Category: Street Art

Colorful Passports in the South Loop

If you live or work in the South Loop, you may have noticed it has become more eye-catching with some new door art known as “Corri-doors.” While large-scale murals have hung around for some time, the artsy doors are a new project by Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) in partnership with Columbia College. I have always had... Read more »

Halloween, Chicago Style

In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than Chicago for Halloween, even when Mother Nature *gifts* us with snow. Chicagoans take this holiday seriously and the entertaining North Halsted Halloween Parade is a solid indicator of that.  Off Color Brewing – Mousetrap went all out with their annual Dino S’mores Release/Costume Party. When I... Read more »

Metal and Burgers and Beer, Oh My!

Kuma’s Corner is celebrated for their killer burgers and heavy metal music theme. Even the burgers show this with names like Iron Maiden and Slayer.  Admittedly, I have yet to indulge in one. What keeps me coming back is their solid beer menu. Imperial Brown Ale on a Beautiful Day I headed to the patio at Kuma’s Corner... Read more »
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A Milwaukee Daycation

Milwaukee is a hidden jewel less than two hours from Chicago. Both cities have similarities including outstanding breweries, buzzworthy restaurants, and a prime location along Lake Michigan. It’s an easy daycation from Chicago, even if you don’t want to drive because you can take a bus or train. Goals For The Day I had four... Read more »

Hop on Board the Booze Caboose

I occasionally hit the French Market for unique, quick sustenance when I’m in the neighborhood. I was grabbing a bite from RAW when I laid eyes on the Booze Caboose. How on earth did I not know this is located right outside the French Market? I blame it on always being in a hurry. What is... Read more »

Make a Beeline for Hubbard Avenue

One of my favorite areas for strolling is the B_Line Chicago, located in the Fulton Market District. The B_Line has a long history dating back to 1971 and is seeing a rebirth thanks to managing curator, Levar Hoard. 200 new murals are being created over time along the B-Line. I pop over to Hubbard Avenue... Read more »
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A Pizzeria For Beer Mavens

A couple of months ago, I got caught up in a tropical rainstorm while out snapping street art in the West Town area. Chicago Avenue was flooding and I needed a plan (and beer) ASAP. Roots Saved the Day! I took cover at Roots Pizza and learned it’s a beer lover’s paradise. There is no shortage of... Read more »

A Bevy of Murals and Beer at District Brew Yards

My visit to District Brew Yards is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new blog title and content. My greatest passion is street art; therefore, I wanted that to be inclusive in the blog. The next few posts may be heavy on art since I have a lot of cool material to share. Colorful Murals The... Read more »

Beer and a Biscuit at Swill Inn

I have been eagerly anticipating what was going to replace the Paramount Room, one of my old hangouts. The building sits near my beloved B_Line (an ever-changing myriad of murals), so I’m in the area often. I was ecstatic when I spied the eye-catching sign for the Swill Inn. The sign is actually filled with barrel strength... Read more »
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Activate Your Summer in the Loop

You know summer has materialized after attending the first Activate, hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. I’m more thrilled over these pop-up events than the season itself. In my own words, Activate is about locating a secret alley, partying with strangers who are as excited as you, jamming to live music, and being mesmerized by... Read more »