Anyone know of a romantic bar in Chicago to go for after-dinner drinks on a Friday night? [more inside]
A Korean friend and his family are heading to Chicago for one day. What would be the best, most meaningful things for them to see in such a short time? [more inside]
The lead teacher in my 8-month old's daycare class is leaving and my wife and I want to get her something special. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure. Many thanks in advance.
Please recommend bike-friendly lawyer in Chicago? [more inside]
My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move? [more inside]
I'm thinking about training as a massage therapist. Local options seem to boil down to Soma or Cortiva Institute, and I need help choosing! [more inside]
Brunch in Chicago with toddler? After-dinner drinks for the parents? [more inside]
My g/f and I, based in Chicago and working in Evanston, were going to go to the Bristol Renaissance Faire today because I have the day off and she's done with work in an hour. Turns out the Faire, obviously, isn't open on Wednesdays. What else to do between Evanston and Bristol? [more inside]
What are the next step(s) I should take regarding a recent incident with my neighbors, a handgun being held in my apartment, and combat-related PTSD. [more inside]
Driving between Cleveland and Milwaukee with a day to spare; any ideas about interesting things to see? Not that interested in Cedar Point. Leaving the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to go to Alpine Valley Music Theater for Pearl Jam's 20 Anniversary concert, if that context will help. Like national parks along with man made attractions.
I might have to move my family to Chicago. Share your insider knowledge, Mefites! [more inside]
I'm looking to rent a house or cabin on New Year's Eve and the night before for 15-20 people. It needs to be within 4 hours of Chicago, and ideally within 4 hours of Iowa City as well, though the Iowa people can probably stop over in Chicago if the place is worth the longer trip. I've found places online, but thought I'd query the hive mind to see if anyone knows of somewhere super awesome I haven't found. [more inside]
Chicago weekend! We're staying in the Loop, but I don't want to pay ridiculous parking prices. I also want to go out for a good meal at a restaurant that can make happy both a vegetarian and a steak-lover (at the same time). [more inside]
I am searching for a blog written around 2000 by a woman named Annie. Very, very few details inside. [more inside]
Looking for good record stores in chicago: my buddy is coming this weekend for Lollapalooza, and to make up for the fact that we didn't get tickets for all three days, I want to take him around to some record stores. I know about Reckless and Dusty Groove in Wicker Park, but what else is out there? I'm in Andersonville, and we'll be in Logan Square tomorrow for Kuma's, so anywhere in between is highly welcome.
I am ready to pop the question and am looking for places in Chicago to buy a wedding ring. Has anyone had success with a jeweler buying a wedding ring that they recommend? I want to customize the design a bit.
How do we figure out elementary school options in Chicago? [more inside]
Where to sell used books that isn't Half-Price Books? Special Snowflake lurking within. [more inside]
I'm 31. I'd like to make some friends who are older than I am--even significantly older. How can I go about this? [more inside]
What are the neatest projects related to bicycles happening right now? [more inside]
My SO is going to a conference in Chicago next week; unfortunately the convention-rate block at the conference hotel is full for the first night, and she's not terribly mobile right now (on crutches). She's looking for recommendations for a hotel from which it's easy to get to the Hyatt Regency. [more inside]
Most delicious brunches in Chicago? [more inside]
Please help me find some place pleasant, close to a train station, to pass the time from 10:00pm-12:00am north of Chicago, IL. [more inside]
Cheap Chicagoland hotel? [more inside]
Where in Chicago should we have our rehearsal dinner? We need a place that's got a private room for 40 people on Labor Day weekend. We are on a budget, and we have a few criteria. [more inside]
What parts of Chicago's western suburbs are NOT cookie-cutter? [more inside]
I am looking for Bucky Fuller's former residence in Chicago. There is nothing at the given address. Help? [more inside]
What's going on in Chicago this month? [more inside]
I'm a 26-year old guy travelling to Chicago in August with 2 friends. Where should we stay and what areas/neighborhoods/things should we check out to get the full Chicago experience? Details inside... [more inside]
