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Chicago Restaurant Week

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Foodies, gourmands, gourmets and interested diners will want to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, a citywide culinary celebration taking place this year from February 1-10 in restaurants all across the area. Over 250 restaurants are participating in this exciting 10-day event, which gives guests a chance to enjoy incredible meals at a discounted […]

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5 Ways To Blend In With Chicagoans

Chicago Dog

I moved to Chicago from Michigan after graduating college about 3 years ago. In 3 years guess how much I’ve learned about what it means to be a Chicagoan? Not as much as I’d hoped. Chicagoans are still a mystery in a lot of ways. But there are a few things I’ve gleaned and I’m […]

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Chicago Gourmet Food Festival

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  Chicago foodies go wild for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2012, a three-day celebration of fine wine and innovative food. Held in Millennium Park, the festival is a gourmand’s dream come true, and a chance to sample some of Chicago’s best food and wine creations. If you love food, especially the gourmet variety, you […]

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Eat This: Taste of Chicago Festival

Taste of Chicago

For a BIG taste of “The Windy City,” feast to your heart’s content at Chicago’s largest annual event, the Taste of Chicago Food Festival. Held July 11-15 in Grant Park, this five-day foodie extravaganza includes live music, entertainment, a Humana Race to Taste for all adults and a Fleet Feet Sports Kids Dash for the […]

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Your Cheap Eats List for River North Chicago

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At Best Western Plus River North Hotel, I’ve asked fans what they’d like to see on our blog. What are they craving? Well, it seems at the top of that list is food. Or, more specifically, people want to know about “Cheap Eats” in our neighborhood. Some guests do want to experience the exquisiteness that […]

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Where’s Wallace – Lou Mitchell’s

Lou Mitchell restaurant, Best Western River North, Chicago hotel

“Where can we get a good breakfast?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that as a concierge! Guests want a good meal for breakfast , of course. But often what people really mean when asking me is, “Where can I have an experience while getting breakfast in Chicago?” “Where can I go […]

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5 Breweries to Love in Chicago

Chicago and Beer naturally go together like fish and chips, like karaoke and bars, like responsibility and the legal drinking age. Of course finding a bar (karaoke or otherwise) isn’t hard in Chicago. BUT if you’d enjoy experiencing Chicago’s beer scene through some of its unique and local microbreweries then pull up a chair and […]

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Where’s Wallace – Macy’s Magical Store

Wallace at Macy's Chicago

As a kid, I remember going to Marshall Fields on State Street in Chicago and how exciting and enchanting the store was during the holidays.  With this week’s trip to now-Macy’s on State Street, the store is honestly more magical than ever. Greeting you are reds and greens, golds and silvers, and bells and ribbons […]

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5 Ethnic Cuisine Restaurants To Make Your Mouth Water

If you’re visiting Chicago, the food is as much of a vacation experience as site-seeing. Sometimes you want Chicago-style deep dish or a dog, and sometimes you prefer your American classics. But we’ve covered both in earlier posts (“5 Great Family Restaurants in Chicago” and “Affordable Dining Chicago-Style“). For those visitors who are looking for […]

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5 Great Family Restaurants in Chicago

You’re in Chicago and your family is hungry.  Well you’ve come to the right place!  No other city boasts such a rich and diverse culinary scene.  And that’s just at the Taste of Chicago!  But the trick is finding great food that everyone in your family will enjoy and won’t break the bank.  We’d like […]

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