Archive for September 2013

Taste turns a profit: Did the food trucks save Taste of Chicago?

After 6 years in the loss column this year’s Taste of Chicago has finally turned a profit. Was it the addition of Chicago’s popular food trucks, the improved musical line-up, more pop-ups, the shorter schedule or the near perfect weather? Whatever the cause, most likely a combination of all five, Taste is now moving in... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2013: A Perfect Ten...Almost

Countdown to the opening...the chefs meet and greet with the sponspors. Photo credit: Show Me Chicago
Bon Appétit magazine’s Chicago Gourmet, now in its sixth year, has become a hot ticket even with its pricy admittance fee. This year, with an even more ambitious menu including late night gourmet, smackdowns, seminars, more food and more chefs–over 175–everything was a sellout with people begging to get in along with some gate crashers who were... Read more »

Fall Festivals Chicago: Design Harvest and more

Fall Festivals Chicago: Design Harvest and more
Design Harvest is a festival like none other that celebrates creative home and garden design with live music, pop-up tented stores, top local restaurant vendors nestled in a festive harvest setting that melds the nuances from the world-famous Paris Flea Market and London Design Festival transforming Chicago’s West Town neighborhood into an aesthetic feast. Now... Read more »
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Open letter to Mayor Emanuel: Ten Ideas to Make Chicago Fun City

Open letter to Mayor Emanuel: Ten Ideas to Make Chicago Fun City
Last night ChicagoNow held their first Blogapalooz-Hour. The optional challenge to CN bloggers was to write a blog in an hour. The topic, to give someone advice, was emailed to all bloggers at 9 p.m. and the post was to be published by 10 p.m. Obviously, I’m a little late but after reading the amazing... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet: Top Five Types of People You'll See

Chicago Gourmet: Top Five Types of People You'll See
Bon Appétit’s Chicago Gourmet, blockbuster outdoor culinary extravaganza showcasing Chicago’s best chefs (or at least 175 of them), Chicago’s best restaurants and the world’s best wines and spirits is coming to Millennium Park this Saturday and Sunday. This is year six for the popular fest where Saturday is already sold out and tickets for Sunday... Read more »

Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events

Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events
Chicago’s acclaimed Spectacle-driven Redmoon theater has just announced its spectacular 2013-14 series of indoor events and performances. The exciting series named “Redmoon INDOORS”  will showcase six large-scale events/productions taking place in Redmoon’s expansive new Pilsen headquarters. Those who know Redmoon know to expect the unexpected. Those who don’t know Redmoon–get with it. Redmoon, one of... Read more »
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Chicago Public Library Tackles Youth Violence in Chicago Through the Arts

Chicago Public Library Tackles Youth Violence in Chicago Through the Arts
The Chicago Public Library is working to combat youth violence, that has become almost epidemic in Chicago, through arts programming in conjunction with their Now is the Time initiative. They will be bringing the special October arts series to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods hit hardest by violence. Steppenwolf Theatre Company and DePaul University are joining... Read more »

Fall Preview Week 2013: Ten Big Concerts Coming to Chicago

Show Me Chicago will take a look at ten of the big name concerts heading to Chicago this fall on day 5 of our Fall Preview Week 2013. Chicago’s Concert Calendar for Fall 2013 is loaded for bear with county, hard rock, metal, alternative, jazz, blues, pop, hip hop, electronic and classical. So whether you’ll... Read more »

Fall Preview Week 2013: Top Ten Chicago Events for Fall 2013

Fall Preview Week 2013: Top Ten Chicago Events for Fall 2013
From apple picking to Christkindlmarket, from 90 degrees to below freezing, that’s fall in Chicago. Here are ten events that you won’t want to miss on day 4 of Show Me Chicago’s Fall Preview Week. 1. Open House Chicago
 Open House Chicago is a free event curated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that offers a... Read more »
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Fall Preview Week 2013: A Guide the Best Art Events in Chicago for the Fall Season

Fall Preview Week 2013: A Guide the Best Art Events in Chicago for the Fall Season
Today Show Me Chicago previews the best art events for Chicago’s Fall Season on day 3 of our Fall Preview Week. Just as September is the kick-off month for theatre, September signals the heating up of the art scene with gallery walks, openings and full scale art shows and exhibitions. Here are some of the... Read more »
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