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Getting Out Of Chicago: Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

Getting Out Of Chicago:  Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa
Hello friends. It is no secret that Chicago has endless offerings of fun and merriment for its citizens.  Countless restaurants, bars and events provide the folks virtually a “24-7-365” list of things to do and experience. But there are times that even the most ardent Chicago dwellers want to get out of the city for... Read more »

Get To 3 Floyds Brewery Before The End Of March

Get To 3 Floyds Brewery Before The End Of March
Hello Friends Like many craft beer connoisseurs in the Chicagoland area, 3 Floyds has quickly become my favorite “local” brewery. Several of my overall favorites (Robert The Bruce, Alpha King and Zombie Dust) come from this out of the way brewery in Munster, Ind. If you have never taken a quick day trip out to... Read more »

WWGD: Gregg's Weekly Mailbag

WWGD:  Gregg's Weekly Mailbag
Hello friends. A couple of weeks ago, one of my editors asked a great question. “Why don’t you do a weekly mailbag and let your readers send in questions?” While sitting in my hot tub drinking Scotch and eating waffles, I decided that this was a fine idea and will call this weekly feature WWGD…What... Read more »
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Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?

Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello Friends. Last week, a reader asked when would I post another Chicago restaurant review.  After contemplating which direction I should go, I decided to review another of the city’s most talked about burger joints. Burger Bar 1578 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 (Between North Dayton Street and North Halsted Street) GF NOTE:  My... Read more »

Lagnaippe: CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar

Lagnaippe:  CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar
Hello Friends. When I decided to try and write a blog, I really wondered if anyone would take the time to read it. Much to my surprise, over 1200 people have now viewed this blog during its first three weeks on ChicagoNow. It just goes to show you that I am not the only nut... Read more »

Lagniappe: Service Poodles, Secret Chicken Sauce, Punxsutawney Phil and NBC Sports

 Lagniappe:  Service Poodles, Secret Chicken Sauce, Punxsutawney Phil and NBC Sports
Hello friends. For those who have never lived in south Louisiana, you may not be familiar with the term lagniappe. Lagniappe (pronounced [lan-yap, lan-yap) means “a little something extra” in Cajun country. This post is just me scattershooting about whatever pops in the old skull. So here we go… TRAVEL STORY OF THE WEEK:  PRECIOUS... Read more »
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Gummers: What is a Gummer and Why Do They Ruin Airline Travel For The Rest Of Us?

Gummers:  What is a Gummer and Why Do They Ruin Airline Travel For The Rest Of Us?
First, I would like to thank my friends that took the time to read my first post and provided the positive comments.  That being said, I am going to try doing this for a while and see if we can have a little fun with it.  Also, feel free to send ideas and thoughts. Originally,... Read more »
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