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Let’s Go Brunch Date! + 5 Best Chicago $$ Brunch Places

We all know that the Millennial generation has some pretty weird tastes when it comes to food. Sure, they would happily wait an hour in line to taste that new Vietnamese barbecue place but they’re not above face-planting cornershop nachos and plastic cheese, either.

Here comes the time that brunch officially becomes the new obsession for millennials.

Millennials spend more money on food than they do on events or clothing. They need to be certain they are paying for the most tasty, picture-perfect brunches. It’s no secret — take a quick glance at your Instagram feed and you will likely see an array of mouth-watering plates of food trending with the #brunch hashtag.

Now Chicago is finally seeing consistent signs of spring! Let’s welcome spring with brunch dates and another brunch post on instagram.

Fresh Design Studio understands you brunch lovers! Here are the top 5 Chicago brunch $$ places that you should definitely try!

 

Lula Cafe

The O.G. neighborhood brunchery with a menu of unclassifiable and unexpected food.
2537 N. Kedzie Ave.; 773-489-9554

 

Try Lula cafe as your first brunch date restaurant. This innovation and dedication to ingredients makes brunch here a vegetarian’s dream.

Though there’s seating aplenty, there is a 100 percent chance that if you swing by on a weekend morning, the scene will be rocking.

Take the unlikely combo of fried eggplant chunks, sweet corn kernels, basil, tangy peaches, a sliced hard-boiled egg, flakes of ricotta salata, and pine nut vinaigrette, and you have the bulgur bowl—an exemplary display of Lula’s magic. This innovation and dedication to ingredients makes brunch here a vegetarian’s dream. Chili paste and lemongrass are involved in Bloody Mary. A glassful of strong Metric Joe=a special blend made for Lula is totally delightful.

 

Dove’s Luncheonette

The dinner of your dreams at Wicker Park.
1545 N. Damen Ave.; 773-645-4060

 

If the regular, all-day menu’s offerings of foods such as chicken-fried chicken and stuffed chile relleno sound like breakfast to you, then have them slap a fried egg on it and call it your meal.

Though weekends can be bonkers at One-Off Hospitality’s (Publican, Big Star, etc) year-old diner, the scene during our weekday morning meal is lowkey as it gets. Filtered sunlight and easy-listening throwback tunes fill the room. If there’s a better spot to ease into a Wednesday, we’re not sure where it is.

If the regular, all-day menu’s offerings of foods such as chicken-fried chicken and stuffed chile relleno sound like breakfast to you, then have them slap a fried egg on it and call it your meal. Adorably ugly brown mugs deliver a mighty strong house blend coffee, compliments of Dark Matter. Bloody Mary kills it all.

 

Tweet

Mostly organic morning fare-both classic and not-for the gluten-averse, the toddler toter, and the commoner.
5020 N. Sheridan Rd.; 773-728-5576

 

One of Sheridan Road’s lovely art-deco buildings houses this high-energy room where the tables are as tightly packed as the artwork on the walls.

One of Sheridan Road’s lovely art-deco buildings houses this high-energy room where the tables are as tightly packed as the artwork on the walls. The place is a total Saturday morning rocker.

The menu is lengthy, with entire sections devoted to benedicts and burritos, and more than a dozen gluten-free dishes. When pumpkin pancakes are on offer, we’re all in. Tweet’s version is dense and cinnamon-y throughout and finished with butter, whipped cream, a smattering of berries, and cinnamon-sugar.

The cocktail list is all about the Bloody, offered a half-dozen ways ranging from classic to wasabi-spiked.

 

Bottlefork


Style-conscious gluttony with plenty of substance in river North.
441 N. Clark St.; 312-955-1900

 

We love their breakfast sope, with smoky chorizo black beans resting in a masa boat, topped with guacamole and cotija and a fried egg, managing to curb both a craving for something comforting and something refined. Bottlefork has always killed it when it comes to cocktails. Metropolis coffee is a nice touch of mornings in the city.

Dark walls, dark wood, limited windows: Bottlefork’s dining room always feels like it’s stuck in perpetual night time, which makes sense given that it’s a part of the Rockit Ranch family, the purveyors of clubby evening hangouts.

We love their breakfast sope, with smoky chorizo black beans resting in a masa boat, topped with guacamole and cotija and a fried egg, managing to curb both a craving for something comforting and something refined. Bottlefork has always killed it when it comes to cocktails. Metropolis coffee is a nice touch of mornings in the city.

