Craft Beer Plays a Starring Role in Happy Hour at Cultivate by Forbidden Root

The next time you head out for happy hour, consider hopping the Brown Line to Cultivate by Forbidden Root. Its side taproom is dedicated almost exclusively to craft beer—namely, craft beer brewed in-house. Some other local breweries showcase their suds here, too, which you can enjoy over a board game with friends. The taproom is a…

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Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

While we should be kind to our planet every single day of the year, Earth Day is a special reminder to really pay attention to taking care of our planet.  Earth Day is recognized as the largest secular holiday in the world. For anyone looking for ways to be an active participant in Earth Day…

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New Spring Cleaning Habits

OK, it isn’t spring yet, but we are going to chat about Spring cleaning! The Spruce discusses six helpful tips on how you can better kickstart your spring season with a clean house. Spring cleaning is a common practice that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the often hectic seasons…

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Savor Elevated International Cuisine and Wine at Oriole

You never know exactly what to expect at Oriole—other than gourmet American and globally inspired dishes. That’s because the chef refreshes the multi-course menu from day to day, showcasing his newest inventions with a mix of locally sourced seasonal ingredients and high-quality ingredients from all around the world. With more than 300 perfect five-star reviews…

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Grab a Unique Gift at Smitten Boutique

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift —and you’d like to support a small local business along the way—make a beeline for Smitten Boutique in the West Loop. It’s owned by two Chicago natives who live nearby, and they’ve been keeping the neighborhood in sweet, unique gifts since 2007. You never quite know what you’ll find at…

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