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Small Cheval review: The perfect late-summer date for the patient at heart

Review of Small Cheval in Bucktown, Brendan Sodikoff's new hip diner

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Bohemian House review: Eastern European Fare with Rustic Charm

Review of Bohemian House in Chicago: Eastern European Fare with Rustic Charm

Winter date idea: Christkindlmarket and a European lunch

If you're under the impression that Christkindlmarket is for tourists and suburbanite mom dates, you're wrong. There are ways of visiting the tent-packed market at Daley Plaza, in its 19th year in Chicago, that can be romantic if you play your cards right.       Since temperatures are firmly at winter status, a daytime date is … Continue reading Winter date idea: Christkindlmarket and a European lunch

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Your date-filled weekend, Oct. 24-26

Date ideas for this weekend in Chicago, Oct. 24 to 26

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Chicago’s Best Deep Dish Pizza is at Burt’s Place in Morton Grove

My husband and I are devout fans of Anthony Bourdain's international dining recommendations, from "No Reservations" to "Parts Unknown." On our recent honeymoon to France, the only dinner reservation we made, part of an effort to follow our noses and locals' suggestions, was a Lyon brasserie featured in an episode of "Parts Unknown." So, when my husband showed … Continue reading Chicago’s Best Deep Dish Pizza is at Burt’s Place in Morton Grove

Date ideas for this weekend: Chicago Architectural Tour, donuts and cat movies

Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House, and other Chicago date ideas this weekend

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Brunch at Bang Bang Pie, and other date ideas for this weekend

What do this weekend in Chicago: Andersonville Arts Fest, brunch at Bang Bang Pie, Boy at Lincoln Hall

Up Comedy Club’s Improv All Stars: your Monday night date idea

For a laid-back date that's sure to break the ice or simply shake up your usual routine, see Second City's Improv All Stars show tonight at Up Comedy Club for only $16 a ticket. Last year the Tribune's theatre critic called it "a slick and entertaining show," recommending it for its laughable and historical quotient. The … Continue reading Up Comedy Club’s Improv All Stars: your Monday night date idea

Ina’s, Chicago’s famously charming brunch spot, is closing

Ina's in the West Loop is closing the end of this year. Have brunch there this fall while you still can.

Little Market: For the elegant weeknight dinner date

A review of Little Market American Brasserie in Chicago's Gold Coast.