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Valentine's Day Dining 2016

Here are some of our favorite places to be on Valentine's Day!
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Chicago Brews: Scorched Earth Brewing Company

Check out's look at the Scorched Earth Brewing Company!
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Chicago Announces 2016 Events

Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced the 2016 dates of its festivals, events, and exhibitions. Admission for all is free.
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WCG List: Chicagoland Breweries & Distilleries

The number of breweries and distilleries in Chicago and its suburbs continues to grow. We've compiled a list of companies that offer food and tours so that you can visit, taste, and enjoy.
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Blog Post: Legoland Pirate Adventure Island Opens!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg has introduced a new free play area themed with pirates, and made a few other changes to its space - but it's still tons of fun for families that love LEGOs.
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Blog Post: Brookfield Zoo's Wild Encounters Now Open

Brookfield Zoo's latest exhibit, featuring goats, alpaca, red pandas, wallabies, emus, parakeets, and access to the zoo's Animal Ambassadors, is now open!
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Feature: Oysters at Catch 35

Let’s talk oysters. Most people either love or hate these sexy, slimy, tasty little bivalves . You can eat them raw, fried, grilled, dipped in sauces, roasted, in soups. Here’s something you didn’t know, though; variety and farming methods in the oyster industry can be compared to a big trend Chicagoans have wholeheartedly embraced – that of the craft beer industry.
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Exclusive Online Feature: Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine

Explore the richness and diversity of Indian cuisine at Gaylord in Schaumburg and Chicago.
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Feature: 5 Star Swap Mart

If you’re looking for a unique place to shop, full of bargains and unusual merchandise, look no further than Villa Park, where the 5 Star Indoor Swap Mart has created a community-minded space in a 100,000 sq. ft. storefront housing around 100 retail, food, and service vendors. 

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Feature: Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum

There’s a great destination for sports fans in Chicago, right at Water Tower Place on the Mag Mile. We’re talking 23,000 sq. ft. of space containing Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, a store, and the Chicago Sports Museum, complete with floor-to-ceiling views of the city and a true Second City vibe.
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Shake Shack - Skokie

4999 Old Orchard Ctr. Location L 28 Skokie
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Good Stuff Eatery - Chicago

22 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago
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Roanoke Restaurant

11 South LaSalle Street Chicago
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Gene & Georgetti - Rosemont

9421 W. Higgins Rd. Rosemont
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Rosie's Rivers Edge Tavern

9501 W. Devon Rosemont
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Real Urban Barbecue - Oak Brook

2119 Clearwater Drive Oak Park
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Fogo de Chao - Naperville

1824 Abriter Court Naperville
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Topgolf - Naperville

3211 Odyssey Ct. Naperville
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Topgolf - Wood Dale

699 W. Thorndale Ave. Wood Dale
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Nando's Peri-Peri

670 W Diversey Pkwy. Chicago
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Mantra - Schiller Park

9438 W. Irving Park Rd. Schiller Park
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800 Degrees - Evanston

812 Church St. Evanston
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Volare - Oakbrook Terrace

1919 South Meyers Road Oakbrook Terrace
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Uno Mas Cocina & Tequila - Glenview

1831 Tower Dr. Glenview
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Oyster Bah - Chicago

1962 N. Halsted, 1st Floor Chicago
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The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel

521 N. Rush St. Chicago
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Homewood Suites - Chicago

40 E. Grand Ave. Chicago
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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

127 W. Huron Chicago
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