Archive for September 2011

Ever Wanted to Skip Down the Middle of State Street? Tomorrow you can!

Ever Wanted to Skip Down the Middle of State Street? Tomorrow you can!
Tomorrow is officially October, and as sad as I am that summer is gone I do love fall. More specifically, I love Halloween festivities. I have to warn you that my blog may morph from ‘Chicago Quirk’ to ‘Chicago Quirk Should Probably Shut Up About Halloween Already.’ As I said yesterday, I’ll be heading out... Read more »

Your Complete Haunted House Guide

Your Complete Haunted House Guide
I can’t even express to you how excited I am for Halloween! Being the Chicago Quirk that I am, I’m not one to hit the bars in a slutty costume. (Okay, I may have done that once or twice, but I’m over it.) Since trick-or-treating is out and my tiny apartment doesn’t allow for a Halloween... Read more »

L'shana Tova!

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I saw this video, and I knew I had to spread the word. What’s better than Orthodox Jews breakdancing?! L’shana Tova! Have a sweet new year!
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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week
It blows my mind that there are banned books in this country. What year is this?! Let’s all take a stand against this archaic practice and celebrate Banned Books Week. So what exactly is Banned Books Week? It’s an annual celebration to highlight the freedom to read, the importance of the First Amendment and the harms of... Read more »

Have you been to Chicago's oldest bar?

Have you been to Chicago's oldest bar?
I always thought the The Burwood Tap was the oldest bar in Chicago, but I was corrected this weekend: The oldest bar in Chicago is actually Schaller’s Pump. Schaller’s Pump opened in the 1881 and has been a Bridgeport staple ever since. I did a little digging, and found some very interesting facts about this... Read more »

The Best Chicago Fall Festivals

The Best Chicago Fall Festivals
Happy first day of fall! Chicago Quirk isn’t feeling so hot today, so we’re going to skip the flair and give you the best of the weekend: The Randolph Street Market is winding down for the season, and this weekend’s market is the last general market this year. (Next month’s is Modern Vintage Chicago and November is the... Read more »
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Three best places to enjoy fall in the city

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city
Tomorrow is the first day of fall! I don’t think I really grew to appreciate this season until I was unemployed for four months last fall. I was freaking out and had to get out of the apartment and away from job hunting, so I took long walks around the city. I eventually got a job,... Read more »

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Screening at Wrigley Field

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Screening at Wrigley Field
This is the one and only time you’ll see me recommending an event happening at Wrigley Field: They’re playing Ferris Bueller on October 1. This event is just so cool. A) Who doesn’t love Ferris Bueller?! Classic. B) I do have to admit that even though I don’t like baseball, Wrigley Field is a beautiful... Read more »

Hard to believe that Lake Shore Drive wasn't always a pain....

Hard to believe that Lake Shore Drive wasn't always a pain....
I’m on Lake Shore Drive every day, and I often forget what a gorgeous drive it is…..that’s because I’m trying not to get hit by the bus taking up one and a half lanes and the mini van that doesn’t look before merging. Seriously, you should have to pass a class before you’re allowed on Lake Shore.... Read more »
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Bacon is the only thing that matters this weekend

Bacon is the only thing that matters this weekend
Is that bacon on that cupcake? You bet your arteries it is! That’s because Sunday is the second annual Chicago Bacon Takedown! I have other events for your weekend plans, but since there’s really nothing better than bacon I decided to forgo the cheesy introduction, and just launch right into it: The Chicago Bacon Takedown at... Read more »