Wow Worthy: May
Our favorite things are made in Chicago
Much to our delight, our May became a made-in-Chicago treasure hunt--from jeans designed in a River North studio to edibles made by area artisans. Our most popular stories this month spoke volumes about the strength of the buy-local movement; here’s where to go to discover new homegrown talent.
Get it all in one place
The Mother’s Day edition of the Dose Market gave us a fresh way to treat our moms this year, and we’ll be back as Dose celebrates its one-year anniversary on June 24. Sign up for updates to find out which local chefs, artisans and designers will be doling out your Sunday-morning shopping spree.
Wear Chicago-designed duds
Who knew our craving for candy-colored jeans could be satisfied so close to home? Denim label M2F is based right here in Chicago, and we got our first feel of its supersoft, eco-friendly jeans when Bucktown boutique Edith Hart showcased the line during a trunk show earlier this month. Now we’re collecting every hue.
Eat a farm-fresh lunch
It’s our new favorite weekend brunch (and everyday lunch) spot: City Farms Market & Grill in Lakeview, where carrot-cake pancakes, spinach salad with Amish chicken and an over-the-top porchetta sandwich have won our hearts. The best part? It all comes from local farms that don’t use industrial methods or chemicals.
Collect Chicago-made art
We’re smitten with the tropical themes we saw at the photo exhibit currently on view at the historic Water Tower gallery, and it turns out the artist is a Chicagoan with vision that extends beyond the Windy City. The photographs in Doug Fogelson’s “Exit Eden” series are lush, bursting with color and appealingly moody all at once.