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Ashley Gregory

Six Feet Over

  • Age: 30
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: The Pony

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It has been Ashley’s dream to live in Chicago since her Dad took her to the top of the Sears Tower at the age of four. It took Ashley until she was 26 to actually move here from Wisconsin, but she gets lost a lot, so that was to be expected. A hopelessly devoted fanatic of the Blackhawks, craft beer, making “your mom” jokes, and nail polish, Ashley can almost always be found looking for non-permit street parking or being the tallest person in the room. Stalk her on Twitter, or her personal blog The Real Counter.

Dyan Flores

Lakeview on the Cheap

  • Age: 20-something
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: The Long Room

Dyan is a writer and performer whose love of Chicago is only rivaled by her love of a good deal. Dyan has written for Gapers Block, Time Out Chicago and Consumerist, in addition to My Two Weeks Notice, her personal blog. You're likely to spot Dyan on-stage rapping about Rick Bayless or at the Village Discount looking for vintage purses.

Danny Miller

Life Off the Red Line

  • Age: 28
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: My patio. Favorite spot that accepts legal tender? Ian's Pizza

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As a natural ginger, life for Danny is always off the Red Line. He is a self-proclaimed foodie, a proud Cubs fan and would run for Mayor of Chicago if he even had one qualification, but alas, he does not. Danny loves public transportation, trying to out crazy the crazies and seeking great hangouts off the "L." Follow his adventures through Chicago’s greatest ‘hood to see what Lakeview has to offer - And if you see him out, just say “go Gators!” and compliment his beard.

Darcy Young

Single Pale Female

  • Age: 23
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: Justin’s beer garden

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Darcy is a recent graduate from DePaul University with a degree in Political Science and if you want to be friends, please don’t ask her what she's planning on doing with that. Just be as satisfied with her current ‘single-unemployed-aimless-and-broke’ approach to life as she is! It’s fun. She also enjoys witty banter, taking an overly-analytical approach to reality TV, making people sort of uncomfortable, and puppies.

Lauren Whalen

The Film Femme

  • Age: 30
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: A three-way tie: Landmark Century Centre Cinema, Music Box and Intelligentsia!

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Most seven-year-old girls want to be ballerinas. Lauren Whalen wanted to be Roger Ebert. 23 years later, she works at Facets and she will blather about movies to anyone who listens and quite a few people who don't. Lauren loves three things in this crazy, crazy world: movies, writing about movies, and her home 'hood of Lakeview. You can read her reviews on The Film Yap and her pop culture rants on The Unprofessional Critic. Say hi via Facebook, Twitter or carrier pigeon.

Molly Rutkowski

Hidden 'hood gems

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

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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.

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.


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