• Brew & View Chicago

    Often times, it’s the simplest things that are the most pleasing.  A funny movie; a cold beer; a lawn chair; the great outdoors.  These, as elementary as they may be, are the ingredients for a recipe called “good times.”

    And this Friday, the good times will be stirred up on the lush shores of Chicago’s Montrose Beach, courtesy (meaning … Continue reading

  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier

    Don’t feed us that bologna about them being invented in China in the 7th Century.  Fireworks are as American as spaghetti and bibimbap.  Maybe even more American.

    And Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier are unquestionably the most patriotic way to celebrate America’s birthday.  First of all, despite being settled by French-Canadian drifters, Chicago is America’s most … Continue reading

  • Bob Mould Live at Millennium Park

    Here’s Reason #487 Chicago is awesome: they have free concerts with bands people actually want to see.

    Lots of cities put on concerts in the park that are free to the public.  But usually it’s something like the Dixieland Quartet or the Ragtime Hits Gang.  Never anything that you, or anybody you know, would actually want … Continue reading

  • Urban Holiday Lofts’ Guide to the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival

    So the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival set times were just announced. Have a look:
    FRIDAY, JULY 18 – gates at 3pm
    8:30pm – (Green) Beck
    7:20pm – (Red) Giorgio Moroder
    7:15pm – (Blue) Avey Tare”s Slasher Flicks
    6:25pm – (Green) Sun Kil Moon
    6:15pm – (Blue) SZA
    5:30pm – (Red) Sharon Van Etten
    5:15pm – (Blue) The Haxan Cloak
    4:35pm – (Green) Neneh Cherry
    4:15pm … Continue reading

  • Chicago Poutine Fest

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  • Restaurant Week

    Oh, it’s on! Double hard this year! More restaurants! More days! More (K)calories!

    Restaurant Week is a 2-week (formerly 1-week) long celebration of all brick & mortar food & beverage establishments in the Windy City. Participating restaurants premier special menus and special prices for lunch and dinner. This is your opportunity to enjoy … Continue reading