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Lock of the Day: February 6

Our first ever Lock of the Day takes us to the Pacific Northwest for Arizona and Washington in a Pac-12 clash. 242 more words

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epiphany of disbelief

The long line of wait

following the scent of the locals

the many can not all be mistaken

there are no jostling

most are polite, no boldness… 49 more words

Bodies of Water: Milwaukee, WI

Here is a great recipe: a summer night, four friends, a lake, a river, and a boat.  To celebrate a close friend’s birthday, we hopped on a ‘Wild Wednesday’ river cruise in downtown Milwaukee.  298 more words


Girls' Weekend: Peoria, IL

It’s almost an oxymoron.  Almost.  Girls’ weekend in Peoria?  Yes, it happened, but for good reason: my two best friends from college live in different states and meeting in Illinois was next on the list!  294 more words


A modern Italian-lovers dream

Carbs, cheese and wine – oh my! Italian cuisine has a special place in my heart. After being extremely disappointed at River North joint Club Lago and somewhat underwhelmed by the Italian Village (minus the Tuscan décor), I was beginning to doubt that Chicago could compare to my mother’s Italian home cooking. 230 more words

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Fourth of July: Hales Corners, WI

Wisconsin is the epitome of a charming Midwestern state.  The Village of Hales Corners is just the backyard.  With just under 8,000 residents as a suburb of Milwaukee, it’s the dictionary definition of a small town–with a huge appetite for Fourth of July. 231 more words


Chicken or Fish?

They call it “hipster village.” I don’t consider myself a hipster, but after experiencing Parson’s Chicken and Fish, I may have to become one. 329 more words

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