Archive for 2014

Chicago Real Estate Local Market Update

Chicago Real Estate Local Market Update
How is the current Chicago real estate market? The Chicago Association of REALTORS just released its latest local market update. Below are the current stats and figures for nine of the hottest real estate markets in Chicago and city-wide figures. The most current figures are from August 2014. The figures cover the 6-month average change... Read more »

Chicago Realty Roundtable Aimed at Sustainable Economic Development

Chicago Realty Roundtable Aimed at Sustainable Economic Development
Last night I had the incredible opportunity to attend a wonderful panel discussion at the Union League Club of Chicago about the future of two incredibly important real estate ordinances featuring four of the most influential voices in the future of real estate development in Chicago. The discussion was moderated by David Kohn, the Executive... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Tom Loxas of Cubs Insider

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Tom Loxas of Cubs Insider
This week I had the chance to interview Tom Loxas, lead writer of Cubs Insider on ChiacagoNow.com. Born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Tom has been blogging about all things Chicago Cubs since 2008. Tom has used his position as Maître d’ in some of the city’s swankiest restaurants to develop relationships with many... Read more »
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2014 Windy City Smokeout Presale Tickets On Sale Today!

2014 Windy City Smokeout Presale Tickets On Sale Today!
Its almost time to bring out those cowboy boots and daisy dukes! Lettuce Entertain You‘s popular country music themed BBQ joint, Bub City, has begun selling pre-sale tickets today to its 2nd annual “Windy City Smokeout,” according to Bub City’s instagram account (@bubcity). The three day festival became a favorite of Chicagoans last summer after combining... Read more »

Jahlil Okafor Escapes the Shadow of Jabari Parker: Leads West to Victory at McDonald's All American Game

Jahlil Okafor Escapes the Shadow of Jabari Parker: Leads West to Victory at McDonald's All American Game
CHICAGO – For the better part of his high school career it seemed as if  Jahlil Okafor would never escape the shadow of Jabari Parker. Anything Jahlil did, Jabari had already done better: be All-State, check; make the McDonald’s All American team, check; sign with Duke University, check; be named Illinois Mr. Basketball, double check,... Read more »

Offdabone: Eats of the Week Vol.1 (2/24-3/2) Chicago and New York City

Offdabone: Eats of the Week Vol.1 (2/24-3/2) Chicago and New York City
Welcome to ”Offdabone: Eats of the Week” Vol. 1. Starting this week, I’ll be helping you get over your hump-day blues each and every Wednesday morning by sharing the best of the delicious offdabone food that I ate the past week. For this first edition, which covers (2/24-3/2), I’ll be taking you on an epic food... Read more »
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Food, Friends, & Family in Greece: An Offdabone Journey from Chicago to Sparta, Greece

Food, Friends, & Family in Greece: An Offdabone Journey from Chicago to Sparta, Greece
I couldn’t sleep. The day was Thursday, February 13th, and Team USA Hockey was about to make its Olympic debut against Marian Hossa’s Slovakian team. I was so wired with anticipation that I woke up a full two hours before my alarm was set to blare off. As I waited for my good buddy Cronin... Read more »

Bird's Eye View of Chiberia: Instagram Pictures of Frozen Chicago Skyline from the Air

Bird's Eye View of Chiberia: Instagram Pictures of Frozen Chicago Skyline from the Air
Yesterday afternoon I was able to capture some cool shots on my iPhone of frozen Lake Michigan and the urban tundra of Chiberia from a Lufthansa Airlines Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Using various filters from the popular photosharing app, Instagram, I was about to construct a... Read more »

Bill Walton Breaks Down the Stanford Washington Rivalry

Bill Walton Breaks Down the Stanford Washington Rivalry
Fans of West Coast college basketball have been long accustomed to ESPN color commentator Bill Walton’s endlessly entertaining tangents. Last night, with the Duke vs North Carolina game postponed due to snow, the rest of America got to experience “The Readhead Deadhead” at his absolute finest. Only Bill Walton could manage to spend 45 seconds... Read more »
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