Friday, February 4, 2011

For those with no interest in Super Bowl Sunday....

I could NOT care less about Super Bowl Sunday, and my plan was to hunker down and wait for daylight. However, the Windy City always provides activities for those in need. Check out a few of these alternatives to beer nuts and belching.

Gejas Cafe is offering a romantic spin to the evening. On Sunday and Monday, diners who purchase a Premiere Dinner will receive a second Premiere Dinner for free. Gejas calls itself one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, and normally a claim like that would annoy the crap out of me, but I have to agree. The food is amazing and the atmosphere just exhudes romance. My fiance and I actually had dinner here the night we got engaged.

Celebrate 4709, the Year of the Rabbit, in Chinatown with a colorful parade of marching bands, lion teams, floats and the Mystical Dragon. The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m. and heads down Wentworth from 24th St. to Cermak. Be sure to stick around for dinner at New Chinatown Chop Suey.

This is not yo mama's craft fair. Check out the February Craft Fairy at The Nineteen Hundred & One Gallery/Theater for over 15 local dark crafters and artists. Browse through homemade jewelry, knitting, accessories, clothing, candles, incense and baked goods.


  1. mmm i could absolutely go for some fondue. have a great weekend! xoxo jcd

  2. I'm very glad to see that Chicago has resumed life as usual...or at least dining and craft fairing as usual.

    I could care less about the super bowl, too--I'm thinking I'll use the day to finish my novel and get a manicure :)

  3. I'm glad I found your blog through FTLOB. I'm now following it. We are going to be celebrating chinese new year ourselves because our daughter is adopted from China.

  4. I'm a bit late, but following you from Friday's blog hop! You can find me at

  5. Thanks for stopping by!!

    Tara - I'm all about a Super Bowl manicure! Chicago has resumed but around the 8-foot high snow piles on every corner.

    Ross - Me too! :)