Wrigleyville

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Bridget Doyle

Drinks and Diversions

  • Age: 24
  • 'Hood: Lakeview/Wrigleyville
  • Fave spot: New fave spot: George Street Pub

Reporter by day, Lakeview explorer by night and weekend. Nothing pleases me more than a good deal, except maybe a good margarita.

Memo to Rosie: How to live in Wrigleyville

Memo to Rosie: How to live in Wrigleyville

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich recently wrote a column (read here) dedicated to Chicago’s newest celebrity resident, Rosie O’ Donnell. In the article, she offers tips to O’Donnell about how we do it here in Chicago. While I endorse all of her points – buy a snow scraper and shovel, newbies can’t complain about the…

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A little art at Belmont goes a long way

A little art at Belmont goes a long way

I’m not much of an artist. Stick figures are still my go-to–and the only color I use is alternating highlighters to cross off days on my calendar. My daily planner OCD aside, I do appreciate art. Especially public art. It’s aesthetically pleasing and often thought-provoking. Has anyone seen the walking legs in Grant Park? Always…

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LeAnn Rimes… why didn’t you holler?

LeAnn Rimes… why didn’t you holler?

I feel like that bitter friend that found out about a party through Facebook pictures and realized I wasn’t invited. While watching E! News last week (for educational purposes), I saw the premier of LeAnn Rimes’ new music video “Give.” There she was, sitting atop L tracks, singing about homelessness in America – specifically Chicago.…

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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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Nisei Lounge: A dive bar diamond in Wrigleyville’s rough

Hidden among the dozens of bars and pubs along the Wrigleyville stretch is a refreshingly dirty and honest little dive bar on Sheffield known as Nisei Lounge. It’s a place to escape what I like to call Cubs zombies – those baseball fans who’ve been drinking since they woke up and have no intention of stopping.…

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Lakeshore swingers wanted

Lakeshore swingers wanted

While trapeze swinging skills might not be something you’d immediately think of adding to your resume, there’s always clown school should your nine-to-five fail. Trapeze School New York has set up shop for the summer right along lakeshore and is offering swinging classes to anyone with an interest in heights, adventure or honing impractical skills.…

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Donde está the white cheese dip?

Donde está the white cheese dip?

Chicago might boast dozens of delicious, authentic Mexican restaurants and a world-renown chef who developed his career perfecting the cuisine, but there’s something missing from my south of the border checklist: White cheese dip. No, I don’t mean queso fundito – too classy. I want the white, thin, drippy dip that’s probably not even authentic…

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