May 172014

This Sunday is International Museum Day, so we at Garrett Popcorn wanted to show off its Chicago pride by highlighting the best museums in The Windy City!

If you’re going to visit a museum on International Museum Day, we recommend first starting at The Field Museum. Located along Lake Shore Drive surrounded by various other Chicago landmarks, including Soldier Field and Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum is a among the world’s largest natural history museums. One particularly cool exhibit worth checking out is The Machine Inside, which takes a fascinating look into the bio-mechanics of animals and humans. If you need plans for the weekend, we definitely recommend it.

Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

The Field Museum

North of The Field Museum, just off Lake Shore Drive, is the Chicago History Museum. If the captivating history of the city of Chicago is your cup of tea, then this is definitely the perfect place to celebrate International Museum Day. The Chicago History Museum currently has some fantastic exhibits about Abraham Lincoln and his time in Chicago. There is also a photographic exhibit about the history of America’s railways, of which Chicago played a big part.

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Finally, we have to recommend the Museum of Science and Industry. This museum may be one of the most entertaining destinations in Chicago. If you love science, then this is definitely the place for you. From wildlife to chemistry to the raise of technology, the Museum of Science and Industry has it all. Enjoy chemistry done right before your eyes in their live science experience, watch how tornadoes form in their Vortex Show, and check out their exhibit on the future of energy in Chicago.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

We love our hometown of Chicago, and we’re proud of all the incredible museums the city has to offer. Once you’re done checking out all of Chicago’s world-class museums, be sure to stop by one of our Shops to enjoy another Chicago tradition.

May 072014

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd, Buy me some POPCORN and…

Okay, so maybe that’s not how the song goes…but we can dream! And with our two Chicago baseball teams facing off this week, it might not be such a bad idea to grab some Garrett Popcorn and enjoy the game!

We love the Crosstown Classic at Garrett Popcorn. What’s not to love? Our two hometown teams the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs face off against each other in this annual battle. No matter what side you’re on, The City of Chicago has baseball fever!

We have fans from both sides in our office, and The Windy City banter is endless fun. Well, assuming you’re on the winning side…

Team WrigleyTeam Comiskey
Show your team spirit (and enjoy a delicious game time snack) with our Chicago Wrigley Field Tin or our Chicago Comiskey Park Tin. Whatever your choice is, fill it up with your favorite Garrett Popcorn flavor and enjoy America’s pastime.

In Chicago, you gotta pick a side. So which are you on… Team Wrigley? Or Team Comiskey? Post your pride in the comments below.

May 062014

Looking for something to do in Chicago to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? This “Chicago Tradition” has you covered with what’s happening in Chicago!

We especially love the Susan G. Komen Chicago Mother’s Day Race for the Cure event in Grant Park. It may not be the quiet Mother’s Day brunch you envisioned, but what better way to show Mom you love her than by coming together in the name of women’s health? It’s a great way to spend a day with your mom and help fight a disease plaguing moms worldwide.

If you would prefer a nice Sunday brunch with your mom on Mother’s Day, try visiting the iconic Brookfield Zoo, just outside of the city limits. They will be hosting their special Mother’s Day Brunch at the zoo’s Discovery Center.

There are also a variety of Mother’s Day brunch cruises on Lake Michigan that our friends at Choose Chicago have been so kind to share.

Another cute idea for a Mother’s Day celebration in Chicago is a special showing of the film Mamma Mia! at the Music Box Theatre. If your mom is a fan of music, this is the perfect way to let her relax and just enjoy a film!

Last but certainly not least, we would of course recommend gifting some delicious Garrett Popcorn!

Maybe a Garrett Signature Pink Tin of our Chicago Mix or perhaps the Chocolate Lover’s Gift Set would do the trick?

Mother's Day Gift Set

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Nothing says “Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day” like some delicious Gourmet Popcorn!