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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/18/2019
Listing Photo 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 Mayo falls on a Sunday, making it the perfect way to end your weekend and celebrate Mexican culture by gathering with good friends over delicious food and drinks. Fortunately for us, Chicago's North Shore is home to a variety of restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine in cool locales. Start planning your May 5 celebration at one of these restaurants.
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Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/11/2019
Listing Photo 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 your local pals in a while, Chicago’s North Shore has plenty to offer for your next girls’ night out. From cooking classes to wine tastings, here are some of the best things to do with your girlfriends.
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A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring Posted on 04/04/2019
Listing Photo Spring is an ideal time to come and explore Chicago's North Shore — you (finally!) don't have to worry about packing your winter gear and the weather is just about perfect for spending the entire day outside. That's why we want to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your visit, even if you're a local looking to discover a new favorite spot. Here we have paired five activities with a nearby restaurant so that instead of planning, all you have to worry about is enjoying your day with those you love.
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Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 03/01/2019
Listing Photo 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 must on the weekend, and you don’t have to travel far to get some delicious fare. From eggs and pancakes, to more traditional lunch items (if you’re not feeling breakfast anymore), here are some of the best brunch spots on the North Shore.
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Hot Restaurants to Explore During North Shore Restaurant Month Posted on 01/25/2019
Listing Photo 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 days and nights when you want to celebrate, hang out with friends and family, or simply don’t want to cook. All you have to do is show your server this page on your phone and you’ll be dining in no time. Read on to find some of this year’s best deals, and find a complete list of participating restaurants here.
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The Best Places for Hot Cocoa on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 01/09/2019
Listing Photo 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 heading home for a mug of delicious hot cocoa (preferably topped with marshmallows or a generous amount of whipped cream). Get back some of that feeling of loving the season instead of dreading how much time you’ll have to spend shoveling with a visit to these restaurants and coffee shops that are serving up some seriously tasty (and sometimes boozy) hot chocolate.
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How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests Posted on 12/07/2018
Listing Photo 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 use at least one meal cooked by someone else or are looking for just a little more room for your many visitors, there are many local businesses ready to help you entertain. Here are a few fun things to do with your guests (that will also help you show off Chicago’s North Shore).
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Buy Your Tickets Now for These Hot Holiday Shows Posted on 10/31/2018
Listing Photo 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 shows coming to Chicago’s North Shore this winter. So get out of the cold and warm up inside at one of these local venues showcasing the season’s hottest shows.
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Best Comfort Food and Libations for Fall Posted on 10/18/2018
Listing Photo 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 many local restaurants and establishments serving up hearty comfort food and delicious drinks that will quickly warm you up. Grab a few friends and make plans to enjoy these dishes and drinks together this season.
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Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 10/11/2018
Listing Photo 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 everything the area has to offer, we’ve created four different itineraries for you to enjoy, all that include activities and a meal. Whether you try one or all four, show us your favorite spots using #chicagonorthshore on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page!
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