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10 Chicago Mother’s Day freebies

Cherishing your mother needn’t break the budget. Just about every restaurant in town is offering brunch or dinner specials for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, but these sweeten the pot with free items for Mom.

10 uncommon Easter events in Chicago

Try something a little different this Easter, with these out-of-the-ordinary options.

Lent in Chicago, 2011: Fish fries and beyond

Lent, the season of the fish fry, is here. Check out these spots for your meatless Friday fish fix. The Cafe at the Glenview Park Golf Club, Glenview, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays, all-you-can-eat buffet offers baked haddock, fried cod, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, soup or salad and more, $12.95, $6.95 children under 10. Chevy […]

Five ideas for Father’s Day in Chicago

Pondering what to do with Dad on his day? Here are five first-rate ideas for June 20. Reservations required.

21 freebies for Mother’s Day in Chicago

You could take your mom out for the usual Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday, May 9, but why not go where she’ll get a little something extra?

Very last-minute guide to Easter brunch in Chicago

Hello, procrastinators! Still looking for Easter brunch ideas? These restaurants around the Chicago area are still reporting openings. Call for reservations now!

10 top spots to spend Super Bowl Sunday in Chicagoland

The New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7. You could stay home and watch it on your dinky TV, but then you’d have to fix your own food and drinks. Here are some great alternatives around Chicago and the suburbs. Murphy’s Bleachers Super Bowl Pig Roast, […]

Hair of the dog: Chicago New Year’s Day brunch bunch

Feed your hangover and get a little of the hair of the dog that bit you at New Year’s Day brunch. 33 Club, Old Town, noon to 4 p.m. A la carte brunch items include hand-sliced smoked salmon, whole wheat banana pancakes, challah french toast, eggs benedict and omelets. Dunlays on the Square, Logan Square, […]

Night out: All-star cabaret gala in Lincoln Park Sunday

Chicago Cabaret Professionals honoree Karen Mason singing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” Oct. 11 for the hottest cabaret show of the year. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. at Park West in Lincoln Park for the annual gala when the Chicago Cabaret Professionals honor their own. Karen Mason, Broadway star of […]

Big buffets for dining with Dad

We’re singing “The Ballad of the Big Buffet” with Mylo Hatzenbuhler this Father’s Day. Here are just a few of the groaning boards you can treat Pop to on Sunday: You won’t need reservations for the big buffet at O’Donovan’s in North Center. Chef Victor DeLeon is cooking up Philly steaks, grilled hot dogs and […]