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Molly Rutkowski

Hidden 'hood gems

  • Age: 25
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: Wills, Wellingtons and the Lakeshore Running Path

Just think of Molly as one of those cheese filled hot dogs – bursting at the seams with juicy Chicago flavor, with a hint of Wisconsin goodness in every bite. Plus, she can usually be found at backyard BBQs, classy dive bars and late night hangouts; not to mention, cats and drunk people love her. If you ever see her wandering around the neighborhood, feel free to stop and chat, and if you ever see her in a bar, she likes whiskey.

Are you ready for T-Box?

Are you ready for T-Box?

No, no you’re not.  You will never be ready for T-box.  You may think you’re ready, but you are wrong. Regardless of whether you are a T-box virgin or veteran, there is nothing you can do that will properly prepare you for 12 hours of crawling (perhaps literally, although not recommended) through the 12 bars…

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Move along Movember

Move along Movember

  After a brief hiatus of introspection and mischief, I’m back, and just in the nick of time (if you ask me) because Movember is FINALLY over!!  Before you start lecturing me on the true message behind the ‘stache, let me make it clear that I 100% support raising awareness for men’s health, the true…

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Hot day on the CTA

Hot day on the CTA

Today is a big day for the CTA. Today the CTA is finally making their presence known on the social media circuit by simultaneously launching their Facebook page and Twitter feed.  So can social media help the CTA?  I’m not sold yet, but one thing I do know for sure, is that we finally have…

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FREE Falafel

Slightly out of my jurisdiction in Lincoln Park, but so close and SO good that all Lakeviewer’s should take note: FREE FALAFEL SANDWICH!! Sultan’s Market is a local favorite for Lincoln Parkers (and Wicker Parkers at their original location in WP) looking to grab some quick and delicious Mediterranean cuisine on the go.  However, this…

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Lakeview to Hyde Park and everywhere in-between

I can feel myself becoming a jaded Chicagoan.  I’ve been here just shy of two and a half years, but it didn’t take me long to start driving aggressively, cursing the CTA, drinking Goose Island, and sleeping through sirens, drunks, and dogs. That being said, I am also ashamed to say that since living here,…

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Goodbye sweet Indian summer

Goodbye sweet Indian summer

We mourned the end of summer, but before our tears even tried, we were treated to the sweet tease of an Indian summer.  We regretted packing away our shorts and sundresses so soon, and did everything we could to embrace those sunny 75 degree days. Well a tease it was, because once again the skies…

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8 reasons why Dram Shop is hardcore

8 reasons why Dram Shop is hardcore

The name is deceiving but Dram Shop is actually a bar, a teeny, tiny, hole-in-the-wall, local, divey, watering hole.  This place is never closed.  They open at 7am and close at 2am, 7AM!!!! They only close for 5 hours a day! 2a.  I have lived down the street for 2+ years and I don’t think…

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Is Cash Cab Chicago real?

Is Cash Cab Chicago real?

Getting in the Cash Cab will probably be the most challenging item to check off my bucket list; however, now that Chicago has acquired it’s very own version of the elusive New York City trivia-mobile, my odds have slightly improved.  So when my best friend (and resident Manhattanite) sent me an enthusiastic text exclaiming that…

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