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5 Best Neighborhood Spots for Valentines Day

Valentines Dinner Done Right

We know Valentine’s Day can sometimes be cheesie (well…mostly chocolatey!), but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re celebrating with your other half, your date, or your friends, these 5 classy neighborhood spots give a range of cuisine and are sure to impress.

1. GT Prime – River North


This steakhouse featuring award winning chef Giuseppe Tentori has prepared a share plate menu highlighting various cuts of steak and seasonal vegetables. It’s sure to be romantic!


2. Parachute – Avondale/Irving Park


This family owned Korean restaurant is bound to warm you heart and put a smile on your face. They’ll be featuring a selection of à la carte dishes as well as a shareable special chef’s menu with the option of adding beverage tasting.


3. Mon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park


Celebrate Valentine’s Day the French way! This French sweet spot will have an extensive selection of more than 80 boutique French wine varieties and a menu of classic French dishes. Order the signature Beef Bourguignon or Steak and Frites. And don’t forget to top off your night with a dessert. 


4. The Madison Bar and Kitchen – West Loop


If you’re looking for a casual evening, The Madison Bar and Kitchen is just the place for you. Featuring a classic American menu and playful takes on old cocktails, this is bound to be a hit with your significant other if they don’t care for the lovey-dovey stuff.


5. The Promontory – Hyde Park


Talk about dinner and a show! This South Side venue features sweeping views of the city and a beautiful second floor dance floor with live entertainment for after dinner amusement. They’re offering a 3 and 5 course dinner with optional wine parings for you and your special someone!


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Beverly’s Best: 9132 S. Marshfield Ave.

Frank Montro Homes

Be the first to see this stunning white-brick bungalow! Located on a beautiful block in the East Beverly neighborhood, this house is truly a must-see – the layout & room sizes can’t be beat, and with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, it is perfect for the growing family.
Frank Montro Homes | 9132 S. Marshfield Ave.

Frank Montro Homes | 9132 S. Marshfield Ave.

The video explores this just-completed, full, high-end rehab (which is not yet listed on the MLS). 9132 S. Marshfield boasts impressive fixtures, appliances, & features — and has tons of character as well. The property is expected to list at $229,900.

The floor plan on the 1st floor is open & spacious, & features the living room, dining room, a large bedroom, a full bath — & a rear 20′ x 25′ space that includes the kitchen, a 6′ “eat-at” island with base cabinets, a separate breakfast area, & a huge family room/tv area.

The gorgeous kitchen boasts brand-new, higher-end stainless steel appliances, a granite countertop, tile backsplash & 42’ maple cabinets. The gleaming, newly-refinished hardwood floors reflect the can lighting & all the natural light that pours in through the many windows.

The 2nd floor has dormers on both sides to accommodate 2 spacious bedrooms, with skylights, plus-sized closets & a large bathroom that boasts a luxurious double vanity & a Jacuzzi tub!

The basement features a large family room with a granite countertop dry bar, the 4th bedroom, a laundry room, & a 3/4 bath with a high-end spa shower. & out back is a large 2-car garage.

Professional landscaping, tuckpointing, new roofs on the house and garage, all new central heating, electrical, plumbing, etc. — too much to list!

You don’t want to miss out on this charming South Side beauty — it won’t last long!



The Wrigley Mansion Is Back But, There’s A Catch


Curbed Editor, AJ Latrace, gives us an inside look at an extraordinary Lakeview mansion. Check it out!

Foreclosed Wrigley Mansion returns with a $2.25M price increase


The historic Theurer-Wrigley House (aka the Wrigley Mansion) is one of the greatest surviving homes of Chicago’s gilded age and it is once again on the market. While it’s nice to imagine what it would be like to live in one of the grand mansions of Chicago’s past, they can, and usually do, spend a lengthy amount of time on the market before finally buying a buyer. For instance, this isn’t the first time this stately 13,700-square-foot home has listed in recent years, although the big PR push from the new brokers might lead you to believe that.



The nine-bedroom, seven and a half bathroom mansion has bounced on and off the market and shuffled between various brokerages over the last few years. In November 2012, the mansion entered the market, making a splash with its $9.5 million asking price. In November 2014, the mansion returned, this time asking $8.695 million. After languishing on the market for a year and a half, the mansion took a steep $3.795 million price drop to lower the asking price to $4.9 million—nearly half of its original ask from 2012.



Originally built in 1896 for Schoenhofen Brewing Company owner Joseph Theurer, the home was later purchased by William Wrigley, Jr. of the Wrigley Company. The home, which features elaborate terracotta ornamentation on its exterior, was designed by the architect Richard Schmidt. And while many of the greatest mansions built during Chicago’s gilded age were destroyed over the years, this one not only remains in tact, but it’s safe to say that it looks a lot like it did during the time that the Wrigley family owned it.

The mansion returns to the market this week seeking $7.15 million.