Archive for July 2011

It's a "Taste of Grease and Classic Movies" Kind of Weekend

It's a "Taste of Grease and Classic Movies" Kind of Weekend
Happy Friday! I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s pretty much August. (Especially because I’m not terribly pleased with turning 27 next month.) That just means we have to make the most out of the rest of the summer! Here are a few weekend suggestions for ya: I’m sure you’ve heard of... Read more »

A Book Lover's Nirvana

A Book Lover's Nirvana
You can throw as many e-readers as you want at me, but I’ll never give up on real live books. I won’t preach at you about how, as Border’s crashes and burns, we need to support the written word (WE DO!) – instead, I’ll tell you about an awesome place where you can buy books... Read more »

ANOTHER Chance to Experience Food Trucks

ANOTHER Chance to Experience Food Trucks
I was tweeting back and forth with a few food trucks last week, and I found out about another weekly food truck event that I’m super excited about. If you miss Food Truck Tuesday, head over to Food Trucks in the Park. According to theMeatyballs Mobile, this event will take place every Wednesday from 6:00... Read more »
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Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building

Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building
No matter how many years I live in Chicago, I still love going on those architectural cruises. One of my favorite buildings to see on the tour is 35 E. Wacker, formerly known as the Jeweler’s Building, facing the Chicago River. Aside from the fact that it’s a beautiful building with a fancy dome on top of... Read more »

It's a "Dragon Boats and NED" Kind of Weekend

It's a "Dragon Boats and NED" Kind of Weekend
There’s nothing better than summertime in Chicago…..except for when it becomes hotter than the surface of the sun. I hate to say it, but this might be a good weekend to see a few summer flicks. If you want to brave the heat then…. Head over to the South Branch of the Chicago River for... Read more »

I Saw You

I Saw You
Do you ever read the ‘matches’ or ‘missed connections” sections of Craigslist? Hours of entertainment. (Side note: the new RedEye cell phone application has a “missed connections” section. Amazing!) Leave it to a Chicago theater company to create a comedy show where actors do dramatic readings of the Craigslist and Chicago Reader ads, called “I... Read more »
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Food Truck Tuesdays

Food Truck Tuesdays
Food trucks are like the grown-up version of the ice cream truck. It’s incredibly exciting when you see one, and you have to talk yourself out of the urge to chase it down the street. Unfortunately, for those not lucky enough to work in the downtown area, it can be difficult to track them down. (And... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? Lincoln Park Zoo

Did You Know, Chicago? Lincoln Park Zoo
I love random Chicago facts, so every week I’ll present  ”Did you know,Chicago?” and give interesting tidbits about Chicago favorites. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you the square footage of the Merchandise Mart.) I absolutely love Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s beautiful, free and has great history. I researched the zoo a little bit... Read more »