Category: Chicago Neighborhoods.

Breaking news: Chicago's Andersonville to be named the coolest neighborhood in America

Breaking news: Chicago's Andersonville to be named the coolest neighborhood in America
Rumor has it (from a very good source) that tomorrow Time Out will be naming Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood as the second coolest neighboorhood in the world and first in America. Five years ago, Redfin named Ukrainian Village the hottest neighbor in the U.S. Find out why here. Chicago is a city of many neighborhoods. Officially... Read more »

How well do you know Chicago neighborhoods?

1. We're starting out with an easy one...they get harder.
How well do you know Chicago? With 77 unique neighborhoods, Chicago offers a kaleidoscope of architecture, art, and culture. See if you can identify the first 10 uncaptioned photos in the gallery. The next 10 photos reveal the whereabouts of each. Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If you would like to keep in... Read more »

Ukrainian Village Chicago: What makes it the hottest neighborhood in the US

Ukrainian Village Chicago: What makes it the hottest neighborhood in the US
Chicago’s Ukrainian Village has just been named the hottest neighborhood in the US by the folks at Redfin real estate–a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services. Redfin bases its hot neighborhood predictions on the most recent growth in page views and favorites on their website. This is the... Read more »
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Chicago is: The Best Choice for the Barack Obama Presidential Library

Chicago is: The Best Choice for the Barack Obama Presidential Library
A tempest is brewing as the country awaits the Barack Obama Presidential Library decision. By the end of March we will know the answer. The competition boils down to five spots, three states and one logical conclusion. All three states have a connection, of sorts, to the President. Hawaii was where he was born. It... Read more »

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla

Festival del Taco: Chicago’s New Summer Fest Celebrates the Stuffed Tortilla
Savor the flavor of Mexico at Chicago’s newest neighborhood festival, Festival del Taco, kicking off in Little Village at 26th Street and Kostner this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. Festival del Taco joins some of Chicago’s favorite returning fests this weekend including Maifest Chicago in Lincoln Square, Do Division, on where else but... 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 »
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Paczki Day: Discover the Ten Secrets to Delightful Paczki

1. The winning combination is the mother-daughter team of Stasia Hawryszczuk  and Dobra Bielinski, partners who started the Delightful Pastries business 16 years ago and have been "on a roll" ever since. Photo credit: Show Me Chicago
The perfect paczki which will be on tables everywhere come Paczki Day (Fat Tuesday), March 4, are an indulgence worth pursuing.  First off, one must be aware that there are paczki (pronounced: “punch-key” or “poanch-key”) and then there are so-called paczki that are flat jelly-filled doughnut wannabes. Yesterday, we had the opportunity to learn about... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2013: Explores Chicago's Greatest Places and Spaces

Open House Chicago 2013: Explores Chicago's Greatest Places and Spaces
Get up close and personal with Chicago at the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s (CAF) third annual Open House Chicago (OHC) that explores over 150 of Chicago’s greatest places and spaces in 15 diverse city neighborhoods. The free public event takes place this weekend, October 19 and 20 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days). The self-guided tour... Read more »

Fall Festivals Chicago: Design Harvest and more

Fall Festivals Chicago: Design Harvest and more
Design Harvest is a festival like none other that celebrates creative home and garden design with live music, pop-up tented stores, top local restaurant vendors nestled in a festive harvest setting that melds the nuances from the world-famous Paris Flea Market and London Design Festival transforming Chicago’s West Town neighborhood into an aesthetic feast. Now... Read more »
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Chicago's Newest Summer Fest: Windy City Smokeout

Chicago's Newest Summer Fest: Windy City Smokeout
Just in case you were worried that Chicago doesn’t have enough summer festivals with 400 plus and counting, there’s a new fest coming to River North (Hubbard and Rush Streets) July 12 through the 14th.  The newest fest, the Windy City Smokeout, sponsored by Bub City will present “the Best of BBQ and Country Music... Read more »
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