S2E5: Insider’s Guide to Chicago: Winter Edition


Photo courtesy of Ted Sullivan. Used under Creative Commons license.

Visitors to Chicago in the winter will not be disappointed. Your favorite Chicago locals, Ines and Kathy, discuss their tips and tricks for making the most of the Windy (Snowy) City. We’re not going to lie – they’re mostly eating ramen and drinking, but also include our faves in comedy, theatre, and sports. Listen on Podbean or iTunes.

The places and activities we mention in the episode are listed after the jump. 

Want more local recs for Chicago? Check out the past summer episode that inspired this one here

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Podcast Notes

Here are some of the places and activities we mentioned in this episode: 

Ice Skating and Snowshoeing

Parson’s Chicken and Fish

Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon

Rink at Wrigley

Snowshoeing at Northerly Island


Christkindl Market Chicago

Renegade Craft Fair


Revolution Brewery Taproom

Hopewell Brewing Co.

Begyle Brewing

Finch’s Beer Company

Half Acre Beer Company

Forbidden Root

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery


Chicago Restaurant Week


Furious Spoon



Slurping Turtle

Urban Belly

Macy’s Food Court

Revival Hall



Christmas Carol at the Goodman

Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker


Chicago Sketch Fest

Second City


iO Chicago

Lincoln Lodge 

Comedy Sportz

Museums and Zoos

Museum of Science and Industry

Shedd Aquarium

Field Museum

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Art Institute of Chicago


Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Bulls


Michigan Avenue Festival of Lights


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