Archive for October 2013

Walk and Roll to School Day Chicago: Tips for Making it Safe and Fun

Walk and Roll to School Day Chicago: Tips for Making it Safe and Fun
October 9, 2013 is Walk and Roll to School Day in Chicago and around the world. The idea behind the day is to promote traveling to school on two feet or two wheels which has been found to help students focus their attention during the day, lead to a decrease in behavioral problems and improve... Read more »

Chicago's First Food Truck Rally: Who, What, When and Where

Chicago's First Food Truck Rally: Who, What, When and Where
Get your appetites ready. Chicago’s first ever Chicago Food Truck Rally, featuring eight of Chicago’s most popular food trucks, will be rallying at Daley Plaza this Friday, October 11. The event, presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), will feature Goose Island Beer, entertainment and the trucks... Read more »

Halloween on Franken Plaza: Line-up of Chicagoween Events on Daley Plaza

Halloween on Franken Plaza: Line-up of Chicagoween Events on Daley Plaza
Calling all ghouls and boys to Franken Plaza for a weekend of Halloween tricks and treats with a line-up of events including a Monster Bash, a costume contest, prizes, food, film, entertainment and more from Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. The free Halloween festival that transforms Daley Plaza into Franken Plaza, now in... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert

Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert
The Chicago International Film Festival is doing the right thing by dedicating its October 10th opening night to Roger Ebert,  the man who, for more than 40 years, was the beloved face (and the thumb) of film criticism. The Festival’s Opening Night Film, The Immigrant, directed by James Gray and starring Academy Award®-winning actress Marion... Read more »

Andersonville's Dessert Crawl: A Halloween Tradition in Chicago

Andersonville's Dessert Crawl: A Halloween Tradition in Chicago
It’s October, think Halloween, think candy and sweets. What could be better than a  trek through Andersonville’s eclectic collection of restaurants at their 8th annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl to sample the many tastes of fall. Participants can choose from two routes, each with a dozen different Andersonville favorites: The Carmel Apple Route First Slice Pie... Read more »

The Perfect Hot Dog: Getting Frank with Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport

The Perfect Hot Dog: Getting Frank with Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport
Bon Appétit’s editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport was in our town this weekend for Chicago Gourmet’s annual bash in Millennium Park where I talked with him about, what else but, hot dogs—the perfect hot dog. As a kid who grew up eating 7-Eleven hot dogs during his high school years, Adam readily admits that he never gave... Read more »
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