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The 10 Best Museums In Chicago

In Old Town at the corner of North and Clark just down the street from other Chicago landmarks like Lincoln Park and The Second City...

Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 N. Clark St.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr.

International Museum of Surgical Science is located at 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.

The Oriental Institute is located at 1155 E. 58th St.

The Leather Archives & Museum is located at 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Check their website for museum hours, which are limited.

The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is located at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The National Veterans Art Museum is located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

When Maple & Ash (8 W. Maple St., Gold Coast) opens this summer, it’ll mark a homecoming for newly announced wine director...

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One of the buzzier openings of the summer, Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-492-7775) will be a showcase for all kinds of regional Italian fare, from antipasti to bomboloni (doughnut holes) to pizzas fired from an 800-degree oven named Bella.

The Windsor (160 E. Huron St., Streeterville, 312-943-7777) is aiming to be a neighborhood spot to a not-very-neighborhoody area, with a menu full of American standards that get slightly dressed up by chef Todd Stein.

...WunderPOP, you can get a taste of it on Sundays and Mondays at Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western Ave., Lincoln Square, 773-681-0651). From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting August...

Geek Bar Beta (1941 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-9824) was never supposed to be permanent, but issues with the...

Good news! Dolce Italian (127 E. Huron St., River North, 312-754-0700) is adding a daily breakfast service from 7–11 a.m. and a lunch service from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Menu attractions include a Bolognese burger with meat sauce and Swiss cheese, perfect for when you’re in the mood for something light.

    What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week
    One of the buzzier openings of the summer, Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-492-7775) will be a showcase for all kinds of regional Italian fare, from antipasti to bomboloni (doughnut holes) to pizzas fired from an 800-degree oven named Bella. The Windsor (160 E.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

13 hours ago

Is Another New Hotel Heading For Wicker Park?

And it seems another hotel is being planned for Wicker Park according to a report published earlier today by Crain's Chicago Business. The parcel of property is located at 1551 W. North Avenue (the Southeast corner of Ashland and North Avenue) and is the current location of a Shell Gas Station.

    Is Another New Hotel Heading For Wicker Park?
    http://www.wickerparkbucktown.info

13 hours ago

The 12 Best Tacos In Chicago

Authentaco is located at 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

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Taqueria Traspasada #2 is located at 811 N. Ashland Ave.

DeLux Bar & Grill is located at 669 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Big Star is located at 1531 N. Damen Ave.

Big & Little’s is located at 860 N. Orleans St. and 1034 W. Belmont Ave., Wicker Park location coming soon.

Big & Little’s is located at 860 N. Orleans St. and 1034 W. Belmont Ave., Wicker Park location coming soon.

La Cocina is located at 2901 N. Kedzie Ave.

Antique Taco is located at 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave.

L’Patron is located at 2815 W. Diversey Ave.

Las Asadas is located at 2045 N. Western Ave., 3243 N. Pulaski Rd. and 3834 W. 47th St.

Las Asadas is located at 2045 N. Western Ave., 3243 N. Pulaski Rd. and 3834 W. 47th St.

Las Asadas is located at 2045 N. Western Ave., 3243 N. Pulaski Rd. and 3834 W. 47th St.

Allende Restaurante is located at 2408 N. Lincoln Ave. and 2221 N. Lincoln Ave.

Allende Restaurante is located at 2408 N. Lincoln Ave. and 2221 N. Lincoln Ave.

