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Go local this Halloween

When you’re shopping for the trick-or-treaters this Halloween, check out these locally made candies: Ferrara Pan Candy Co. Atomic Fire Ball, Lemonheads and Red Hots. The Forest Park-based candy company dates to 1919, but founder Salvatore Ferrara was making candy even before that at the Original Ferrara Bakery. Both companies are still owned and operated […]

Seven free wine tastings in Chicago

Drink up, Chicago. It’s free! Wine lovers can sample a variety of vintages at these tastings.

Five places to drink free wine in the Chicago area

These Chicagoland wine shops host weekly free wine tastings where you’re welcome to sip and sample highlighted vintages. Just Grapes, West Loop, 2–4 p.m. Saturdays. Red & White, Bucktown, 2–5 p.m. Saturdays. Schaefer’s, Skokie, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays. Taste Food and Wine, Rogers Park, 6–7:30pm Mondays and Fridays. Wine Discount Center, Clybourn Corridor, Barrington, Forest […]

Night out: Smile with Menzie and Michael

Need something to put a smile on your face? One of Chicago’s most enjoyable musical duos, Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael, perform favorite songs and music from their CD “Better Two-gether” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oak Park’s Village Players Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel […]