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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Still Winter – Enjoy It!!

Good news is we’re halfway through January! Bad news? It’s still winter in Chicago. So, you might as well as enjoy it! Join the Chicago Polar Bear Club for their 17th annual Polar Plunge fundraiser this Saturday at Oak Street Beach (1000 N. Lake Shore Dr.) in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The plunge will take place at noon sharp and will be done as one big group.

Restaurant Review – DryHop

I have been eyeing the menu at DryHop for months and I finally got to go this week. Located at 3155 N. Broadway, DryHop is a brewery and kitchen with a cool and unassuming atmosphere. The menu is packed with tasty, gastropub creations.

6 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

A real Christmas tree can be a significant fire hazard if it’s left indoors to dry out for too long. When the holidays are over and the time has come to take the tree down, there are many ways that you can recycle that Christmas tree that has added some festive cheer to your interior throughout the holidays. Here are a few ideas to help give you some inspiration.

Should You Buy a Home Before or After You Get Married?

While marriage rates may have been on the decline in recent years, homeownership continues to be a goal for many Americans, regardless of marital status. But those who do have plans to marry have the choice between buying a home together before marriage or after.

Restaurant Review – Garcia’s

New Year’s Day can be a tricky time to find someplace to eat in the city. Many restaurants close for the holiday, or have limited hours. We knew we’d be in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, as we had plans to see a movie at the Davis Theatre. A friend of ours recommended Garcia’s, a Mexican restaurant at the intersection of Western and Lincoln.