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DISH: SAVOR Umami Burger; Acanto

Umami Burger Wicker Park ( 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave.; www.facebook.com/UmamiWickerPark ro www.umamiburger.com/ ) is one of the latest franchises of a chain established in California, New York and Nevada.

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Acanto ( 18 S. Michigan Ave.; www.acantochicago.com/ ) had plenty going for it before the first patron sampled the fare there.

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As Damen Station Closes, Wicker Park Commuters Dash Off to New Routes

"This is going to be a big pain in the a--.  I had no idea," said Joe Sopha, a 25-year-old financial analyst who lives a few blocks from the Wicker Park station at 1558 N. Damen Ave.

After leaving the station, which closed Monday and is fenced off for construction, Sopha walked briskly down Milwaukee Avenue, headed to the Division "L" station at 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave, a 0.7-mile,  approximately 15-minute walk.

"I feel like we are usually more busy around this time but I haven't checked the numbers yet," said Jon Becker, a supervisor at Stan's Donuts at 1560 N. Damen Ave., which is next to the station.

On the opposite side of the station, Rob Santel, a barista at La Colombe, a coffee shop at 1552 N. Damen Ave., said he feels like enough regulars will still come into the shop during the closure.

Late Sunday, on the evening before the closure, David Arizinamini, manager of Blue Line Lounge and Grill at 1548 N. Damen Ave., which is named for the train line that runs next to the restaurant, said he was hoping the renovations would be more substantial.

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Five Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween

...gore. SPOOKY BOOBS performs Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended at...

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CTA Blue Line Damen station closed until Dec. 22

...to re-open on Dec. 22.Riders are advised to use nearby CTA stations at Division and Western in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. They can take No. 56 Milwaukee buses to get...

...Line stations across the city over four years. Renovations to the station located in the 1500-block of North Damen Avenue will include new lighting, roofing, and signage, as well as the installation of art and...

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Key Ingredient: Greg Bastien emulsifies pumpkin seed oil

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