Best Of April
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Best Of April

The Virgin Hotel and helicopters. Let's review.

  • 01 May 2015

24 Hours in the Virgin Hotel
The city's abuzz about the newly opened Virgin Hotel, so we spent the night  24 hours to be exact  and chronicled our weird, wackadoo evening. We took detailed notes. Clinked glasses. Sped down Lake Shore Drive in a Tesla. Check it out.

Sir, Your Private Chopper Awaits
The Chi by air: strong first date. Or second. Or fiftieth. Making it easy on you: Chicago Helicopter Experience, the heli service that just launched tours from the city's first private heliport. Beats driving to the 'burbs. A summer must-do. Check it out.

This Grill Is Also ... A Duffel Bag?
This month in why did it take so long for someone to think of this: The GoBQ, a seriously portable grill that folds into a duffel bag for stylish and easy transport. Rejoice, fellow grillers. Check it out.

The Chicagoan's Guide to Surf 'n' Turf
Because every Chicagoan loves to eat, even if he must eat fish, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle. Bon appétit. Check it out.

Hello, Best Parking Spots in Town
Parking: A goddamn hassle. And ridiculously expensive. Your solution: Luxe, a new outfit offering on demand valet service in some of Chicago's most hard luck parking areas, now taking members. Basically, Uber for parking. Check it out.

20 Things Only a Mother Could Love
Mother's Day draws nigh, and like a good son/husband/human being, you have all your plans set, yes? If not, we got you covered with a primo gift guide and three fail-safe itinerararies for mom's special day. Check it out.

Your Kentucky Derby Cocktail Guide
Derby Day is a celebration. Here, your rhyme and verse to that annual ritual, starting with an introduction to the Mint Julep, fun facts on how to tipple like a Grandstand veteran and seven Derby-approved cocktail recipes. Check it out.

Nota bene: We received a few angry emails about a piece on Kanye West's new baby line, Yeezy Baby. It happened to publish on April 1st. So from us to you: happy belated April Fools'!

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