Posts in category "Hidden Chicago"

I found the CTA Disney World

I found the CTA Disney World
My wallet was stolen on the EL the other day, and running around trying to replace everything has been a giant pain in my ass. Not only are all my credit cards and debit cards gone, I also lost my essential Chicago Card. And it wasn’t one of the reloadable ones. It was hooked up... Read more »

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.
Lincoln Park is one of my favorite places in the city. (The actual park, not the Trixie-filled bars.) There are so many beautiful places to explore. Unfortunately, I seem to have stumbled upon something that is not so beautiful: there are thousands of dead bodies in the park. Since Halloween is just a few days... 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 »
Advertisement:

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that, not matter what you’re in to, there’s a show for you. Do you like burlesque side show and fetish acts? Check out Festival of Flesh. The last Thursday of every month, Arkham Noise Productions brings Festival of the Flesh to Lucky Number Grill. An evening of “variety,” you... Read more »

Find your neighborhood's unknown history

Find your neighborhood's unknown history
I feel like I’m perpetually apartment/house hunting even though I have absolutely no need (money) to move. For the most part I don’t trust any sort of apartment hunting service, but I’m a fan of Domu. I check out the site and follow them on Twitter, but I recently found a bonus on their website:... Read more »

Chicago's very own 136-year-old apothecary

Chicago's very own 136-year-old apothecary
I’m feeling a little holiday-ed out right now, so I thought I’d switch it up and tell you about one of my favorite hidden gems: Before there was GNC or CVS there was Merz Apothecary. The store maintains that old-world flair so successfully that you forget you’re in Lincoln Square. I’ve been visiting this store... Read more »
Advertisement: