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Reasons to Love Chicago Right Now

Love comes in all forms, and this Valentine's Day, we thought we'd honor a type of romance that everyone can relate to: Love for your city. After all, urban living may be frustrating, crowded, gritty and just plain exhausting sometimes, but it can also be incredibly moving, full of moments of human tenderness, delightful experiences, and of course, delicious food. That's the part of city life we're honoring this month with a collection of happy stories to bring a smile to your day. (Psst, we've found reasons to love other cities around the country as well: Check out our guides to Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.). 

Reasons to love Chicago right now...

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Because it has more romantic restaurants than any other city in the country

According to a new OpenTable report, 11 of the 100 most romantic spots in the country are in Chicago.






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Because the city is suing a coffee company for trademark infringement

Indie coffee company Fire Dept. Coffee is being sued by the city for having the same logo as the actual fire department. But what were they supposed to have?






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Because someone decorated their house like this

There's nothing the least bit boring about this maximalist palace, where the design direction was "to smile in every space." Goal, achieved.







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Because you can still get P.F. Chang's

Fans of the Chinese-American chain can rejoice; even though the brand closed the last of their chain restaurants last year, they just opened their first to-go restaurant in Chicago.







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Because the Backstreet Boys are coming

Need we say more?







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