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Read more of the article: "Bertha Palmer’s Chocolate Brownie: The Hidden Gem of Chicago"

Bertha Palmer’s Chocolate Brownie: The Hidden Gem of Chicago

Posted 4 months ago in Then and Now, Restaurants and Dining

Food helps define a place, which is why deep dish pizza, hotdogs, and popcorn come to mind when you think of Chicago. Surprisingly, only some locals and far fewer travelers...

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Read more of the article: "March Loop Employee of the Month: Marion Batey"

March Loop Employee of the Month: Marion Batey

Posted 4 months ago

4 MIN READ - When Marion Batey heard she had been named the Loop Employee of the Month for March, her first thought was not how the recognition might serve...

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Read more of the article: "Places to Meet Outside Your Office in the Loop"

Places to Meet Outside Your Office in the Loop

Posted 4 months ago in Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining

When you want to entertain a client or hang out with your co-workers, it’s easy to suggest the hottest attractions, great happy hour deals, and even a must-have meal at...

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Read more of the article: "New Food Hall Coming to the Loop"

New Food Hall Coming to the Loop

Posted 4 months ago in Restaurants and Dining, Eat & Drink

2 MIN READ - This fall, a two-story, 30,000-square-foot food hall is coming to the Loop.

DMK Restaurants, in partnership with John Buck Co., are opening Hayden Hall at 333 S....

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Read more of the article: "6 Ways to Spring Out of the Winter Blues"

6 Ways to Spring Out of the Winter Blues

Posted 4 months ago in Loop List, Loop Locals

Spring is on the horizon. However, shorter days and temperatures well below freezing point can still make you feel lethargic and irritable. To help you fight the winter blues, we...

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Read more of the article: "Plan Your Next Staycation in the Loop"

Plan Your Next Staycation in the Loop

Posted 4 months ago in Hotels, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

You’ve been working hard, and you need a vacation. But maybe taking a bunch of time off and dropping hundreds of dollars on a flight isn’t in the cards. The...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Bloody Mary Guide"

Chicago Loop Bloody Mary Guide

Posted 4 months ago in Eat & Drink

Bloody Marys – you either love them or hate them. The classic mixture of tomato juice, vodka, and spices may seem simple enough, but any Bloody Mary fan will tell...

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Read more of the article: "Art on theMART Announces Spring Program Aligned with Year of Chicago Theatre"

Art on theMART Announces Spring Program Aligned with Year of Chicago Theatre

Posted 4 months ago in Arts and Culture

theMART, with the City of Chicago, on February 21 announced the program alignment of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, with the 2019 Year...

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Read more of the article: "The Blackstone Hotel: Storied History in the Chicago Loop"

The Blackstone Hotel: Storied History in the Chicago Loop

Posted 4 months ago in Hotels

Known as the “Hotel of Presidents,” The Blackstone Hotel was the tallest building in Chicago. Although taller buildings dwarfed the hotel over the years, its story looms larger than many...

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Read more of the article: "Ida B. Wells Drive: A Prominent Street Honoring a Bold Civil Rights Leader"

Ida B. Wells Drive: A Prominent Street Honoring a Bold Civil Rights Leader

Posted 4 months ago in Landmarks

In the summer of 2018, Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to rename Congress Parkway after Ida B. Wells Drive to honor the civil rights leader’s remarkable legacy of social...

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