Posts tagged "Chicagoquirk.com"

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 »

The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Screams in the Park AND Fear City

The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Screams in the Park AND Fear City
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. I’ve been struggling with this for over a week, and I just can’t decide which haunted house is better,... Read more »

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building
My tap company has undergone a very large and very cool upgrade: the Chicago Human Rhythm Project finally has its own space in the famous and historic Fine Arts Building. The space is going to be called the American Rhythm Center, and it’s so pretty! I won’t bore you with all of the details of... Read more »
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Your Taste of Chicago survival guide

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide
The famous Taste of Chicago kicks off tomorrow, and I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping all the new details straight. So, it’s shorter now – taking place July 11 through 15 – and has fewer restaurants. But some of them are pop-up. And you can buy stuff on Groupon,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Farmers Markets Scare Me

Farmers Markets Scare Me
I love the idea and concept of the farmer’s market, but I have to confess that I’ve only been a few times. I’m always busy or I don’t get there in time, and my dreams of coming home with all the ingredients for a delicious and locally-grown organic dinner are dashed. I finally made it to the Green City Market on Saturday... Read more »
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Be a part of the world's largest ukulele lesson

Be a part of the world's largest ukulele lesson
After being a ChicagoNow blogger for almost a  year (next month!) I JUST NOW figured out how to schedule posts to publish at a certain day and time. Why is this relevant? Because right now I’m on a plant to L.A. I’m bummed I’m going to miss out on the fabulous Memorial Day happenings but... Read more »