    The 12 Best Tacos In Chicago
    Wars have been won and lost over the best place to grab a taco in Chicago (and many of them took place in my apartment, at 1 a.m.) Tacos are the delicious, hand-held comfort food of Chicago's most budget-minded, health-conscious and self-indulgent diners alike.
    http://chicagoist.com

15 hours ago

Here's Every Lollapalooza 2015 After-Party

WHERE: Subterranean (2011 W. North)

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WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)

WHERE: 25th floor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)

WHERE: House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn)

WHERE: The Vic (3145 N. Sheffield)

WHERE: Park West (322 W. Armitage)

WHERE: Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport)

WHERE: Schubas (3159 N. Southport)

WHERE: Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln)

WHERE: Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee)

WHERE: Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake)

WHERE: Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence)

WHERE: Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)

WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)

WHERE: Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee)

WHERE: Berlin (954 W. Belmont)

WHERE: Studio Paris Nightclub (59 W. Hubbard)

WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago (230 N. Michigan)

WHERE: Reggies (2109 S. State)

WHERE: Spybar (646 N. Franklin)

WHERE: Smart Bar (3037 N. Clark)

WHERE: Roof on theWit (201 N. State)

WHERE: Sound-Bar (226 W. Ontario)

    Here's Every Lollapalooza 2015 After-Party
    Published today at 10:58 a.m. Chances are you don't have a ticket to Lollapalooza. Weekend passes to the three-day behemoth sold out in less than an hour back in March, and single-day tickets didn't last much longer. For all intents and purposes, the fest has become a place for speedy shoppers.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

15 hours ago

A Taste of New Tasting Menus

...and coconut sorbetto. GT Fish & Oyster 531 N. Wells Street, Chicago (312) 929-3501Website BOKA 1729 N. Halsted Street, Chicago (312) 337-6070Website The Florentine 151 W. Adams Street, Chicago (312) 660-8866Website

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...dolce; and pistachio tart with pistachio cream, almond brittle, and coconut sorbetto. GT Fish & Oyster 531 N. Wells Street, Chicago (312) 929-3501Website BOKA 1729 N. Halsted Street, Chicago (312) 337-6070Website The Florentine...

...Chicago (312) 929-3501Website BOKA 1729 N. Halsted Street, Chicago (312) 337-6070Website The Florentine 151 W. Adams Street, Chicago (312) 660-8866Website

    A Taste of New Tasting Menus
    Gone are the days when tasting menus were confined to haughty, expensive restaurants that demanded multiple hours of dinnertime. These days, chefs are having fun and mixing it up by imbuing tasting menus with more options. Here's a taste of a few new tasting menus around town.
    http://checkplease.wttw.com

17 hours ago

THEATER REVIEW Grand Concourse

Playwright: Heidi Schreck. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; www.steppenwolf.org; $20-$89. Runs through: Aug. 30

    THEATER REVIEW Grand Concourse - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Playwright: Heidi Schreck. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; www.steppenwolf.org; $20-$89. Runs through: Aug. 30 BY MARY SHEN BARNIDGE This play features a pretty teenage girl afflicted with cancer working in a church-affiliated charity facility-but don't haul out your hankies yet.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

17 hours ago

No-lapalooza food & drink specials

1401 N. Ashland Ave. 773-687-9977

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24 S. Michigan Ave. 312-372-4243

610 N. Rush St. 312-660-7191

18 S. Michigan Ave. 312-578-0763

564 W. Randolph St. 312-612-5640

3485 N. Clark St. 773-755-3980

10 S. Wabash Ave. 312-372-7696

151 W. Adams St. 312-660-8866

1419 N. Wells St. 312-477-2800

    No-lapalooza food & drink specials
    Whether you couldn't afford the tickets, procrastinated until they sold out or just don't like fighting crowds to get to the next stage, you won't be among the 300,000 people descending on Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza .
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

17 hours ago

National Chicken Wing, Watermelon, Lasagna, Oyster Days on the Food Horizon

Established in 1977, National Chicken Wing Day will be celebrated at The Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division St. Wing lovers can enjoy half-priced orders of 8, 16  or 50 wings, plus 10...

...of Francesca's Forno locations, including Wicker Park, 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave. and Gold Coast, 200 E. Chestnut St., will be honoring the heavy Italian dish with three varieties of Chef Massimo Salatino's...

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All of Francesca's Forno locations, including Wicker Park, 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave. and Gold Coast, 200 E. Chestnut St., will be honoring the heavy Italian dish with...

