5 (Literally) Sweet Must-Try Birthday Treats

August 9, 2018

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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    Badass Bitches Tour

    We’re not trying to spill any (bean)s, but widespread feminism is still not a reality- especially in the art and museum world! Join a group of badass females, and take a guided tour of The Art Institute of Chicago. Celebrate the female artists who broke barriers to have their art noticed, while also learning about the women artists who the patriarchy sought to keep oppressed! Make friends, fall in love with new art, and most importantly, chip away at the patriarchy. The future of art is female!
    Badass Bitches Tour

    111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a female focused tour of The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Learn about brilliant female artists left out of history books
    • Spend two hours celebrating women and their art
    • Join the growing feminist art revolution
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    Pedway Brunch Tour (Winter)

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    Bacon, breakfast, and beer. Sounds like the three B's to brunch. Let's be real, what's better than starting a Saturday in this fashion? On your way to brunch, you'll trek through Chicago's intricate Pedway system, listening to stories about the city's moments of jubilation and tragedy. From there, you will head to Houlihans for a scrumptious lunch buffet, featuring eggs, fruit, and bacon. After your meal, you'll continue your walk through the Pedways, fit with entertaining stories and some fast calorie-burning. Can you taste Chicago yet?
    Pedway Brunch Tour (Winter)

    221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago

    • Listen to the entertaining stories behind Chicago's history and architecture as you travel through the Pedway
    • Indulge in a delicious brunch buffet at Houlihans
    • Relax and learn about Chicago's infamous characters, including the architects, millionaires, and politicians that built this city
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    Cheesemaking

    Consider yourself a cheese enthusiast? You're not alone! Spend a delightful afternoon in an idyllic farm setting where you'll indulge in your cheesiest desires. A skilled instructor will walk you through the cheese-making process from start-to-finish. You'll learn to make ricotta, chevre, and mozzarella. Your hands on experience won't stop there. You'll also get a chance to milk the goats. Don't make that face; where did you think cheese came from? This workshop will give you a closer bond to cheese, forever.
    Cheesemaking

    1547 Rockton Rd, Caledonia

    • Enjoy a start-to-finish cheese-making workshop on a real country farm
    • Learn about a variety of cheeses and how to make them, including ricotta, chevre, and mozzarella
    • Sample your own hand-crafted cheese and take them home to share with family and friends
    • Escape from everyday life to a relaxing farm setting
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    Murder Mystery Dinner

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    Ready for a little excitement at your next dinner? Join Discovery Center for a dinner party with a twist... murder! Discovery Center presents an audience-participation murder mystery dinner-theater event. You and your friends will eat, observe and help unravel the mystery. Mingle with other guests and meet new people, but observe everything very closely for a murder will be committed. As the drama unfolds, you'll realize that certain characters have something to hide. Past indiscretions are hinted at, past relationships are alluded to, past lives are referred to. Tempers begin to flare, and it becomes apparent that you should believe no one. Many are suspects, but only one will be guilty! That is for YOU to figure out. During the dinner, you'll review details, examine evidence, be interrogated by detectives, and question the witnesses and suspects. Think you have what it takes to solve this mystery?
    Murder Mystery Dinner

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Test your problem-solving skills at a murder mystery dinner-theater event
    • Carefully observe and dissect the crime that's been committed -- trust no one!
    • Solve the mystery
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    4 positive reviews
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    Navigating through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong, you stumble upon a dim sum restaurant. Wait, this isn't Hong Kong. This is just Chicago's Chinatown. On this food tour, you will be guided through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America, and you'll treat your taste buds to delicious Hong Kong, Szechuan, and Mandarin style Chinese cuisines. Uncovering the best eats at five different local gourmet hot spots, taste the food, culture, and history of each locale. This might be the most delicious tour of your life so bring your appetite and come prepared to eat! On your walking tour, expect to visit the following locations:
    • Triple Crown: Canton cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant
    • Lao Sze Chuan: Szechuan-style cuisine and family restaurant
    • Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.: Loose-leaf tea and organic ginger house
    • Saint Anna Bakery: Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and pastries
    • Lao Beijing: Mandarin-style cuisine
    Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. In the "Special Requests" field upon placing the booking, please state if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies, and are under 21.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    S Wentworth Ave & W Cermak Rd, Chicago

    • Embark on a food tour as you taste your way through five different gourmet restaurants in Chinatown
    • Learn about the food, culture, and history of each locale
    • Enjoy an intimate tour filled with delicious Chinese food and laughter
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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, 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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