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Earth, Wind & Fire was energetic, wonderful and exhilarating at Ravinia last Friday, and it was a family outing I'll always remember.

Chicago Chop House

How to order a custom steak and what happens when you do

Located at 500 North Michigan Avenue, The Purple Pig restaurant offers cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.

If champagne spoke Italian, it would be Franciacorta. Meet the sultry Italian sparkler that whispers sweet nothings to you and lets you sparkle!

US Air Force Thunderbirds

Well, it's that time of year - large planes buzzing downtown as they prepare for the annual waterfront extravaganza.

The Chicago Air & Water Show is the largest free show of its kind in the USA. Check out this complete guide to find everything you need to know, including how to get there, where to stay, and where to watch. #Chicago #AirandWaterShow #Midwest #Free

If you're going to watch the 2018 Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend you don't have to fight the crowds for blanket space. Instead make plans to elevate your experience with a buffet on the beach, a picnic in the sky, or a rooftop away from the fray.

Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago

Saturday, September 22, 2018, it's time to be a Local Tourist. Museum Day Live! returns with free admission at museums all over the country. Smithsonian magazine has partnered with Microsoft to bring you a day of education, learning, and fun, for free!

Photographer - Steven E. Gross

Dear reader: gastroeuphoria is a dangerous food-induced syndrome and should only be attempted by professionals under the supervision of grown-ups.

Pork chops and applesauce. You get bonus points if you know the 70s pop culture reference – but another reason to utter those words would be a visit to Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oakbrook.

Mark Maruszak benny's chop house wine

The wine cellar at Benny’s Chop House is immediately behind the bar. It's tall and narrow. Just wide enough for two people to pass each other if they’re really close friends.

Pizza is a Chicago obsession. The debate about deep dish will never likely be resolved. But most people forget that there are other types of pizza in Chicago. In fact, one of the most iconic brands isn’t actually from Chicago at all – it began farther to the south in the suburb of Homewood.

Chicago has become obsessed with ramen in the past few years, and one of the most popular ramen options in the city is Furious Spoon.

The new Ravenswood location's menu is similar to Rojo Gusano's Albany Park headquarters, featuring an elevated, global-fusion spin on the simple street foods of Latin America.

Performances in 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, an “El Grito” celebration of Mexican Independence at Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more

Lolla Cashless - a wristband that allows you to pay for food, drinks, and merchandise with the wristband you’re already wearing - saves you time and makes it easy to pay for (almost) anything you want at Lollapalooza. 

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