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Socially Distant Outdoor Activities Posted on 03/30/2020
Listing Photo As spring begins to bloom, thoughts turn to getting outside more. Nothing compares to the vision of flowers bursting onto the scene and the sounds of birdsong filling the air. But with the new safety rules of social distancing in place, we need to find space to roam and exercise while keeping apart. Many of Chicago’s North Shore parks, preserves, and trails can remain open as long as everyone honors the guidelines in place to protect us. Stay up-to-date on the latest public health guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois, before heading out. Check out these spacious areas with biking and running/walking paths as you stretch your legs, renew your senses, and find a bit of peace. Bring the dog!
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Happy Hour at Home Posted on 03/30/2020
Listing Photo Cheers! In this new world of staying in, local laws are relaxed (at least for now) so that Chicago North Shore restaurants and drinkeries can sell packaged beer and liquor to go. Time to party…on the couch! Go casual with a beer and some pub grub and put on a classic football or basketball game on cable. The roar of the crowd or squeak of the sneakers will set that mood. Fire up the turntable or stream some jazz or opera for fancier fare with fine wines and four-course gourmet meals. Or sing your own Dean Martin oldie with a nice chianti and pasta (That’s Amore!). Whether you’re sheltering solo, residing with family, or Zoom-ing with your crew you can have a fun night in and support your local businesses.
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Where to Find the Best Bacon on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 03/23/2020
Listing Photo Mmmmm. Bacon. Few tastes illicit the same mouth-watering response and deep devotion as bacon and the many tasty combos it inspires. With carry-out and curbside pickup options available from some of our finest restaurants, you can literally bring home the bacon. Midwesterners devour this meaty delight in every way imaginable — and a few that aren’t. The country’s main meat packing center since the 1860s, the Chicago area has been a hub for the cured meat stable for decades. Whether you want your fix on a specialty cheeseburger, a gourmet appetizer featuring onion confit, or a donut (no, really), Chicago’s North Shore bacon options will make you swine, rather swoon with delight.
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Spring Break Staycation Posted on 03/16/2020
Listing Photo Sticking close to home and looking for ways to stay entertained this spring? Check out some of our ideas on how to experience the North Shore community while abiding by the recommendations of public health authorities.
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North Shore Restaurant Month is Back Posted on 01/27/2020
Listing Photo Who’s hungry?! February means North Shore Restaurant Month. Whatever flavors are your favorites, several of the North Shore’s best restaurants entice with must-taste offers and prix fixe menus. Simply show your server northshorediningdeals.com on your phone to participate and dig in. Offers vary but most are available 2/1 through 2/29, excluding Valentine's Day (additional restrictions may apply). Read on to find a sampler of some of this year’s deals, see the complete list of participating restaurants.
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5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do Posted on 11/05/2019
Listing Photo The turkey has been carved and the pie has been sliced — now what? After spending so much time planning for (and preparing) your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you haven’t thought much about what else to do during this long holiday weekend with loved ones. That’s where we come in. Here are the can’t-miss post-Thanksgiving activities that will help you make lasting memories — and walk off all that turkey.
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Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North Shore Posted on 10/23/2019
Listing Photo When you look out the window and see rain, it can be easy to resign yourself to a day stuck indoors. However, rainy days are the perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore. With so many museums, theaters, and entertainment venues, there are plenty of ways to have fun while also staying nice and dry inside. Here are a few ideas for your next rainy day outing.
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Halloween Events for Adults on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 10/03/2019
Listing Photo Who says kids should have all the fun on Halloween? Whether you want to show off your topical costume or love a scary haunted house, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season — no kids allowed — on Chicago’s North Shore. You’ll want to start planning ASAP.
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Comfort Food Cravings on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 10/01/2019
Listing Photo Fall has officially arrived, which means you’ll probably soon find yourself enjoying a day out hunting for the perfect pumpkin or with friends at a seasonal festival. After all this fall fun, you’ll want to fill up with warm, hearty fare. From bread and soup to pasta and ribs, here are the North Shore restaurants serving up must-eat food for the season.
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Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns Posted on 09/18/2019
Listing Photo In 2018, Livability named Evanston one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and it's clear why. With a variety of museums and attractions, beautiful beaches, and some of Chicagoland's best restaurants, Evanston is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to visit. Plus, it's home to Northwestern University, which was recently named the No. 9 school in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best College list. That means world-class speakers and events regularly come to town as well.
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