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art institute of chicago loop

CHICAGO | The iconic pair of bronze lions, created by artist Edward Kemeys, have guarded the entrance to Art Institute of Chicago since 1894. The lions weigh in at more than two tons each and have become symbolic when the City is celebrating; the lions can be seen wearing a

black iron tavern river west

CHICAGO | Situated in a wedge-shaped building in River West at a slightly confusing intersection of 5 streets sits the almost-two-year-old Black Iron Tavern. The building has glass walls running down both sides of the building, resulting in an abundance of natural light, and a view to the outside passing

band of bohemia lincoln square

CHICAGO | Band Of Bohemia is a quirky brewery tucked away in Ravenswood, just around the corner from the local Metra station. It has eschewed the typical brewpub look and instead gone for a “grandma’s lounge room” look. The quirkiness does not end with the aesthetics, it extends to the

field museum of natural history south loop

CHICAGO | The Field Museum of Natural History is among the largest museums in the world. Sitting regally on Chicago’s lakefront, the museum campus is a source of excellent views and beautiful neoclassical architecture. Originally named the Columbian Museum of Chicago, this museum started out of the World’s Columbian Exposition

bunker hill

LOS ANGELES | There have been several planning mistakes made in Los Angeles over the city’s life, and one of these was the destruction of the neighbourhood of Bunker Hill. I was first made aware of the lost neighbourhood of Bunker Hill while watching Thom Andersen’s fantastic 2003 documentary “Los

carnevino the strip venetian las vegas

LAS VEGAS | Carnevino is located in The Pallzo on The Strip in Las Vegas, and is an Italian-influenced steakhouse by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. It’s a large dining room, modeled off a classic Italian villa, with lots of wood, marble, and high ceilings. As you’d imagine given the

charity on tap

CHICAGO | Looking for a way to kick off the summer and support a great cause? Well we’re proud to support the upcoming event “Charity on Tap”, taking place at the Rock Bottom Brewery in River North on June 8. The evening will benefit Heartland Alliance’s Refugee & Immigrant Community

chicago architecture foundation tours

CHICAGO | Looking to understand more about the past, present, and future of the city we all love? The Chicago Architecture Foundation (“CAF”), along with its more than 1,500 docents, is a wealth of knowledge and makes learning about Chicago interactive and fun. CAF was founded in 1966 for the

corridor brewery provisions lakeview

CHICAGO | When Corridor Brewery & Provisions opened in West Lakeview in 2015 it was a welcome addition to the ever-changing Southport Corridor and has been a favorite watering hole since. The seasonal house-brewed beers are made on-site, with 12 tanks displayed behind the bar that are not just for

beermiscuous lakeview

CHICAGO | Beermiscuous is a Lakeview beer spot that styles itself as a “beer cafe”, modeled after the classic cafes of Europe and casual American coffee shops. It’s a place that takes quality beer (but not itself) too seriously – Beermiscuous use refrigerated storage to prevent deterioration, minimize unwanted light