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Palette Restaurant Gold Coast


One of the best parts about living in Chicago that spans year round, rain or shine, is of course the food. If you can think of it, Chicago’s got it and has got the best of it. We here at PPM love exploring the city to find new and exciting places to eat. That way [...]

The Best Of C2E2 2017


We always love to brag about the amazing events held in Chicago year round and we also like to think that the end of April is that unofficial kick off to festival season. That being said, we headed over to Chicago’s McCormick Place to checkout a pretty cool convention. No were not talking about the [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE Chicago Concerts This May


It’s that time of year again in Chicago where spring begins to end and summer takes hold, but who’s complaining?! With summer, comes festivals, beach days, PPM Pool parties and of course, music! Chicago is known for having some of the best concerts and best performances around and this summer is no different. Yet before [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE Chicago Beer Fests!


Calling all beer lovers! Are you a beer enthusiast or do you just love the taste of a good beer on a warm Chicago day? Either way, we have some treats for you. Summer is almost here in Chicago and that means the festivals start to pour in. This is even better news for our [...]

Bark by the Park


Address – 2936 N. Clark Website – Phone – 773.658.9663 12pm – 7pm Monday – Friday 11:00am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday We love pets @ PPM! All of our buildings are cat friendly and we have five dog friendly buildings – and we NEVER charge extra pet fees or deposits! Two of our [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE New Spring Restaurants


We’re back with another great Chicago spring time 2017 blog for you this week! That’s right, were breaking down what’s what this spring in the city we love. Now if you read our last blog on our top FIVE spring events to hit this year in Chicago, then you’ll definitely want to read on. If [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE Spring Events


We like to think that even though St. Patrick’s Day is now over, sad as that may be, that it is just the start of that amazing time of year. Summer creeps up on us one day at a time, but spring symbolizes that changing period, from cold to warm. Even though spring is still [...]

St. Patrick’s Day 2017


Chicago is one of those cities that just has everything, from award winning dining, historical museums, and the countless festivals and celebrations that happen year round. When you’re in Chicago, you’re in for quite the treat. Yet there is one holiday that we really do go above and beyond for here in the city, which [...]

Cheap Eats: Gold Coast


Original Pancake House 22 E. Bellevue Chicago IL 60611 Opens Every Day @ 7:00 am Halal Guys 49 W. Division Open until 4:00 am Fri & Sat Yes the Gold Coast is home to some of Chicago’s finest restaurants BUT you don’t half to the break the bank to eat well in our [...]

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 [...]

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