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Like It or Not, Steppenwolf’s “Domesticated” will start a Conversation

**** Recommended **** “Domesticated”, the new production at Steppenwolf, is an incredibly interesting play, but I’m not sure I liked it.  It’s nominally about a woman who stood behind her man, but then she made his life miserable thereafter.  Although his behavior was reprehensible, her choices certainly contributed to their woes.  It did make for…

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Second City and the Goodman present “Twist Your Dickens”

**** Highly Recommended **** “Twist Your Dickens” is an absolute hoot!  At the same time as Larry Yando is wowing audiences in the Goodman Theatre’s traditional production of “The Christmas Carol” in the Albert Theatre, Second City has taken over the Owen with “Twist Your Dickens”.  Even though it’s the second time around, I still…

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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “The Heir Apparent” is a Rollicking Good Time

**** Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s new production, “The Heir Apparent”, is hilarious.  The stellar cast delivers sexy double entendres, off-color puns and ridiculous rhymes with equal aplomb.  If playwright David Ives couldn’t find an old-fashioned bit to fit somewhere, he didn’t hesitate to use contemporary slang.  Somewhat startling, but it added to the…

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Ice Fishing in Northwest Indiana

Get the Indiana rules for catching fish, such as quantity, size, and licensing. This information is available Fishing             Ice Fishing Areas . . . LAPORTE COUNTY INDIANA: • Fox Memorial Park — Ice fishing on Clear Lake (Clear Lake Blvd), Fishtrap Lake (MCclung Rd.,), located on Fox Park…

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“A Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at is Fresh, Cheeky and Fun!

***** Highly Recommended ***** Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is rocking once again with the return of “A Q Brothers Christmas Carol”.  Please note: this is not “A Christmas Carol” as Dickens wrote it, instead Ebenezer Scrooge and the Dickens gang are yanked into the 21st century!  Fresh, cheeky, fun and very original, I give…

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Journeyman Distillery is 100% Organic

      Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted, and their decor reflects attention to labor in every way. The original maple factory floors are from the 1800s. They have an original concrete bar made in Grand Rapids, with coordinates etched into the side—to mark this historic and unique location. They’ve used wood from the…

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Experience Steve’s Lounge in Hegewisch

    Located in an almost forgotten corner of southeast Chicago, in the quaint and historic neighborhood of Hegewisch is an isolated blue collar community boarded by Lake Calumet, railroad tracks and the Ford assembly plant you’ll find Steve’s Lounge. It is in this almost ideal “classic tavern” environment that one can find.   To experience a…

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Diners Love DonQuijote Restaurant

   Many people who have visited downtown Valparaiso since 1985 have discovered the distinctive cuisine of the regions of Spain at Don Quijote Restaurant. Offering an excellent introduction to the rich and varied flavors and aromas of Iberian cooking, the proprietors and chefs, Carlos Rivero and Elena Jambrina are both natives of Spain. Carlos Rivera…

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Lots to Do at Mighty Mick’s Restaurant & Pub

     When you’re looking to enjoy a great meal or a refreshing drink after a long day of work, check out Mighty Micks in the fast growing Winfield area of Crown Point, Indiana. Their awesome staff is dedicated to your absolute satisfaction. They have all the food, drinks and entertainment you could want. From…

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McGinnis Pub treats Local Patrons

     It’s St. Patrick’s Day  every day at McGinnis Irish Pub in Michigan City, Indiana. You’ll find a authentic Irish food with corned beef and cabbage and all the fixins.    It’s not too often you’ll find some vegetarian friendly items at an Irish pub – like an veggie burger or a burger with…

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