When a Les Nomades vet gets a bee in his bonnet to open a contemporary American BYO, he can call it whatever he wants. At presstime, foodies citywide were drooling in anticipation of Chris Nugent’s December launch. 2656 W. Lawrence Ave.; 773-942-7547, goosefoot.net
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...instruction and a lecture series, plus thousands of supplies for would-be Houdinis. Ash’s: 4955 N. Western Ave.; 773-271-4030, ashs-magic.com. Magic Inc.: 5082 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-334-2855...
...Houdinis. Ash’s: 4955 N. Western Ave.; 773-271-4030, ashs-magic.com. Magic Inc.: 5082 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-334-2855, magicinc.net
 This 12-lane bowling alley located above a hardware store hasn’t modernized much since 1918—which is why we love it. Open bowling runs $3 to $5 per hour during the week and $40 on weekends, with frequent appearances by the Polkaholics, an oompah-rock band. 4874 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-561-8191
...Friday in the Skyline Lounge. For more German brews, head to the cozy Huettenbar  (4721 N. Lincoln Ave.). 4740 N. Western Ave.; 773-561-9181, dankhaus.com
...Lounge. For more German brews, head to the cozy Huettenbar  (4721 N. Lincoln Ave.). 4740 N. Western Ave.; 773-561-9181, dankhaus.com
 Two-year-old Gene’s carries on the tradition of the now-departed Delicatessen Meyer, with homemade pierogi and specialty meats, such as venison and boar. The rooftop beer garden will reopen after Memorial Day; call for updates. 4750 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-728-7243, genessausageshop.com
...down memory lane, check out Quake’s vintage action figures and comics . Timeless Toys: 4749 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-334-4445, timelesstoyschicago.com. Quake: 4628 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-878-4288, quakechicago.com
...and comics . Timeless Toys: 4749 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-334-4445, timelesstoyschicago.com. Quake: 4628 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-878-4288, quakechicago.com
 Founded by a pharmacist in 1875, this gem stocks holistic remedies and bath products, including Vinolia soap (used on the Titanic) and Diptyque candles (which the shop ships to rock-star dressing rooms). 4716 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-989-0900, merzapothecary.com
 Revered among vinyl lovers, Laurie’s carries some 2,000 new releases (Wilco, the Black Keys, Adele), plus another 5,000 used records for sale. 4639 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-271-3569, lauriesplanetofsound.com
 The unofficial greenroom for Old Town School’s performers and teachers, this pub quenches thirsts with 75 beers and 60 whiskeys and hosts an Irish jam session on Sundays. 4530 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-271-9000, thegrafton.com
 Last summer, the French Pastry School grad Amy Hansen realized her dream of opening her own confectionary. Look for her caramels alongside sublime Dutch licorice. 4704 N. Damen Ave.; 773-942-6386, amyscandybar.com
...adults (Feb. 19) . . . Bettye LaVette: torrid vocals ranging from classic rock to soul (Feb. 24). 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-728-6000, oldtownschool.org...