2 hours ago

12 places to grab food and drinks around our favorite music venues in Chicago

1375 W. Lake St. 312-666-6775

1350 W. Randolph St. 312-733-1314

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1111 W. Lake St. 312-877-5929

1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

1039 N. Western Ave. 773-395-2483

948 N. Western Ave. 872-206-8054

2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501

2576-2580 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-929-0045

2446 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-883-2422

3730 N. Clark St.,773-549-4140

1349 W. Cornelia Ave. 773-935-3552

1101 W. Waveland Ave. 773-388-8249

1807 S. Allport Ave. 312-526-3851

1510 W. 18th St. 312-733-3045

1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851

    12 places to grab food and drinks around our favorite music venues in Chicago
    Maybe we're getting old, but concerts can wear us out these days. At the least, we usually need a bit of a push to get the evening going, with either a nourishing nosh or a stiff drink. Thankfully, our fine city is flush with dining and drinking options, many of them mercifully situated just around the corner from your favorite music venue.
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24 hours ago

25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character

6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-627-5058

1439 W. 18th St., 312-455-0019

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1750 W. Division St., 773-278-2739

2530 N. Clark St., 773-687-8078

1501 W. Morse Ave., 773-338-0256

305 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-855-9163

1259 W. Devon Ave., 773-654-1589

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2035 N. Western Ave., 773-904-8177

3123 N. Broadway, 773-348-8058

2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-245-3005

755 W. 32nd St., 312-888-3468

2212 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-360-7591

5317 N. Clark St., 773-989-5674

1039 W. Granville Ave., 773-764-0400

1117 W. Belmont Ave., 773-360-7553

6032 W. Irving Park Road, 773-853-2261

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-966-7531

5501 W. Irving Park Road, 773-930-3693

6764 N. Sheridan Road, 773-761-8100

112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431

    25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character
    Chicago is a blessedly caffeinated city, not just thanks to the plethora of coffee behemoths planted on every corner-hello, Starbucks and Peet's-but also thanks to the lovely local coffee shops that adorn our city storefronts.
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3 days ago

Chicago illustrator and EDM artist REZZ build hypnotic world together in new comic book ‘Mass Manipulation’

REZZ performs at Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-570-4000) Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. Colindres plans on attending Sunday’s show. Tickets: $29.50 at ticketfly.com.

    Chicago illustrator and EDM artist REZZ build hypnotic world together in new comic book 'Mass Manipulation'
    Dinosaurs and superheroes stared down from gigantic movie posters wallpapering Luis Colindres' Lincoln Square room. The 23-year-old bent over his desk and used a black marker to add the final touches to an alien he was in the middle of outlining, his face inches away from his drawing pad.
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5 days ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...pair Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, coming at 8 p.m. Saturday to the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield Ave.). You likely know Esposito from her TV stand-up appearances and panel work on “Chelsea...

...from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston Ave.) but dinner reservations are available following the event. Tickets: eventbrite.com...

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...s edition in Chicago will be Friday through Sunday at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S. King Drive). Tickets: $10-$50. eventbrite.com...

...non-disabled peers. Their show, which runs from Oct. 13 to 22 at Filament Theatre (4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.), tells the story of kids on a ghost tour that stops at Resurrection Cemetery. There...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    This weekend has it all: music, comedy, booze, movies and haunted stories. Take your pick, Chicago. Chi got the blues Chicago played a huge role in the history of the blues, and the annual Logan Center Blues Fest (Oct. 13-15) celebrates those roots-particularly those from the city's South Side-with a festive collection of concerts, workshops, film, food and more.
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5 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 12-18

Eden (1748 W. Lake St. 312-366-2294) offers $10 specialty cocktails and $5 bites including lamb and beef meatballs and chili-roasted carrots from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Henry's (18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018) offers $5 tallboys and well drinks from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The Delta (1745 W. North Ave. 773-360-1793) offers a menu of 13 cocktails for $8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

All beer, wine, spirits and cocktails are $2 off from 3 to 6 p.m. at Yard House (1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-951-7317).

I|O Godfrey (127 W. Huron St. 312-374-1830) offers $6 select wines and Absolut cocktails, $9 prime beef sliders with fries and $6 spicy tuna maki from 3 to 6 p.m.

Draft beers, select glasses of wine and bartender's choice cocktails are half-price from 4 to 6 p.m. at SideDoor (100 E. Ontario St. 312-787-6768).

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 12-18
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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6 days ago

The slacker's guide to Chicago Ideas Week 2017

1 p.m. at Briar Street Theater (3133 N. Halsted St.)

9 p.m. at Rockit Bar and Grill (22 W. Hubbard St.)

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7 p.m. at Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.)

4 p.m. at Venue SIX10 (610 S. Michigan Ave.)

Noon at Morningstar (22 W. Washington St.)

1 p.m. at Chicago Women in Trades (2444 W. 16th St.)

    The slacker's guide to Chicago Ideas Week 2017
    Procrastination is as human as breathing, even when it means you're the last to get around to buying Chicago Ideas Week tickets. But fear not-there are still interesting events open to the public that you can snag a last-minute ticket to. Ticket availability subject to change. MONDAY, OCT.
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6 days ago

New cocktail on the block: The Delta's "Smash and Stay Friends"

Take a trip down south with Wicker Park’s newest spot, The Delta (1745 W. North Ave.). Serving up Mississippi Delta-style “red hot” tamales, the Delta is introducing a new kind of Southern cuisine to Chicago, and bringing a wide array of sweet and savory cocktails along with it.

