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RedEyeNot to be outdone by neighboring 'hoods Bucktown and Wicker Park, Logan Square now will have its own beer festival as well. The Logan Square Beer Fest, set for Sept. 21 at Logan Square Auditorium, is a new event that organizers Dave Watts and Marcus...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Festive Events
RedEyeLast week, you read up on 50 new patios, rooftops and sidewalk cafes debuting this season in our 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview. To help pass the time until the warm weather sets in, here's the lowdown on seven existing outdoor spaces undergoing...
For RedEyeWith a dozen brain-eating zombies standing in the way, it's clear that coming to Jewel was a bad idea. You can run away, but you still face a dilemma: Do you try to scavenge supplies at a nearby Walgreen's or a bar in Wicker Park? Navigating the streets...
RedEyeFrom established bars such as The Map Room and Small Bar to newcomers Fatpour Tap Works and Bangers & Lace, Wicker Park and Bucktown are home to more than their fare share of craft beer-focused watering holes. Those bars and more than a dozen others...
More than five years ago, in a colorful classroom at Michael Faraday Elementary School in a harsh area on Chicago's West Side, three women and their three dogs were helping a group of second--graders learn to read. They were volunteers for an organization...
Tags: Book, Tom Hanks, Teaching and Learning, Students, Education
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares. Today we look at two west suburban...
For RedEyeChicago Chop Shop, a combination butcher shop, restaurant and event space, is set to open in July in a 100-year-old Wicker Park warehouse. Located at 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago Chop Shop's counter-service butcher shop will open at 9 a.m. to offer...
For RedEyeWhen it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
For RedEyeRob Lach lovingly pats a hulking, pale-blue arcade cabinet with the Chicago flag painted on the side and a marquee that reads "Indie City Arcade." "Yep, this thing's spent a lot of time in my garage," says Lach, 26, of Dunning. A component broke less...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Gaming
If Mr. Tom Skilling is on the money this time, Chicago is getting pounded with at least 10 inches of snow on Tuesday. So that means... Chicago is FINALLY getting to unleash #SNOWBRAWL2013! Join us, Do312 and Chicagoist tonight at 8 p.m. in Wicker Park...
Tags: Tom Skilling
Like Jiro with sushi, Sunny Yim dreams of ramen. Obsession might be too mild a term: Yim pores over the weather report, thinking how the next day's temperature and humidity will affect the amount of water he'll add to his noodle dough. You quickly...
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