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No plans tonight? Eat, drink and be merry at Coobah

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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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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Why Chicago's Pizza is only good at 3 a.m.

Why Chicago’s Pizza is only good at 3 a.m.

Every Friday night, happy, giggly and a little over-served, my friends and I head to Chicago’s Pizza on Sheffield for the best late night bite there is. What is it about cheesy, greasy goodness that’s so appealing to a tipsy twenty-something? I’m addicted. It’s become ritual. We drink, we socialize, we dance, we drink some…

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The 'Riv gets a new menu

The ‘Riv gets a new menu

When you think of Mad River Bar & Grille, you probably don’t think of food. But that’s about to change. Last week, the Lakeview hotspot introduced an entirely new menu as a result of a new head chef’s refreshed vision for the establishment. From a lamb burger with goat cheese to a fresh caprese salad, the…

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Diner en Blanc: the ultimate all-white party

Diner en Blanc: the ultimate all-white party

You are cordially invited to the most exclusive public dinner of the year. If you can find a seat. The French flash mob event “Diner en Blanc” (dinner in white) has been replicated in cities like New York and is finally landing in Chicago at the end of the month. Saturday, August 27, 1,000 dinner…

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Dining for dummies

Dining for dummies

Dining out with friends recently, I was reminded how much a career in the foodservice industry has shaped my behavior as a customer. Great service can soften the blow of mediocre food, but even the most delicious meal can be ruined by poor service. What most don’t realize is how much their actions influence their…

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DMK? More like DMmmmmmK

DMK? More like DMmmmmmK

Remember how kids used to tease: “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” Note to self: investigate the legality of marrying a DMK Burger Bar (3954 N. Sheffield Ave.) bun. Have you ever tried to take a nap on a burger bun? I have. DMK’s thick, plush, flour-dusted buns double as…

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