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Category: The Big City Blog

The Big City Blog: Stolen fidget spinners and homemade tacos — it’s raw Chicago culture at the Maxwell Street Market

Peter explained that if the market looked like it was degenerating, that’s because it was. ... He remained hopeful, however, claiming...

The Big City Blog: Six Chicago music events I’m still looking forward to this summer

I’ve been a fan of Post Animal since the first time I saw them open for one of my other favorite Chicago bands, The Walters, at Lincoln...

The Big City Blog: Five summer rock festivals in Chicago that should definitely be on your radar

Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival and carnival that features bands on the punk spectrum with genres such as punk rock, emo,...

The Big City Blog: Experiencing the new American Writers Museum in downtown Chicago

One can learn about the history and evolution of American writing with a visual highlighting 100 influential authors and writings from as...

The Big City Blog: Ravenswood on Tap craft beer festival, Avion tequila dinner, Kanela opens in Ukranian Village and more

To celebrate being home to one of the most inventive brewing communities in the country, Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood will be...

The Big City Blog: Why Summer House Santa Monica has me so looking forward to summer

Man, do I love this place. This atmosphere is so West Coast. The whole restaurant is colored in a soft, pastel-like, off-white color to...

The Big City Blog: Craft Beer competition, Speakeasy Sundays, comedy and arts festivals, mini golf in Maggie Daley Park and more

The City Mini Golf course features replicas of iconic Chicago landmarks that kids and adults alike can enjoy, in addition to the many other...

Big City Blog: Classy, cool and comfortable — live music at Chicago’s City Winery makes for a perfect, relaxing night out

Most guests were dressed up but generally seemed laid-back, the music was fun and folksy, and the pinot noir we finally settled on was...

The Big City Blog: Breaking in my 21st with the blues at Kingston Mines

What was most reassuring, though, was no matter who I told my 21st plans to, the response was always the same: “That place is always a...

Big City Blog: Links Taproom named “Best Beer Bar in Illinois,” Taste of the Gold Coast and new exhibits at the Field Museum and MCA

After a successful experiment, Bar Lupo has decided to make half-priced wine Mondays a permanent affair.