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Here's to many happy hours on AIRE rooftop

A 360-degree view showcases Chicago's second to none architecture. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
AIRE rooftop, 24 stories up in the Hyatt Centric Hotel (100 West Monroe) in the heart of downtown Chicago has launched their new menu–perfect for many happy hours and group get-togethers. The small plates are sized just right for ordering several choices to share or to chow down one or two individually. The beverage menu... Read more »

I vote to make America cake again

I vote to make America cake again
Back in 1857, the year President James Buchanan was inaugurated after campaigning against the first Republican candidate to run for that office and way before women were allowed to vote, a recipe for “Election Cake” was sweeping the nation. The recipe was part of a recipe book published that year called The Cake Baker. Actually... Read more »

Why creating is better than destroying

Why creating is better than destroying
ChicagoNow offers a monthly Blogapalooz-Hour where bloggers are asked to participate in a challenge to publish a post in one hour on a subject chosen by our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield. This morning’s challenge–a difficult one, in my opinion–is to “Write about a period or moment in your life when you were at your best.”... Read more »
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Super Bowl 50: Fun food facts

Super Bowl 50: Fun food facts
Are you ready? Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday February 7. Between the 5 million dollar 30 second commercials, Lady Gaga kicking off the big game by singing the National Anthem, the spectacular half-time show with Beyoncé, and, of course, the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 is BIG.... Read more »

Chicago Eats: A new food blog

Chicago Eats: A new food blog
There’s no arguing that Chicago is a world class food city with over 4,700 restaurants, 35 major food festivals and the James Beard awards. Chicago also has 77 community areas consisting of more than 100 neighborhoods–many serving ethnic cuisine. A trip to Chicago can literally be a trip around the food world, sans the airfare.... Read more »