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Big Star celebrates two years with big beer blowout

Big Star celebrates two years with big beer blowout

Happy birthday, Big Star! Wicker Park’s Big Star is having a party tonight, November 16, to celebrate its two year anniversary: In just two years, Big Star has become a mainstay in the crotch heart of Wicker Park, with stellar tacos, a large whiskey selection and strong margaritas. Sticking with the “two” theme, Big Star…

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Steam baths to return

Steam baths to return

What was once a bath house in Wicker Park will now become … a restaurant? The Russian and Turkish Bath House in Wicker Park, a sweaty part of Chicago’s immigrant history, has been sold and an alderman said Wednesday the steam baths and saunas will be fired up again. Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) said…

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Spotted: Some Korean BBQ is heading our way

Spotted: Some Korean BBQ is heading our way

I was walking down Milwaukee last night when I hear the now-familiar sound of construction taking place inside of what used to be Geisha Lounge. Sure enough, there’s a banner up boasting a new Korean BBQ place called Tozi. A little research shows that, according to the Wicker Park/Bucktown Insider’s Guide, this new spot will…

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