Archive for April 2014

Oceanique Restaurant Review: Looking Good at 25

Oceanique Restaurant Review: Looking Good at 25
Oceanique, the perennial Evanston favorite French/American seafood dining mainstay, conjures up visions of an oasis with lapping waves only a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Michigan but miles from any ocean. The gracious dining establishment recalls the days of Jean Banchet’s  legendary Le Francais (once Chicago’s finest) where, not surprisingly, Oceanique chef and... Read more »

Green City Market Outdoor Season: A Guide to the 2014 Market

Green City Market Outdoor Season: A Guide to the 2014 Market
A welcoming sign of Spring, the 16th annual Green City Market, returns to its grassy setting in Lincoln Park for its outdoor season on Saturday, May 3rd. Green City Market, a Chicago treasure, provides a marketplace for those who want to purchase sustainably grown food. It allows consumers to connect with the farmers and local... Read more »

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago
One of the top ten most popular paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day” (1877), will be unveiled to the public today after what can only be described as a metamorphosis. The large oil painting, which was removed from the walls of the AIC last October for what at... Read more »
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Taste of Chicago 2014 Lineup: AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy & more

Taste of Chicago 2014 Lineup:  AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy & more
The 34th Annual Taste of Chicago returns to Grant Park July 9-13 with a stellar line-up including kick off band AWOLNATION who will rock the Petrillo Music Shell on Wednesday, July 9. The dynamic electronic rock band was formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero and Insurgence.... Read more »

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: How "Will" Chicago Celebrate?

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: How "Will" Chicago Celebrate?
“The wheel is come full circle” with Chicago pulling out all the stops for a birthday blast celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23—coincidentally the same day Wrigley Field turns one-hundred (kind of makes one wonder how Wrigley will be doing in another 350 years). Around the world, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday kicks off the... Read more »

Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago

Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago
Visitors to Chicago have an amazing smorgasbord of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment, art, events and attractions in the windy city…but where to start? Emails, we get emails…and not just from out-of-towners.  We hear from suburbs, the city and the world. From Calgary… “My sister and I plan to visit Chicago some time... Read more »
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Chicago Summer 2014: Calendar of Festivals and Events

Chicago Summer 2014: Calendar of Festivals and Events
Show Me Chicago has put together their annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best, oldest and newest festivals and events for the summer of 2014.  It’s time to party Chicago. Put these events on your calendar and check back for more to be added as dates are announced. May 2014 Cinco de Mayo Festival, May... Read more »

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season
It’s finally spring in Chicago. You can feel it, smell it, see it and even taste it. Don’t let this elusive season pass you by. Spring in Chicago is short and sweet. You have to be quick on your feet to catch it. If the sun is out and the temperature is heading north of... Read more »

Best Places in Chicago: An Inside Look at What Chicago Showcased for IPW International Travel Pro’s

The IPW convention plays a VIP role in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tourism goals for the city to: 1. Increase annual visitation to 55 million visitors by 2020. AND 2. Elevate Chicago to among the top five US cities for inbound international travel by 2020. Here he woos the crowd at the very posh IPW breakfast at 360 Chicago telling them why Chicago is the most American of American cities. Photo credit: Show Me Chicago
Chicago is out to show the world why we are the best.  With 6000 members of the travel media and travel professionals descending on our town this week for the heavy-hitting U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW international trade show…the time is now. These pro’s, who travel for a living, have seen it all.  Now they... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs 2014 Season: Ten Ways To Turn Things Around

Chicago Cubs 2014 Season: Ten Ways To Turn Things Around
They’re back. Today is the Chicago Cubs home opener…a clean slate (except for the 1 and 2 start) with hopes and dreams anew. It’s NEXT YEAR.  It’s the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field. It’s time to start making some REAL changes. It’s time to stop the bleeding, to stop making excuses, to stop the... Read more »
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