Restaurant Preview: Chef Bill Kim’s Pizza & Parm Shop

Chicagoans looking for something other than the typical deep dish and delivery pizzas will want to check out the Detroit-style pies coming out of Chef Bill Kim's Pizza & Parm Shop. The Oak Brook-based restaurant has expanded with a new home opening on Wednesday, February 3, in Wicker Park.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Cooking Tips for More Delicious Results

Sometimes we do the same things for years. The results are not great, but it is the way we have always done them. We do not realize that there are several better ways to make our cooking as good as a master chef. Here are a few tips.

Organic Food 101

You’ve seen the label ‘organic’ for years now, but what does this really mean and what are the benefits to you and your family?

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Left to Our Own Devices!

There have been rumblings that Chicago wishes to reopen its bars and indoor dining at restaurants, but that’s not happening this weekend. So, once again, we’re left to our own devices for our weekend fun!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Museum Campus, Loop, Virtual, Logan Square

Museum Campus: Well, it's been a while, but the Field Museum, located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, is opening up again to the general public! Beginning Saturday, January 23, visitors can enjoy the many amazing sights and exhibitions this world-class museum has to offer.

Restaurant Review: Liberation Donuts

When one thinks of fresh and delicious donuts, we often have a Homer Simpson moment of pure ecstasy. What one doesn't often think of are vegan donuts. Liberation Donuts in West Town is about to change all that with their vegan spin on this classic scrumptious creation.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Feeding Backyard Birds in Winter

Many people stop feeding birds in winter. Whether they find it too hard or simply think the birds leave, winter is the most important time to feed. Cold weather climes will find many of the birds' natural food supplies buried in snow.

Bring Some R&R Into Your Home

Your home is your oasis. A place to kick back and relax from your day. So, why not invest in some items that can boost the zen in your home? Check out the tips below to help you achieve ultimate bliss!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through January – At Home!

It's tough enough getting through January here in Chicago with the weather, gray days, and being indoors, let alone having our usual indoor winter events put on hold. In any event, here are some ideas to keep you from climbing the walls at home sweet home this weekend!

Chicago Neighborhood News: West Loop, Virtual

Virtual: The Chicago History Museum's Urban History Seminar series continues on Thursday, January 14, at 7 pm with a presentation of "The Elusiveness of History: Responding Again to the Great Chicago Fire."

Restaurant Review: Marvin’s Food & Fuel

Time and time again, we return to comfort food to soothe the unfortunate reality of a continued shutdown due to the pandemic. One spot playing heavily on the comfort and nostalgia aspect is Marvin's Food & Fuel.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - You Too Can Become a Morning Person

I have always been a morning person. For most of my adult life, I've either had an early morning job or lived with someone who does. But I do understand there are many people who have great difficulty getting up early and often feel sluggish throughout the morning.

Tips For Maximizing A Small Kitchen

Does your dream home come with a small kitchen? Not to fear! There are plenty of ways to get the most out of the tight space. You just have to get creative. Check out these tips!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Many Ways to Have Winter Fun!

While our state remains under Tier 3 Mitigation, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our weekends here in Chicago! There are many ways to have winter fun from virtual events to socially distanced in-person events or just trying something different at home. Here’s what’s on this weekend’s agenda.

Chicago Neighborhood News: Virtual Edition

Virtual: On Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm, take part in The Dreamscape, a live virtual companion piece to the Museum of Contemporary Art's "The Long Dream" exhibition.

Restaurant Review: Kapitan

We've all grown tired of the carousel of pick up and delivery options that have got us through the pandemic so far. Pizza, wings, and burgers are great, but many of us long for something different to introduce to our palates.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Environmentally Safe Cleaning Options

We all know about various things we can use for cleaning around the house that are completely natural and safe for the environment. Things like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice can be used on many surfaces and work great.

Closing Costs 101

When purchasing a home, there are several fees you have to understand and factor into your budget before you hit the closing table. Here’s what you need to know.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Still Dealing with a Pandemic – Still Looking Ahead!

Finally, 2020 is in the books and it’s time to look ahead to a new start in a new year. However, this first weekend of 2021 still has us dealing with a pandemic and, therefore, very little, if any, in-person events.

Chicago Neighborhood News: Virtual Edition

Virtual: The Lincoln Park Zoo hosts their virtual meet-and-greet virtually on Saturday, January 9th, at 10 am. Join curator Mike Murray for a 45-minute intimate look at the animals who call the Lincoln Park Zoo home, live from the Regenstein African Journey.

Restaurant Review: Lost Larson

One thing that can care less about the dropping temps and continuing pandemic shutdown is our sweet tooth. No matter what is going on, we can always find room for something delectable, not just for the burst of flavor but also for the way it takes our minds off the state of things.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Defining and Refining Your Goals

Last week we talked about setting your goals up in a little different way than in the past. The old goal template was to set a yearly goal, whether it is business or personal. More often than not, by the time we would get three to six months into the year, we either give up entirely as the goals seem too difficult to achieve.