Category Archives: Food and Drink

Treats to Help You Stay Cool This Summer

Summer in Chicago is fantastic, with plenty to see and do everywhere you turn. The Chicago apartments can be a pretty hot place in the summertime as well, with some leases ending and beginning in conjunction with the academic year. Whether you’re just settling into a new place or have been in your apartment for a while,…

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3 Perfect Drinks for Summer

Summertime in Chicago, Illinois, is a great time to host a get-together with friends. This is especially true if you’re living in the Chicago apartments scene. A party of any quality will, of course, feature some great drinks. Trust us: If you’re offering just water and canned beverages, people will notice. So in the spirit of summer…

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Perfect Picnic Recipes

With the season of warm weather upon us, it's the perfect time for a picnic. Residents of Chicago, IL apartments have a host of locations to enjoy a packed picnic — whether lakefront or further afield, there's nothing quite like dining al fresco. And preparing your own picnic provides extra satisfaction, not to mention lets you plan the…

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2 Wine Slushy Recipes to Savor This Summer

Do you love wine, but find yourself turning to frozen cocktails when the weather starts to heat up? Then we’re sure that you’ll love a wine slushie. These delicious concoctions combine your favorite wine with the frosty goodness of a frozen cocktail. Plus, both of the following recipes are super simple to make.  Everything Is…

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5 Uses for Giardiniera

Chicago is home to several unique culinary treats, one of which is giardiniera. Highly emblematic of the vibrant Italian community in Chicago, the name of this condiment is loosely translated from Italian into "from the garden." Whether you're a restaurant chef or a home cook, you can enjoy your own special giardiniera recipe in varying levels…

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How to Make Chicago Style Pizza Pot Pie

Chicago is best known for its ultra-filling deep-dish pizza, but if you’re looking for a twist on a classic to cook up in your new gourmet kitchen that comes with your Chicago apartment, pizza pot pie just might be the thing. Originally conceived by the owner of Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company in the Mid North District,…

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