Archive for June, 2011

Today’s Freebies: Friday, July 1

From a free concert by country music legend Loretta Lynn and a free cooking demo by Food Network TV star Giada De Laurentiis at Taste of Chicago to a free dj set by the godfather of house music, DJ Frankie Knuckles, here are Friday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Sample Food from 59 Restaurants and [...]

7 Things to Do in…Ashburn!

From a cake and candy to hearty sausages, there’s so much to enjoy eating in Ashburn! Discover where Frango Mints are made and answer some hip hop trivia along the way by a completing a challenge from the Explore Chicago Music Trek for SCVNGR, a free game for your mobile phone! Take a cake walk: [...]

Today’s Freebies: Thursday, June 30

From Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole at Taste of Chicago to Music Without Borders in Millennium Park and to loads of Family Fun in Chicago Parks, here are Thursday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Sample Food from 59 Restaurants and Enjoy Free Concerts During Taste of Chicago, June 24 – July 3! Thursday June 30 Taste [...]

6 Things to Do…in the West Loop!

From giant sandwiches to tiny French pastries, there’s so much to eat, see, and do in the West Loop! Catch a train to France: If you need to take a Metra train from or into Ogilvie station in the West Loop, you can end or begin your day’s journey with a trip to Chicago’s new [...]

Today’s Freebies: Wednesday, June 29

From Celtic Music Day at Taste of Chicago and visiting Transformers 3 filming locations and to loads of Family Fun in Chicago Parks, here are Wednesday’s freebies and must-sees! For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Sample Food from 59 Restaurants and Enjoy Free Concerts During Taste of Chicago, June 24 – July 3! Wednesday June 29 Taste of Chicago Highlights [...]

Today’s Freebies: Tuesday, June 28

From a free concert by The Lemonheads at Taste of Chicago to Museum Free Days and Family Fun here are Tuesday’s freebies and must-sees. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Tuesday June 28 Taste of Chicago Highlights It’s a Shame About Ray: 90′s alterna-rockers The Lemonheads take the stage at Taste of Chicago at 5pm. Enjoy a full [...]

Explore Chicago’s Top Tastes at Taste of Chicago

The Taste Portion of an Original Rainbow Cone, a Chicago Classic. The Explore Chicago team headed to Taste of Chicago for lunch today. While we sampled everything from fried ravioli and pierogi to beignets and pad thai and enjoyed everything that we ate, a few of the bites that we had stood out as being [...]

5 Things to Do in…Uptown!

From hot jazz and cool cocktails in a Prohibition-era bar to steaming bowls of Pho soup, there’s so much to do in Uptown! Belly up to a bowl of Pho: Uptown’s diverse population includes the largest concentration of East-Asian restaurants outside of Chinatown. The neighborhood’s many Vietnamese restaurants are mostly located on or around Argyle Street [...]

Today’s Freebies: Monday, June 27

From Taste of Chicago to a free concert in Millennium Park featuring Low + Academy Award-winner Glen Hansard and free cooking and gardening classes for kids at Millennium Park’s Family Fun festival here are Monday’s freebies and must-sees. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Enjoy Delicious Food, Family Fun, and Free Concerts at Taste of [...]

Today’s Freebies: Sunday, June 26

From Taste of Chicago to Pride Week and Family Fun here are Sunday’s freebies and must-sees. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Enjoy Delicious Food, Family Fun, and Free Concerts at Taste of Chicago June 24-July 3! Taste of Chicago – starts today and runs through July 3! Sample a delicious array of food from 59 of Chicago’s neighborhood [...]