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You Don’t Have to Leave Lakeview for a Great Steak

Until recently there was just one steak house within walking distance that I would recommend to our guests, that being the consistently good, well priced Select Cut at 2808 N. Halsted.    But now I am happy to add another name to the list: Revolucion Mexican Steak house at 3443 N. Broadway. I recently hosted a [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day from the Old Chicago Inn

We are delighted to have guests here this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.    We hope all of our guests will enjoy some time away from their daily routines this weekend.    In honor of Mother’s Day,  guests are invited to a complimentary wine and cheese hour this Saturday in our speakeasy lounge, Room 13.  Wine, Champagne [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day Tips

Many of our guests this weekend are coming in for the They Might Be Giants  concert at the Vic Theatre, just down the street from the Old Chicago Inn.  One of a hand full of great small theater venues nearby, the Vic Theatre hosts national and international acts year round. Originally called  the Victoria Theatre, the [...]

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Christmas Markets Near and Far

Every year, my husband and I hop on the red line to the loop for a visit to Daley Plaza’s Christkindlmarket.   The charming recreation of a German Christmas market, complete with food vendors, entertainment, beer and Glühwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, transports us to Bavaria for the afternoon.  German crafts abound and many artists [...]

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Cycling Lakeview

There’s a slight chill in the air, and although we are saying our official good-bye to summer this week, there is still plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities in Chicago.  With its crisp, bright days, fall is one of my favorite seasons in the city, and an ideal time to enjoy cycling. Whether you [...]

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Oh La La, Lakeview

I’m a bit of a Francophile, and with Bastille day upon us I wanted to let our guests of the Old Chicago Inn know about some local ways to celebrate all things French this weekend.   If you want to learn about French culture, a visit to L’École Française, right around the corner at 3349 N Clark [...]

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