 

Son of a Butcher Tavern

Mellow neighborhood brunch that skews decidedly meaty.
2934 W. Diversey Ave.; 773-270-4520

 

The very cool two-room space—which features old-world paintings, a taxidermied deer, and a mural of a small-town butcher shop on the wall—filled in nicely with laidback couples and not-as-laidback families.

The very cool two-room space—which features old-world paintings, a taxidermied deer, and a

mural of a small-town butcher shop on the wall—filled in nicely with laidback couples and not-as-laidback families.

You’ve gotta go meaty here, and Piggie by the pound may just be the best brunch deal in the city. It’s a full pound of ultra-tender pulled pork that was smoked in-house, plus freshly made corn tortillas to create DIY tacos. The full cocktail menu is on offer, along with the requisite Bloody Mary and mimosa.

 

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Why Millennials are in love with Bernie Sanders

Before you start reading this post, you will have to excuse my over-generalization of millennials and their generation and oversimplification of American politics. So if you are reading this for political science or social science, maybe you should skip this one.

It is no secret that the majority of Millennials are feeling the Bern! In Iowa Bernie Sanders carried 84% of the vote for 17 to 29 age group and 83% of the vote in New Hampshire in the same age group. It is hard to ignore that the majority of Millennials in this nation are currently siding with Bernie Sanders over other presidential candidates. Not many of us saw this coming, maybe not even Bernie himself.  Here are the top 3 reasons, I think why millennials are supporting Bernie Sanders.

1.The Right Timing for Millennials

Milleniual bernie sanders basketball

Millennial Bernie Sanders basketball

The Millennial generation is the most educated generation in American history.  They entered the workforce during the housing bubble, and witnessed millions of Americans losing their jobs and homes, while corporations were getting bail-out money and CEO’s received millions in bonuses. With student loans averaging $30,000 and low paying entry-level jobs, they are not satisfied with how the government is dealing with increasing wealth gap.

If Bernie would have came at a time when the income inequality was less severe, he might not have be as loved by his young supporters. Yes, he might be a democratic socialist, but maybe he is just what we need right now. At least that’s what millennials are thinking.

2. Millennials Love The Authenticity

Millennials Love Bernie Sanders Authenticity

Bernie sanders Authenticity

This is the digital age and millennials who live and have grown up in the U.S. have seen more ads compared to  when their parents were growing up. They have developed a pair of skeptical lenses when it came to advertising and political propaganda.

You can compare Bernie to any candidates, he is as authentic as a politician can get. From the way he dresses to the way he talks, Bernie doesn’t pretend to be someone else to please the crowd. Millennials love that about Bernie.

Bernie Sanders authenticity

Bernie Sanders authenticity

3. The Values not the Perks are what is Important to Millennials 

Millennials Love Bernie Sanders value

Bernie Sanders value

Despite growing up in economic downturn, most millennials display optimism for their future. More importantly, they not only believe they themselves will have a better future, but everyone else in the country will share in a better future.

Bernie Sanders might be an idealist for some people, but from the perspective of millennials’ he is a visionary. He doesn’t promise perks and tax cuts, but he stays true to giving this country a better future.

Whether you agree or disagree with Bernie’s idea, it’s hard to deny the millennial monument behind this candidate.  

The most important things of all, if you are feeling the Bern get out and vote and even if you are not get out and vote! It is your right! 

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I will vote for Trump if he rides a Harley and wears a pair of Google Glass

When Google Glass was first unveiled, it received no shortage of attention from the media and the public. For Glass, the huge consumer group made up of Americans aged 18-35, also known as “Millennials”, dominated the 2012-2014 debates on the future of wearable tech.

Now ask yourself “Have I seen someone wearing a Glass?”

Chances are, you haven’t. I know I certainly haven’t and I’m a millennial tech geek!

It turned out that while the idea of Glass was fascinating, it doesn’t make practical sense to actually purchase a pair. How do I know this? Because the failure of Glass revealed the dynamics within our generation: while we are on one side expressive in voicing our thoughts, we are also more careful and logical with our choices than most think.

Now, if we flip back to the presidential election we can clearly see that Trump is leveraging on media coverage through his compelling outsider-challenges-conventional-wisdom-to-save-the-day story, but he is unfortunately not the Mr. Smith of our dreams.

