Posts tagged "Oktoberfest"

Prost during your lunch hour this week

Prost during your lunch hour this week
I always thought it was weird that we have Oktoberfest in September, but we’ll just chalk that up to my lack of knowledge about my German heritage. The Berghoff, one of the city’s oldest restaurants, is hosting its annual downtown Oktoberfest celebration. Starting tomorrow and going until Friday you can enjoy your lunchtime with traditional... Read more »

Andersonville is the place to be this weekend

Andersonville is the place to be this weekend
It’s one of my least favorite weekends of the year: The Chicago Marathon. Yes, it’s an inspiring demonstration of human strength and will, but all I know is that I get woken up every year by those annoying noisemakers the spectators always seem to have. Head as far away from the madness as you can... Read more »

Ever Wanted to Skip Down the Middle of State Street? Tomorrow you can!

Ever Wanted to Skip Down the Middle of State Street? Tomorrow you can!
Tomorrow is officially October, and as sad as I am that summer is gone I do love fall. More specifically, I love Halloween festivities. I have to warn you that my blog may morph from ‘Chicago Quirk’ to ‘Chicago Quirk Should Probably Shut Up About Halloween Already.’ As I said yesterday, I’ll be heading out... Read more »
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The Best Chicago Fall Festivals

The Best Chicago Fall Festivals
Happy first day of fall! Chicago Quirk isn’t feeling so hot today, so we’re going to skip the flair and give you the best of the weekend: The Randolph Street Market is winding down for the season, and this weekend’s market is the last general market this year. (Next month’s is Modern Vintage Chicago and November is the... Read more »

Bacon is the only thing that matters this weekend

Bacon is the only thing that matters this weekend
Is that bacon on that cupcake? You bet your arteries it is! That’s because Sunday is the second annual Chicago Bacon Takedown! I have other events for your weekend plans, but since there’s really nothing better than bacon I decided to forgo the cheesy introduction, and just launch right into it: The Chicago Bacon Takedown at... Read more »