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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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Celebrating Theater on the North Shore Posted on 03/06/2020
Listing Photo The stage is always set for an evening of brilliant, world-class entertainment on Chicago’s North Shore. Get ready to shake off winter with this season’s mix of stirring dramas, boisterous musicals and fresh family fun. Set in diverse locations like architectural marvels with black-box flexibility, in-house bar and cabarets or traditional stage set extravaganzas, our local theater companies are devoted to bringing you stories to provoke, delight, or inspire. With loads of dining options near every space, you and your friends or family will have a full and memorable night.
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Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong Posted on 02/27/2020
Listing Photo OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe you vowed to spend more quality time with the family, take better care of yourself or up your fitness game. Don’t fret! The North Shore’s got your back to help you follow through on those good intentions. Re-energize with acrobatics or amino acids. Mix things up with bocce ball or pickleball. Make time in your day for a swim or some retail therapy. Check out some of these ideas to get creative and tackle those goals with renewed gusto.
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Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights Posted on 02/17/2020
Listing Photo Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. To recognize this 2020 milestone, several community partners are collaborating on events to honor that important moment in history and examine the struggles women endured in gaining that right. Did you know that Illinois was the first state to ratify the amendment? And Evanston women were particularly integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements. Walk in their footsteps in a specially-themed Mother’s Day House Walk and learn from exhibits that take you back in time. Join the Suffrage Rally at the end of the summer to rekindle the energy and revel in what has been accomplished.
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Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart Posted on 02/05/2020
Listing Photo Roses are red and chocolate is delicious. But sometimes you want to spice up the season of love with a unique twist. Swoon with your sweetheart, gather your gal pals or celebrate yourself with some uncommon ways to do Valentine’s Day. On Chicago’s North Shore, you can rock out with a legend or rock a saucy look for a photo shoot. Get into the groove of a Galentine’s Day soiree or “snap it out” with a night of hilarious musical comedy. Find flirty fun at these sassy venues.
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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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Evanston Hygge Fest! Posted on 01/22/2020
Listing Photo mellow. The Danish lifestyle mindset to cherish and enjoy the small, good things in life honors family, friendship and all things cozy. Downtown Evanston’s Hygge Fest is a month-long series of events basking in warmth and coziness, as well as inspiring mindfulness during special in-store and restaurant experiences with crafting and comfort food and bevvies to sooth the soul.
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