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Holiday Dinner Dishwasher Tips

For many of us, the Holiday season is a mixed bag of fun and stress. There’s the joyous celebrations with friends and family, the sights and sounds of the decorations, and all of the food. But then there’s also the stress of planning parties, the feeling of having one too many pieces of pie, and, finally, the dreaded cleanup. A party for a dozen or so people can create a mess that feels…

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Slow Cooker Cider

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…

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David Kaplan Book Signing Event

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…

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Honoring Our Veterans

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…

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Spinach Artichoke Dip

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…

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

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…

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Top 10 Hottest Holiday Gifts for 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.…

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Help Choose the Winners of the Abt Halloween Costume Contest!

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…

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

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!

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…

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