Archive for November 2017

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville
“Escape to Margaritaville,” the musical slated for Broadway is packing the parrotheads and other fun loving types in at its 3-week pre-Broadway run at Chicago’s Oriental Theater. The show which is pure fun immerses the audience in a tropical island paradise with the sounds of 27 of Jimmy Buffett’s classic hits as the backdrop for three... Read more »

A Chicago Holiday Tradition: the Great Tree at Marshall Fields 110 years later

A Chicago Holiday Tradition: the Great Tree at Marshall Fields 110 years later
This year celebrates the 110th year of the ‘Great Tree.’ It was a very different Chicago 110 years ago. Horse-drawn vehicles were de rigueur, people dressed up to go ‘downtown.’ Women and children wore white gloves, fine clothes and fancy hats. Men wore suits, ties and hats called bowlers–sometimes even top hats. During the holidays regions... Read more »

Buona Italian Beef Sandwich: a Chicago original

Buona Italian Beef Sandwich: a Chicago original
“A few things are undisputed about the Italian Beef Sandwich: it originated on the “Sout” Side of Chicago by Italian immigrants, is served in hundreds of places around the city and when made correctly should leave a trail of juice down your arm.” USA TODAY The Italian Beef Sandwich may just be the most Chicago of... Read more »
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