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Date Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

09/16/2020
Looking for some romantic restaurant ideas? If you want to know where to go on a first date, a special occasion (anniversaries, birthdays), or a couples date night sans kiddos, Chicago’s North Shore s... MORE

Spice Up Your Week with a North Shore Taco Crawl

08/25/2020
Are you or have you ever been… taco loco? You don’t have to limit your taco obsession to Tuesdays. With the grande options of these tasty handheld delights all over Chicago’s North Shore, why not hit ... MORE

Fantastic al Fresco Dining on the North Shore

08/03/2020
Here on Chicago's North Shore we can't get enough of dining al fresco in the warmer months. Whether it's date night with your special someone, brunch with your best pals or lunch with the family, we'v... MORE

Gather the Gals: Girlfriend Getaways on the North Shore

07/29/2020
Take a break from everything that’s going on and grab your best gals for some well-deserved R&R. Tell your college roomie to come up for a visit or text those local pals who are itching to find cute f... MORE

Prettiest Patios on the North Shore

07/20/2020
Embracing summer by dining al fresco on one of our glorious Chicago’s North Shore patios is not only tradition, but perhaps a birthright of Midwestern living. We might love having a variety of seasons... MORE

Hit the Road for a Chicago's North Shore Nearcation

07/13/2020
Hit the road for a fresh perspective — you don’t need to go far for a change of pace. Grab someone special for a road trip to remember. Stay at a hotel on Chicago’s North Shore with amenities to pampe... MORE

North Shore Bakery Tour

06/17/2020
Fancy a bagel and a schmear first thing in the morning? Maybe you’re on a quest to find the perfect scone. Or, your dinner menu needs an organic artisanal country loaf to compliment the meal. Chicago’... MORE

Recipes from Chicago’s North Shore

05/27/2020
Need to amp up your recipe repertoire? If you’ve been cooking up a storm lately, mix up your menus with tasty new dishes compliments of some fantastic restaurants on Chicago’s North Shore. The dozen r... MORE

Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North Shore

05/14/2020
“Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right.” Taking in the sunrise can fill your day with light and hope. As our spring days grow longer through May, the sun appears on the horizon sometime between... MORE

Celebrate Mom

05/04/2020
Time to show the mamas some love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, May 10. Even if a big brunch outing or shopping caper won’t be on the calendar this spring, you can find lots of ways to show Mom how ... MORE

Making a Difference: North Shore Businesses Give Back

04/28/2020
Just as signs of spring are popping up, signs of hope and kindness are emerging across our community, too. Many of our neighborhood businesses across Chicago’s North Shore jumped in as the crisis was ... MORE

Happy Hour at Home

03/30/2020
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 ... MORE

Where to Find the Best Bacon on Chicago’s North Shore

03/23/2020
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 ou... MORE

Spring Break Staycation

03/16/2020
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 h... MORE

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart

02/05/2020
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 un... MORE

North Shore Restaurant Month is Back

01/27/2020
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... MORE

Season’s Eatings: Where to Dine and Drink This Winter on Chicago’s North Shore

12/09/2019
As we say goodbye to another year (and decade!), there will be plenty of parties to attend and gifts to give, which means you’ll need delicious treats. Plus, as the weather becomes frightful, you’ll w... MORE

5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do

11/05/2019
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... MORE

12 Spots for Bridal Showers on Chicago’s North Shore

10/28/2019
Your favorite bride is ready to say “I do,” so it’s time to celebrate her before the big day. And what’s the best way to do so? By gathering her loved ones and enjoying time together over good food. T... MORE

Comfort Food Cravings on Chicago’s North Shore

10/01/2019
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 w... MORE

Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns

09/18/2019
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,... MORE

Gluten-Free Finds on the North Shore

09/12/2019
When you have dietary restrictions, dining out can be more work than eating at home. Or, you'll discover you only have a few options to choose from, none of which are very exciting. Fortunately, many ... MORE

Cool Off With These Specialty Drinks From North Shore Restaurants

08/26/2019
If you’re looking for a relaxing (and tasty!) way to stay cool when it’s hot outside, grab some friends and head out to one of these restaurants on Chicago’s North Shore. Not only are all of these eat... MORE

No Car? No Problem!

