The “Getting Plugged In” series is back! We previously covered New York and Boston. This time around we take a look at how to get plugged into the Windy City. And while deep-dish pizzas and Cubs games are great, there is more to Chicago than that. So if you’re new to Chicago, or plan on moving there in the near future, this is the post for you!
For the Artists- Chicago Hustles Magazine
Break into the underground scene with this online mag. With a goal of sharing the stories of Chicago’s creatives, Chicago Hustles Magazine showcases art, music, fashion and more from the Windy City.
Foodies Unite!- Chicago Food Truck Finder
Food trucks are awesome. What’s even more awesome is the fact that Chicago has food trucks of its own. From tamales to gourmet empanadas, you can definitely find a taste of Chicago through Chicago Food Truck Finder.
The Local Beet– If you prefer cooking your own food, The Local Beet has got you covered for fresh, local ingredients. With a list of almost 200 farmers markets to choose from, you can definitely find one that will be near you. Their websites also features a blog showcasing different recipes as well as links to their vendors.
Everyone knows trying to find street parking in the city is a major hassle. Thankfully Faspark can show you where to park so that you can reach your destination that much faster. This app shows you available free, permit, and metered spots; and it also gives information on nearby parking structures.
2” (2 Inch)– Winter is always fun: snowball fights, skiing, hot chocolate. What isn’t fun about winter is having to drive through the snow. Enter 2”, a nifty website that tells you which streets to take when snow is on the streets and also tells you where not to park during snow season.
Something Social & Interesting- The Hideout
A local Chicago bar known for being the “regular guy bar for irregular folks who just don’t fit in, or just don’t want to fit in.” From blue grass to blue comedy, there is always an event happening at this small joint. And although it does cost to get into these events, it’ll never cost you over $20.