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WILLIS TOWER SKYDECK TO CELEBRATE SECOND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING EXPERIENCE OVERLOOKING CHICAGO

Skydeck Chicago Hosting Social Media Contest to Win a Private Wedding Ceremony 1,353 feet in the Sky

Love is in the air, literally, for couples in Chicago. Today, Willis Tower, the iconic Chicago skyscraper, announced the return of its annual social media contest giving couples the opportunity to win a romantic Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony atop the highest observation deck in America — Skydeck Chicago’s 103rd floor, 1,353 feet in the sky. Beginning Monday, January 9th, couples can submit video entries for a chance to win the ultimate wedding ceremony above the majestic Chicago skyline. The contest will run until Thursday, February 2, 2017. Continue reading WILLIS TOWER SKYDECK TO CELEBRATE SECOND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING EXPERIENCE OVERLOOKING CHICAGO

At Laughing Bird, Filipino Fare Lands in Lincoln Square | Chicago

Chicago Magazine | In case you were wondering about Tank Sushi, its owner, Franco Gianni, gutted the place to make way for Laughing Bird and what he believes will be the next food wave: Filipino.

To that end, he hired Chrissy Camba (Bar Pastoral), and she set to work modernizing her Filipino family’s recipes. “My lola [ grandmother] did most of the cooking,” Camba says, “and she is an excellent cook.” That won’t stop Camba from riffing on dishes such as laing (dried taro leaves simmered in coconut cream with onion, garlic, and chilies), using fava bean leaves in the spring and pumpkin leaves in the fall.

And then there’s chicken adobo, the national dish of the Philippines. “It varies from region to region and even family to family,” says Camba. “It’s all about the ratio of vinegar to garlic and soy sauce. Mine will be moister than my lola’s.” But Camba’s favorite traditional dessert—halo-halo, a concoction of shaved ice, jackfruit, coconut strings, palm jellies, and sweetened mung beans—won’t change a whit.

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