41 hours ago

Kate's Thai Opens in an Ex-Pasadita; New Nigerian Restaurant In West Ridge; More

LAKEVIEW— Vanille Patisserie is opening another location today near the corner of Melrose and Broadway. It joins its Lincoln Park and French Market spaces. Status:Opening today, 3242 N. Broadway Ave.

LAKEVIEW— Vanille Patisserie is opening another location today near the corner of Melrose and Broadway. It joins its Lincoln Park and French Market spaces. Status:Opening today, 3242 N. Broadway Ave.

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NOBLE SQUARE— Kate's Thai Kitchen is ready to go inside a former La Pasadita space (don't worry, kids, there's still one left). Its a rustic space with BYO, lunch, dinner and carry out. Status: Certified open, 1132 N. Ashland Ave.

WEST RIDGE— A Nigerian husband-and-wife duo are taking over the former Noora Cafe. They've opened Simi's, a Nigerian BYO restaurant, serving up stews, fried plantains and more, according to DNAinfo. Status: Opening today, 6310 N. Western Ave.

...second-floor dance spot above Wicker Park's North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection. Status: Opening tonight, 1958 W. North Ave.

WEST LOOP— BenjYehuda is expanding again, this time inside Ogilvie Transportation Center. Expect the same fries and wraps at this new spot. Status: Certified open, Ogilvie Transportation Center, next to Panda Express, 500 W. Madison St.

LINCOLN PARK— Sublime Sushi is opening its second late-night spot tomorrow, this time near Oz Park. They're offering an opening 20-percent discount and a free appetizer if customers "like" them on Facebook. Status: Opening tomorrow, 2235 N. Lincoln Ave.

DUNNING— Lone Star BBQ Bar has replacing Crazy Calabrese Pizza on Harlem Avenue. They're touting Texas-style barbecue, with staples like baby back ribs, brisket and the "King Ranch Chicken," a Tex-Mex casserole that they describe as lasagne with tortillas. Status: Certified open, 3350 N. Harlem Ave.

LINCOLN PARK— Kiwi Venture is a new quick serve spot near DePaul. They will serve sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies, the Tribune reported. Status: Opening Saturday, 1524 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Kate's Thai Opens in an Ex-Pasadita; New Nigerian Restaurant In West Ridge; More
    NOBLE SQUARE- Kate's Thai Kitchen is ready to go inside a former La Pasadita space (don't worry, kids, there's still one left). Its a rustic space with BYO, lunch, dinner and carry out. Status: Certified open, 1132 N. Ashland Ave. WEST RIDGE- A Nigerian husband-and-wife duo are taking over the former Noora Cafe.
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42 hours ago

The Alley to be Replaced with Seven-Story Apartment Project

Located at 3228 North Clark Street, the now-closed Alley had been in business at the building since 1974. The store...

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As work is underway reshaping the northwest corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue with an eight story transit oriented development (TOD) featuring 90 apartments, 39 parking spaces and...

    The Alley to be Replaced with 90-Unit Apartment Project
    Photo: Google Street View] As work is underway reshaping the northwest corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue with an eight story transit oriented development (TOD) featuring 90 apartments, 39 parking spaces and a Target Express store, another proposal has popped up immediately next door to the north.
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2 days ago

Who pooped on this Chicago man's Tesla?

...adding, “this is not a joke.” As his post recounts, the fecal incident happened near Stratford Place and Broadway, where his car was parked...

