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  • Big Ten Lounge
    Craving finger food? Head to Robbins' Big Ten Lounge and chow down on classic pub fare. Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car. Appease your inner-foodie without spending a fortune when you swing by Big Ten Lounge for one of many flavorful (and inexpensive) dishes. Just imagine that first bite into Big Ten Lounge's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
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    Robbins, IL US
    +17083710530
  • Papa Luigi's Pizza
    For premier pizza in Crestwood's Crestwood area, head to Papa Luigi's Pizza. Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Papa Luigi's Pizza can seat both large and small groups. Take it nice and easy at Papa Luigi's Pizza, where casual dress is the rule of the day. The pizzeria has catering services as well. The parking lot near Papa Luigi's Pizza will have you in and out in a jiffy. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Papa Luigi's Pizza has to offer. At Papa Luigi's Pizza, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card. Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Papa Luigi's Pizza. Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Papa Luigi's Pizza.
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    Crestwood, IL US
    +17082391111
  • Pick Me Up Cafe
    It’s not hard to find a hot dog or pepperoni pizza after midnight, but how about a vegan tofu scramble? Not a problem at Pick Me Up Cafe. Open 24 hours Friday and Saturday and listed on Time’s piece on 10 Things to Do in Chicago, Pick Me Up serves several vegetarian dishes, including cinnamon-and-nutmeg spiced vegan french toast.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +17732486613
  • Frontera Farmer Foundation
    Since the Great Depression, the face of American farming has changed. Small family farms have been increasingly replaced by larger enterprises that are able to produce and export more due to the scale at which they operate. Unfortunately, the Frontera Farmer Foundation reports, today's conventional agricultural methods—the use of pesticides and fertilizers—contribute to the destruction and loss of nearly 4 million acres of irrigated land every year. Rick and Deann Bayless founded Frontera Farmer Foundation in 2003 to attract renewed support for the small-scale farmer. Since they're more likely to use organic farming methods and introduce biodiversity to the land, these farms actually strengthen the soil instead of exhausting it. To help them survive amid larger enterprises, the Frontera Foundation provides capital-development grants. Through these and the equipment they purchase, Bayless hopes to establish a year-round link between small-scale farmers, farmers-market patrons, and chefs, keeping a steady flow of seasonal agriculture pouring into Chicago. *No donation is necessary to enter or win, and a donation will not increase your chances of winning. To enter without donation, you must handwrite on a 3x5 card labeled "Rick Bayless Sweepstakes Entry," your full name, complete address, home and daytime telephone number (including area code), e-mail address and date of birth (all of which must be legible) and mail it with proper postage to: “Rick Bayless Sweepstakes Entry,” Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654. See Official Rules for additional requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+. Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. CDT on 7/15/2014. ARV of prize: $4,863.00. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Demoiselle 2 Femme
    In a vacant lot in Roseland, 10 teenagers are hammering, drilling, and sawing two-by-fours. Their goal: to build a playground for their neighbors. As explained in an article in the Chicago Tribune, these young women are participants in Demoiselle 2 Femme’s STEM projects. As part of the program, they designed and built a playground squished between two storefronts to help provide a safe place for kids in the community to play, while putting the engineering principles they had learned through the program into action. These design projects are representative of Demoiselle 2 Femme’s larger goal for its participants, reflected in its French name–to turn “young ladies to women.” Though Demoiselle 2 Femme’s founders started only with a few volunteer mentors in a local church, Sherida Morrison and Romanetha Looper envisioned a comprehensive program that would lead girls along the path from childhood to adulthood. Today, the founders and their group of coordinators work with numerous adolescent girls to help them think systematically and make productive life decisions. Their programs focus on the problems and challenges that girls can face in society, ranging from the prevalence of drugs and STDs to nutrition and family connectedness. An after school program provides weekly workshops on life skills and interpersonal relationships, project hopeful trains participants in financial literacy, and the Femme 2 STEM program empowers girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math through community transformation workshops. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +17737799371
  • Friends of Swift
    George B. Swift Specialty School, located in Chicago's Edgewater Community, is no ordinary elementary. Every classroom is as likely to be filled with kids expressing themselves through paint as kids working on complex equations. That's because this pre-K through 8th-grade institution has integrated a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet program into its curriculum, helping its students tap into their creative energy, whether that involves theatre, music, art, or dance. To further help these students achieve their full potential, a small group of parents and neighbors joined together in July of 2013 to create Friends of Swift. Since then, this grassroots movement has grown to include Local School Council members and staff, all of whom band together to bolster the school. And the ways they help are as varied as they are inventive, organizing fundraising events, rewarding teachers with small gifts and cards, cheering students on at sporting events, and hosting a monthly movie night for students. Explore Edgewater Groupon has partnered with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce to offer this special collection from Edgewater merchants. The North Side neighborhood is home to one-of-a-kind shops such as Edgewater Workbench, where customers create custom gifts with 3D printing and laser cutting, and pioneering restaurants such as Uncommon Ground, home of the country’s first certified organic rooftop garden. Shop the full collection.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +17732515587

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