SEASON #1

CHICAGO

This miraculous city of big shoulders and big plans; we could think of no better place to start our journey…

BEHIND THE SCENES

Baker’s Dozen Extra: Goose Island

We’re all about collaborations, particularly those that involve very cool–albeit very different–parties. This latest Baker’s Dozen Extra looks at a Goose Island and Run the Jewels partnership to create a very special brew. We think you’ll enjoy.

Baker’s Dozen Extra: Heart of Darkness

Across Saint Lou’s Assembly​, Beauty Bar Chicago​, MONEYGUN​, and The Empty Bottle​, follow us to Chicago’s heart of darkness in this 16″ On Center​-inspired Baker’s Dozen Extra.

Baker’s Dozen Extra: Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Just in time for the holidays, our newest Baker’s Dozen Extra is a tasty return to Vosges Haut-Chocolat​’s chocolate temple. Get inspired for Thanksgiving with this delicious short of Adam and Katrina cooking up something special.

CHITOWN

In a town called “the Windy City” for its wild weather and politicians’ bluster, it takes a special sort to call Chicago home, yet nearly 10 million reside in Chicago and the surrounding metro area. The third largest city in the US, and the largest in the Midwest, Chicago enjoys international acclaim as a destination for business and finance, arts and culture, and—of course—incredible food.

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LINGO

An authentically Midwestern metropolis, you’ll hear some aggressive vowels and very few “th”s when visiting Chicago. Blend in by practicing the following: “It’s too HAT out DER,” “Take a PITCHER of DAT LIDDLE pooch,” “DEY filmed Chris Nolan’s BEATMAN in DA Loop.”

SIX POINTS

Any true Chicagoan is passionate about their city’s history and can let you know the significance of each six-pointed star on the Chicago flag: Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933.

#FLYTHEW

Though historically a city divided over allegiance to the northside Cubs or the southside White Sox, Chicago rallied around their long-maligned Cubbies when they won their first World Series since 1908 this year. From the 1930s on, fans flew a white flag with a blue “W” to signify a Cubs victory, and throughout this season, #FlyTheW became a social media sensation for residents of Wrigleyville and supporters worldwide.

THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE SKYSCRAPER

Chicago’s dramatic skyline tells the story of a city well known for its architecture. After the Great Fire of 1871, Chicagoans had the opportunity to rebuild in glorious fashion, pioneering steel-framed buildings that could rise impossibly high. Along beautiful Lake Michigan, classics like the Sears Tower (1,451 feet, built 1974) and Chicago Board of Trade (605 feet, built 1930) sidle up alongside newcomers like the Vista Tower (1,186 feet, estimated 2020) and One Grant Park (887 feet, estimated 2019).