Tag: chicago

Shop Small Day 177: Black Dog Gelato

Yes, I know. There’s been a plethora of ice cream shops lately. But, c’mon it’s summertime and if I can’t have hot weather, at least I can get great ice cream. Today’s shop is in a class all its own. Since we were in the city, I decided to treat the kids to Black Dog... Read more »

Day 126: Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Since it was a beautiful day, I was in the area, and it’s close to Mother’s Day, I figured it was the perfect time to test out Hoosier Mama Pie Company! “Pie, pie, me oh my” is right (bonus points if you can name the movie). Although pie isn’t my favorite dessert, I’ve been sort... Read more »

Day 90: Pro Jersey

Wow! Today marks the three months of my shop small challenge. I am thrilled with the new businesses I’ve found and the incredible shop owners I’ve met. I’m also impressed with how much small business owners support one another. Yesterday I went to Total Hockey to find a few last minute Easter Basket goodies and... Read more »

Day 69: Shuffleboard Sunday

Ahh…perfect Sunday…Dose Market, Andersonville Galleria, and hanging out at a bar for a family game of shuffleboard!  Of course, a Hawks win would have been ideal, but we’ll take last second win by IU!  Where did we find good food, cold beer, and some family fun all in one place? Toons is probably packed on... Read more »

Day 68: A day in Chicago

After a three hour talent show at my daughter’s junior high, I’m ready for bed.  But I didn’t want to leave you with out a day 68.  Today is actually more of a preview for tomorrow.  So, if you’re looking for something to do on your Sunday, here are two great options. Dose Market!  I... Read more »

Day 57: A Dose of small businesses!

What if you could find some of the coolest Chicago small businesses all under one roof?  Amazing food, fashion, decor, and even a cocktail!  Wouldn’t that be great?  Well, mark your calender and get ready to get Dosed! One Sunday a month you’ll find some of Chicago’s coolest new businesses at the Dose Market.  I... Read more »

Day 54: Twist in Chicago

UPDATE (9-29-13): After 9 years, Twist will close its doors on September 30th. We hate to see you go- thanks for all of the delicious, unforgettable meals! What’s a day in Chicago without bacon-wrapped dates, garlic potato salad, and a glass of Sangria?  Sounds like a perfect meal to me!  But that is just the... Read more »