Sunday 20 January 2019
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Category: The Big City Blog

The Big City Blog: We’ve got plenty of suggestions on how to do it up right for St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Going green: We've got suggestions on how to do it up right for St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

The Big City Blog: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Carnivale and Second City — how I spent a chilly day in Chicago

Instead of grabbing a bite at some common eatery, go explore your culinary boundaries at one of Chicago’s most eccentric restaurants:...

The Big City Blog: A South Floridian’s take on a few of Chicago cuisine staples

“What’s Portillo’s?” I asked aloud. Gasps and screams filled the room. It seemed as though I had committed some irreparable sin.

The Big City Blog: It’s time for the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show

We’re talking more than one million square feet of exhibit space, where visitors will find more than 1000 vehicles from 36 different...

The Big City Blog: Five Chicago rock concerts this music lover can’t wait to see in 2018

After seeing pop-punk band Can’t Swim open for Have Mercy at Subterranean a few months ago, it won’t surprise me to see them blow up on...

The Big City Blog: Hope you’re hungry because Chicago Restaurant Week is on

The 11th annual culinary celebration that is Chicago Restaurant Week returns from Jan. 26-Feb. 8 with two weeks of dining deals sure to get...

The Big City Blog: Bar Roma’s Chef’s Table dinner, new bird exhibit at Notebaert Nature Museum, “skinny sips” at Cantina Laredo and more

The Notebaert Nature Museum's new exhibit aims to introduce the public to some of the world’s most exotic and fascinating birds by...

The Big City Blog: Zanies kicks off its 40th anniversary with a celebration of comedy

“(Zanies) is tight and traps the energy of the crowd. That little room literally shakes with laughter most nights. It’s magic.”

The Big City Blog: Still feeling the Christmas spirit after the fact? Check out these extended holiday activities and exhibits

ZooLights includes lights synchronized to holiday music, animal-shaped yard decorations and activities like trains, a Ferris wheel and...

The Big City Blog: “Free Days” return to the Field Museum in 2018 for Illinois residents

The Field Museum’s "Free Days" are back in 2018. This includes an entire month of free basic admission for Illinois residents during Free...