Archive for February 2012

Free pancakes today!!!

Free pancakes today!!!
With all of the trendy new brunch items dominating the menu, the old-fashioned pancake is being forgotten. Stand up for our childhood breakfest friend during National Pancake Day! Today, from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., you can gorge yourself on a free short stack of pancakes at IHOP locations around the country. What’s the catch? All... Read more »

Live Production of Best in Show

Live Production of Best in Show
Oscar weekend! Sure, there are tons of parties all over the city, but none of them are terribly interesting so we’ll settle for watching it at home. Check out some of the other fantastic events happening this weekend. Enjoy a live production of “Best in Show”….otherwise known as the International Kennel of Chicago dog show. Not... Read more »

Have you seen the Puppet Bike?

Have you seen the Puppet Bike?
I was taking a stroll down State street the other evening, and on the corner of State and Madison was this puppet show stage attached to a bike. I’d seen it before in passing, but I’d never actually stopped and watched it. This time I did, and I can’t describe to you how happy it... Read more »
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I'm a Chicagoan, and I like ketchup on my hot dog. Deal with it.

I'm a Chicagoan, and I like ketchup on my hot dog. Deal with it.
I love love love hot dogs, but I’m a traitor to my Chicago roots; I have to pile on the ketchup and onions. I hate Chicago-style hot dogs, and I get sooooo tired of people making a big deal about how I prefer my dog. (My picture is even on the Wall of Shame at... Read more »

Cash Cab Weekend

Cash Cab Weekend
I am OVER winter. Yes, I know we haven’t had a bad winter, but the fact that all the clothing stores are displaying shorts ignites my Seasonal Affective Disorder. Fortunately, I have a little Cash Cab to save me. I already have my tickets to see Ben Bailey at the UP Comedy Club this weekend. Who’s Ben Bailey? The... Read more »

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Happy Hooker

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Happy Hooker
Even though I’m married, I’m still not in to Valentine’s Day. My husband and I plan to go to our favorite hole-in-the-wall in Chinatown, come home and stuff ourselves with the goodies I baked for work. (I’ll take any excuse to make tasty treats.) Obviously, it’s a Tuesday night, so you can go about your... Read more »
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What's the deal with the Old Post Office?

What's the deal with the Old Post Office?
I’ll bet the new owners of the Old Chicago Main Post Office are regretting their decision to buy it. The recent news of horrible air pollution hurting Amtrak commuters in Union Station is falling on International Property Developers (IPD), the British company that bought the old post office in 2009. Amtrak is suing IPD for... Read more »

A Big Sexy and/or Bitter Valentine's Day Weekend

A Big Sexy and/or Bitter Valentine's Day Weekend
As you can imagine, I’m not a fan of the typical “roses and champagne” Valentine’s Day celebration. (See yesterday’s White Castle post.) There’s no reason why you can’t add some quirk into your celebration. Check out some of the more unique ways to celebrate, or avoid, love. If you’re going to do desserts, go big.... Read more »

Make your Valentine's Day reservation....at White Castle

Make your Valentine's Day reservation....at White Castle
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I absolutely love White Castle. There is nothing better than that first bite of a delicious slider. I don’t know if it’s the oniony goodness, the warm bun or just the fact that I could stuff the whole thing in my mouth if I wanted to. I’m... Read more »
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Chocolate, girly drinks and astrologers

Chocolate, girly drinks and astrologers
The fastest way to get me interested in an event is to tell me that there’s going to be food there - I’m that ridiculous chick positioned next to the appetizers as if it was my last meal. Throw chocolate and delicious cocktails in there, and I’m in heaven. Vosges will host Love Potions and Aphrodisiacs:... Read more »