Posts in category "Neighborhoods"

Little Saigon: An afternoon exploring Chicago’s Vietnamese neighborhood with your family

Chicago’s Little Saigon neighborhood is ripe with Vietnamese restaurants, bakeries, stores and markets. It’s centered around the bustling intersection of Broadway and Argyle Streets – where you’re greeted by the “Asia on Argyle” sign that graces the exterior of the Argyle St. Red line “L” station. Within a three-block radius, you can enjoy a banh... Read more »

Photos: Chicago's Taylor Street Festa Italiana 2013

It was a beautiful, sunny summer day to spend at Festa Italiana. And, it was easy to put the high temps out of our minds as we got caught up in the celebratory mood of this vibrant neighborhood festival.
Today, my family and I finally made it to the last day of Taylor Street Festa Italiana 2013. The four-day event in Chicago’s Little Italy is one of my favorite ethnic summer festivals in Chicago – and for good reason. From the moment you step foot inside, you feel a fantastic, festive vibe that invites... Read more »

An Afternoon Exploring Chicago's Little Italy with Your Family

When you think of Chicago’s Little Italy, it’s hard not to think about food. Italian food to be exact. And, that’s for good reason as Italian restaurants abound – up and down Taylor Street from Morgan St. to the east and Ashland Ave. to the west. But, while it’s always best to arrive in Little... Read more »
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An Afternoon Exploring Chicago's Greektown with Your Family

With the warmer temperatures finally holding steady in Chicago, this is an ideal time for my family to explore even more of the amazing neighborhoods that dot the city’s vibrant landscape. By choosing one new neighborhood at a time, we can set our sights on experiencing new cultures, foods, sights and more – in just... Read more »

Sampling Dim Sum at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown

There’s nothing like Chicago’s Chinatown. Every time I go there I’m reminded of why it’s such a vibrant, lively neighborhood. No matter where you go, you’re overtaken by amazing sights, sounds, and smells. And, these days, it seems like there’s always a newly opened store, market or restaurant (mostly by restauranteur Tony Hu) beckoning me... Read more »

An Afternoon Exploring... Andersonville

I love meeting my Aunt Barbara out for brunch on the weekend. While she lives in the near west suburb of Oak Park, she uses a visit with my family as an excuse to try out a new restaurant in a new neighborhood in the big city. She always keeps a running list of potential... Read more »
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An Afternoon Exploring... Pilsen

This weekend was one of those special times for us when my husband and I get to hang out together, just the two of us, while our sons are busy playing at their grandparents’ house. All parents know that this is indeed a treat when you can kick back and relax (and hopefully catch up... Read more »