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Chicago River at night from Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia is the latest offering from Gibsons Restaurant Group in 12 years.

Sun setting behind Mt. Whitney in the Alabama Hills

As we drove north on US-395, I was very, very glad we had stricken US-50, a.k.a. The Loneliest Highway, across Nevada from our itinerary. We were refreshed, yes, but boundless energy we did not have and the straight stretch we were driving was just about all we could handle.

"The Fourth Light Project" Immersive Multimedia Experience

Notable electroacoustic group Niyaz presents a multimedia show unlike any other. 

National Pasta Day

October 17 is National Pasta Day! There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in Chicago, so we've rounded up some of the best to help you decide where to celebrate.

HalloWeekend Pub Crawl Through Chicago

Why stick with just one Halloween celebration when you can hit several - in one day! We've got a whole list of Chicago Halloween bar crawls so you can hop from one bar to the next, and get the most out of that awesome costume.

Halloweekend Pub Crawl Chicago

Theresa Goodrich, being a Local Tourist on the Great River Road

When I moved to Chicago in October, 2001, I knew I wanted to write for a living, but I didn't know how I was going to make that happen. With newly-minted Journalism degree in hand, I decided to wait tables while I figured it all out.

Joshua Tree National Park, Jumbo Rocks Campground

Find out what it's like to spend a night in Joshua Tree National Park in this excerpt from "Two Lane Gems, Vol. 1"

Mardi Gras Indians

From October 19 - December 31, the River North gallery is hosting the first exhibition of Mardi Gras Indian artwork ever held. "Revealing Mardi Gras Indians: Beaded Art of a Hidden Culture" is an historic event featuring 14 exhibits, ranging from full suits to beaded fragments, some as many as 20 years old.

Paella de Diablo – spicy chorizo, shrimp, chicken, peas, peppers, onions, saffron rice, spicy aioli

El Tapeo is a hidden gem in Oak Brook, a suburb on the west side of Chicago. Located on the 9th floor of Le Meridien Hotel, this Spanish restaurant is definitely worth adding to your list of places to visit again, and again, and again.

Grand Cochon

Pork hangover. Is that a thing? We found out for ourselves at the epic celebration of all things pig: Grand Cochon.

Virgin Hotels Chicago (203 N. Wabash) has revamped its second-floor space and has added full-service dinner at Commons Club. This new open kitchen concept, headed by Executive Chef Moosah Reaume, offers diners an inventive take on contemporary American cuisine.

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