Monthly archives for February, 2016

Parts and Labor is Logan Square?s Hippest Burger...

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Burgers are one of America?s favorite comfort foods. Many of us have fond memories of going to the local burger joint with our parents and friends and enjoying some greasy goodness. For a lot of Chicago?s Southside residents, that burger joint was Grant?s Wonderburger in Mount Greenwood. While Wonderburger is now closed, Parts and Labor…

Great Lakes Tattoo ? 1st Annual Walk-Up Classic ...

great lakes tattoo storefront

A photo posted by greatlakestattoo (@greatlakestattoo) on Feb 11, 2016 at 8:02am PST Great Lakes Tattoo is taking everything that they've come to not fancy about mainstream tattoo conventions and proceeding to do the opposite. GLT's owner Nick Colella commented: "I feel that present-day tattooing and standardized tattoo conventions have gotten so far away from…

Madison Public House ? A Logan Square Essential

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Madison Public House has been in business for nearly 3 years. Upon opening, they wanted to create an atmosphere that provided an all-in-one experience; they have succeeded. They may possess a bar appearance, but that is not strictly what they are. Rather than going to a bar and settling for whatever food they are offering,…

Cooking Classes in Chicago ? Be Iron Chef not Ch...

While eating out and exploring the extensive amounts of phenomenal restaurants in Chicago is insanely enjoyable? there is perhaps a better way to try new cuisine; cook it for yourself. There are a good amount of options for cooking classes in Chicago. They range from barbecue, to vegan, desserts and ethnic styles of cooking as…

5411 Empanadas is Taking Over Chicago, One Pastr...

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5411 Empanadas is one of the fastest growing restaurant groups in the city. Named after the international dialing code for Buenos Aires, the group first opened in 2009 with a quality product and making deliveries to local Chicago businesses. That led to an incredibly successful food truck and their first physical location, which opened in…

Jackson Avenue Pub in Naperville ? Killer Burger...

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Whenever I find myself in Naperville, Jackson Avenue Pub seems to be my go to spot (followed by Quigley's Irish Pub). The atmosphere is pretty low-key and their food is spot on? especially if you have burgers on your mind. Atmosphere The interior of Jackson Avenue Pub isn't the largest pub out there, but it…

De Noche Mexicana Embraces Mexican Cuisine in Lo...

de noche mexicana in Logan Square interior

Gentrification has drastically transformed Logan Square in the last few years from a primarily Latino neighborhood to hipster paradise with both positive and negative results. For all the cool bookstores like Uncharted and great restaurants like Lula Caf and Longman & Eagle, there have been longtime businesses that have closed and residents forced out. However,…

L’Appetito Chicago ? the Deli You’ve...

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As I'm sitting here reminiscing about my last visit to L'Appetito, which a friend of mine highly recommended, I find myself mowing down a sandwich that I just just whipped together in my kitchen. I've always had a deep appreciation for a simple, yet satisfying sandwiches? which is why delis areattractive to me. As simple…

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