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Chicago hosts plenty of music festivals, but the granddaddy of them all plays out this weekend in Grant Park. It’s the 25th anniversary of the mega-festival Lollapalooza. In honor of its quarter-century anniversary, the festival runs four days this year (Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31) instead of its traditional Friday-to-Sunday run. With headliners…Read more→

It draws food fans from across the city and beyond. The annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park has come and gone this year, but our team was there to capture some tidbits. Feast your eyes and enjoy!  

We’ve reached the point in the summer where baseball is in full swing, the time of year when it’s determined whether most Major League clubs will be playoff contenders, or a better-luck-next-year teams. In Chicago, there are not one — but two — MLB teams to rally behind with hopes of making the playoffs. And…Read more→

The Chicago hot dog — nothing else compares. The magic happens and tastes combine between the halves of a steamed, poppy-seed bun. The initial sharp bite of diced white onion and yellow mustard is calmed by a fresh tomato wedge and a sprinkling bright-green sweet pickled relish. Subsequently, the glorious “snap” occurs as you break…Read more→

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