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Thursday 25 May 2017
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Category: General Features

Cozy cocktail spots: Chicago isn’t done with the chilly weather just yet, so here are a few favorite bars and lounges to warm up

The coziness of the lounge in the vault at The Bedford is the perfect place for an intimate gathering over cocktails.

Start-up central: Here are 11 relatively new start-up companies in Chicago we think you should know about

“With a love for community building and a knack for bringing people together, I had a vision for making shared workspaces about more than...

Second-hand pages: A look at three of Chicago’s favorite used bookstores

By glimpsing in the corner windows of this wonderfully cluttered store, it's clear you’ll need to dig around a bit if you’re looking...

Time to relax: Feeling the stress of everyday life? We’ve got a few spots in Chicago to help you unwind

During the summer months, hear nothing more than the sound of birds and a gentle waterfall while following the stone walk encircling the...

Going gluten-free: Four of our favorite Chicago restaurants that cater to the popular trend

Cassava's seating is like a small coffee shop, and while coffee, tea and spiced hot chocolate are all available, it’s the warm, wholesome...

Chicago’s craft beer explosion: Quality breweries are suddenly the norm on the north side

"At Dovetail, we think beer drinking should be a sublime experience that engages all of the senses."

The tastes of summer: We asked local foodies for the best restaurant they visited in Chicago this summer

For lovers of craft beer and tacos, it doesn't get much better than Rick Bayless' new addition to his Mexican restaurant empire — Cruz...

The tastes of summer: We’ve got a few favorite spots to eat and drink outdoors in Chicago

With summer in full swing, we asked Real Chicagoans for their favorite places to eat and drink outside in the city

Playing favorites: One Chicagoan’s list of her top restaurant experiences in the city

At Avec, I never forget to order the chorizo-stuffed medjool dates, which are wrapped in bacon and end with a nice kick of spice.

Fun in the sun: What’s your expected highlight of the summer?

I'm a huge fan of the neighborhood festivals, especially Rib Fest on Lincoln Avenue in June and Market Days later in the summer in August.