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Condo Association Management Company Suggestions?

Hello,

Any board members or owners out there that have a property management they've enjoyed working with? Ideally with small to mid size condo associations. (IE 10-20 units).

Any feedback is much appreciated.

  • would advise on having the financials handled by a management company and handle the maintenance yourself. You should look at www.chicagoecondosolutions.com they have a financial package for $150 to $250 per month based on the number of units. Other services on demand if needed.

  • Xpert Co.
    Maintenance
    (773) 808-1333
    Xpertco@outlook.com
    Condominium Maintenance
    •Common area cleaning inside and outside
    •Lawn Care
    •Snow Removal

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'Roti Modern Mediterranean' opens newest location in Lincoln Park

...the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Lincoln Park, called Roti Modern Mediterranean, is located at 1000 W. North Ave....

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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    'Roti Modern Mediterranean' Opens Newest Location In Lincoln Park
    A new Mediterranean spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Lincoln Park, called Roti Modern Mediterranean, is located at 1000 W. North Ave. This is the 17th Illinois outpost for the fast, casual eatery. It also has locations in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, New York, and Minnesota.
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

Fashion Maven Robin Richman Shares Her Favorite Things

$67, Sephora, 938 W. North Ave.

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$1,650, Robin Richman, 2108 N. Damen Ave. This article appears in the February 2018Subscribe to .

    Fashion Maven Robin Richman Shares Her Favorite Things
    Published today at 12:21 p.m. Chicago native Robin Richman made her name spotlighting rising designers. After 20 years running her namesake Bucktown boutique, Richman still has the only shop in the city carrying Marc Le Bihan ballerina dresses and Detaj bandage rings. As she celebrates two decades in business, she reflects on her must-haves.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 days ago

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Church service is not everyone’s cup of tea (wine?), but this weekend Steppenwolf (1650 N. Halsted St.) will welcome guests for another kind of worship at the Thank the Lorde! event, which...

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...of February. This weekend’s edition begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.) and includes four different productions, including a conversation about racism and inclusion in “West Side...

Enjoy a cold one for Rover tomorrow, as Begyle Brewery (1800 W. Cuyler Ave.) will host its fourth annual For The Love Of Pets! event, which benefits Friendship Pet...

...Glitter Moneyyy are both femme. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. at Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.) Tickets: $8. emptybottle.com

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Cider sippin' at Navy Pier, "Big Dippin'" at Empty Bottle, blessings going up at Steppenwolf and more this weekend in Chicago. Blessings from the 'Lorde' Church service is not everyone's cup of tea (wine?), but this weekend Steppenwolf (1650 N. Halsted St.) will welcome guests for another kind of worship at the Thank the Lorde!
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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You Got Older doesn’t try for wiser

Through 3/11: Wed 2 and 7:30 PM, Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Tue 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $20-$89.

    You Got Older doesn't try for wiser
    T his play has an embarrassingly autobiographical origin story," says playwright Clare Barron in the program for You Got Older, running now at Steppenwolf Theatre. And she runs down the real-life parallels to prove it.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

5 days ago

lost iphone

Hello, I am looking for a lost gold iphone SE in a clear flower phone case. It was lost on the streets near the intersection of Clark & St. James Pl. I am hoping when the snow thaws out this week, it may just appear!! Please contact me if found. Thank you!

6 days ago

Chicago Institution Father and Son Pizza to Close 25-Year-Old North Avenue Location

...officials looked to redevelop the Father and Son Plaza strip mall at the corner of North and Larrabee. The Old Town pizzeria also had a catering arm and is known for some of...

...chicken wings. It’s been serving Old Town and Lincoln Park for 25 years at 609-657 W. North Avenue...

...were talking about the YMCA, not the NEWCITY development that’s since replaced it at Halsted and Clybourn. Those locals now have five days before Father & Son’s closes on North Avenue to...

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...makes sense since the pizzeria’s origins stem from Rossi’s Pizza, a restaurant at 87th Street and Stony Island...

    Chicago Institution Father and Son Pizza to Close 25-Year-Old North Avenue Location
    The Old Town location of Marcello's Father and Son Restaurant , one of the 71-year-old pizza chain's three locations, will close on Sunday night. The family-friendly pizzeria and Italian bakery has been rumored to close for the last two years as officials looked to redevelop the Father and Son Plaza strip mall at the corner of North and Larrabee.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Feb 12

Land of Nod closing all stores, will sell through Crate & Barrel

...assortments of Land of Nod products will be available at 15 locations nationwide, including the North and Clybourn location in Lincoln Park.The company's products will also continue to remain available online...

