Neighborhood News - Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Navy Pier, Gold Coast, Chicago Loop

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all from Dean’s Team Chicago. We are thankful for you! In this holiday season, we wish you warm memories, good health, and glad tidings.

Restaurant Review - Happy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Feasts in Chicago

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and count their blessings. Chicago restaurants are making it easy to do both this year! If you’re pressed for last-minute plans, with apologies to Ernest Hemingway, here are some of the restaurants making your Thanksgiving meal a memorable, moveable feast.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Make The Bid For Your New Home A Winner

The Real Estate market certainly took a hit during the lockdowns and rise of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, this year it came back with a vengeance!

Easy Upgrades: Tackle These Projects In A Single Day

It’s easy to get stressed out just hearing the word “renovation.” You’re instantly thinking of having your home life disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and loud noises.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – 2021 Holiday Season Grand Opening!

Come One, Come All to the official start of the 2021 holiday season! Here in Chicago, this weekend before Thanksgiving, expect lots of festive fun as many of our traditional, annual events return live after being on hiatus last year!

Neighborhood News - Chicago Loop, Gold Coast, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This week, Chicago’s spectacular holiday celebrations, both downtown and in myriad communities, signal the start of a joyous season for all to enjoy.

Restaurant Review - Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House is a Gold Coast staple for upscale seafood, and famous for crab cakes, frog legs, and enormous desserts. Thanks to Hugo’s next-door proximity to its sister restaurant, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, patrons of Hugo’s can also order Gibsons prime-aged steaks and other specialties at Hugo’s, which is owned by the same company.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Thanksgiving Week Prep

Do you have your battle plan set with your cooking schedule and grocery list? I hope so! Monday is the day for you to get everything set up. That means prepping your table and gathering every little thing you will need for the big dinner, down to the smallest detail possible!

Calling In A Professional

Renovating your home can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. How much should you spend? Who should you trust? Who’s the best contractor/architect/designer/etc. in town?

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Going Indoors as Cold Weather Arrives!

Time to pull out those scarves and heavy sweaters as “the other shoe drops” this weekend in Chicago! Much colder temps are arriving after a string of mild weather kept us outdoors. But that’s okay because we’ll just take our fun indoors! Who’s with me?

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Square, Chicago Loop, Gold Coast, Wicker Park

Colder temperatures can’t stop a great city from having a good time! This weekend, indoor and outdoor activities are abundant, family-friendly, and great for the kiddos!

Restaurant Review - mfk

“mfk. is an intimate, seaside focused eatery on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview East at 432 W. Diversey Parkway. We like little fishes, grilled crustaceans, crusty bread and cold rosé. We like rhum and agave spirits. We like seersucker suits, Iggy & The Stooges and dancing the night away. Come on by if you do, too. The kitchen is open throughout the day until 10 pm and until 11 pm on the weekend.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Foundation Problems: Water Is Not Our Friend!

The foundation is what holds up our home! As such, while doing routine checks outside our houses in the fall, we need to pay special attention to the quality and maintenance of our foundation.

Five Tips For Reducing Clutter

It doesn’t take much time to go from a perfectly organized room to a cluttered, chaotic mess. Papers pile up on surfaces, coats and bags end up on furniture, shoe boxes and shopping bags get stuffed in the first place you can find. But if you’re proactive, you can avoid the common clutter traps.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Welcome November and An Extra Hour!

Now that October and Halloween are behind us, it’s time to welcome November and the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday. Not to mention, we get an extra hour on Sunday as we turn back the clocks! So, let’s take some time this weekend to unwind a bit with some exciting events!

Neighborhood News - Chicago Loop, Wicker Park, Gold Coast

November is here, but the celebration of all things spooky continues in Chicago locations everywhere. Also, the cooler temperatures can’t stop some phenomenal outdoor activities this month! Enjoy November!

Restaurant Review - North Pond

The structure that houses North Pond was built in 1912 as a warming shelter for ice skaters, and has been redesigned according to the Arts and Crafts tradition. The Arts and Crafts ideal is also found throughout North Pond’s culinary style.

Ready For Thanksgiving? Tips For Preparation

If you’re planning to host Thanksgiving dinner this year it’s never too early to start preparing! With proper planning you can glide through the day with relative ease and actually enjoy time with family and friends.

How To Keep Your Utility Bills Low

As a homeowner, costs can really start to add up, so it never hurts to take measures to help you reduce your monthly utility bills. Here are a few ways to do just that!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Ready for a Spooktacular Chicago Halloween?

One would be hard-pressed NOT to have a Spooktacular time this Halloween weekend in Chicago! Whether or not you’re decked out in costume, there’s a wide variety of events to choose from to suit everyone’s tastes!

Neighborhood News- Northerly Island, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Chicago Loop, River North, Northalsted

Halloween weekend is here! And Chicago’s doing the celebration right, with family-friendly trick or treating, parades, spooky movies, and lots of other fun stuff!

Restaurant Review - Barba Yianni Grecian Taverna

“Come for the food, stay for the entertainment” ought to be the motto of this Lincoln Square mainstay. For 31 years, Barba Yianni Grecian Taverna has said ‘Yassas’ (Hello) with a taste of authentic Grecian cuisine on the North Side of Chicago.