Posts tagged "Chicago"

Chicago Restaurant Week: A Beginner's Guide to Foodie Festivities

Chicago Restaurant Week: A Beginner's Guide to Foodie Festivities
Ah, Chicago Restaurant Week….Imagine if you could sample from some of the greatest restaurants in Chicago? Every style of cuisine would be included: American, Italian, Mexican. Along with some of the lesser known types such as Gastro Pub, Eclectic, and Fondue. Now add onto that fantasy by imagining that the head chefs at these restaurants... Read more »

Explorer of the Month-January

Explorer of the Month-January
January is a natural time for new beginnings. Chance encounters can become life-long inspirations. Such is the case with this month’s profileé, who through her 12 month weight-loss battle, has become a beacon of guidance for many still fighting a never-ending battle of the bulge. Through her miraculous 87 lb shedding, she has remained humble... Read more »

Red Hot Mamas- A Look into Chicago Burlesque

Red Hot Mamas- A Look into Chicago Burlesque
You’ve nearly made it through January with your New Years Resolutions in tact. You’ve said goodbye to your food vices in our Food Wars Showdown. And at this point you’ve refreshed and renewed following our “staycation” planning guidelines. What’s next to check off the list…finding yourself a hobby. There’s really no other way to take... Read more »
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Volunteering: It Starts at Home

Volunteering: It Starts at Home
We’ve all heard the phrase “charity starts at home” but it took me just yesterday to find that, hey, it really does. For the last day of the “12 Days of 4-Star” blogging series I planned on doing some generic predictable form of volunteering like working at a soup kitchen or working at the Red... Read more »

Don't Tread On Me: Maintaining Voting Etiquette

Don't Tread On Me: Maintaining Voting Etiquette
I originally wasn’t planning on blogging this election day for fear of coming off as whoring for propaganda like a lot of politically motivated bloggers but since I suddenly awoke out of my sleep at 5:30 am with a dire need to urinate and the lack of ability to get back to sleep I decided to throw something... Read more »

You Must Be "This Gay" to Enter Boystown

Due to some of the backlash of this article I decided to include a small intro. I want to apologize immensely if I have or will offend anyone reading this article. I would hate for anyone to think that I have some sort of hollow fascination with the gay community. I want to open honest... Read more »
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I Heard the (Spoken) Word, and It Was Good

I Heard the (Spoken) Word, and It Was Good
There are 1,013,913 words in the English language. And it’s rumored that the Eskimo have over 50 words for snow. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of words. Add that to the ever growing number of insults and expletives creeping their way into our vocabulary (seriously, did ‘f- bomb’ really need to... Read more »

SummerDance September- National Stepper Society

SummerDance September- National Stepper Society
For 16 years now, Chicago’s SummerDance series has played host to over 40 dance events around the city. Staying centralized in the Grant Park area between Congress Parkway and Jackson the 4,900 square foot dance floor is set up in the area known as Grant Park-Spirit of Music Gardens but has migrated to places such... Read more »

King Lizzy Grand Re-Opening

King Lizzy Grand Re-Opening
This past Wednesday 4-Star Explorer made it’s way out to the innovative t-shirt makers and ingenious sneaker designers,King Lizzy Apparel, as we celebrated the brand-new constructed retail store.Tucked sprucely in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, King Lizzy has been featuring many cutting edge designs and services not found in your average boutique. Having a hand in... Read more »
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