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My latest discovery: El Pipila

My latest discovery: El Pipila

Have you ever noticed that you can walk all around your neighborhood, down the same street dozens of time, and can still find something you hadn’t noticed before? That’s kinda why I love Wicker Park so much. I walk up and down Division on a regular basis. I was doing just that this Sunday while…

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Non-committal New Year's Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

Non-committal New Year’s Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

It’s now officially that time of year to start stressing. And no, I don’t mean about Christmas presents, or your holiday weight gain, or what you’re going to cook for 22 people for Christmas dinner, no. I mean, what the hell are you going to do for New Year’s Eve? Oh New Year’s. Where people…

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Winner of my fave holiday display: Alliance Bakery

Winner of my fave holiday display: Alliance Bakery

I always stop and admire the Christmas window displays in Wicker Park, but I think I finally found one of the best this past weekend. I had stopped to get some coffee when I passed Alliance Bakery and saw what is now easily my favorite display in the ‘hood: A huge window display dedicated entirely…

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Brace yourself for the glory that is the holiday train

Brace yourself for the glory that is the holiday train

It’s that special time of year where the CTA gives us harrowed commuters a little something special–the holiday train. And what’s so amazing about the holiday train, you ask? It’s an awesome light-covered train that smells like peppermint and cinnamon, with CTA employees dressed as elves handing out candy canes. Oh yeah, and Santa and his…

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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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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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