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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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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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Top 5 reasons I'm excited for 'Mozart's Sister'

Top 5 reasons I’m excited for ‘Mozart’s Sister’

Last Tuesday night I sat in the Music Box Theatre bemused, as my contemporaries chortled away at “The Future.” (Can someone explain Miranda July to me, please? I don’t get it.) When I wasn’t scratching my head at the inane plot or rolling my eyes at July’s overly precious speaking voice, my mind was fixated…

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To Lakeview, on our fifth anniversary

To Lakeview, on our fifth anniversary

In 1998, I got off at the Belmont Red Line stop. I was coming from Rogers Park to see They Might Be Giants at the Vic. I looked at the blue Belmont sign and thought “I’m home.” It took eight years of living in RoPo and then in downstate and northern Illinois before I returned for…

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Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Saturday afternoon’s fire hit close to home for me. And I mean that both literally and figuratively – the blaze took place two buildings down from my apartment. After an afternoon jaunt in Wicker Park with a friend, I returned home Saturday to find my block completely shut off from traffic, dozens of fire trucks…

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Midwest Independent Film Festival resumes Sept. 6 at Landmark

Midwest Independent Film Festival resumes Sept. 6 at Landmark

If you like movies with little budgets and big ideas, and you’re free on Tuesdays, check out the Midwest Independent Film Festival, which resumes September 6 at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). The festival kicks off another year with the critically acclaimed indie comedy “Incredibly Small.” The story of a wannabe sculptor and…

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