Tag Archives: Chicago

Green Spaces and Green Places in Lakeview

If you are a fan of the farm to table movement, and green spaces in urban areas, Lakeview has some gems that you will be sure to enjoy.  Recently, when family was in town from San Francisco I put together a “green walking tour” for us to enjoy on a pleasant summer Thursday. We headed [...]

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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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Sketchfest in Full Swing

This January some of our happy travelers have discovered that, while other events may have brought them to Chicago, they have landed in Lakeview during the height of hilarity, otherwise known as Sketchfest.  The full title of the two week event is The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.  The name changed, among other reasons, to avoid [...]

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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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