Archive for February 2012

How the neighborhoods got their names, part deux

How the neighborhoods got their names, part deux
Last week, my “Did You Know, Chicago?” post feature the history of how some of the city’s neighborhoods got their names. I received such great feedback and responses from readers wanting more that I thought I’d do another one! Feast your eyes on even more Chicago neighborhood history: Streeterville Streeterville has one of my favorite... Read more »

World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day
I can’t stand the Super Bowl, but I always find myself being dragged to Super Bowl parties. Well, this year I have a silver lining: tomorrow is World Nutella Day – yes, that’s a real thing – and I’m celebrating by baking this lovely creation you see to the left. If you have not tried Nutella, take this... Read more »

Chicago's anti-Valentine's Day cabaret

Chicago's anti-Valentine's Day cabaret
T-minus 14 more days until the big “V-Day,” and you can already hear the desperation in the date-less’ voices. Don’t get sucked into the hype! Embrace your singledom or grab your jaded significant other and check out Chicago’s original anti-Valentine’s Day cabaret, debuting February 2. Letters/X celebrates heartbreak through hilarious scenes and kicky songs. The... Read more »
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