I just moved from Philly. What parts of Chicago have high concentrations of "third places" easily accessible from Union Station and the L lines? I'm looking for coffeeshops, bars, food courts, and other cool places that wouldn't mind 6-14 paying customers hanging out for a couple of hours and talking at moderate volume. [more inside]
I need to take my fiance on a date tonight in Chicago tonight after 11pm. Can you recommend a vegetarian/pescatarian friendly restaurant that would be open that late? She'll be near Broadway and Belmont but any where on the north side would be great. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for new activities and/or hobbies (particularly team-based ones) in and around the Chicago area. While there are similar questions out there, one unique element of this question is my personal guidelines (of varying degrees of importance) that has forced me to rule out some of the more common selections like "Play tennis!" or what have you. This is not to say I won't give something a try, but that I may be better suited to one activity over another. [more inside]
I'd like to have a bottle of champagne delivered to my brother who just moved into a new place. I know there are online "champagne gift" delivery sites, but I wondered if somewhere local (to him) could do this just as well, for a little less money and keep the money with a small merchant. [more inside]
Need help - quickly - finding a statistic about Chicago downtown commuters [more inside]
Chicago Law Filter, Traffic Division: Questions about license revocation. [more inside]
Going to Chicago/St. Louis for the first time during the second week of June. Tell me the hot spots. [more inside]
Who can I ask for a fairly large donation for a "green" school project in Chicago? [more inside]
Chicago caterer? Nope, not for a wedding. Just a cocktail party not held at home. I've tried looking through the google (and reading the wedding boards anyway), but seriously, it's way too much information with no quality filter. Have you hired a local (to Chicago) caterer for a small event in the last year or so that you would recommend? [more inside]
Planning a vacation in Milwaukee and Chicago over the memorial day weekend. Any advice on - What to do/see ? - Restaurant/Food options? Thanks :-)
I'm going on a road trip next weekend from Chicago to Toronto. What cool things should see on the way there/back?
I have four large, heavy items (furniture or similar) that I'd like to move from Philadelphia to Chicago, but I'm wondering if it's just cheaper sell them on craigslist and re-buy? [more inside]
What would be a fairly quiet locale, with wifi, in Hyde Park (Chicago) to get some work done? I'm not affiliated with U of C, so any network requiring U of C affiliation is out. [more inside]
Where, in person, can I buy red wiggler worms for vermicomposting in Chicago?
One of my favorite things as a kid was to sit in the car as it went through an automatic car wash. Where in Chicago would you advise me to experience this thrill again? [more inside]
How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: We're looking to move out of our miserable Hyde Park apartment. Hooray! We don't know anything about the rest of Chicago. What neighborhoods should we be looking at when one of us will be commuting via public transit to Northeastern Illinois University (in North Park) and one half will be commuting (with a car) to Hyde Park? Budget-friendly ideas welcome--we're just looking for anything with more grocery stores and a shorter commute time to NEIU than Hyde Park.
I'm looking for an infertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist in Chicago, preferably in the loop. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Where do I get my Italian beef and other Chicago classics for 10 people coming to my house for the weekend?
What are some good Chicago-area catering options for a group of 10 people? We are hosting a small group of relatives at our house for the weekend in May, and we want to have some classic Chicago dishes for people to eat. But, we also don't want to spend the whole weekend in the kitchen working on deep dish pizza, either. So, we're looking for suggestions on places to check out that we can bring food home for about 10 people. So far, we're going to check out Portillo's and Jewel for Italian beef, but I'm open to other options for the beef and other Chicago specialties. (Actually, we live in Naperville, but I'm willing to go pretty much anywhere in the area if it is worth it.)
A 2009 question by the same title (http://ask.metafilter.com/141735/Chicago-Restaurants-for-Cheap-Locavores) with loads of good advice, but 2 years in the restaurant world can be a long time and it is not so critical to be in that 30-40$ range (though 195 before tax and tip is a stretch). Will be there for three nights in May. Any places that speak to the intersection of community and food would be of interest as well as those with wow factor for food (ambiance not so important) will be at hyatt regency