08/16/2019
Thanks to public transportation, owning a car doesn't always have to be a necessity. If you've decided to forgo owning a car, whether for financial reasons or in an effort to go green, or if you're vi... MORE

A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore

07/02/2019
John Hughes was the man behind some of the most beloved movies from the '80s and '90s, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone," and "Pretty in Pink." Many of these fil... MORE

What and Where to Eat This Memorial Day

05/10/2019
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and we can’t wait to get out and start enjoying what makes Chicago’s North Shore so great. Here are some of the best places to eat this Memorial Day ... MORE

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North Shore

04/18/2019
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, but actually a celebration in honor of Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla against France in 1862. This year, Cinco de ... MORE

Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore

04/11/2019
After a stressful week, it’s best to spend a fun night with your closest friends. Whether you’re hosting girlfriends from out of town and want to show off the area you call home or simply haven’t seen... MORE

Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North Shore

03/01/2019
After a long week at work, there’s nothing better than catching up with friends and family over delicious breakfast food. And if you can sleep in a little bit before you go, even better! Brunch is a m... MORE

Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

02/18/2019
Believe it or not, spring will be here before we know it. Although we're still dreaming of heading outside for the day without having to bundle up to do so, now is the perfect time to start planning y... MORE

Hot Restaurants to Explore During North Shore Restaurant Month

01/25/2019
North Shore Restaurant Month is back and better than ever! This February*, some of the North Shore’s best restaurants will be offering can’t-miss dining deals and prix fixe menus perfect for those day... MORE

The Best Places for Hot Cocoa on Chicago’s North Shore

01/09/2019
During the cold winter months, there’s a surefire (and delicious!) way to warm up: hot chocolate. This favorite hot drink brings back memories of childhood days sledding and building snowmen before he... MORE

How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests

12/07/2018
The holiday season is a wonderful time to gather with family and loved ones to reflect on everything the year brought. But if you’re hosting, you know there can be a lot to prepare. Whether you could ... MORE

Impress Your Guests With These Thanksgiving Recipes From Restaurants on Chicago's North Shore

11/06/2018
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday feast. But more often than not, the task can seem daunting. That’s why we asked a few of our me... MORE

Buy Your Tickets Now for These Hot Holiday Shows

10/31/2018
When temperatures drop, local stages just begin heating up. With offerings ranging from classic holiday stories to a world premiere based on a novel by a beloved author, you won’t want to miss these s... MORE

Best Comfort Food and Libations for Fall

10/18/2018
When cold temps set in, it can be easy to burrow into a mountain of blankets and vow to never step outside until spring. But don’t let a little chill keep you at home, especially when there are so man... MORE

Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore

10/11/2018
Fall might be the most perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore — temperatures are just right and nature’s changing colors add a gorgeous backdrop to your day. If you’re ready to discover everyth... MORE

Best Spots for Happy Hour on Chicago’s North Shore

08/31/2018
Whether you've just finished a long day at work or a leisurely afternoon of shopping, there's nothing like enjoying a few Happy Hours deals with your besties. So if you’re on the lookout for hot deals... MORE

How to Wow Mom on Chicago’s North Shore This Mother’s Day

04/27/2018
Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but it’s especially fun to go all out on Mother’s Day (May 13). This year, don’t do the same old thing — get creative! Here we’ve paired an activity with a loc... MORE

Where to Eat and Drink in Evanston After a Cubs Game

04/18/2018
There’s nothing like a day at Wrigley Field, especially when the W flag gets to fly, but don’t let the fun to end with the game — head to Evanston for post-game food and entertainment. Whether you nee... MORE

Best Places to Get Pie on Chicago's North Shore

03/09/2018
Craving something sweet? Need the perfect dessert for an upcoming celebration? Make your way to one of these restaurants or bakeries for a tasty slice of sweet (or savory!) pie.... MORE

The Coziest Restaurants and Bars on Chicago’s North Shore

02/07/2018
By February, it can be hard to find motivation to leave the comforts of your warm house for dinner, but thanks to these cozy restaurants, date night or an evening out with friends doesn’t have to be a... MORE

9 Restaurants with Unique Special Event Space

09/12/2017
If you’re planning an event, be it a birthday party, office gathering or wedding, you know it can become very, very complicated. From food to favors, it feels like there are thousands of little decisi... MORE

7 Spots for Al Fresco Dining on Chicago’s North Shore

05/30/2016
When you live on Chicago’s North Shore, you have to take advantage of hot summer days before that inevitable snow falls again. Fortunately, the North Shore is filled with delicious dining destinations... MORE

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