Author: LisaG

Paper Machete band

Paper Machete brings humor to Uptown revue

The Green Mill is usually known for jazz, but its Saturday afternoon standby, Paper Machete, adds some much-needed humor to the local and national political, and pop culture scenes. Add in some music, cabaret, puppetry...

I can't believe I happened on Rick Bayless' salsas. I've used these previously for some great meals.

A tiny Aldi trip: What you’ll find

I’ve been shopping at Aldi for a few years now, ever since they did a big expansion and added a ton of stores. Now, I’m wondering why more people aren’t shopping there all the...

Lion dance at Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Chicago

Embed from Getty Images Chicago’s Chinese New Year just keeps growing, so your best bet to celebrate isn’t just in Chinatown. Be sure to stop by The Shops at North Bridge through February 17,...

birthday deals

My favorite birthday deals and freebies

This will be the always-updated post of birthday deals! Whether your birthday’s next week or in another 364 days, good¬†deals can be snagged with just a little effort. Below are favorites. Remember to use...