Just because you're not heading back to school doesn't mean you can't learn something new. Forget stressful exams and boring lectures. These fun, interactive classes covering everything from Indian cooking to swing dancing to motorcycle riding will make you an expert in something cool in no time--or at least impress your friends. (Photo courtesy of Big City Swing.)
When you roll into Chicago on business, you need to know where to eat, what hotels have business amenities, and which services will make your Chicago business travel experience a smooth one. Our ultimate business traveler's guide will help you track down the finest in Chicago hotels, restaurants and bars so you can maximize your time and get the job done. (Photo: Trump)
Sports season used to mean crowded bars, mediocre food and less-than-stellar brews. Fast forward to today's Chicago sports bars, and you'll find everything from Kobe burgers and bloody mary bars to creative cocktails and under-the-radar craft beers, meaning everyone's a winner--at least off the field. Here's our list of Chicago sports bars that are worth leaving the couch for. (Photo: Rockit Wrigleyville)
How often do you make your vote count? Every four years? This is America, people, and we at Citysearch think you should get to vote every year on Chicago's greatest restaurants. From now until Oct. 21 at midnight, you can vote for your favorite eateries for Chicago's Best of Citysearch. Weigh in with your daily coffee stop, favorite hot dog shack, never-fail date spot ... you get the idea. Just go to the "Best of Citysearch" tab and click through the categories to vote for your favorites. May the best bites win! Here are some of my personal picks. (Photo: Terrace at Trump.)
This largely Puerto Rican West Side neighborhood is having a renaissance, due in part to the influx of young artists from its gentrifying eastern neighbors, Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village. These days, alongside the mom-and-pop Puerto Rican restaurants serving up arroz con pollo and lechon asado and the long-established neighborhood bars, you'll find buzzy date-ready spots, as well as chic shops and salons. It's a good time to go west and discover what tricks this quickly shifting 'hood has up its sleeve. (Photo: Rootstock)
On Chicago's near South Side sits Pilsen, the formerly Czech neighborhood that's now home to a vibrant Mexican-American community and an edgy arts scene in the up-and-coming Chicago Arts District. It's a `hood where you can get a cheap, authentic Mexican meal, go on a gallery walk or catch a play and end the night at a cool, dive-y bar, surrounded by a mix of local artists, young professionals and long-time neighborhood residents. Friendliness and flavor are the rule in this easygoing pocket of the city, so sit back, relax over a cold cerveza and soak up the warm atmosphere. (Photo: Mundial Cocina Mestiza by Jasmin Shah)
This summer, you took fun in the sun to the extreme, leaving your hair feeling like hay and your skin as weathered as the beach where you spent your weekends. Time to undo the damage and soothe your skin and mane before fall creeps up and the Chicago-style deep freeze ensues. Whether it's your face, hands, body or hair in dire need of help, these five treatments from local spas and salons will shape you up for fall.
Life in the city can be pretty stressful. Luckily, Chicago is home to some great new spas and salons that can help take the edge off. Whether you need a massage, a facial or a trim of the tresses, you'll find the beauty services you're looking for at these new Chicago salons and spas.
From luxe boutiques to trendy home decor stores and European flagships, there's always a new shop popping up in Chicago. Find the latest new Chicago stores to freshen up your fashion with our list of new shops in Chicago.
We've got the lowdown on the best new bars in Chicago, which includes a spot for margaritas, an Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar and more. After all, it's 5 o'clock somewhere... we'll help you choose where to go. (Photo: Maude's Liquor Bar)