River North's Bohemian House will be having a party with a representative from Pilsner Urquell, who will offer free tastings of the popular Czech golden ale. The first 24 guests will get a free mug, too. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 11 W. Illinois St.

...pressed "Whatamelon Juice" can be found at any of its six spots, including Lincoln Park, 1953 N. Clybourn Ave. ($6.49). Native Foods Cafe's refreshing Watermelon Fresca, long a personal fave, is always...

Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave is offering $1 oysters all day on Aug. 5. (Typically on Wednesdays they offer $1...

    National Chicken Wing, Watermelon, Lasagna, Oyster Days on the Food Horizon
    CHICAGO - The next big "real" holiday is not until Labor Day, but if you need an excuse to celebrate something/anything, there are a bunch of food-focused holidays coming up, beginning Wednesday. Here's a roundup of where to celebrate chicken wings, lasagna, International beer, watermelon and oysters, all in the span of eight days!
    http://www.dnainfo.com

17 hours ago

"Body Building" Review @ Richard Gray Gallery

Body Building is on view until August 14. The Richard Gray Gallery is located at 875 N. Michigan Ave. in Suite 3800. (Be sure to bring a photo ID.) For more information about upcoming...

    "Body Building" Review @ Richard Gray Gallery
    Art Wed Jul 29 2015 I've only been in the Hancock Tower once and I never thought it would be to visit an art gallery, but hey, there's a first for everything. Amused, I found myself inside the swarm of tourists and photographers who posed and smiled near a colossal sculpture that hung low from the ceiling in the lobby.
    http://gapersblock.com

17 hours ago

Out with the gas pumps, in with the key cards

George Nediyakalayil, owner of the gas station at 1551 W. North Ave., has filed plans with the city for a seven-story hotel on the site, which...

Nediyakalayil isn't the only developer with hotel plans in Wicker Park. Chicago developer Don Wilson is converting the Northwest Tower at the intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North avenues, just a half-mile down the street, into a 67-room hotel set to open in late 2016.

    Subscription Center | ChicagoBusiness.com
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

19 hours ago

Dining news: Chefs join Elixir, Replay; Tanta's new brunch

...Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host its fifth annual oyster shucking contest ( along with a shrimp boil ) on Sunday...

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...The I|O Godfrey—on the fourth floor of The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St.—invites people to stretch their muscles amid panoramic views of the city with the launch...

...Peruvian restaurant Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave., has launched its Rooftop Recovery Brunch at 1-4:30 p.m. on Sundays. In...

—Mr. Brown's Lounge, 81 E. Wacker Dr., will celebrate Jamaica's independence day Aug. 6. Chef Chris Douglas, a Jamaica native, will offer items such as $7 Island Rum Punch, $4 Red Stripe and $7 Jamaican jerk chicken. See MrBrownsLounge.com .

...Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the corner of Clark and LaSalle streets. Some of the vendors include Boricua Dog, Flashy Hotdogs, Chubby Wieners, and Frannie's...

...p.m. The main location for the Taste of Andersonville is the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. Participants can choose between the Salt or Pepper routes, as well as The Whole Enchilada...

...SideDoor, at Rush and Ontario streets, will host a 3 Floyds Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Aug. 12, at 7...

...Available through Aug. 31, Hard Rock Cafe's ( 63 W. Ontario St. ) limited-time Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger will be paired with Goose Island IPA. The...

...WingFest—will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 1-7 p.m., at the Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. Chicago's Best Summer WingFest will feature double the wing-slinging restaurants, live music, carnival...

...will be Sept. 12 ( 12-9 p.m. ) and 13 ( 12-7 p.m. ) at 5000-5100 N. Clark St. There is a suggested gate donation of $5. See Andersonville.org...

    Dining news: Chefs join Elixir, Replay; Tanta's new brunch - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    LKH Management ( LKH )-the group behind Lake View's Hydrate, Elixir, Replay and Halsted's Bar & Grill-announced that Paul Dobroski will join the company as executive chef for both its new Replay and Elixir locations in Andersonville, scheduled to open in August.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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