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Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions
Happy weekend! I haven’t been feeling so hot and can’t seem to come up with a witty weekend event guide introduction. Here are some events you should check out….because: Fall fashions are in full swing, crafty stores are already showing pumpkin decor, it’s time to face the music: fall is coming. Normally I would be... Read more »

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster
I completely forgot that it was Air & Water Show weekend until I was scared half to death by jets buzzing over the downtown area. Since lining the Lake is not an option for the Quirk – I don’t like to be mowed down by double-wide strollers and mini vans – I’ll have to find... Read more »

Check out the biggest full moon of the year

Check out the biggest full moon of the year
There is a plethora of Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby themed events planned for this weekend, but as I read about them they all run together. Something with booze. Something that involves running. Something for charity. Totally cool if that’s your cat’s meow, but not so much for the Quirk. Be sure to check... Read more »
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Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field

Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field
Okay, this might actually bring me out to Wrigleyville. The Kraft Foods “Big Noodle” statue just outside Wrigley Field has a new addition: bacon. Designed to look like it’s now topped with pieces of bacon, the noodle will release a bacon scent into the air every  10 to 15 minutes during game days. Bystanders within... Read more »

Please don't buy rabbits as Easter basket gifts!

Please don't buy rabbits as Easter basket gifts!
I love rabbits. My family had one growing up, and we adored her. She was also crazy and chewed up half the house. Every year, parents buy rabbits for Easter, thinking they’ll be a cute addition to their kid’s Easter baskets. Unfortunately many of these rabbits will be abandoned once the families realize how much... Read more »

Chicago's first food trend: oysters

Chicago's first food trend: oysters
Chicago is a foodie town. Not only do we have a robust restaurant scene and an array of reputable chefs, but we have entire multi-day celebrations dedicated to eating. I’ve done a few features on the history of specific foods – still slathering the ketchup onto my hot dogs – but I never looked in... Read more »
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Enter the Tunnels Underneath the City

Enter the Tunnels Underneath the City
I have a new obsession. A few weeks ago my coworkers and I were heading to lunch, and one of them suggested getting to the restaurant via the pedway. I had never heard of this. Since then, I have spent quite some time winding my way in the tunnels under the city, going blocks and... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Happy Internet Blackout Day!

Happy Internet Blackout Day!
You may have noticed today that some of your favorite sites are down. Even the Google homepage logo is blacked out. This is in protest of SOPA and PIPA, bills that would shut down so many of your favorite sites…..including ChicagoNow. Read below from Google, and find out how you can get involved. Millions of... Read more »