Archive for 2020

Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel turns 100

Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel turns 100
Historic Hotel to Turn 100 on December 31, 2020 offering specials to mark the event What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Check $100 room specials and more at the bottom of this post. The Drake Hotel holds a treasure chest of history from the “Roaring ‘20’s (1920’s) to the Masked ’20’s (2020). It’s with... Read more »

Comprehensive list of 2400+ restaurants offering takeout in Chicagoland

Comprehensive list of 2400+ restaurants offering takeout in Chicagoland
COVID is taking a huge toll on Chicago’s World Class dining scene. With rules and regulations changing daily, it is hard to keep up. Dining IN is OUT. Dining OUT is IN. Dining out in summer and early fall is fine but come December, things can get pretty cold outside in Chicago. Fortunately there are... Read more »

Best Black Friday Deals

Best Black Friday Deals
The deals are out there but how do you know if they are the real deal without a lot of homework? Lucky for us WalletHub has done the work for us. The personal-finance website compared “Pre-Black Friday Prices” against the actual Black Friday Prices” of a broad selection of items. Here are some of their deals... Read more »
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Open House Chicago 2020: A Chicago quiz & more

Open House Chicago 2020: A Chicago quiz & more
Chicago Architecture Center announces complete slate of 50+ Open House Chicago 2020 offerings, outdoors and online (Quiz at bottom of post) Open House Chicago is turning 10 this year. This annual showcase of Chicago architecture by Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is part of the worldwide family of 46 Open House events, inaugurated by Open House London... Read more »

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago
Goodman Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for many with nearly two million people having experienced what has been most definitely “one of Chicago’s treasured Christmas traditions” for the past 42 years. This year, due to the C word–all indoor theatre productions have been suspended– which means that the Goodman production of... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden: A guide to fall colors & more

Chicago Botanic Garden: A guide to fall colors & more
The ginkgos are starting to turn as bright as the sun, maples promise a spectacularly vibrant array of multitones, and sumacs’ colorful clusters stand out in glorious shades of bright red and purple Come October in Chicago the trees reach their peak fall colors creating a rich tapestry from Mother Nature’s color palette.  The Show Must Go On The golden bronze... Read more »
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Macy’s unveils holiday plans for the Great Tree, dining, windows and more for 2020

Macy’s unveils holiday plans for the Great Tree, dining, windows and more for 2020
PLEASE NOTE: Current regulations have banned all indoor dining in Chicago until further notice. For more information and a list of 2400 plus Chicagoland restaurants offering takeout click here. As everything, in this cray year of the pandemic, things will be a little different this year at Macy’s State Street Store’s Holiday celebration. The good things: The... Read more »

Chicago Theatre: Fall 2020 in person and virtual productions

Chicago Theatre: Fall 2020 in person and virtual productions
The Fall 2020 teatre season will look a little different this year. But there’s still a lot to be excited about. The Chicago Theatre community–that is second to none–has put together a creative line-up of programing from outdoor performances and drive-ups to virtual and audio performances. HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS (with more in the works)... Read more »

Offshore on Navy Pier is open

Offshore on Navy Pier is open
Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck located at Navy Pier, has announced it will be the one establishment on Navy Pier to remain open after September 7 Fans of Navy Pier and its one of a kind views of the city and lake don’t have to wait until spring (when the Pier is scheduled to... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet 2020 announces a full month of live and virtual events

Chicago Gourmet 2020 announces a full month of live and virtual events
Tickets Now on Sale Calling all foodies While Chicago’s 2020 festival calendar has virtually bit the dust, due to the big bad pandemic, Chicago Gourmet has taken a bad thing and spun it into something golden. Employing 2020 vision, Chicago Gourmet is rolling out an impressive lineup of foodie events and celebrities both live and... Read more »
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