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  • Cookies where you least expect them | Lincoln Park Neighborhood Guide 2011

    David Tamarkin, Time Out Chicago Neighborhood Guide -- Lincoln Park: 10 Reasons to rediscover Lincoln Park We're not complaining or anything, but for years now it's been impossible to walk three blocks in Lincoln Park without tripping on a cupcake. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/06/01/cookies-where-you-least-expect-them-lincoln-park-neighborhood-guide-2011/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Four restaurants where the best burgers are veggie

    Bandera A mega-rotisserie serves as the heart and hearth of this cozy Mag Mile restaurant, where the simple, high-quality American food has a dash of Tex-Mex flavor. Rotisserie chicken and lamb find their way into many of the oversized sandwiches … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/06/01/four-restaurants-where-the-best-burgers-are-veggie/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Mystery green goo on sidewalk

    Jake Malooley, Time Out Chicago Q: I spotted this green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—like ooze on a street corner in the South Loop. Pretty freaky! What are the origins of this mystery goo? Is it toxic? A: This is no … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/24/mystery-green-goo-on-sidewalk/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Chicago’s first on-street bike parking

    John Greenfield, Time Out Chicago Chicago has more than 72,000 on-street vehicle parking spaces occupying a total area of more than 3.6 square miles, about twice the size of Hyde Park. This summer, the city will help even the score … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/20/chicagos-first-on-street-bike-parking/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Old-school Chicago doughnut shops

    Beverly Bakery & Café The couple running this sparse but cheerful daytime-only spot take it all in stride: They may have opened only in 2004, but their Beverly roots go back plenty. That would explain the careful local sourcing, from … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/18/old-school-chicago-doughnut-shops/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 2011 Chicago Farmers’ Market Guide

    Time Out Chicago Ready to get your summer veggie on? Search Time Out Chicago's Farmers' Market database, or print out their handy guide to 24 of the city's farmers' markets. Click here to search Time Out Chicago's Searchable Database of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/10/2011-chicago-farmers-market-guide/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • All aboard for Chicago’s 2011 Water Taxi season

    Erin Ensign, Time Out Chicago Chicago Water Taxi runs daily service along the Chicago River from Michigan Avenue to Madison Street and, come May 16, continues on to Chinatown. Single rides range from $2 to $4 and, new this year, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/10/all-aboard-for-chicagos-2011-water-taxi-season/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • This weekend in Chicago

    Madeline Nusser, Time Out Chicago Friday, May 6 South Side denizens will raise the green, white and red at Little Village Cinco de Mayo (26th St and Kostner Ave, chicagoevents.com; 6—11pm; free). The fiesta includes classic Mexican street-fest food, contemporary … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/06/this-weekend-in-chicago/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Why is there a Fifth Avenue in Chicago, but no Fourth or Sixth Avenue anywhere nearby?

    Scott Klocksin, Time Out Chicago Q There's a curious street on the West Side called Fifth Avenue, which runs on a weird angle and has no corresponding numbered streets parallel to it. What's the story? A When what is now … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/05/why-is-there-a-fifth-avenue-in-chicago-but-no-fourth-or-sixth-avenue-anywhere-nearby/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Mother’s Day meals: Where to take your mom on her special day.

    Sammy Saiyavongsa, Time Out Chicago BALSAN 11 E Walton St (312-646-1400). 10am—3pm; $45. Treat Mom to brunch at the Elysian hotel, where the three-course meal features freshly baked madeleines and scones, French toast with blueberries, steak and eggs, smoked wild … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/04/mothers-day-meals-where-to-take-your-mom-on-her-special-day/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • A self-taught pit master has set up shop—and is talking smack—on the South Side.

    Heather Shouse, Time Out Chicago "I'm gonna tell it to you like this," Ali Lahiani says, speaking from his eight-week-old Park Manor barbecue joint, Smoke Signals. "And this is the honest-to-God truth: These barbecue houses on the South Side are … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/03/a-self-taught-pit-master-has-set-up-shop%e2%80%94and-is-talking-smack%e2%80%94on-the-south-side/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Cinco de Mayo 2011: Where to celebrate in Chicago

    David Tamarkin and Jessica Tepper, Time Out Chicago Atwood Café At this State Street stalwart, Cinco de Mayo doesn't just happen on the 5th—it happens all month long, when, from 8—10pm every evening, the restaurant offers a $40 Pilsen-inspired tasting … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/03/cinco-de-mayo-2011-where-to-celebrate-in-chicago/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Cheesie’s Pub, a grilled cheese restaurant, to open soon

    David Tamarkin, Time Out Chicago Meatloaf, pie, cupcakes, empanadas. Chicago's got restaurants dedicated to all of them. But so far, nobody has opened a grilled-cheese restaurant like the ones found in Ohio and California. (Update: As a commenter notes below, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/05/03/cheesies-pub-a-grilled-cheese-restaurant-to-open-soon/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Royal wedding events in Chicago

    D.L. Hopkins, Time Out Chicago Tea at 3: Tulle, Tears and Tiaras Prepare to clutch your pearls and laugh when monarchy-maven Caroline Aston gives the lowdown on royal courtships past and present. Reservations required. Maxim's , The Nancy Goldberg International … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/28/royal-wedding-events-in-chicago/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Chicago memories: Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn

    Rod O'Connor, Time Out Chicago When then-12-year-old Sohn and his mother moved from Deerfield to a Gold Coast high-rise in 1973, the future owner of Hot Doug's (3324 N California Ave, 773-279-9550) found downtown Chicago to be the perfect playground. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/27/chicago-memories-hot-dougs-owner-doug-sohn/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Chicago memories: Doug Sohn — Greasy bags of fries and divey dog stands were big influences on Hot Doug’s owner.

    Rod O'Connor, Time Out Chicago When then-12-year-old Sohn and his mother moved from Deerfield to a Gold Coast high-rise in 1973, the future owner of Hot Doug's (3324 N California Ave, 773-279-9550) found downtown Chicago to be the perfect playground. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/27/chicago-memories-doug-sohn-greasy-bags-of-fries-and-divey-dog-stands-were-big-influences-on-hot-dougs-owner/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Best Food Truck at the 2011 Eat Out Awards

    John Dugan, Time Out Chicago Despite the fact that food is readily available at some 6.8 billion restaurants in Chicago, foodies, hipsters and mechanics have been pushing for a food truck revolution in our city—which requires, among other things, a … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/22/best-food-truck-at-the-2011-eat-out-awards/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Coming soon: Fido to Go, a food truck for dogs

    David Tamarkin, Time Out Chicago What you're about to read is not a joke: On May 7th, a new food truck will join Chicago's rapidly-growing fleet. It's called Fido To Go, and it's a food truck for dogs. Tracy Werner, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/22/coming-soon-fido-to-go-a-food-truck-for-dogs/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Emanuel pushes for big change at Chicago Public Schools

    Camaree Turman, Time Out Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pledges to extend the Chicago Public School day and appoints Jean-Claude Brizard of Rochester, New York as new CEO of CPS. It's only Tuesday, and it's already been a big news week … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/22/emanuel-pushes-for-big-change-at-chicago-public-schools/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 21 things to do in Chicago this weekend

    Mark Bieganski, Time Out Chicago Friday 22 AROUND TOWN - Earth Day Chicago Everything Earth Day happening in Chicago. Various locations. AROUND TOWN - Urban Habitat Chicago Earth Day Workshops Meet in the science lab for lessons in basic storm-water … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/localto/2011/04/21/21-things-to-do-in-chicago-this-weekend/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>