    New cocktail on the block: The Delta's "Smash and Stay Friends"
    Take a trip down south with Wicker Park's newest spot, The Delta (1745 W. North Ave.). Serving up Mississippi Delta-style "red hot" tamales, the Delta is introducing a new kind of Southern cuisine to Chicago, and bringing a wide array of sweet and savory cocktails along with it.
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Oct 10

53rd Chicago International Film Fest: Red carpet, blue ribbon titles

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 12-26, AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Full schedule at www.chicagofilmfestival.com; tickets in person at AMC River East, at www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/tickets/.

    53rd Chicago International Film Fest: Red carpet, blue ribbon titles
    The AMC River East 21 multiplex in downtown Chicago is about to get a little more interesting, which is how things go this time of year. The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival opens there Oct. 12 with "Marshall," the Reginald Hudlin-directed biopic of U.S.
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Oct 06

9 food and drink deals from Chicago bars for Cubs' first-round playoff series

1944 W. Division St., 773-227-4644

3443 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-248-4400

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2528 N. California Ave., 773-698-8754

3369 N. Clark St., 773-244-1166

112 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0339

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150

1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7692

3343 N. Clark St., 773-996-9997

135 W. Madison St., 312-940-3760

    9 food and drink deals from Chicago bars for Cubs' first-round playoff series
    It still feels a little weird to say, but the Cubs are playing in October once again, which not only means a chance for the team to repeat as World Series champs, but an excuse for you to go out multiple nights of the week.
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Oct 06

At BLVD, you'll find approachable fine dining in a glamorous setting

Back then on Fulton, actual meatpackers, not the glossy magazine-friendly Publican Quality Meats butchers, hosed down the sidewalks in front of their abattoirs. In 2007, under the Lake Street “L” tracks near the corner of Green and Lake streets, someone got shot in front of Chromium night club.

817 W. Lake St. 312.526.3116

    At BLVD, you'll find approachable fine dining in a glamorous setting
    Not so long ago, the West Loop was known as one of America's most notorious skid rows. Madison Street west of the Kennedy was a maleficent mile of burlesques, flop houses and sleazy taverns. I moved to the neighborhood in 2003 into a building that held an annual progressive Christmas party called The Taste of Skid Row.
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Oct 05

Where to eat and drink along the 2017 Chicago Marathon route

355 E. Ohio St. 312-822-9655

225 N. LaSalle Dr. 312-374-3625

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3415 N. Broadway St. 773-305-0024

2453 N. Clark St. 773-666-5277

228 W. Chicago Ave. 312-280-4960

130 S. Green St. 312-226-6565

1339 W. Taylor St. 312-243-8908

1519 W. 18th St. 312-733-0248

2201 S. Wentworth Ave. 312-225-0600

1911 S. Michigan Ave. 312-842-1911

1150 S. Michigan Ave. 312-988-0162

    Where to eat and drink along the 2017 Chicago Marathon route
    The Chicago Marathon spans 26.2 miles and 29 vibrant neighborhoods, from Lakeview East to Park Boulevard and Pilsen to the Loop. Whether you're cheering for a friend or just trying to get in on the action, there are plenty of great places to eat and drink along the race route.
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Oct 05

15 new Chicago brunches for fall

660 N. State St. 312-202-6000

2834 N. Southport Ave. 773-878-1222

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720 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-4400

3555 N. Broadway 773-472-1227

20 E. Delaware Place 312-944-4970

620 N. State St. 312-642-8450

2576 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-929-0045

738 W. Randolph St. 312-600-6105

1603 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-635-8058

2015 W. Division St. 773-697-8711

81 E. Wacker Drive 312-253-2337

500 N. Franklin St. 312-527-3718

1800 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-981-7070

11 E. Walton Place 312-625-1324

2700 W. Chicago Ave. 773-661-9577

    15 new Chicago brunches for fall
    Fall weather is confusing. It's sunny and hot enough for rosé on the patio one day, while the next morning's chilly winds leave you donning a sweater and looking for a cup of spiked coffee and some French toast. Luckily, whatever Chicago throws at you, there's a restaurant ready to satisfy your cravings.
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Oct 05

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 5-11

SafeHouse Chicago (60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007) celebrates Global James Bond Day from 6 to 8 p.m. with $7 themed cocktails and a James Bond lookalike contest awarding a $200 bar tab.

Charlatan (1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-818-2073) offers a half-order of hand-made pasta and a glass of wine or beer for $10 plus $5 Old Crow manhattans from 5 to 7 p.m.

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SteakBar (1500 N. Wells St. 773-966-0404) offers $4 beers and $5 mixed drinks from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Orbit Room (2959 N. California Ave. 773-588-8540) offers a $5 burger with American cheese, caramelized onions, bacon and special sauce from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Innjoy (2200 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-4576) offers $8 wing baskets, $5 nachos with roasted jalapeño cheddar sauce, $3 Sweetwater pints and $4 vodka lemonade pints from 5 to 7 p.m.

All canned beers are $4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Headquarters Beercade (213 W. Institute Place 312-291-8735).

Select glasses of sparkling wine and boards such as smoked salmon or prosciutto with numerous accompaniments are half price from 3 to 6 p.m. at 20 East (20 E. Delaware Place 312-397-3633).

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 5-11
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Oct. 5 SafeHouse Chicago (60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007) celebrates Global James Bond Day from 6 to 8 p.m. with $7 themed cocktails and a James Bond lookalike contest awarding a $200 bar tab. Friday, Oct. 6 Charlatan (1329 W.
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