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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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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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Celebrating Halloween in WPB

Celebrating Halloween in WPB

When we’re not all busy getting b*tchslapped by today’s weather (which by the way, can happen literally courtesy of Lake Michigan’s crazy huge waves if you get too close to the shore, so consider yourselves warned), the majority of us are already weighing our Halloween party options. After all, festivities will pretty much start early…

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Art in the streets

Art in the streets

I noticed this new outdoor installation at Damen and Division a few days ago on the bottom storefront of my all-time favorite building in Wicker Park/Ukranian Villiage. It looks like it’s part of a WPB art initiative. Does anyone know anything about the bottom of this building? The biggest question is why is this spot not…

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Not hip enough for some Wicker Park bars

Not hip enough for some Wicker Park bars

I’ve done my far share of bar hopping around Wicker Park. I regularly drink sangria at Salud. I’ve played pool at Swig. I’ve had some amazing truffle fries (and beer, obviously) at Bar Bar Black Sheep. I’ve drunkenly eaten free pizza at Crocodile. I’ve had some questionable mojitos at Blue Line. I’ve been at Estelle’s…

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BuckWick Organix now open!

BuckWick Organix now open!

This 4th of July weekend is off to quite a hot start, but that hasn’t stopped me from walking around and enjoying the heat and my ‘hood. While strolling down Milwaukee this afternoon, I noticed that BuckWick Organix (1562 N. Milwaukee) had it’s grand opening yesterday (which totally escaped my attention). Much like Real Naked…

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