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Nookies Tree and thanks giving

Nookies Tree and thanks giving

“Hello?” One year ago, I sat on my bed anticipating the sounds of keys unlocking a door and the voice I’d known for a decade. Then I heard them, and I gave thanks. I still do. In 2007, my best friend left Lakeview for Los Angeles. I’d met him in 2000, rehearsing for an outdoor…

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My thoughts on the Anthroholic scandal

My thoughts on the Anthroholic scandal

The longer I blog, the more I try to beware of fellow bloggers who are less than truthful.  I’m not always successful. Recently, it’s been revealed that a Chicago fashion blogger has defrauded hundreds of women not only in our city, but around the world. For several years, Kim Baker ran the popular website Anthroholic…

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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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Celebrate National S’mores Day with Southport Grocery’s popup

Monday, August 10 was National S’mores Day and Southport Grocery & Cafe (3552 N. Southport Ave.) knows just how to celebrate. With a sweet pop-up shop!   Visit the quaint cafe for “S’more, Please…a pop in a shop” Friday, August 12,  11 am – 3 pm to sample some handmade sweet delights from local  chocolate and…

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From "the dark continent," a ray of light shines

From “the dark continent,” a ray of light shines

Deep in the shadow of the Southport Brown Line El stop lives an overlooked and under-appreciated coffee shop that caters to carnivores and herbivores alike. Intricate paintings and quilts adorn the burnt orange walls while an offensively bright yellow coffee roaster nestles between artsy chair and table sets and a recessed service bar. Welcome to…

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My one-night stand with Ann

My one-night stand with Ann

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. Rolling by Ann Sather Café (3416 N. Southport Ave.) at 10 minutes past closing time this afternoon (and feeling completely guilty for being “that customer”), I scored four cinnamon rolls for $5. Flaky, sticky, warm, fresh—how many ways can I describe her glory?! What words will capture the magic of…

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Lakeview's hottest club is 'Sur'

Lakeview’s hottest club is ‘Sur’

If you’re looking for the perfect place to bring friends visiting for the holiday weekend, look no further than Tango Sur (3763 N. Southport Ave.), an Argentine grill that finally answers the question: BYO WHAT? It has everything! Waiters that look like mobsters, secret back rooms filled with plates of gooey melted cheese, frozen images…

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Cool off at these ice-cold dessert spots

Cool off at these ice-cold dessert spots

With the heat index flirting with 100-degrees, you need a cool-down strategy, fast. Obviously, dessert is the only remedy. Pick your poison and decide whether you want one scoop or four: Anthony’s Homemade Italian Ice (3442 N. Southport Ave.): Smack in the middle of Lakeview’s Southport Corridor, this family-friendly staple serves up Italian ice, ice…

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Ready, set, breakfast

With the USDA’s new MyPlate officially replacing the Food Pyramid of my youth, I’ve found myself questioning every eating decision I’ve made in the past two decades. What if I want to put dairy on my plate instead of isolating it off in a corner? What if I’m eating out of a bowl? What happened…

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