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Abt-solutely Delicious: Slow Cooker Cider

November 16th, 2017

Outside our windows, it’s currently cold, cloudy, and raining; basically a typical November afternoon. It’s also the perfect situation for a warm drink, like this spiced apple cider. Made in a slow cooker, it uses fresh, seasonal ingredients, doesn’t take much work, and is a great pick-me-up for days like today. And, with the addition of your favorite rum or whiskey, it’s a great cocktail for your upcoming holiday party. Plus, it smells fantastic, filling your home with the scent of holiday spices. Let’s get cooking.

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David Kaplan Book Signing Event

November 15th, 2017

Attention, sports fans! Chicago’s favorite sportscaster is coming to Chicago’s favorite store with his new book about Chicago’s favorite baseball team. David Kaplan—of ESPN Radio’s Kap and Co. and NBC Sports Chicago’s Sports Talk Live—will be stopping by Abt on December 2nd for an exclusive book signing event. His book, The Plan, chronicles the complicated efforts undertaken by Theo Epstein and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ management to turn the MLB’s most lovable losers into a powerhouse, pennant-winning team. The Plan takes you behind the scenes to detail  the arduous overhaul that led to the Cubs’ meteoric rise and eventual 2016 World Series victory. Copies of The Plan will be available to purchase in-store, or bring your own copy by and get it signed by the Kapman himself.  No tickets are necessary, but we suggest RSVP-ing due to limited space.  Click the image or this link to RSVP.

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Honoring Our Veterans

November 10th, 2017

Abt has always been a diverse workplace, with employees that come from all walks of life. We’re proud to count a number of veterans among our staff, and many at Abt have family members who are veterans or currently enlisted service persons. This Veterans Day, we would like to take a moment to salute them and their service to our country. Their history of service stretches back over a hundred years, and includes a variety of roles in every branch of the military. So to all of those who have served, we thank you.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Spinach Artichoke Dip

November 8th, 2017

Comfort food season has arrived. When it’s cold and blustery outside, all we really want to do is hang out inside with something warm and hearty to take our mind off of the steady march of winter. One of our favorite kitchen tools for getting this done is the cast iron skillet, a versatile and durable dish that safely goes right from the cooktop to inside the oven. It even makes an excellent serving tray, retaining heat long after cooking, to make sure your foods stay warm and gooey—ideal traits in a winter comfort food. This Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pull-Apart Bread is the perfect cast iron skillet recipe, it’s hard to mess up, super tasty, and makes a fantastic appetizer for a casual get-together with your BFFs or even Thanksgiving dinner. So tie on your apron and get ready to enjoy!

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Serious Watchers Wanted! LG’s Cinema House is Coming to Abt.

November 7th, 2017

LG’s OLED TVs marked one of the greatest advancements in TV technology since the dawn of the HD era, and this weekend you’ll have the chance to experience them in an environment that’s been expertly designed for some Serious Watching. The LG Cinema House is a travelling demonstration featuring LG’s flagship TV, the W7 Signature OLED TV (aka the “Wallpaper TV”) and its accompanying Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar. It’s a mobile marvel that illustrates the potential for at-home entertainment with LG products. Visitors to the LG Cinema House will have the chance to watch clips of Netflix’s most popular content, including Stranger Things 2, Okja, and Marvel’s Defenders. Space is limited, so to secure a spot, please click through below to RSVP. And get ready to do some Serious Watching!

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Top 10 Hottest Holiday Gifts for 2017

November 3rd, 2017

Hard to believe, but it’s time to start making those holiday shopping plans. Today we’re taking a look at what we’re expecting to be the season’s hottest gifts, the products you’re going to want to get your hands on—if you can—before shelves are emptied. See something missing from the list? Let us know in a comment!

Samsung MU8000

A new TV makes a great gift year-round, and especially so around the holidays. With most of us stuck inside for the winter months, what better way to while away the time than in front of a new Ultra High Definition display? The Samsung MU8000 series of 4K TVs strikes the perfect balance between price and features. Modern design and a range of sizes—from 49 to 82 inches—mean this Samsung fits well in all kinds of homes, while the 4K HDR Extreme processing ensures this Samsung TV is showing you the best picture possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Help Choose the Winners of the Abt Halloween Costume Contest!

November 1st, 2017

Halloween is one of the most eagerly-anticipated days of the year at Abt. Our annual costume contest is a full-day event that sees members of every department in the store get dressed in creative costumes. Some make meticulous plans a year in advance, and some may throw their costumes together the night before, but the result is a collection of colorful characters, all competing to win the coveted Best Costume awards. In addition to our in-store contest, we invite all of our fans to join in on a secondary contest that runs on the Abt Facebook page. Taking part is simple: just click “Like” on any of the photos you like, and at the end of the week we’ll tally up the totals. One individual costume and one group costume will each win a cash prize. Feel free to vote for as many photos as you would like, and check back next week to find out who our winners were!

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ABC’s Hungry Hound Visits Dylan’s Candy Bar at Abt

October 30th, 2017

Earlier this month, Steve Dolinsky, aka ABC 7 Chicago’s “Hungry Hound” food critic, stopped by our Dylan’s Candy Bar to sample some sweets in anticipation of Halloween. To celebrate the arrival of the spooky holiday, the segment aired this past weekend. Check out the video below to find out what he thought, and make sure to stop by for something sweet on your next visit to Abt.

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Celebrate Halloween with Abt!

October 26th, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re in need of some safe, foolproof plans, we’ve got you covered! This Saturday, from noon-4pm, bring the family to Abt for an afternoon of Halloween fun. We’ll be making spooky (but not too spooky) crafts, trick-or-treating throughout the store, and taking photos of your creative costumes. It’s all indoors, it’s totally free, and kids of all ages are welcome. No RSVP necessary, just swing by!

 

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Experience the Abt Audio Innovation Event

October 21st, 2017

Click to RSVP to Abt's Audio Innovation Event

Join us on October 26th for our inaugural Audio Innovation Event, a showcase of some of the finest audio products available today. Representatives from over a dozen of the industry’s top brands will be on hand to answer questions and provide auditions of their most popular products! The Abt Audio Innovation Event is a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the audio equipment of your dreams, from McIntosh amplifiers to Bowers & Wilkins speakers. If you’ve been planning on getting a new home theater system or are just looking for a better way to enjoy your record collection, you’ll get a chance to audition a wide array of products to help narrow down your search. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win a variety of exciting raffle prizes from the brands on display.

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