A Chicago Snacking Tradition That Pops

Garrett Popcorn has been a flavorful Chicago staple since 1949. But how did it all begin?  As it happens, a female entrepreneur started the whole thing with some super secret family recipes and their first shop on West Madison. And with such high-quality ingredients and the taste to match, it’s no wonder Garrett Popcorn continues… Read more »

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5 Concierge Favorites: Grab a Cocktail

Looking for the best place to grab a craft cocktail or a local beer? Ask your concierge!  Bob Klees – Chef Concierge, Pendry ChicagoSparrow: sophisticated spot serving rum cocktails & craft beer in a 1927 art deco building12 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 Philippe Gills – Chef Concierge, Les Clefs d’Or USA, The Langham… Read more »

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4 Can’t-Miss Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomatoes, pickled sport peppers, a dash of celery salt, and of course, mustard: To an outsider, this is an unlikely medley of toppings to put on a hot dog. To a Chicagoan, these are the flavors of home. Whether you’re a Chicago native,… Read more »

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4 Concierge Picks for Patio Dining

Philippe Gills – Chef Concierge, Les Clefs d’Or USA, The Langham ChicagoVirtue is located in historic Hyde Park, its outside of downtown by 15-20 minutes; but is super local and absolutely divine courtesy of award winning Chef Erick Williams. Luis Torres – Concierge, Trump International Hotel & TowerBarrio is located on the corner of Kinzie… Read more »

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A Whole New World

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to Skydeck Chicago. With spectacular views on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, you can step out on The Ledge, overlooking the city from 1,353 feet in the air. The experience provides the perfect Instagram opportunity – and a memory to last a lifetime.  This spring,… Read more »

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5 Places to Grab a Cocktail

Lazy Bird 200 North Green Street In the basement of the always-happening Hoxton Hotel, this cocktail den serves up 52 cocktail options and live music. Scofflaw 3201 West Armitage Avenue  Famous in the city for it’s gin cocktails, there’s so much more to this local hangout than gin. Try the rum-packed Swizzle 32 or the… Read more »

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I Scream, You Scream, We LOVE Ice Cream

Cool off this summer with a tasty treat! Chicago is home to some of the sweetest ice cream money can buy and we’ve got the inside scoop on which shops are worth a try.  Buzzed Bull Creamery Located in Wicker Park, Buzzed Bull Creamery brings an adult twist to your favorite childhood dessert. Using liquid… Read more »

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View from Above: 5 Rooftop Dining Spots You Can’t Miss

Fig & Olive – 104 E Oak Street This beautifully-chic restaurant brings nature to you, with a huge tree positioned right in the middle of the bar.  Enjoy light Mediterranean cuisine and perfectly crafted cocktails from one of the only rooftops in the Gold Coast area. It’s a truly unique Chicago experience full of foliage… Read more »

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