News & Views

Ixcateco logo

Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose, Chicago; 773-539-5887) is serving up an authentic Feliz Año Nuevo celebration with new menu creations from Executive Chef/owner Anselmo Ramirez.

Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker, Photo credit Cheryl Mann Productions

Chicago is center stage in Tony Award winning Christopher Wheeldon's version of the Nutcracker. The time is 1893, and the Columbian Exposition is set to open in five months.

Christmas Present

If you still have shopping to do, don't panic; we're here to help. We've hand-picked some gift suggestions that will help you finish all of your shopping with time to spare.

Tobacco Road Tap Room

the first Chicago sports pub to affiliate itself with an entire coll

Five of Chicago’s most iconic cocktail bars are coming together December 12 – 16 to celebrate the legacy of bartending’s first superstar, 19th century bon vivant Jerry Thomas.

At Bar Siena in Chicago's West Loop, Top Chef Fabio Viviani's philosophy is to “cook as simple as possible ‘with your own twist.’” You will understand his philosophy completely after one experience at Bar Siena. Come in hungry or with a group and share.

Any Chicagoan knows that pizza is not just pizza.

Chef's Table at Jerry's Lincoln Square

At this Chef's Table we'll indulge in the mightiest of mashups - the sandwich!

Executive Chefs and co-owners Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris

The popular Christmas Eve To Go menu at Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 847-205-4433) is giving the restaurant’s annual Thanksgiving To Go a run for its money.

Meet Top Chef Stephanie Izard at ArcLight Cinemas December 20

This fall Chicago’s newest movie experience, ArcLight Cinemas, has been connecting film lovers with local tastemakers.

Free Days at Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science & Industry is offering free admission to Illinois residents on the following dates in 2017.

The Chocolate Sanctuary Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass

Imagine a restaurant that's dedicated to chocolate. The menu is filled with chocolate cocktails, chocolate appetizers, chocolate butter, chocolate entrees, and, of course, chocolate desserts.

Shopping Malls in Downtown Chicago

Chicago is known for its shopping. The Magnificent Mile alone contains over 460 retailers, and this high concentration of stores and shops is due in large part to shopping malls.

Downtown Chicago has some of the ritziest hotels in the country, and no where are they ritzier than on the Magnificent Mile. If you're looking for upscale accommodations, these luxurious lodgings will pamper your from check-in to check-out.

7 Tips to Help You Enjoy Chicago's Christkindlmarket

Enjoy one of Chicago's favorite holiday traditions with these 7 tips for enjoying the Christkindlmarket.

Inside a historic 1923 commercial skyscraper is one of Chicago’s newest hotels: The LondonHouse. Hidden on the twenty-first floor above the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive is a sexy and cozy bar that is an astonishing getaway from the Chicago winter weather. With a menu that changes according to the seasons and a cocktail menu that doesn’t disappoint, LH on 21 is a must do!

The free Lincoln Park Zoo is open every day of the year, and it's particularly fun during the holiday season.

Enter to Win Sleep Wellness Package from Brentwood Home

You'll sleep better with Brentwood Home's 10% off coupon

Subscribe to Recent News & EventsSubscribe to Deals and Discounts

Need plans this weekend?

Sign up today for our FREE 10 Things To Do This Weekend in Chicago newsletter + awesome event invitations.