Tag: Chicago

Taking Chicago by storm — one yarn bomb at a time

I bet most people could come up with at least ONE thing they have enjoyed during the stay at home order. Perhaps working in your PJs. Day drinking (I’m not complaining about cracking open a beer on my patio before 5 PM). Not fighting traffic to get to work. For me, I have enjoyed the... Read more »

Isolate with DJ Quantify

How is everyone doing out there in isolation land? During these precarious circumstances, I think we can all agree that people are coming together and looking for ways to make everyone’s days a little brighter. In this case, a little louder. I found out about Justin Quandt and his DJ Balcony Series through the True... Read more »

Meet Artist Valeria Terrazas

I came across a post in the Logan Square community group from an artist looking to share her work. Being the art enthusiast that I am, I wanted to help get the word out. Since our current method of contact is through the internet, I initially connected with her on Instagram. Valeria was amenable to... Read more »
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Pub Royale — come for the food, stay for the beer

I enjoy surprises, particularly favorable ones. I found out about Pub Royale while perusing places to eat near Fatpour before the Revolution Brewing party in January. Little did I know this Indian/British establishment is a beer lover’s paradise. That ambience though Upon entry, I was welcomed and immediately took in all the grandeur. There are many... Read more »

Stroll the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery

Clifton Avenue is a narrow thoroughfare directly off Broadway Street near the Wilson CTA stop in the diverse and lively Uptown neighborhood. The avenue has become engaging and multicolored thanks to a bunch of talented artists. Looking for new artists The Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery is an outdoor arts destination featured in a one-block... Read more »

Deep Wood Series Preview Party at Fatpour

I decided it was time to attend a Deep Wood Series preview party to avoid trying to drink all the exceptional beers at the Revolution Brewing release. It’s a good thing I did since I had to bail on the January event. I chose the preview party at Fatpour Tap Works in Wicker Park since this... Read more »
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Celebrate Weed at Chicago Truborn

Love it or hate it, Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize marijuana as of January 1, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Chicago Truborn hosted a gallery night entitled “Weed the People – A Celebration of Freedom” on January 11th. I planned to attend and cover the show; however, I was under the weather... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »

The Underground Art Market had me at Hello

I recently attended the Underground Art Market for two specific reasons — to explore the exquisite oddities at Salvage One and meet one of my favorite local artists, Daniel Wilson. Of course, I also planned to visit the many vendors in attendance to check out their wares. What is the Underground Art Market? The art market is... Read more »
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Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »