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Wednesday 18 October 2017
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Category: The Big City Blog

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.

The Big City Blog: New happy hour specials at Ironside, cigars & scotch at The Redhead, “Baby Wants Candy” shifts to Second City and more

Rather than your typical intimate, candlelit dinner, this Valentine’s Day special invites guests to travel back in time to Chicago in...

The Big City Blog: Breaking down the best holiday-themed events around Chicago

ZooLights activities include photos with Santa, holiday crafting for children, carousel and train rides, and holiday gift shopping. And...

The Big City Blog: “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry, sketch comedy at Stage 773 and “Men are from Mars” ticket deals

Complete with indoor snow falling every 30 minutes, this exhibit is perfect for patrons of all ages and filled with cultural celebrations...

The Big City Blog: I like going to concerts alone, and there’s nothing wrong with that

I once had a discussion with someone about which was stranger — going to the movie theater alone or going to a concert alone. The other...