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TRENDS: Caffeine connoisseurs are on the rise

TRENDS: Caffeine connoisseurs are on the rise

  I take pride in being referred to as a snob.  A coffee snob that is, and if you share my love for caffeine then you know what it means when I say that all coffee is not created equally. The Noble Tree is an eclectic and cozy coffee house serving up more than your…

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Marathon is big deal for businesses along route

Marathon is big deal for businesses along route

The Chicago Marathon draws an estimated 1.7 million spectators, all lined up along the course that stretches from Addison Avenue on the north to 35th Street on the south. That’s in addition to the 45,000 participants, 125,000 anticipated expo attendees, 12,000-plus volunteers, 1,200 medical and security personnel and more that take up the streets and…

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New on Clark: Java Coast

New on Clark: Java Coast

The stretch of Clark St. between Wrightwood and Diversey is kind of funny. The only real staples are Weiner Circle, Best Buy, and McDonald’s…everything else is subject to disappear at any time. Three clothing stores on the east side of the street closed earlier this year, and Jay’s sandwich shop was open for maybe a…

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A Lincoln Park hidden gem: Lincoln Perk

A Lincoln Park hidden gem: Lincoln Perk

It’s not perfect…which is kind of what makes it perfect. I’ve walked by Lincoln Park’s Lincoln Perk (I know) dozens of times. Arguably one of the quaintest coffee shops in the neighborhood, it’s tucked into the corner of Clark and Wrightwood past Dunlay’s on Clark and Windy City Cleaners, its neon sign somehow barely noticeable.…

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My chemical romance (no, not the band)

My chemical romance (no, not the band)

I’d had caramel covered, whipped-cream laden frappucinos a few times. But for me, it all really started when I was 15, when I first experimented with a white chocolate mocha. That delicious, chocolatey, whipped-cream-y, heaven in a paper cup. That white chocolate mocha was my gateway drug. From there, my coffee addiction flourished. I moved…

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