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Sharing the Warmth of Hot Pot in Chinatown

Sharing the Warmth of Hot Pot in Chinatown

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring is here but it will take some time for us to thaw out after the long cold winter. Much like the ice and snow in our Chicago streets that are still slowly melting away. Well, I’ve got a quick remedy for us Chicagoans: Hot Pot in Chinatown! Never heard of it? You will soon! […]

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Chicago’s Toast to Taiwan at Millenium Park’s Park Grill Restaurant

Chicago’s Toast to Taiwan at Millenium Park’s Park Grill Restaurant

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Millennium Park Park Grill‘s Executive Chef Jared Case added Drunken Oyster on their menu this 2015.  This was inspired from his recent Taiwan culinary adventure that included oyster farming. Chef Case was one of the lucky chefs chosen for an 8-day travel to Taipei along with 2 other notable chefs, Anthony Jacquet of The Whisper Restaurant […]

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Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chicago – Year of the Dragon 4710

Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chicago – Year of the Dragon 4710

| January 13, 2012 | 4 Comments

This year’s Chicago Chinatown is not just celebrating another Chinese New Year 4710  the Year of The Dragon (the most auspicious Chinese symbol of all) but this Chinatown is also celebrating its Centennial year of existence in Chicago. 100 years! Signs of the first Chinese community in 1880 started in the loop area particularly around Van Buren […]

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Chicago exhibits to check out with (or without) the family

Chicago exhibits to check out with (or without) the family

| April 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Whether you are on Spring Break or getting your family busy with nicer weather about to come (hopeful), check out our compiled list (by our Chicagonista intern Stephanie Bellews – @bellewsc) of must-see places! Chicago History Museum http://www.chicagohs.org 1601 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614 312.642.4600 Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sunday 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. […]

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Lollapalooza Play List

Lollapalooza Play List

| June 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Some may call it the big box retailer of music fests, but there’s no denying that Lollapalooza makes it easy to catch a mix of indie darlings, has-been rockers and live rarities in a well-orchestrated string of outdoor shows. The word “easy” is key. With a baby at home, those 11 p.m. shows at the […]

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Broadway in Chicago

Broadway in Chicago

| June 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

I am a theatre lover.  I grew up participating in an after school theatre program, I majored in theatre in college and I have spent most of my career working for theatres. So it is always important to me to live in a city that supports and presents good live theatre.  Needless to say, living […]

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The Chicago Sinfonietta ~ A Doorway To Diversity

The Chicago Sinfonietta ~ A Doorway To Diversity

| February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

23 seasons ago, Maestro Paul Freeman embarked on a musical journey of diversity, culture and class. Maestro Paul Freeman founded the Chicago Sinfonietta in 1987 as a response to the need of opportunity for young performance artists of diverse backgrounds. Having conducted in Grant Park prior, Maestro Freeman felt a surge of energy that compelled […]

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Boba Craze found in Chinatown

Boba Craze found in Chinatown

| March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

By: MJ Tam Not that the whole Boba Craze is anything new, but it is somewhat still very foreign for some and I thought I can help in explaining what is all the hoopla over some drinks called Boba or what some people know as Bubble drinks/teas. What is Boba anyway? Boba are these small […]

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Let Me Walk You Down To Chinatown

Let Me Walk You Down To Chinatown

| February 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

By MJ Tam I’ve been approached repeatedly by friends wanting to know where and what to do in Chinatown and I am always happy to pitch in my 2 cents. It seems to me that this is also a perfect place to share my favorite picks. So let me be your family guide on this […]

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Let Me Walk You Down To Chinatown – A series

Let Me Walk You Down To Chinatown – A series

| November 13, 2008 | 2 Comments

By: MJ Tam November 13, 2008 – I’ve been approached repeatedly by friends wanting to know where and what to do in Chinatown and I am always happy to pitch in my 2 cents. It seems to me that this is also a perfect place to share my favorite picks. So let me be your […]

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