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Matt Spina’s Recent Articles
Oct 18, 2016
How to Be a Good Chicago Resident
I don’t need to tell you that Chicago is a wonderful place filled with mostly wonderful people; compared to other major metropolises the citizens of this city are true class acts.
Oct 12, 2016
Chicago's Best Chinese Restaurants Outside of Chinatown
If you don’t want to take a ride over to Chinatown, finding great Chinese food in Chicago can be a slog.
Sep 20, 2016
The Best Old-School Diners in Chicago
The diner is a dying breed, a relic of a bygone age when people liked their food filling, simple, and blissfully ignorant of calorie counts.
Sep 15, 2016
The Most 'Chicago' Chicagoans of All Time
Only a select few iconic Chicagoans truly embody what the city stands for: its hard-working blue-collar attitude, the skill and the talent without the LA showmanship or New York braggadocio.
Aug 5, 2016
How Louis Sullivan Became the Godfather of Chicago Architecture
Your average Chicagoan’s architectural expertise likely extends to Frank Lloyd Wright -- perhaps having walked around his gorgeous Oak Park house -- or Daniel Burnham, who created the famous post-Fire plan for the development of Chicago we kinda, sorta followed for a bit.
Jul 1, 2016
The Best Margaritas in Chicago
When you get down to it there is no wrong time for a margarita.
May 4, 2016
What the Hell Are These Giant Construction Projects Around Chicago?
For any Chicagoan stepping foot outside their apartment recently, it's obvious that we're pretty far removed for our Big Short recession slump as major construction is booming again.
Apr 7, 2016
The Best Old-School Italian Restaurants in Chicago
It’s not hard to find good Italian in Chicago.
Mar 15, 2016
The Celebrity Chef Restaurants You Should Be Eating at in Chicago
Everyone knows Chicago is one hell of a food town, and when it comes to big-name, world-class chefs we've got an embarrassment of riches.
Mar 2, 2016
Which Chicago Neighborhood Should You Move To?
Those who are even slightly familiar with our great city will tell you Chicago is massive, just bafflingly huge, with a staggering array of different neighborhoods within said hugeness.
Jan 14, 2016
Local-Approved Chicago Spots for Avoiding Tourists
Chicago is a city with thousands of well-trodden restaurants, bars, and attractions.
Feb 4, 2014
Where to Boozy Brunch in Chicago
Great boozy brunches are an elusive treasure in Chicago.
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