Archive for June 2012

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest
The summer is in full swing, and there are rooftops to enjoy, festivals to attend, beaches to lay on. Now is the time to be selective with your time. Here’s a few suggestions for how enjoy what is hopefully a gorgeous weekend. Must See I admit that I’ve never been to the World’s Largest Block... Read more »

Chicago's best hot dog stands

Chicago's best hot dog stands
A few months ago, I committed a Chicago sin: I admitted that I put ketchup on my hot dog. Horror of horrors. My original post brought to light the history of the Chicago-style hot dog, a Depression-era meal created by Fluky’s. But there are plenty of other famous hot dog stands throughout Chicago, so here’s... Read more »

Time to reach out and touch someone...it's National PDA Day

Time to reach out and touch someone...it's National PDA Day
I just can’t get enough of these fake holidays, and I have a great one for you: National PDA Day. This day was created by Nivea, the lotion company) in a pretty awesome PR program, but I actually really like what it stands for. (Yes, I’m aware that what it really stands for is selling more... Read more »
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Without Chicago, we wouldn't have Disney

Without Chicago, we wouldn't have Disney
I can’t seem to get enough of fairy tales. I’m obsessed with “Once Upon a Time,” I’m a huge Gregory Maguire fan and I adore Disney World. So, you can imagine how excited I’ve been for the Snow White movies out right now. I just saw “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and I was so disappointing.... Read more »

A Movie in the Park Must See: The Sandlot

A Movie in the Park Must See: The Sandlot
I always feel like Father’s Day weekend is full of barbecues and golf outings. And since I’m a good daughter, I’m venturing out to the ‘burbs to enjoy the breadsticks at the Schaumburg Olive Garden with my family. In case you’re sticking around the city, here are a few dos and don’ts for you: Must... Read more »

Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night

Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night
A bar’s trivia night has to be insanely clever to grab my attention, and I think this is the best I’ve seen. Harrigan’s Pub is hosting a TGIF trivia night, calling on all of the very best of the best in early ’90s sitcoms.We’re talking Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step and even Dinosaurs.... Read more »
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Children's Memorial Hospital: 131 Years of History

Children's Memorial Hospital: 131 Years of History
The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago accepted its first patient on Saturday in the first step of a carefully orchestrated, three-year move. Children’s Memorial Hospital has called Lincoln Park home for over 131 years, so I thought this week’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ should be dedicated to the history and future of... Read more »

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend

The Two Best Festivals Take Place This Weekend
I have an incredible dilemma this weekend: all of my favorite summer festivals take place in the next two days, and the only time I’m free is after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Therefore, you’re going to have to visit my favorites for me. First on my list is the greatest festival to take place all... Read more »

You can skip Sausagefest

You can skip Sausagefest
In the coming months, there are going to be a lot of weekend festivals to choose from. Since there aren’t enough hours to see them all, I’m going to share my recommendations of what to skip and what not to miss in the Chicago festival scene. Must See: Do Division A great example of a fun,... Read more »
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