Newberry Library
  • Culture
The History of the Newberry Library

eATLAS has partnered with the Newberry Library on Revolutionary Ride, a free biking tour of the Humboldt Park and Pilsen neighborhoods that focuses on the political struggles in the Americas through monuments and public art. The tour is available in both English and Spanish. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Since 1893, the Newberry Library has sat […]

September 21, 2023

mexican mural
  • Celebration
Happy Mexican Independence Day!

In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, eATLAS is exploring the history of Chicago’s Mexican community. We have two tours of Pilsen—Frida & Friends: Food & Art in Pilsen is a walking tour of the neighborhood, while Revolutionary Ride (available in English and Spanish) explores the public art in Pilsen and Humboldt Park by bicycle. By […]

September 14, 2023

Sedona, Arizona, USA downtown and mountains.
  • Iconic Chicago
Superb Sedona!

eATLAS has partnered with the Sedona Heritage Museum to create the Superb Sedona Adventure. The free, 60-minute tour features six stops where you can learn more about the town’s rich history, and even includes a stop at a local ice cream parlor! You can check it out here. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) People from all […]

September 7, 2023

football pin on chicago map
  • Iconic Chicago
Bear Down, Chicago Bears!

This week’s blog post focuses on the history of the Chicago Bears. If you’re making your way to a game this season and want to do something before the tailgate starts, check out eATLAS’ scavenger hunt of public art at the Museum Campus directly north of Soldier Field. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) In 1919, the […]

August 31, 2023

  • Culture
Chicago’s History of Magic

At the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a 19-year-old named Ehrich Weisz performed magic tricks and stunts by himself and with his younger brother along the Midway Plaisance. Born in Budapest and raised in Appleton, Wisc., Weisz was already going by the name of Harry Houdini. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) The fair didn’t make […]

August 24, 2023

  • Food
How Chicago Dragged the Hot Dog Through the Garden

The Chicago hot dog is one of the flavors you’ll encounter during eATLAS’ tour of classic Chicago foods in the Loop. We also have a tour inspired by the FX/Hulu hit series The Bear, where you can see several of the restaurants Sydney visited when creating the “Chaos Menu.”  By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Portable, cheap, […]

August 17, 2023

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