5 (Literally) Sweet Must-Try Birthday Treats

January 9, 2020

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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    Wicker Park Food Tour

    Are you in the mood for Chicago-style hot dogs? Deep-dish pizza? Red velvet cupcakes? Wicker Park has a long, rich history dating back to the 1870's, which you can fully experience with your belly as you eat your way through the neighborhood on this scenic food tour. Some of the highlights include stops at The Haute & The Dog, Pizano's, and Harold's Original Chicken King for some good old fried chicken. In between tastings, uncover the history, architecture, influences, and culture that make Wicker Park unique. When it's all said and done, you'll have a brain full of information, and a stomach full of good food. Bon Appétit!
    Wicker Park Food Tour

    Wicker Park, Chicago

    • Enjoy a scenic food tour through Wicker Park as you explore its architecture and culture
    • Learn about the history and influences that have shaped the local food culture
    • Sample treats from various hot-spots, including the Antique Taco, Pizanos, and Alliance Bakery
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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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    Chicago Dinner Cruise (Weekday)

    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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    River North Food Tour

    Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, then this food tour through River North is right up your alley. This historically affluent neighborhood is home to such hotspots as Al's Beef, Barcito, Xoco, and the Doughnut Vault, all of which you will get to visit on this tour. These highly acclaimed food-lover spots have been featured on the History Channel, Food & Wine Magazine, and even Top Chef Masters. It's no wonder the best of the best reside here. In between tastings, you'll also learn about the neighborhood's history and architecture. Bring your appetite on this tour, because you're going to need it!
    River North Food Tour

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on this food tour through the historically affluent neighborhood of River North
    • Discover the historic architecture and public spaces that make this one of Chicago's most notable neighborhoods
    • Sample treats at various hot spots including the Doughnut Vault, Lou Malnati's, Xoco, Al's Beef, Barcito, and More Cupcakes
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