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Falafel comes to Pilsen Subway

Falafel comes to Pilsen Subway

A few weeks ago, I saw a poster in a southwest suburban Subway for a falafel sandwich. That burb has a huge Middle Eastern population.  So, I thought the falafel sandwich was just a local thing. Well apparently, Subway has been test-running their falafel sandwich in Chicago all year.  I just saw a poster for…

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Local crochet queen sells customized accessories

Local crochet queen sells customized accessories

I recently started working in Canaryville, which is about a zip code away from Pilsen.  A client, who is a resident of Bridgeport/Canaryville, told me about Maggies Closet 09, the business of a local crocheter. Is “crocheter” even a word? Anyway, Maggie’s Closet 09′s claim to fame is their crochet items for kids and babies. …

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Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Dios Mio! Finally! Another hangout in Pilsen other than Simone’s. I hate the Skylark. Sorry but the dark grandpa’s basement-esque vibe just doesn’t do it for me. And I dig Simone’s but I feel like I have been there a million times already and am glad to see something new and affordable. Now hopefully that…

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7 ways to actually get fit in 2012!

The most popular New Year’s resolution is always to loose weight and get in shape. Yet by March most gym memeberships are already put on the back burner and as soon as the warm weather hits so do the parties and barbeques. I have written down a few tips for those of you looking to…

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