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Drinking for a good cause

Drinking for a good cause

Did the title of this blog post catch your attention? Good! First off, I hope you all had a lovely, long weekend filled with too much turkey and mashed potatoes (I know I did). It’s hard to believe that December is right around the corner, but the amplied amount of all things Christmas really can’t…

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REHAB turns 200

REHAB turns 200

Wow. Time really does fly when your having fun. Wicker Park’s longest running weekly dance party, REHAB at Debonair, turns the big 2-0-0. That’s right (and pretty crazy when you think about it) REHAB has been consistently throwing down every Monday night for the last 200 Monday nights! If you happen to see the two…

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Celebrating the year’s biggest holiday: Black Wednesday

Everyone hears that Black Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving of course, is the biggest holiday in the city. I have celebrated a few times myself, but never in my new ‘hood. I was feeling a bit sickly with a cold, but didn’t want to miss out on the chance to pay $9.00 for a vodka…

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I will never have to visit Lakeview again: Cesar’s Killer Margaritas moving to Bucktown

According to the Bucktown/Wicker Park Insider’s Guide, Cesar’s and their killer margaritas are moving to the ‘hood. They will be located at 1649 N. Damen, right at the 6 Corners. Cesar’s food isn’t my favorite, and is definitely kind of “eh”, but the margaritas… This was one of the only things I miss about my old…

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The importance of shopping locally

The importance of shopping locally

Folks, if you’re like me, you’ve noticed the complete bombardment of Black Friday advertisements everywhere. On the train, on billboards, in commercials. Kohl’s decided it was good idea to take Rebecca Black’s inane song “Friday” and adapt it for their needs. I’m not going to link you to that video because I actually like you…

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What's next for the old Wicker Park post office?

What’s next for the old Wicker Park post office?

I was walking down Division today and noticed that my second favorite Wicker Park eyesore (RIP decrepit Pizza Hut) had been gutted. Yes, that’s right, the good ol’ former Wicker Park post office building is making some serious moves. Maybe they are taking after The Bedford and making the next ultra-hip lounge in a former…

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