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Hundreds of years ago, the spice trade flowed on the Silk Road, a treacherous trek from the Far East to the Middle East. Chicagoans won’t need to travel as far to find spices from around the world. With their storefront in Old Town, Patty and Tom Erd brought exotic spices to Chicago.

Patty’s parents, Ruth and Bill Penzey, opened The Spice House in 1957 in Milwaukee. There are now five locations throughout Chicago, Evanston, Geneva and Milwaukee. Growing up, Patty, sometimes reluctantly, spent her Saturdays earning her allowance and sharpening her spice merchant chops at the...

You know it’s summer in Chicago when you’re walking through your neighborhood on a quiet morning and you find that the streets are barricaded and people in matching t-shirts are setting up tents and moving around trash receptacles: a tell-tale sign that a festival you never even knew existed is about to take place.  This year, stay on top of Chicago’s festivals with the guide we’ve put together.

The diversity of Chicago’s festival lineup ensures that there's something for everyone.  Join Chicago’s literati at Printers Row Lit Fest, test your limits at the Korean Fest's kimchi eating...

We are thrilled to announce that the domu Chicago History Map is now available in all its mobile glory through Google’s ingenious “Field Trip” app, which launched for iOS devices this afternoon.  Although Field Trip has already been available to Android users, today it reaches the iPhone market too.

Field Trip enables smarphone users to learn about the world around them by exposing intriguing, sometimes quirky, and always interesting tidbits about their environment. Because everything is geo-coded, Field Trip turns the phone...

February 6, 2013

Chicago Restaurants That Never Close

Christmas morning, an hour before sunrise, the snow is gusting, the wind is whistling, and you find yourself walking the deserted streets of Chicago craving something caloric and greasy.  How you got here is nobody’s business.  The only question is where to eat.  If only you had a guide to Chicago’s 24/7/365 restaurants.

Enter domu!  Today, your favorite apartment-finding resource is pleased to offer the renters of our beloved city a list of Chicago restaurants that never close.  Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or International Skeptics Day, we...

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