    Land of Nod closing all stores, will sell through Crate & Barrel
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE All Land of Nod stores will be closing across the U.S., including one in Chicago, according to a company spokesperson. The spokesperson said that the company began rolling out products to select Crate & Barrel stores beginning in fall 2017.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 12

Land of Nod closes all stores

...stores Jan. 29, the company confirmed. Three Chicago-area stores (including the original store at North and Clybourn avenues in Lincoln Park, one at Oakbrook Center and an outlet store in Naperville), as...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

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Updated Feb 12

Spoke Apartments Aggressive Signage

Anyone else bothered by the massive SpokeApartments.com posters blocking the skyline views? I am wondering if there are signage zoning rules that apply, at least for the removable ones

    Brand New Apartments for Rent in Chicago's River West | Spoke Apartments
    This gorgeous two-tower community in the River West neighborhood features apartments and town homes with instant access to the city of Chicago via the Blue Line subway and Milwaukee Avenue's "Hipster Highway."
    https://spokeapartments.com
  • You might have a case with zoning laws. My condo building dealt with something similar several years ago when the apartment next door (same builder) put a sign on *our* roof. I don’t know what ended up being the resolution but you could certainly check if they are zoned for signage, I think.

  • KB

    @heather more for knowledge sake than actual litigation, and good point :) @kris Yes true, I was thinking more about the hanging sign on the east side that spans several stories. Thoughts?
    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/sign_regulations_and_permits.html

Feb 11

Updated Feb 12

Lost iphone SE

Hello, I am looking for a lost gold iphone SE in a clear flower phone case. It was lost on the streets near the intersection of Clark & St. James Pl. Please contact me if found. Thank you!

  • TThank you very much Julie! Next Door unfortunately has many neighborhood restrictions. It would not let me see the post. I reached out to Karen through a facebook message, hopefully that will work!

  • I copied your question to Nextdoor's post

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Updated Feb 11

Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

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THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

Feb 11

Lost keys

Lost keys with a xsport tag around 644 w Arlington. Arlington and orchard. Please locate me if found. Kodoherty@sbcglobal.net. Thanks

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Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

Snow removal

Looking for recommendations for regular snow removal/shoveling in front of a row home. Just a few steps and sidewalk blocks.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Its a bit late in the season, so hard to find a service, but I have a service that I recommended to a client in Lincoln Park this year, and we just sold their other property, a row house, so maybe they could fit you into their schedule? Try Kevin...

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    Its a bit late in the season, so hard to find a service, but I have a service that I recommended to a client in Lincoln Park this year, and we just sold their other property, a row house, so maybe they could fit you into their schedule? Try Kevin McVicker at 773-268-2050 or 708-935-3729. His company is McMaster Painting but they do snow removal in winter. They service my own 8 unit condo building the past 4 years and are very good. My client in Lincoln Park is very happy with their service also.

  • We use Subjectk for the snow removal for our condo building for the past few winters. They've been excellent and their pricing is reasonable compared to others. Ask for Mike Lynch. His contact info is: mlynch7734@hotmail.com or 708.655.7667.

Feb 09

Steppenwolf's 'You Got Older' adroitly mixes humor, despair

Location: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago, (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org

    Steppenwolf's 'You Got Older' adroitly mixes humor, despair
    It's an uncanny coincidence that the recent death of longtime Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member John Mahoney would come at the same time as the company's Chicago premiere of "You Got Older." Clare Barron's 2014 drama shines a light on both the mundane and meaningful inevitabilities of life and death, and director Jonathan Berry's richly acted production repeatedly hits all the right emotional and elegiac notes.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Feb 09

Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

    Valentine's Events for Lovers of the Weird, Scary, and Unusual
    As Valentine's Day approaches, a fun way to enjoy the holiday is to go off the beaten path and do whatever your heart desires. (It's all about hearts, right?) Granted, experts expect a good foot of snow to drop on the Midwest today, but if you're snowed in, many of these events last through next...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Feb 08

Midday Fix: Wine & chocolate pairings perfect for Valentine’s Day

Veruca Chocolates - 1332 N. Halsted St., Chicago

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Katherine Anne Confections – 2745 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

    Midday Fix: Wine & chocolate pairings perfect for Valentine's Day
    Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, authors of Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties and Styles As Valentine's Day approaches, there are a lot of articles about pairing wine and chocolate, but not all pairings are created equal.
    http://wgntv.com

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Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

unreported recent armed robbery

There was an armed robbery in the 2300 block shared by Greenview and Bosworth. Why is that not reported here?

