Posts in category "Food Events"

Wine, S'mores, Fire....and Girl Scouts this Friday

Wine, S'mores, Fire....and Girl Scouts this Friday
I was an 18-year-old Girl Scout. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Us ladies of Troop 678 had been camping and selling cookies since we were little kids, and as we got older we met once a month and planned fun activities. People used to make fun of us…. that is, until we took 10... Read more »

Chicago's Most Over and Underrated Restaurants

Chicago's Most Over and Underrated Restaurants
I recently read an article by Chicago Foodies listing their most over and underrated restaurants in the city. The one thing we agree on is that RPM Italian is not all it’s cracked up to be. (Not everything the Melman’s touch is amazing.) Overrated Glazed & Infused I’m so glad doughnuts have replaced cupcakes as... Read more »

The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!

The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!
Whatever you do, stay away from downtown tomorrow; The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is coming. Yes, I know it’s a very cute tradition, but hordes of tourists ramming passersby with strollers and diaper bags sounds like my nightmare. If you must go, Bar Toma has opened up its heated patio to let festival goers watch... Read more »
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Don't miss the chocolate event of the year

Don't miss the chocolate event of the year
Remember how I said street festival season is my favorite time of the year? This is my second favorite. The Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival takes place this weekend, and it might as well have been called the “Let’s Make Chicago Quirk as Happy as Humanly Possibly” festival. An entire weekend devoted to chocolate? Yes, please!... Read more »

Vote today, get free stuff!

Vote today, get free stuff!
I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, everyone loves free stuff. After you vote today – and please PLEASE go vote – it’s time to reap the benefits of your civic duty. Places all over the city and beyond are offering all sorts of freebies tomorrow. Check out the list below:  ... Read more »

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend
Happy Sweetest Day! Just kidding, it’s a stupid, made-up holiday. Forget trying to find some fake romantic dinner, and enjoy these fun weekend activities. The Chicago History Museum’s Project Sunday is showing the Silence of the Lambs at Sheffield’s Beer Garden on Sunday at 7 p.m. It fills up fast so get there early so you can... Read more »
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Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend

Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend
The weekend starts in less than 12 hours, so we better start planning! There are a lot of great activities to get you in the fall and Halloween spirit. Check out some of my favorites. The Great Fire, a Traveling Trunk Show will land in Roscoe Village at Clark Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. This... Read more »

Want free cake tonight? Join the cake walk!

Want free cake tonight? Join the cake walk!
Did you ever have one of those old fashioned cake walks for your elementary school fundraiser nights? No? Okay, fine, I’ll admit that I grew up in suburbia. But if you’ve never experienced a cake walk, you should! The Hideout will host a cake walk tonight from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. It’s pretty simple: just follow... Read more »

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend
Now that the summer festival season is over, it’s time to get creative with our weekend activities. Which, of course, is no problem for me! Allow me to share my knowledge of quirky Chicago events with you to provide you with ample entertainment until next summer. Have you seen the video of that kid dancing... Read more »
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Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free
I was fighting it before, but now I’m in full fall mode. Flat boots, skinny jeans and quaint seasonal activities. Here are a few of my favorites for the weekend. Ever want to try out a Bollywood class? How about a tap class? Or Latin? To celebrate its grand opening, the new American Rhythm Center... Read more »