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What to Cook: Thanksgiving Recipes from Some of Chicago’s Best Chefs and Restaurants

Thinking about how to make Thanksgiving unique this year? Need a new dish to serve? These recipes from top Chicago chefs are sure to delight this Thanksgiving!   Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Why not put fried onions in your sweet potato casserole? Stephanie Izard does.  The dish: Izard's sweet potato gratin…

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Art on theMART: See One of Chicago’s Largest, Most Unique Art Installations

Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART. Art on theMART is the latest iconic milestone on Chicago’s visionary trajectory of public art. In September 2018, theMART introduced Art on theMART to the world with a launch event that attracted…

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Chicago’s Best Parties: Where to Spend Your Halloween Weekend in Chi-Town

Whether you’re in search of a fright or want to bring your best costume ideas to life, Chicago has a ton of one-of-a-kind events to get you into the Halloween spirit. Just for starters, you can step inside a horror movie museum, play carnival games at an adult pumpkin patch, dance with drag queens at…

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A Spooktacular City: The Best Things to Do in Chicago for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in Chicago with these spooky, spectacular, and supernatural events. The city is packed with haunted happenings each October, from frightening to friendly. Celebrate the spookiest time of year with nighttime parades, haunted houses, spooky movies, ghost tours, pumpkin picking, and beyond. Here are a few of the best things to do for Halloween…

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The Best Sports Bars to Watch Football Around Catalyst Chicago

With fall coming, football season is now in full swing. Being in downtown Chicago, there are endless opportunities to watch sports at various establishments. We wanted to narrow it down for you and give you some of the best sports bars around Chicago, all of which are fairly close to Catalyst Chicago. Here are some…

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Explore Chicago’s Farmers Markets for Fresh, Organic Produce, Foods, and More.

Chicago farmers markets are the perfect place to stock up on local produce — and get a taste of each neighborhood’s local flavor. These community markets are social affairs, where neighbors gather each week to shop, chat, eat, and enjoy music and events. Some are seasonal, some go all year-round, and there’s a market every…

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5 of the Best Chicago Museums To See Your City

Chicago is home to an abundance of beautiful museums and rich history, so we decided to put together a list of a few of our favorite museums to get you started on your journey. All of these are fairly close to Catalyst Chicago and will introduce you to several different areas in the city such…

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The 5 Best Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Catalyst Chicago

Here at Catalyst, we are in close proximity to some fantastic local dining and restaurants. Within walking distance, one can find award-winning food that will make your mouth water. You do not have to travel far to find some of the best restaurants in Chicago and the West Loop, given that we are practically in…

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Relocating to the Urban Life: The Luxury Guide

Urban life has evolved immensely over the years. Downtown Chicago and The West Loop have so much to offer, and combining it with the right experience in a gorgeous apartment home is important. You want to get the most out of your beautiful new home while experiencing all the city has to offer. Maintenance, ambiance,…

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