Each week, HC compiles a list of hot stories to know in our Trends of the Week feature. Enjoy!
HC CHICAGO HOT LIST.
Head over to Emporium Arcade Bar (2367 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for their Stranger Things pop-up experience. You can experience the Upside Down while sipping on an “Eleven’s Eggo’s” — a slushie garnished with a waffle.
Chicago has an unofficial Empanada District, also known as Argentine Alley. This district contains El Mercado Food Mart (3767 N. Southport Ave.), Cafe Tola (3612 N. Southport Ave.) and 5411 Empanadas (3715 N. Southport Ave).
Sushi Dokku’s secret underground bar, Booze Box, is a must try. You can snack on some Japanese food and sushi sipping on some delicious cocktails, while listening to Hip Hop hits.
Amazon cut prices of some select Whole Foods products by as much as 43 percent on Monday. Amazon recently bought Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion, and their first order of business was to lower prices and, of course, add a stand where customers can buy Echos and Alexas.
CAMPAIGNS WE LOVE.
Amidst the devastation in the Texan communities, Airbnb has found a way to help American families. Hurricane Harvey made its way across Texas this weekend, dumping more than 20 inches of rain in the Lone Star state. Weather officials say there is still more rain to come, and it is estimated that almost 30,000 people will need emergency shelters. Many brands are using social media to encourage people to donate to the American Red Cross, but Airbnb is showing its support by helping families stay together. On Thursday, August 24, the company activated its disaster response program, “Urgent Accommodations.” Anyone affected by hurricane devastation in Houston can go on Airbnb.com and find shelter in an Airbnb accommodation with all service fees waived.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK.
HC’s quote of the week provides you with weekly motivation, delivered straight to your inbox. Get inspired!
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT.
How could we talk about anyone other than Taylor Swift this week? After her release of “Look What You Made Me Do,” a single with… mixed reviews, she debuted the music video at MTV’s Video Music Awards. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it and then spend hours reading articles on what you didn’t catch the first time. Then watch it again.