5 (Literally) Sweet Must-Try Birthday Treats

August 9, 2016

Ever heard the expression “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too?" Well, we disagree.

In fact, sometimes, cake is similar to your best friend: it’s there for you when you need to either unload your woes (into red velvet) or celebrate a happy occasion. Especially if it’s your birthday. You didn’t know this was a cardinal rule?

Check out these 5 activities that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied.

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    Chicago Dinner Cruise (Weekday)

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    What's better than a three-course meal? A three-course meal on the water! Newly renovated, this luxury vessel features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere and stylish interior. Upon boarding, the Captain and crew will greet and escort you to your private table. From there, you'll be able to check out the observation decks, filled with understated Art Deco accents and reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Next, you will feast on a splendid 3-course meal with celebrity-chef inspired dishes prepared from fresh ingredients right on-board. Finally, dance the night away to DJ entertainment or simply relax in the elegant ambiance and admire unparalleled views of the famed Chicago skyline as you glide along the shores of Lake Michigan. Why eat at your usual restaurant spots when you can dine in style... on the water!
    Chicago Dinner Cruise (Weekday)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Board a luxury vessel that features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere, and stylish interior
    • Dine on a three-course meal prepared with fresh ingredients
    • Enjoy the nighttime entertainment, including DJs, unmatched views of the skyline, and an elegant ambiance
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    19 positive reviews
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    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

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    Experience an unmatched culinary experience on the only bus driven pizza tour! You'll explore several of Chicago's neighborhoods in search of tasting Chicago's most defining food... PIZZA! Along the tour, see interesting and historical sights and landmarks as you see Chicago one bite at a time! Each tour will visit a mix of culturally significant and neighborhood pizzerias, enjoying a full serving at each restaurant. Of course, all 4 pizzerias visited are very different in taste and style to ensure the ultimate dining experience. At some restaurants, you even get a "backstage pass" into their kitchens to check out the ovens, ingredients, and overall process. Stops vary from day to day, but rest assured every place selected has a dynamite slice and a friendly atmosphere. Make sure you're ready to eat and experience how these magnificent pizzas span more than a mile.
    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

    61 E Madison St, Chicago

    • Taste your way through several Chicago neighborhoods with delicious pizzas
    • Visit interesting historical sights and landmarks as you take a bus around the city
    • Eat at four different pizzerias and uncover the varying styles and tastes of each pizza
    • Dive into the kitchen and check out the ovens, ingredients, and processes behind each pie
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    11 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Beer Tour

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    Pizza and beer -- can the world get any better? Wait, it can. Chicago deep dish and beer! On this Chicago pizza-tasting tour, visit four local pizzerias to try the Windy City's famous pizza, and pair it with a cold beer or glass of fine wine. Relax and mingle with the locals as you indulge in the city's famous pizza. Your tour will include four famous pizzerias: Flo and Santos with their original Polish Pizza; Sono Wood Fired and their intense toasty and lightly charred flavors and fresh ingredients; Coalfire, whose signature coal oven delivers an American spin on the classic Neapolitan-style pizza; and to top it off, classic Chicago deep-dish pizza at Pizano's Pizza and Pasta. The best part, in between stops, have some fun with the onboard karaoke machine. Who's singing some Foreigner? Note: You must be 21 years old to attend the tour.
    Pizza & Beer Tour

    1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a food adventure as you visit four local pizzerias, try famous Chicago pizza, and relax over cold beer or fine wine
    • Relax and mingle with locals as you enjoy some famous slices
    • Enjoy a ride on a mini-coach bus, while using the onboard karaoke machine
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    12 positive reviews
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    Grand Chicago Tour and Pizza

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    What does Chicago really taste like? It can't be all hot dogs and skyscrapers, can it? Experience a real taste of the city and take a bite out of it. Here, you'll travel through the North Side and South Side business and residential districts, like the Loop, Downtown Chicago, and the Lakefront. As you wander through the city, you will view the new Millennium Park, Museum Campus, and Shedd Aquarium. Photo stops at Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Conservatory are definitely required and recommended. Once the tour closes, grab a bite of deep dish pizza and dream about the life of a Chicagoan.
    Grand Chicago Tour and Pizza

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Travel through Chicago's famous districts like North Side, South Side, the Loop, and Museum Campus
    • Stroll past the skyscrapers, Millennium Park, and Shedd Aquarium
    • Learn about the unique history of this gorgeous city
    • Nosh on authentic Chicago deep dish pizza
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    2 positive reviews
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    Tommy Gun's Garage Interactive Theater

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    Welcome to the only speakeasy dinner show in Chicago! At Tommy Gun's Garage, just say the password, and you'll be transported back to the roaring twenties -- the era of speakeasies and flappers! See silent movies playing and memorabilia from the 1920's. After a great dinner of pasta, steak, fish or chicken, join "Vito", "Gloves", the "Mugs," and the "Molls" for non-stop comedy and dangerous fun. They will entertain you with singing, dancing, and a LOT of audience participation. It's a night out in Chicago you'll never forget!
    Tommy Gun's Garage Interactive Theater

    2114 S Wabash Ave, New York

    • Transport to a roaring twenties speakeasy, filled with silent movies and 1920s memorabilia
    • Enjoy a delicious dinner and show, filled with comedy, dance, and lots of audience participation
    • Be entertained as gangsters and flappers dance the Charleston to the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin
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    20 positive reviews
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    Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour

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    Pig out, chow down, or buy yourself a first-class ticket to Nom Nom Town -- however you want to phrase it, there's no doubt about it: You're gonna be eating well during this one. The Amazing Local Flavors Tour combines the beauty and history of Chicago's Gold Coast, with fabulous unique local eats along the Magnificent Mile. You'll stop for 5-6 different food tastings. Potential stops could be at Pizano's Pizza, Drake Hotel, L'Appetito, Downtown Dogs, Billy Goat Tavern Grill, and Fanny Mae. Make sure you come hungry!
    Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour

    864 N State St, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago's Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile, stopping at delicious local eateries along the way
    • Learn about the culture and history of the neighborhoods you pass through
    • Stop at Pizano's Pizza for a deep dish slice, or Billy Goat Tavern Grill for one of their famous cheeseburgers
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    9 positive reviews
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    Foods of Chicago Bike Tour

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    Biking and... food? Sounds like a recipe for a delicious way to burn some calories! Combine a bike tour of beautiful downtown Chicago with a food tour of Chicago's four most coveted culinary delights: pizza, beer, cupcakes and hot dogs. You will undoubtedly work up an appetite on this four-hour bike ride through some of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods. Along the way, stop at two breweries, a pizza shop, a hot dog stand, and a cupcake bakery. Find out where deep-dish pizza came from, and what makes a craft beer taste so good. You'll also learn the difference between a Chicago-style hot dog and a regular hot dog. Discover Chicago's unique culture, food, and more, as you traverse the streets of the city's famous neighborhoods. Can you imagine a day better spent?
    Foods of Chicago Bike Tour

    E Illinois St & N McClurg Ct, Chicago

    • Take a four-hour bike tour of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods
    • Enjoy four of Chicago's most coveted culinary delights: pizza, beer, cupcakes, and hot dogs
    • Learn about the culinary history, including deep-dish pizza and the Chicago-style hot dog
    • Bike around downtown Chicago through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods
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    4 positive reviews
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    1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food

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    Take a walk back in time to explore the 1893 World's Fair! You'll spend three hours delving into the history of the fair alongside a knowledgeable host and visit notable sites tied to the renowned event. Highlights include a hotel built specifically for the fair, the Auditorium Building's magnificently expansive lobby, a ride on an elevator manned by a human operator, the last standing pre-Chicago Fire building, and the Chicago Athletic Hotel, which once served as an exclusive men's club. Enjoy anecdotes, fun facts, and engage in in World's Fair history through clue-based games and visual scavenger hunts with a chance to win prizes! You'll also enjoy enough food samples to amount to a light meal, highlighted by a visit to the Berghoff Restaurant. At check-in, you will have the option of adding either a water, beer or glass of wine to the package. It's fair to say that this innovative Chicago tour is going to be a world of fun!
    1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food

    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the history of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with a knowledgeable guide
    • Hear stories and fun facts while playing clue-based games with a chance to win prizes
    • Enjoy enough food samples for a light meal and add a beer or glass of wine to the package
    • Get to know Chicago's history with an innovate and educational touring experience
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    6 positive reviews
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    Duneland Wine Tasting Tour

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    Fast paced city life got you stressed? Slow down and take a trip to the countryside to regain some strength and composure. You'll depart from downtown Chicago and drive past scenic Duneland on your way to visit wonderful artisan wineries. These wineries cater to locals who appreciate wines made from grapes grown in Indiana and other states in the Midwest. Stop at three wineries and enjoy tastings while learning about the wines from the winemakers who made it. You'll also will enjoy a gourmet lunch made from local Midwest farm ingredients. Enjoy a nice day in the country and a wonderful gourmet lunch in Chesterton, in the heart of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Feel better? You knew you would.
    Duneland Wine Tasting Tour

    505 N Michigan Ave, New York

    • Experience the Indiana wine scene on a relaxing and informative tour
    • Visit three tasting rooms and learn the different flavor profiles of the region
    • Take in the beautiful Duneland wilderness and local culture
    • Spend a day drinking wine and learning the history that surrounds the area
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    1 positive reviews
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    Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

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    Take a different approach to getting to know Chicago, and eat your way through a food tour of six local eateries in Wicker Park and Bucktown. You'll taste six different foods that have made Chicago famous -- such as the Chicago-style hot dog -- as you tour a local brewpub, pastry shop, and gourmet grocer. The intimate atmosphere guarantees a personal, insider's look at the culture, cuisine, architecture and history that fills the tree-lined streets of these two neighborhoods. Most importantly, find out what really makes the locals run back to these hotspots. During the tour, you will make stops at the following locations:
    • George's Hot Dog's: The #1-rated Chicago-style hot dog
    • Hot Chocolate: Chicago's top-ranked pastry & dessert restaurant
    • Goddess & Grocer: A gourmet foods grocery store
    • Sultan's Market: Middle-Eastern food restaurant
    • Piece: Thin crust pizzeria and award-winning "brewpub"
    Note: When making the booking, please include in the Special Requests field if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies or are under 21. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking.
    Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

    1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago

    • Dive into Chicago's culinary scene through a food tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown
    • Enjoy tastings from six local eateries, such as pastries, pizza, and the number one Chicago-style hot dog
    • Gain an insider's look at the architecture and history that fills these two tree-lined neighborhoods
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    2 positive reviews

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