  • Betsy Pepper neighborhood resident

    It is called Nextdoor Sheffield.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    crime reports on this site typically lag behind about a week.

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55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date

...Parmesan, mozzarella and Asiago cheeses. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Feb. 14. 1521 N. Fremont St., 312-280-6000, bebu.pizza

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...night. $69.99/person, 5-8 p.m. Complimentary salsa lessons 8-9 p.m. 325 W. Huron St., 312-664-2727, nacional27chicago.com

...145/person 4:30-5:30 p.m., and $195/person 6-10 p.m. 440 S. LaSalle, 40th Floor, 312-663-8920, everestrestaurant.com

...hours in advance, and you can pick up the box through Feb. 14. $18/box. 1000 W. Fulton Market, 312-733-9420, swiftandsonschicago.com

...shrimp cocktail, steak, trout, and a chocolate mousse. $68, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-348-8886, monamigabi.com

...dry-aged beef tenderloin and a butterscotch budino. $59.95/person, 5-10 p.m. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com

...pork chops, plus dessert. $95/couple, 2-10 p.m. Feb. 9 through Feb. 18. 159 W. Erie St., 312-787-9000, wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago

...by Feb. 6. $125/person, with seatings at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. 1113 W. Belmont Ave., 312-391-0404, eleverchicago.com

...4-11 p.m. Feb. 9 and 14, and 2-11 p.m. Feb. 10. 201 N. State St., 312-239-9502, roofonthewit.com

...a bad way to start the amorous evening. $20/person, 5:30-7 p.m. 500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744, thepurplepigchicago.com

...for two, starting at $189. $75/person, 5-9:45 p.m. Feb. 10-14. 638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com

...banana fritters. $30/person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 12-16. 20 E. Delaware Place, 312-397-3633, 20eastchicago.com

...bisque, rack of lamb and chocolate-covered strawberries. $125/person, 5-9:30 p.m. 875 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-9596, signatureroom.com

16) Dolce Italian’s Valentine’s Day offerings take the love theme to a cheesy degree (literally), with dishes like a hearts of romaine salad and a heart-shaped margherita pizza, plus filet mignon and a dessert. $65/couple, 5-10 p.m. 127 W. Huron St, 312-754-0700, dolceitalianrestaurant.com

...and steak, plus coconut panna cotta for dessert. $240/couple, 5:30-10 p.m. 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750, spiaggiarestaurant.com

18) One of the better deals out there, seafood-focused Portsmith is serving a three-course seafood dinner with dishes such as an oyster trio, fish and chips, and a chocolate praline cake. $39/person, 5-10 p.m. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6050, portsmithchicago.com

...plus a glass of Cava for a spirited toast. $65/person, 5-10 p.m. 2018 W. North Ave., 872-315-3060, therobey.com

...elegant pleasures for any seafood lover. $130/couple, $65/person, 5-9:30 p.m. 1829 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-1535, aramichicago.com

...person, 4-10 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and 3-10 p.m. Feb. 17. 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130, sevenlionschicago.com

...Esquire Champagne Room, located within the restaurant. $90/person 5-11p.m. Feb. 9-14. 58 E. Oak St., 312-888-2499, delfriscos.com

...Priced a la carte, 5-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 14, 16 and 17. 11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324, michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie

24) Keep things simple and classic at The Dearborn, which is serving chilled lobster salad, pan-fried whole dorade fish, filet mignon with a lobster topper and a brownie with raspberries. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 14-18. 145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242, thedearborntavern.com

...end the meal on a sweet high note. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 9-14. 222 N. LaSalle Drive, 312-726-7777, primeandprovisions.com

26) Want to keep it casual and low-key on V-Day? Head to West Loop eatery Bar Siena for Valentine’s Day specials like a poached pear salad, spaghetti hit with a dose of chocolate, or a heart-shaped pepperoni pizza. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775, barsiena.com

