Archive for August 2011

Shopping on the CTA website?! Don't knock it...

Shopping on the CTA website?! Don't knock it...
I never would have thought to shop on the CTA website, but as I was researching for yesterday’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?,’ I found some really cool stuff!         I seriously want this umbrella.   I’m not sure how good these would look, but, in theory, they’re definitely unique. Sport your neighborhood pride... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? The 'L'

Did You Know, Chicago? The 'L'
I  love the ‘L.’ I think it’s because my goal growing up was to live in the city,  and being on the ‘L’ is a sure fire reminder that I’m a Chicagoan. As much as our transit system sucks sometimes it has been around forever and has a great history: The first EL train ran in 1892... Read more »

Food truck spectacular and Super Nanny casting calls...Just a typical Chicago weekend

Food truck spectacular and Super Nanny casting calls...Just a typical Chicago weekend
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Chicago! I plan to be outside every moment I can….except for the couple of hours I’m spending at the Kohler Spa in Burr Ridge. So excited! I’m also excited for: I can’t get enough of the food truck scene, which is why I think the Food Truck... Read more »
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The greatest Chinese food restaurant in Chicago

The greatest Chinese food restaurant in Chicago
I’m not a fan of those fancy Chinese food restaurants; they’re overpriced and never as good as the local spot down the street. I’m sure we could argue all day over who has the best pot stickers, but I feel I need to inform you of the greatest Chinese food restaurant in the city: New Chinatown... Read more »

Winding Down Summer at the Renaissance Faire

Winding Down Summer at the Renaissance Faire
I’ve told you many times that I’m a total geek, but since plenty of people claim geekiness, I’ll have to give you an example: Every weekend from age 17 until 20 I put on one of my two costumes (oh yes, I have two) and went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire with my friends. Granted, we... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club
My favorite Chicago history book is called “Sin in the Second City,” and it’s about the Everleigh Club. Located in the Levee District (more about that another time), it was the most luxurious and famous brothel in Chicago history. Now, I’m not trying to say prostitution is glamorous, but this place was as close as... Read more »
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Babes with Blades, SummerDance and Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Babes with Blades, SummerDance and Everything but the Kitchen Sink
I hate to admit it, but summer is almost over. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!! We have to make every weekend count before hybernation! You can brave the crowds for the Chicago Air & Water Show or chill out at the North Side Summer Fest. Or you could check out one of these events: Have you been to Chicago... Read more »

Want to Work in a Haunted House? Audition Tonight!

Want to Work in a Haunted House? Audition Tonight!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year! Forget the slutty costumes and November 1 hang-overs; I love haunted houses, scary movies and eating candy corn until I want to puke. We have a few months to go before we can celebrate, but Fear City is already preparing. Today from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.... Read more »

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles = Heaven in Your Mouth

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles = Heaven in Your Mouth
Some people cook glorious meals filled with all-natural/organic/farmer’s market/insert-food-trend-here ingredients. I just like to make people fat. I pinned this Cookie Dough Truffle recipe from the awesome Love & Olive Oil, and I made it for a barbecue. I didn’t actually try one until the party which turned out to be a bad idea; I very... Read more »
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Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake

Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake
I drive along Lake Shore Drive every day, and just about every day I tell myself that I need to go to Theater on the Lake at Fullerton and the Drive. I’d heard something about how it was an insane assylum that became a theater, and, since that’s very strange, I decided to investigate: The building... Read more »