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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    1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food

    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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    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

    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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    10 positive reviews
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    Pizza and Beer Tour

    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 and 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour

    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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    Tommy Gun's Garage Interactive Theater (Saturday)

    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 (Saturday)

    2114 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • 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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    9 positive reviews
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    Hot Chocolate Segway Tour

    The winter night descends upon Chicago. It’s silent and entirely relaxing. Chicago’s unpredictable winter weather may scare away sunbelt pedestrians, but if you’re brave enough to enter the chilly weather, you’ll uncover Chicago’s winter magic. Traveling through the city from atop a Segway, you’ll stop at iconic locales like Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and even glide along the lakefront. With views of the skyline and a stop for hot chocolate, and maybe a hot dog, you’ll understand why so many people flock to this city.
    Hot Chocolate Segway Tour

    155 N Harbor Dr, Chicago

    • Visit Chicago’s famous scenery like Grand Park, Museum Campus, and the lakefront from atop a Segway
    • Enjoy delicious hot chocolate as you traverse the cityscape
    • Under the wintery night sky, take in the iconic architecture that make this city famous
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    Grand Chicago Tour and Pizza

    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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    6 positive reviews
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    Behind-the-Scenes Pizza Tour

    When you think Chicago, it’s hard to ignore the deep dish pizza. Get an exclusive view inside four famous Chicago pizzerias on this three and a half hour tour, and enjoy delicious slices at each, while getting an inside look at the kitchen. With this pizza tour, go beyond the well-known pizza shops, and dive into the neighborhoods where the locals eat. Get behind the scenes, into the kitchens, and listen to the chefs as they describe the passion and craftsmanship that goes into each and every pizza. In between tastings, discover interesting facts about pizza making in this great city. This tour isn’t limited to the famed deep-dish pizza, however, you’ll also sample tavern-style, and Neapolitan pizza too. Make sure to come hungry! You’ll visit four of the following top Chicago pizzerias:
    • Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - traditional deep-dish pizza
    • Coalfire - the first coal oven pizza joint in Chicago
    • Spacca Napoli Pizzeria - Verace Pizza Napoletana (certified Neapolitan pizza)
    • redFLAME Pizzeria - the only grilled pizza in Chicago!
    • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria - Obama's favorite home-town pizza
    • Pequod's Pizza – deep-dish pan pizza
    • Apart Pizza - Northern Italian-inspired artisanal pizza
    • Flo & Santos - South Side tavern-style pizza
    • Gino's East – deep-dish pizza with cornmeal crust
    Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking.
    Behind-the-Scenes Pizza Tour

    61 E Madison St, Chicago

    • Get an exclusive view inside four famous Chicago pizzerias
    • Tour these pizzerias and their kitchens, and listen to the chefs talk about the craft
    • Enjoy a delicious slice at each famous locale
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    Duneland Wine Tasting Tour

    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, Chicago

    • 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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    Best of Chicago Tour (with Pizza)

    What are Chicago’s greatest hits? And, no, this isn’t referencing the Cubs... Get to know the Windy City on this city sightseeing tour with visits to some of its most interesting neighborhoods -- Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville -- where you’ll learn about the city’s unique culture and rich history. This comprehensive tour also takes you to the most important and popular attractions in the city, including Grant Park, with its much desired location on Lake Michigan, Adler Planetarium, with it’s great view of the city, and Willis Tower, one of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers! And last but not least, no tour of Chicago is complete without a bite of the city's infamous and most delicious deep-dish pizza. Bring your thirst for knowledge and hearty appetite because it’ll all be quenched.
    Best of Chicago Tour (with Pizza)

    The Loop, Chicago

    • Visit some of Chicago’s most interesting neighborhoods where you’ll learn the unique culture and rich history
    • Enjoy Chicago’s most important and popular attractions on this comprehensive tour such as Grant Park, Adler Planetarium, and Willis Tower
    • Devour a delicious deep-dish pizza
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