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They had us at hello, those dreamy, creamy cupcakes. This bakeshop may have cornered the market with simple little cakes slathered in a colorful array of buttercreams but there’s more to salivate.
The dense cake and achingly sweet frosting evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties, but the cutesy lace curtains and not-too-sweet icebox cake are timeless.
For more than just a sugar high, the small downtown shop sells fresh fruit–studded muffins and cupcakes that run the gamut from classic (such as Texas Red Velvet) to unconventional.
There’s no opening wide for these things—these are cupcakes that are, for once, of manageable size. That may convince you that you can eat more than one, which you probably can.
Showcased in a glass display, the rotating selection (including classics like red velvet and chocolate for the more conservative cupcake connoisseur) look like works of art, because they are.
Each of Hoosier Mama's five best-sellers is off the charts.
If you’ve been in a train’s dining car recently, you know the menu ranges from Doritos to Ruffles and most of the clientele is passed out with cans of Bud Light at their feet.
Soda bread? Black-and-white pudding? Not so much. This Irish bistro serves food you’d find in modern-day Dublin, which means Guinness isn’t just on the epic beer list.
You’re supposed to eat fish and chips in a musty pub for ultimate authenticity, right? Not come summer, and not when this Irish mainstay has a patio that’s a dead ringer.
This place looks like your typical yuppie sports bar, but the vastly male clientele, plum and ochre walls and Kylie Minogue soundtrack reveal it to be Rogers Parks straightest-acting gay bar,
Adjacent to the Heartland Café and claiming the same delish kitchen, the Red Line Tap books small-time but usually endearing rock, folk, country and punk bands.
Once inside this sprawling space—which has separate areas for eating pub grub, watching the game from the bar and even reading (in the cozy "library")—you just may find yourself wanting more.
A post-work, loosened-tie set love to happy hour at this River North wine bar that side-saddles the House of Blues.
Even though former Joffrey Ballet dancer Sam Franke took over this neighborhood joint in June 2008, the goal of original owners Craig Fass and Mandy Franklin to have a pub with good grub remains.
This Chicago Park District facility offers a playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a swimming pool, water playground and paths for walking, jogging or biking.
Designed by famous landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Jackson Park became the chosen site for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
This park offers auditoriums, baseball fields, a golf course, gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, paths for running, jogging or biking, a spray pool and tennis courts.
The park stretches along the lakeshore and contains the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Cultural Center.
One of Chicago's more prominent parks, Garfield Park offers facilities for baseball, boxing, basketball, tennis and swimming and also has a playground, fitness center, and paths for jogging.