Archive for 2013

Chicago Bike Lanes: Dearborn St. Lane Named Best in the Country

Chicago Bike Lanes: Dearborn St. Lane Named Best in the Country
Chicago’s Bike Lanes, a top priority of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are getting national recognition with PeopleForBikes, naming the Dearborn St. protected bike lanes the best in the country. According to PeopleForBikes, a national bicycling advocate, they scoured “the country for a comprehensive (and subjective) ranking of the best of the best” and determined that... Read more »

Winter WonderFest Navy Pier 2013: Celebrate Winter Indoors

Winter WonderFest Navy Pier 2013: Celebrate Winter Indoors
All the world knows that Chicagoans are not wimps but with the temperature plummeting to 8 degrees today (and winter not even here yet)…it’s heartening to know that one can enjoy the best of the season at Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest now through January 12 without going outdoors. Here’s the skinny… Navy Pier’s 13th annual... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at Langham Chicago: Traditional English Tea

Afternoon Tea at Langham Chicago: Traditional English Tea
With the Langham Hotel, now open in Chicago, no longer do Chicagoans have to travel across the pond to  experience “the real thing” when it comes to traditional afternoon tea. Yesterday Show Me Chicago thanked Mario Batali for bringing Italy to Chicago.  Today we thank Langham Hotels International for bringing the quintessential English style to our... Read more »
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The Christmas Tree Ship Navy Pier: A Chicago Tradition

The Christmas Tree Ship Navy Pier:  A Chicago Tradition
The Christmas Tree Ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, is scheduled to arrive at Navy Pier at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 6 carrying more than 1200 trees that will be distributed to needy families. Celebrating the ship’s arrival will be a two-day event re-enacting what was an annual Chicago tradition in the late 1800s and... Read more »

Mario Batali Brings Italy to Chicago With Eataly

Produce at Eataly features locally grown and regionally grown fruits and vegetables, including unique items hard to find elsewhere. They are the only place in Chicago with a Vegetable Butcher that will cut and clean any vegetable guests want, free of charge. Photo credit Carole Kuhrt-Brewer, Show Me Chicago.
Grazie, Mario Batali for bringing Italy to Chicago with Eataly–a foodie Disneyland of all good things Italian–from all twenty regions of Italy. It’s hard to know where to start when describing this food emporium that gives the boot to other not so super supermarkets. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here... Read more »

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade: Better Than Macy's New York City Parade

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade: Better Than Macy's New York City Parade
The Chicago Parade Controversy continues with Tulsa World Oklahoma columnist, Ginnie Graham calling Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade better than Macy’s New York City parade and thanking WGN-TV in Chicago for “saving Thanksgiving with the most outstanding broadcast of a parade.” The reputation of Chicago’s parade was at stake after last Thursday’s parade, when we received an... Read more »
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Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago

Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago
If you’re tired of the same old, same old sweet syrupy holiday fare, the Holiday Theatre Passport may be your ticket for an alternative to most of the holiday theater around town. Mommie Dearest as Scrooge, a trio of Liza Minnellis are just part of this package with a nod, a wink and a twist... Read more »

Was the 2013 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade a Turkey?

Was the 2013 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade a Turkey?
Was this year's 80th Annual Thanksgiving Parade up to Chicago standards or was it a turkey? One parade-goer thinks the latter and will never go to another Chicago Thanksgiving parade. Show Me Chicago is a big fan of everything Chicago. We showcase the city's outstanding theater, dining, museums, parks, art, neighborhoods, festivals and events and... Read more »

Holiday Lights Tour Chicago: See the City's Holiday Lights and Sights via Trolley

Holiday Lights Tour Chicago: See the City's Holiday Lights and Sights via Trolley
All aboard the big red trolley for a magical Holiday Lights Tour of the Windy City.   The journey offers a warm, guided, festive and hassle-free way to see Chicago’s top holiday attractions dressed in their holiday finest. The Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Bus Company’s popular Holiday Lights Trolley Tour kicks off today and will... Read more »
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ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013: A Delightful Chicago Holiday Festival

ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013: A Delightful Chicago Holiday Festival
ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo 2013 is definitely something to roar about.  Visitors will see the Zoo in a whole new light–actually two million lights–that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Da light-filled fest is on-target to kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, November 29.  ZooLights will continue Saturday and Sunday nights November 29th through... Read more »
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