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Midwest Rum Festival

The fascinating thing about liquor is that five people can take the same basic ingredients, use the same basic process, and create five completely different results.

It’s almost Fat Tuesday and the beginning of Lent – a time to celebrate and sacrifice.

Mardi Gras comes to The Gold Coast’s Division Street Entertainment District on Tuesday, February 28.

, the chic everyman’s steakhouse, is celebrating Mardi Gras for the weekend.

STK Chicago, a vibey blend of the modern steakhouse and lounge, is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration on February 28 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Mia Francesca

Francesca's Restaurants are turning 25 years old! Get in on the celebration action by taking advantage of their original menu and original prices at original Mia Francesca on Clark Street. One day only, February 27th, 2017.

Hoots™ Chicken Wings to go

Lovers of Hooters’ Nearly World Famous Chicken Wings rejoice! Hooters Inc. has launched a new limited service concept, Hoots™ (2201-D S.

Indulge in unlimited food, drink, and entertainment at

James Beard Awards at Lyric Opera Chicago

This morning the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists were announced, and Chicago has representatives in every category.

Coco Pazzo's New Location

Streeterville Staple Showcases Updated Interior, Unique Tuscan and Roman Menu

This Valentine’s Day, Chicago-area restaurants, hotels, and spas offer a variety of creative ways for couples to express their love, including one-night-only menus at the city’s top restaurants, a

Hotel Cass Valentine's Day Package

Oh no! You don't have Valentine's Day plans yet and it's almost here! Hotel Cass (and The Local Tourist) to the rescue.

Infinity tub in the Couple Journey private suite

Hidden away on the lower level of the JW Marriott (151 W.

Arctic Char and Anderson's Conn Valley Chardonnay at Cooper's Hawk Wine Club Dinner

Cooper's Hawk Winery hosts an entertaining and delicious wine dinner with Todd Anderson of Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

, 1805 West Division Street, opened in mid-August offering Wicker Park a su

The Chicago Auto Show returns to McCormick Place February 11 through 20, 2017. We've got tips to help you get the most out of your visit.

Two Lane Gems Tour, Vol. 1

Last October I began a companion site to The Local Tourist that highlights what I like to call "Two Lane Gems."

, Chicago’s original fast casual Mexican grill, recently opened a sixth location

Wrigley Field Concerts

There's something about seeing a concert at Wrigley Field, and this year music fans have seven eight dates to see some of the the biggest names in music.

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