27) River North’s buzzy and energetic Siena Tavern will serve specials like lobster and beet salad, red wine risotto, Chilean sea bass and a white chocolate pistachio semifreddo, a la carte. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322, sienatavern.com

...heart-shaped tres leches cake. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 65 W. Kinzie St., 312-940-9900, barriochicago.com

...lobster risotto, steak and a milk chocolate raspberry sundae. $185/couple, 5-10 p.m. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com

30) West Loop’s acclaimed Sepia will host a five-course prix fixe menu with choices like roasted oysters, seared foie gras, crab ravioli and citrus pavlova. $110/person with an additional $80 for wine pairings, 5:15-9:30 p.m. 123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920, sepiachicago.com

...mousse, but inflected with international flavors and techniques. $50/person 5-10:15 p.m. 565 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1950, proxichicago.com

32) At Stock and Ledger, your four-course dinner kicks off with a bottle of Prosecco. The Loop spot’s offerings include oysters, a beet and goat cheese terrine, duck breast and fondue. $150/couple from 4-9 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and 5-8 p.m. Feb. 17. 70 W. Madison St., 312-754-0395, stockandledger.com

...165/person, with three seatings at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10. 140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com

...and a spiced cake with yerba mate ice cream. $55/person, 5-11 p.m. 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441, artangosteakhouse.com

...30 p.m. Feb. 11, and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 624 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-6969, koievanston.com

...pound cake to round off the meal. Priced a la carte, 5-10 p.m. 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572, barromachicago.com

...coffee. $100/person 4-6 p.m., and $115/person 6:30-10 p.m. 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com

...and molten chocolate stout lava cake. $33/person 4-10 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 3313 N. Clark St., 773-270-5972, biteskitchen.com

...broccolini. Cocktail and wine pairings will also be available. $85/person, 5-11 p.m. 817 W. Lake St., 312-526-3116, blvdchicago.com

...leeks in the intimate, Asian-inspired speak-easy. $40/person, 5:30-10 p.m. 2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com

43) Gold Coast’s decadent Nico Osteria has offerings for V-Day like scallop carpacci; slow-roasted bistecca with bone marrow, baby beets and vino russo; and coconut panna cotta and prickly pear sorbet. $75/person 5-10 p.m. 1015 N. Rush St., 312-994-7100, nicoosteria.com

...macarons. $49/person at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 1-25. 2108 N. Clark St., 773-868-4574, vanillepatisserie.com

...a cheese course and strawberry mousse. $95/person, 5-10 p.m. Feb. 14-17. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4063, sofitel-chicago.com/dining

48) At vibrant Logan Square Mexican restaurant Mi Tocaya Antojeria, enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day menu kicked off with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by seafood soup, lobster, tamales, rib-eye, and chocolate tart. $65/person, 5-10 p.m. 2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947, mitocaya.com

49) New West Loop small-plates eatery Gideon Sweet invites couples to enjoy a a four-course menu of butter-poached Spanish red prawns, black truffle foie gras, whole roasted Maine lobster and rib-eye. $65/person, 5-11 p.m. 841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258, gideonsweet.com

...the restaurant’s extensive selection of bourbon and whiskey. $85/person, 4-11 p.m. 101 E. Erie St., 312-667-6793, baptisteandbottle.com

...avocado salad, bone-in filet, and vanilla panna cotta.$85/person, 5-11 p.m. 1349 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-935-3552, ellaellichicago.com

...salmon and a chocolate truffle assortment. $75/person, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. 1134 W. Washington Blvd., 331-240-1914, pressroomchicago.com

...warm maple butter cake with vanilla gelato. Priced a la carte, 3-10 p.m. 200 E. Chestnut St., 312-482-8800, miafrancesca.com1...

...25,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross. $19.49/cake. Multiple locations. 100 W. Ontario St., 312-587-8910, portillos.com

...your meal with the optional wine pairing, $30 per person. $50/person, Feb. 14-17. 11 W. Illinois St., bohochicago.com

    55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date
    While we can probably agree that Valentine's Day is an arbitrary date to show affection to your significant other, it's still hard to shake societal pressure to show up with roses, teddy bears, chocolates and fancy dinners.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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