Valentine’s Day Isn’t Complete Without Sweets From Veruca Chocolates

“I want it now!” The famous Veruca Salt mentality has been brought to Veruca Chocolates on Halstead Street, making sure everyone has their delicious goodies on demand for this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for for your sweetheart this holiday, chocolate is always the best way to anyone’s...

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Treat Your Valentine to Gourmet Goodies at Cloud Cookie

2020 was a year that won’t soon be forgotten and, for the most part, not for very good reasons. With that in mind, it makes sense that we’d want 2021 to be something extra-special. So many people deepened their understanding of truly connecting with their loved ones, and how important...

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

A lot has changed in the past year. For one thing, staying home became the new going out. That theme is going to hold through this month, at least, which is why you should start planning for an at-home Valentine’s Day. Begin with these creative ideas. Plan a picnic in...

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Expect the Unexpected at Culinary Gangster

What kind of magic is going on in that kitchen at Culinary Gangster? The eatery makes so many distinct kinds of foods, and they are all so good! Now you and your friends don’t have to decide between Italian, Mexican, and American fare when you eat out. Culinary Gangster has...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Winter Workouts

Working out in the warm months was pretty easy, even with gym closures and other restrictions. The great outdoors always beckoned with sunshine and balmy breezes, inviting you to go for a run or maybe join an outdoor fitness class. But with the colder temperatures moving in, staying active has...

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Gotham Bagels Serves New York–Style Bagels Near 850 Lake Shore Drive

New York bagels are the best in the world. The crackly crust, chewy center, and unmistakable flavor of a true American classic. Short of taking the 12-hour drive straight to the source, you have Gotham Bagels. This expert bagel maker knows their way around a yeasty masterpiece, and hand rolls their...

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Set Yourself Up for Holiday Cookie Success With These Kitchen Organizing Tips

Getting into the holiday spirit in your home? Perhaps your annual traditions include baking! Before you whip up the first batch of cookies, you might want to rearrange the kitchen to make the process a bit easier. These expert tips can help. Stow spices on a turntable. Turntable, Lazy Susan, whatever...

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Dec. 10 at the Lincoln Park Zoo: Holidaze, an Adults-Only Event

It takes millions of twinkling lights to transform the Lincoln Park Zoo into a holiday wonderland every year. It’s a beloved annual event called ZooLights—one that’s particularly welcome this year, when outdoor events are considered one of the safest ways to celebrate. For one night only, December 10th, the zoo...

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Have Brunch This Weekend at Logan 11 Bar & Kitchen

Come for the beer, but stay for the food at newly reopened Logan 11 Bar & Kitchen. This relaxed spot is part cool hangout, and part eatery, and just the kind of place to get you eased back into dining out again.  Start with a much-deserved drink from the bar,...

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Stock Your Apartment at 850 Lake Shore Drive With New Books From After-Words

“Coolest little bookstore, such a chill place. Walking downstairs was like walking into a book Narnia.” That’s one Yelp reviewer’s impression of After-Words, a local independent bookstore.  What sorts of titles create a book Narnia? Popular and literary fiction, poetry, children’s, history, new age, cookbooks, art, and local interest books,...

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