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Sandwiched Chicago


Sandwiched Chicago 1863 N Clybourn Ave We are always looking for a quick affordable lunch made with fresh ingredients in our PPM neighborhoods and we found the perfect place on Clayborne in Lincoln Park in the old Franks N’ Dawgs space. We walked into a super clean welcoming space with very enthusiastic counter help [...]

Chicago Winter Activities


With the weather being so frightfully cold, you may seem hard pressed to find something worth going out and exploring. However, in Chicago this is definitely not the case. Why, you may ask? Well Chicago being the incredible city that it is, has an amazing amount of fun and exciting things to do even when [...]

FIVE Awesome Chicago January Events


Well the Holidays are over and that always means a long two months of cold gloomy weather. However, there are some things to be optimistic about! First we are only a few months away from spring with then summer just around the corner. You’ll be enjoying one of PPM’s pool parties before you know it. [...]

Holiday Storage Tips For Small Living

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Now that we’ve survived the holiday season what do we do with all the shiny decor and wrapping paper? We all know that living in the city often means sacrificing square footage for location, but that doesn’t mean we should sacrifice a little holiday flare. Here are a few storage tweaks for storing your holiday [...]

The 3rd Coast Café


The 3rd Coast Café 1260 N. Dearborn Pkwy 312.649.0730 To be honest we went to have lunch at The 3 Arts Café inside Restoration Hardware on Dearborn in the Gold Coast – but the wait was too long. Luckily, we stumbled upon the 3rd Coast Café down the street – and we are happy [...]

Blackwood BBQ


Blackwood BBQ 962 W. Belmont 312.487.4807 7 days 10:30 am – 10:00 pm We needed a hearty lunch on a cold Chicago winter day so we headed to Blackwood BBQ @ Belmont & Sheffield in Lakeview for the ultimate comfort food! Blackwood works like an upscale Chipotle in which you first pick your protein [...]

PPM’s New Years Eve Exclusive


With the holidays come a new year and with a new year comes new possibilities. The New Year also brings one of the biggest parties of the year! So as the #1 Party-Night of the year approaches, it’s important to take some time and “dedicate to celebrate”. Once again, PPM has partnered with Green Curtain [...]

ZooLights At Lincoln Park 2016


It’s that time of year again, and Christmas is bigger than ever in Chicago! From the lights down the Magnificent Mile, to the famous Kriskringle mart, or the Winter Wonderland at Navy pier, you be hard pressed to not find something to celebrate this holiday season in Chicago. What’s even cooler is that every PPM [...]

Hutch American Bistro


Hutch American Bistro 3301 N. Clark 416 W. Ontario Let’s be honest – we all LOVE brunch – but why do we have to wait for the weekend for a great brunch? Hutch says why wait – come eat brunch 7 days a week! So we stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon and absolutely [...]

TILT At The John Hancock


Chicago is filled with some amazing things you can do. From visiting our FREE zoo in Lincoln Park to heading down the Chicago River Walk, your choices are countless.  We here at PPM love going out trying new things Chicago has to offer so we can give you the inside scoop. Even better is that [...]

Autumn In Chicago


Autumn is here in Chicago and that also means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Yet fall also brings something special to Chicago every year, the colors. That’s right, during the fall time in Chicago you can go out and see some truly beautiful sights with a fall backdrop. Great for family photos or a [...]

PPM’s Top Five Creepy Podcasts


The Halloween season has so many great parts to it, from the costume parties to the haunted houses, you be hard pressed to find something not fun to do during this holiday. One unique thing that most people don’t realize are the countless podcasts pertaining to the horror genre. So we thought we share some [...]

Chicago Haunted Houses 2016


It’s that amazing time of year again where the ghouls and ghosts come out to play. Halloween is just around the corner and we be lying if we said we were not pumped for the holiday. We here in the Midwest know how to do fall and Halloween right and that’s no expectation to us [...]

Top Three Festivals To Checkout This Weekend In Chicago


The weathers still fine and so is Chicago this coming weekend! So why not get out and enjoy the warm weather as well as a cold beer?!  Or maybe some music might rock your weekend, whatever peaks your interest, Chicago has it going on this beautiful September weekend.  Here at PPM, we not only love [...]

Mike Ditka’s


100 E. Chestnut 312.587.8989 Sometimes us Chicagoan’s write off our great restaurant institutions as either too touristy or too expensive. With that in mind, we stopped by Ditka’s in the Gold Coast for lunch recently and found it to be affordable, casual and most importantly DELICIOUS! We were greeted and seated immediately by a [...]

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