Trump is getting our attention but not our millennial votes. Consisting of over 24 per cent of America’s population, this generation makes up the most educated and culturally diverse generation that our country has ever seen. We’re unlike any other groups to emerge into influence.

You know that saying “I’d rather push a Harley than ride a Honda”? There are very few people can who look at the Harley Davidson brand and lifestyle and go “It’s okay, I guess”. You either love it or hate it! The same goes for Trump. People are either strongly opposed to what Trump is doing or they are impressed by him. One thing you can’t do is ignore his campaign. His polarizing views may help with news fodder, but as a member of the Millennial group I think Trump fails to represent the collaborative spirit that makes our generation just that little bit different.

The one thing that Trump has done is made politics more entertaining for Millennials; he has made it relevant for us to participate in governing our future.

You know what, thanks, but no thanks Trump.

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The first millennial agency in the midwest

Chicago, IL Sept 10th. — Fresh Design Studio, LLC, a leading creative agency, announces its shift to a Millennial agency, thereby painting an indelible mark in the digital marketing landscape. The move to reposition the agency’s focus was driven by the need to effectively capture the interests of the Millennial generation, which is now the main driving force in all areas of every industry.  

“Already we are sitting at a tipping point in the consumer landscape. Engaging the millennial generation will be key to growing brands and companies, and we have made it our mission to be experts in making that happen. We aspire to become the best and most inspiring brand storytellers!” said Anson Wu, Managing Director of Fresh Design Studio.

The road to becoming a Millennial agency was set by first understanding the diverse aspects of these consumers then aligning company goals, strategies, and operations to support the development. Fuelled by a team of talented and passionate individuals, Fresh Design Studio is now, more than ever, ready to bridge companies and clients to the millennial consumers.

 

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Since 2009, Fresh Design Studio  (http://www.freshdesignstudio.com/), located in 29 East Madison St. Suite 1620 Chicago, IL has dedicated its  creativity and perseverance in assisting clients to grow in any market condition. They provide full services in web designs, marketing, advertising, developing and consulting. Fresh Design believes that a good design not only decorates but also delivers the message. Design is composed of custom-made artworks, tailored original content, strategic communication plans and precise back-end programming.

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Top 5 Do’s of Real Estate Lead Generation

  • Using Craigslist

    # Using Craigslist, some solid leads can be generated. You just need to post listings on this platform which can be used for free and you will start getting results. If you are able to leverage this platform in the most effective way, you will be enjoying excellent success in your endeavor.

  • Use Facebook

    # Use Facebook for capturing potential customers is also a potential real estate marketing option that can help in generating solid leads. Today, this platform has turned out to be an effective breeding ground for generating substantial real estate leads.

  • efficient website

    # Make use of an effective and efficient website that helps you to generate target visitors and help in generating worthwhile real estate leads. Using online marketing tools, you need to vitalize your real estate website so that it starts working wonders for you.

  • Use SEO

    #  You should also focus on optimizing your real estate website so that it is able to attract more leads and search traffic. Using SEO services, search engine rankings can be given a firm boost.

  • Consider blogging

    # Consider blogging if you think you are not able to generate as much real estate leads as expected. Writing blogs on this niche can help you to keep your customers engaged which will help in driving more traffic to your website, ultimately resulting in more leads.

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Top 5 Don’ts of Real Estate Lead Generation

  • Arrogant or impersonal

    # When using Social Media Platform for real estate lead generation, care should be taken that you do not come across as arrogant or impersonal as it is the biggest turnoff for the potential customers.

  • Bluff

    # Never publish comments or updates that are inappropriate or misleading. People can easily make out your bluff and once it happens, it cannot be changed. Building your reputation again will take a lot more effort and time and by that time, you will lose your firm footing. Thus avoid indulging in poor judgement as it may have a drastic impact on your business.

  • Over promotion

    # In real estate advertising, promoting business is an important aspect, but the problem occurs when it becomes too much. Over promotion can in fact harm your chances. You can share updates, listings, etc. occasionally, but if you are blowing your trumpet all the time, it can be a put off for your target customers.

  • Going overboard

    # Many times, people indulge in over embellishing of features and sometimes to make it appealing, it is exaggerated. Going overboard with the same can create a problem when the customers realize that what they were expecting in a listing is actually not there.

  • Wrong people

    # Do not allow access to your social media account to wrong people as one negative comment or wrong information can kill your chances. Following the above mentioned do’s and don’ts can help you to plan your strategy for real estate lead generation.