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Cindy’s- Chicago

Cindys

12 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

MONDAY – FRIDAY
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 2:00 am

SATURDAY
Brunch 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 3:00 am

SUNDAY
Brunch 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 12:00 am

Undoubtedly on the list of top summer rooftops, stepping out onto Cindy’s terrace and overlooking the endless turquoise lake Michigan, you there is not better panoramic view of the city. Perfectly placed in the Chicago Athletic Club Hotel, Cindy’s airy “beach house” feel flawlessly contrasts the dark smoky feel of the historic men’s club.

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The Chop Shop & 1st Ward- Chicago

The Chop Shop 7

|2033 W. North Ave – Chicago IL 60647|

Restaurant & Bar:

Mon – Thurs: 11 am – Midnight
Fri: 11 am – 2 am
Sat: 11 am – 3 am
Sun: 11 am – 10 pm*

You should definitely not judge a book by its cover when it comes to this adaptable space! The Chop Shop & 1st Ward in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago showcases everything from a gourmet butcher shop, restaurant with a seasonal menu, and 6,000 square foot private event space. Read more

Heritage Bicycles – Chicago

Heritage- Chicago

Lakeview: 2959 N. Lincoln Ave| Chicago, IL 60657  Uptown: 1325 W Wilson Ave | Chicago, IL

Hours:

Monday- Sunday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Whether you come to fix your gears or grab a latte, the family culture of Heritage Bicycle will give you the feeling of home in a bustling city. The vintage-inspired bike café displays handcrafted bicycles with a full service bike repair shop. As you enjoy a seasonal pastry with a strong sip coffee, helmeted guests will walk their bicycles straight through the coffee shop to have their bike repaired.  Committed to a strong belief in eco-friendly transportation and local manufacturing, Heritage Bicycles proudly combines the two concepts that really go hand in hand: coffee and bikes. Read more

Culinary Fight Club- Chicago

Culinary Fight Club

Recently selected as an “Official Qualifying Event” for the World Food Championships, Culinary Fight Club is no walk in the park! The Windy City Chili Chitown event held at Morgan Manufacturing was a competition that brought fire and smoke, literally!

What is Culinary Fight Club? Culinary Fight Club hosts live cooking competitions, which they call TasteBudChallenges, that are currently in Chicago and Atlanta, but rapidly growing nationally.  No two events are the same. The teams of cooks race to choose 15 ingredients in 45 seconds from the pantry of food provided. Once the ingredients are collected, each team has 60 minutes to construct a dish that depicts their take on the monthly theme. These Chefs and cooks of all levels around the area compete for a “Golden Ticket,” to advance to the Super Bowl of “food sport” events, the World Food Championships! Once the timer hit 60 minutes, the audience members and judges sample and vote on a winning dish.

The most amazing part about this concept is that the Culinary Fight Club is partnered with Fight2Feed, which 20% of proceeds are donated.  This is an organization that partners with top restaurants and food trucks to provide service and support to hungry men, women and children. Read more

Stan’s Donuts- Chicago

Stan's Donuts- Chicago

If a place could be made for Instagram, it would be Stan’s. Walking into the door, you are immediately hit the smell of sweet yeast and dark coffee. Your eyes are quickly drawn to the massive case of about forty donut and pastry options. When it comes down to making a decision, the pressure feels like choosing from about a million because there isn’t a wrong choice! Read more

City Press Juice & Bottle- Chicago

City Harvest Cafe2

2931 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657

City Press Juice & Bottle is the dream of founders Anthony and Angela Maicki, recently located to Chicago from Detroit in 2011. This couple believes in the idea of food being medicine. Each of their juices, blends, and foods are created from organic whole foods with raw nutrition. The concept stems from a traditional Roman Café, which encompasses the sense of community, creativity, convenience, yet simplicity. Read more

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