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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Fall Treats to Bake in November

Sweet potato, pumpkin, apple—these are a few of the ingredients that flourish in the fall, so it makes sense they’d also play a starring role in your baked goods. If you’re looking for some sweet autumn treats to make this month that are a little more creative than pumpkin muffins...

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Have You Ever Visited the International Museum of Surgical Science?

Okay…you might be thinking that you’re scraping the bottom the museum barrel if you visit the International Museum of Surgical Science. But this one-of-a-kind destination is an absolute gem! It’s actually the only museum in North America devoted to surgery, along with the pioneers, unique advancements, and innovative tools that...

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Treat a Sweet Tooth at Cone Gourmet Ice Cream

You can get a scoop of boring vanilla or so-so chocolate ice cream just about anywhere, but why? Treat yourself to something deeply delicious at Cone Gourmet Ice Cream. This family-owned creamery puts a distinct Irish twist on classic sweet treats, and it’s a taste adventure worth driving past 10...

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The Best Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin, No Carving Knife Necessary

It’s the season of fall festivals and pumpkin picking! That also means you might be gearing up to carve your annual jack-o’lantern. But these creative DIY ideas might convince you to put down the carving knife and do something different this year. Crayon Drip Pumpkins [Good Housekeeping] This customizable craft...

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Expect Unique Flavor Combos at Black Dog Gelato

Chicago locals know that Black Dog Gelato is one of the city’s favorite places to indulge in sweet, frosty treats. Owner Jessica Oloroso, a Chicago native, is proud to serve top-quality gelato and ice cream, with an emphasis on unique specialty flavors you’re not likely to find elsewhere. The gelato...

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What’s Your Favorite Flavor of Bubble Tea at Hitea?

As Peanuts character Linus van Pelt so aptly put it, people want to be “Outrageously happy!” At Hitea, a new addition to Chicago, they believe that happiness is an attainable goal—just take a sip of their boba tea.  If you haven’t experienced bubble tea yet, you’re in for a treat. This popular drink,...

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How to Refresh Your Apartment Closet for Fall

Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple. Gather your materials. Before you get started, take stock of...

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Potato Salad Alternatives to Serve This Labor Day

Potato salad is a quintessential summer dish, but it’s not exactly innovative. If you’re looking for something lower-carb or just a little bit different, whip up one of these hearty side salads instead. Cauliflower Salad [Food Network]This is probably the best low-carb equivalent to potato salad out there—the Food Network...

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