Celebrate the start of spring at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, an annual tradition that dates back to the 1800s. The event, set for March 18-22, attracts more than 40,000 people to the Navy Pier every year. This year’s theme is “20/20 Focus on Flowers,” and the event is filled with hands-on experiences. You’ll be able to walk through 21 life-sized gardens, take part in DIY workshops, watch garden-to-table cooking presentations, and shop in a marketplace.
Some specific events include a make-and-take workshop, where you’ll build your own custom succulent terrarium and learn about how to take care of it year-round, with the help of an instructor.READ ARTICLE
No plans for St. Patrick's Day? Head to Old Town Pour House! Located just moments from your apartment at Two West, this warm and welcoming pub boasts one of the most extensive beer lists in all of Chicago—more than 90 beers are on tap! Between March 10 and 17, Old Town Pour House will offer special events and promotions in honor of St. Paddy's Day. For example, from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, the pub will host its annual Saint Patrick’s Day party, Kegs n’ Eggs. This ticketed event welcomes diners to enjoy a full breakfast buffet of Irish-inspired food, plus drinks like Miller Lite—dyed green, of course! On the other days of the week, Old Town Pour House promises discounts on Irish dishes like shepherd's pie, corned beef poutine, and more!READ ARTICLE
Have you heard of Nori & Wasabi? It's a sushi bar on North Halsted Street, less than four miles from your apartment at Two West. Though this eatery has been open less than one year, it has already received acclaim for its high-quality Japanese fare and excellent service.
Technically, Nori & Wasabi isn’t a bar, per se. In fact, it serves no alcohol at all, instead operating as a BYOB establishment. But that takes nothing away from the level of craft and care its chefs deliver to hungry customers. The special rolls are impressive.READ ARTICLE