Cafe 53: Coffee and Gelato in Hyde Park

August 25, 2016 2:32 pm

Hyde Park's Café 53 serves delightful coffee in a welcoming ambiance. It's well suited for relaxing with a good book, surfing the web using the shop's Wi-Fi, or enjoying great conversation. Since it's adjacent to the University of Chicago campus, it's no wonder that Café 53 has become a popular place for students and faculty to grab a cup between classes.

On the menu you'll find a large roster of coffees, teas, and espresso drinks, together with inventive baked goods (try the spinach feta pie), and even gelato! When the weather cooperates, you can nosh enjoy whatever you order on the outdoor patio. Hyde Park's Café 53 is open Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. til 9 p.m., Fridays til 10 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. til 10 p.m.

Café 53
1369 E. 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 647-2234

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Stay Cool (and in Shape!) With These Summer Fitness Tips

August 18, 2016 2:32 pm

Taking your workout outdoors this summer? Staying hydrated and maintaining your body’s electrolytes and salts is crucial, especially during hot weather. Keep these tips in mind before breaking a sweat this season!

  • Running at the right hour of the day is important. You want to avoid exercising outside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. because the sun is strongest then.
  • Wear light colors to reflect the sun and opt for cotton or other lighweight, sweat-wicking fabrics. Also be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • You want to drink 7 to 10 ounces of water every 15 minutes, even when you’re not thirsty. Continue to drink water before and after your workout.
  • Refrain from drinking hot coffee before your workout. It can leave you dehydrated and can prevent your body from cooling down effectively.
  • Eat a snack with protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes after your workout.

5 Ways to Exercise Safely in the Heat [U.S. News]
8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat [Active]
Essential Tips for Outdoor Exercise [Arm & Hammer]

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Terry’s Toffee: Award Worthy Toffee

August 11, 2016 3:06 pm

After just one taste of the rich, buttery, delicious toffee at Terry's Toffee you might just be hooked. At Terry's you can get a taste of the flavors you may like to buy at the samples counter right near the front door. You're sure to find something you like with flavors like Peanut Butter Chocolate, Lemon Paradise, Lavenilla, Hazelicious, and the original Classic. These tasty little treats are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth and also make for great gifts. Stop in and taste the toffee good enough to have been served at the Academy Awards!

Terry's Toffee
1117 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 733-2700

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