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The Rose Hotel

The Rose Hotel in the Pearl District of Rosemont held a “Topping Off” ceremony on Tuesday, May 20.  Traditionally, a “topping out” or “topping off” is a builders’ rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.  While the

Olives. As a dedicated foodie, I must admit to a passion for olives in every form. Until I started studying up on them, however, I had no clue that they could be a polarizing food. Apparently, many people (including some of my favorite foodie friends) have an aversion to them.

Cafe Brauer

If you’re looking for a delightful event space in the city or maybe a great place to get a sandwich and a cocktail when you’re at Lincoln Park Zoo, then the Patio at Café Brauer is the . . . The Patio is . . . Patio . . .

In years past, the words "Food Hall" conjured up images of cafeteria-style aesthetics with gloppy pizza and soggy iceberg. In downtown Chicago, that phrase now means diners can choose from a wide variety of excellent options.

In an EPIC celebration of 10 years ruling Chicago’s fast-casual dining empire, Epic Burger — the Windy City’s beloved homegrown burger institution is offering 10 CENT BURGERS (single-patty beef burgers, while supplies last) and a special 

We here at The Local Tourist really love whisky. REALLY. LOVE. WHISKY. We love it so much, we sent two writers to attend WhiskyX.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

One of the most popular Chicago summer events, the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, returns with another stellar lineup. The season begins on June 5 with Hairspray and ends August 21 with Slumdog Millionaire.

One of the most popular restaurants in La Grange has finally rolled out a new weekend brunch menu. Located at 14 W. Calendar Avenue, Fourteensixteen now welcomes diners from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

guys at wingfest

There was a stroke of brilliance at Wingsfest which may have saved my life.

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