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Becky Tsadik

Eater's guide to Lakeview

  • Age: 25
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: Julius Meinl, especially on a rainy Sunday

A chef, writer and closet fat kid whose favorite food group is Dessert, Becky hunts out food and drink deals like a honey badger that don’t care. The pen might be mightier than the sword, but at the end of the day, she'd rather be holding a fork.

Looking for the perfect place to chill on a warm summer day? Checkout Southport Corridor’s oft below-the-radar Latin restaurant Coobah (3423 N. Southport Ave.). The relaxed vibe of this spot that plays host to live music and reasonably priced, delicious food and its front patio makes it the perfect place to grab drinks after work.…

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Food, fun and games at Guthrie’s

Food, fun and games at Guthrie’s

It’s Labor Day already and you don’t have any plans. Quick! Where can you enjoy a cold drink, great company, free entertainment and food of your choice? At Guthrie’s Tavern (1300 W. Addison St.), of course, the Lakeview bar “where neighbors become friends.” Three blocks West of Wrigley, the low-key bar offers excellent drink specials…

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Lunch with a side of culture

Lunch with a side of culture

Enjoy food with a view this month at several area bars, restaurants and eating establishments, including Northdown Cafe (3244 N. Lincoln Ave.), Whole Foods (3300 N. Ashland Ave.) and Dinkel’s Bakery (3329 N. Lincoln Ave.). As part of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce’s first ART Lakeview program, these locations and others will be displaying local artists’…

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Diner en Blanc: a flavorful flash mob

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Does Chicago have room for TWO vegan chef-divas?

Does Chicago have room for TWO vegan chef-divas?

California transplant Native Foods (1023 W. Belmont Ave.) has left its native soil to plant roots in a Midwestern meat and potatoes/beer and baseball/deep dish town. With two Chicago-area locations of her restaurant open and another in the works, Native Foods’ chef Tanya Petrovna is positioned to eclipse Chicago’s other reigning vegan empress, Karyn Calabrese,…

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All hail the Sandwich King

All hail the Sandwich King

Some people have only two settings—“on” and “off.” Jeff Mauro has no off switch. On the Food Network’s seventh season of “Food Network Star,” Jeff has survived the elimination of 12 fellow contestants to become one of the remaining three. His self-depreciating jokes about being a heavier kid and “looking like a sandwich” as an…

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