Tag Archives: Hyde Park

City Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s markets are another one of those joys of summer. Wandering through stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and oh the delicious cheeses is enough to bring out the chef in anyone.

Chicago Spring Break Staycation

Chicago Spring Break Staycation

With gas prices skyrocketing, road trips and flights to exotic beach locales are becoming a luxury not all of us can afford. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break from the norm. Check our our picks for a fabulous Chicago spring break staycation!

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses do not look like the hand-in-hand paper doll chains of repetition you find on suburban streets across America today.

The Bookstores of Hyde Park

Hyde Park houses four prominent bookstores, The Seminary Co-Op, 57th Street Books, O’Gara and Wilson Ltd, and Powell’s. I went to figure out why they needed four.

The Medici Bakery (Bakery & Restaurant, Hyde Park)

Follow the trail of smiles to a garden patio and an old world bakery with delicious Italian ice and sandwiches.

The Woodlawn Tap (Bar, Hyde Park)

The Woodlawn Tap merits a visit whether the temperature outside is ten degrees or a hundred. While the outside of the bar is nothing much to look at, what it lacks in flair is made up for in spades by the interior.

Promontory Point Park: Chicago Reimagined

Perhaps the city’s most enchanting feature, Promontory Point Park opened to the public in 1937. It exists as a place where Chicago can be picked up, turned around, flipped upside down and seen all over again with new eyes.