicagoJust in time for winter, Chicago recently played host to a number of Irish and Scottish whisky tastings. From limited edition Irish whiskeys to Scotch straight from the highlands, the golden brown...

Patients and Families Find Comfort at the IMD Guest House

Chicago, Downtown, Little Italy | University Village, Near WestAs far back as I can remember, November and December have always been about family. Decorating the Christmas tree together, embarrassing pictures with Santa and snowball fights with dad before hot...

Holidays on the Square This Saturday

Logan SquareLogan Square businesses are celebrating this Saturday with Holidays On The Square. Restaurants and boutiques are offering discounts and specials throughout the day. Many will offer treats. Bring the...

Why You'll Want To Move In To Eataly

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleThe much anticipated, long awaited moment has arrived: Eataly has now opened. This 63,000 square foot behemoth brings the wonders of Italian wine and cuisine to Chicago. It's a gleaming white palace...

Tickets go on sale for the outdoor Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field

Grant Park | Museum CampusThe defending Stanley Cup® champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face off at Soldier Field at 7pm Saturday, March 1.  This game is part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium...

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