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6 places to get monkey bread right now
Monkey bread can be found on brunch and dessert menus or even as savory appetizers all over town. Here are a few of great choices.
Solve this riddle to get an early look at Half Acre's new brewery
Half Acre has announced the latest round of its scavenger hunt and it isn't easy. The North Side brewery is offering an early tour of its new Bowmanville brewery for the first person to solve this riddle.
Victory Gardens swaps Marcus Gardley premiere for April
Victory Gardens Theater will swap out a previously announced Marcus Gardley world premiere for this spring, A Wonder in My Soul, for a newer Gardley play written in response to recent racial unease. An Issue of Blood ventures back to 17th-century America and a woman known as Negro Mary in order to address current events.
Penny, the F*ckable Dolphin: based on a truthy story
You probably wouldn't guess that the Annoyance Theatre's wonderfully silly current show Penny, the F*ckable Dolphin: A Love Story, which I saw Wednesday night, was based on a true story. And, well, it's not quite. Officially, Penny is "inspired by the novel Wet Goddess by Malcom Brenner." Of course, you also have to know that Brenner maintains his novel is autobiographical, and based on his own consensual sexual relationship with a dolphin as a young man in Florida.
8 downtown places to get Wi-Fi for free
Maybe you're tired of smelling like you've been steeped in coffee. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you want an alternative to the café and coworking scenes. Chicago is full of free options to get your Wi-Fi on without paying for it. Here are eight great options.
Chicago had a masked 'supervillain' in the 19th century
In 1892, the North Side was terrorized by the exploits of a costumed supervillain—in a way. In November of that year, several people on the North Side were accosted by a mustached man in a bowler hat riding a dark horse with a blazing red saddle.
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Chicago neighborhood guides
Wicker Park and Bucktown
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Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area
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Considering it is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, breweries and bakeries in Chicago, it's time you explored Bridgeport
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