Archive for June 2012

The Inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon

The Inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon
Last Sunday I ran my first half marathon in over a year, the inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. Having been sidelined by an injury and distracted by my wedding and work, I really had no intention of running such a substantial race. Fortunately, a bit of intense friendly peer pressure did the trick. A bunch... Read more »

The Bristol: A Win All Around

The Bristol: A Win All Around
From the very beginning I had a good feeling about the Bristol. My cousin and I were going to celebrate her upcoming birthday and, as is often the case with us, we waited until the very last minute to decide where we would go. I called the Bristol on a Thursday afternoon for a reservation,... Read more »

Midpack Musings

Midpack Musings
Today I am very excited to launch a new Chewables Chicago category – Midpack Musings – focused on running from my perspective: the midpack.  What is the midpack?  Well, pretty much as it sounds….not the front, not the back, just somewhere in the middle. I’m a runner but frankly not that good.  I love getting... Read more »
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Splurging on Le Beurre at Paris Club

Splurging on Le Beurre at Paris Club
Ah, Paris Club.  You are such a scene.  If I were a single guy on the lookout for a well-heeled lady, I would be there every night.  The odds (and bachelorette parties) are so in a dude’s favor.  As it is, yours truly is way too cheap (and married) to ever make it to your... Read more »

Healthy Eating at Summer Festivals

Healthy Eating at Summer Festivals
Ah, summer in Chicago.  It’s why we put up with the bitter winters (which, by the way, I am convinced keep our population down).  And no Chicago summer is complete without many an outing to a summer festival.  There’s Bacon Fest and Rib Fest, Taste of Chicago and Burger Fest, and hundreds of other festivals... Read more »

Wine Riot 2012

Wine Riot 2012
With free ticket in hand (thanks very much Second Glass), several friends and I hit up Wine Riot, a nation-wide event that ran in Chicago from June 1-2.  We didn’t know too much about the event, but typically, when it involves wine and is free, this wino is in! Wine Riot was held in the... Read more »
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