    Who pooped on this Chicago man's Tesla?
    When Karl Marx wrote about the proletariat rising up against the ruling class in the 1800s, he had no idea what luxury, electric-powered cars were and he also had no idea the revolution would start with someone landing a hot dookie on a man’s Tesla Model X in Lakeview.
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3 days ago

A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine

A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine

    A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine
    This top floor 2-bedroom in Cortina Court at 429 W. Aldine in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1926, this building has 24 units and some have their own, private heated garages on the back alley. This is one of the units with the garage, which the listing says also has extra storage.
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3 days ago

Panel on homelessness and survival sex Feb. 10

The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host a panel discussion in collaboration with artist Sam Kirk as part of her current exhibit "Surviving the Times" on Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Panel on homelessness and survival sex Feb. 10 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Panel on homelessness and survival sex Feb. 10 The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host a panel discussion in collaboration with artist Sam Kirk as part of her current exhibit "Surviving the Times" on Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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3 days ago

Local mental-health group provides safe space, shared experience

The DBSA LGBT group meets every Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St. Visit www.dbsa-glbt-chicago.com/ or call 872-216-3272 for more information .

    Local mental-health group provides safe space, shared experience - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Following a large number of clinic closures and record budget cuts, the state of mental health in Chicago has made national headlines over the past year.
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3 days ago

Local mental-health group provides multiple benefits

The DBSA LGBT group meets every Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St. Visit www.dbsa-glbt-chicago.com/ or call 872-216-3272 for more information .

    Local mental-health group provides multiple benefits - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Following a large number of clinic closures and record budget cuts, the state of mental health in Chicago has made national headlines over the past year.
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4 days ago

Dining: Analogue dinner; Vanille grand opening; Super Bowl events

...announced that Vanille Lake View's ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3243 N. Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. On Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, customers will have the...

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...At Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chef Alfredo Nogueira will partner with Pork Mafia's Phil Wingo to create a special...

—Bunny, the Micro Bakery—called "perhaps the tiniest bakery in town" on its website—has opened at 2928 N. Broadway. It offers dumplings, doughnuts, toast, jams, butters, old-school pastries, broths, natural sodas, breads, ice cream and cereals. See BunnyTheMicroBakery.com .

...upcoming visiting chefs, as well as work on other LEYE projects. Intro is located at 2300 N. Lincoln Park West; see IntroChicago.com...

—Acre, 5308 N. Clark St., will have $1 oysters, $2 sliders, $4 select drafts and $10 wood-fired pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday. Reservations are recommended; call 773-334-7600.

...Feb. 7 ) at 12 p.m., football enthusiasts and others can head to Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St., for favorites like the Maine lobster roll and the crispy one-sided red snapper. Going...

...On Super Bowl Sunday, Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., will host a football and food-filled evening benefiting local Chicago non-profit organization Furever...

...Andersonville restaurant Ombra, 5310 N. Clark St., will welcome Giovanni Sicilia of Heritage Wines and its resident "buongustaio" ( man of good taste...

...Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., celebrates Fat Tuesday with an authentic Louisiana shrimp boil on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6...

...For Mardi Gras, Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., will celebrate Mardi Gras with a limited edition selection of Cajun dishes on Feb. 9...

—Both Beatrix locations ( 519 N. Clark St. and 671 N. St. Clair St. ) will offer a "Big Brunch" on Super Bowl Sunday. Options include fresh-squeezed juice, Bloody Marys, spicy chicken tinga, quinoa cakes with poached eggs, and shakshouka, among others. See RestaurantBeatrix.com .

—Both Beatrix locations ( 519 N. Clark St. and 671 N. St. Clair St. ) will offer a "Big Brunch" on Super Bowl Sunday. Options include fresh-squeezed juice, Bloody Marys, spicy chicken tinga, quinoa cakes with poached eggs, and shakshouka, among others. See RestaurantBeatrix.com .

—ROOF at theWit, 201 N. State St., will feature specials like a Chinese Cocktail ( $15; Cana Brava Rum, Grand Marnier, Grenadine, Maraschino, Angostura ) and a dim sum bamboo steamer ( $14; shrimp shu mai, sesame bean paste ball, mushroom egg roll, chicken pot sticker ). Call 312-239-9502.

...In partnership with the Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation, Atwood Restaurant, 1 W. Washington St., will host a kickoff event for "Bear Your Heart" Month on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5...

—Magnolia Bakery, at Block 37 at 108 N. State St., is offering various treats for Valentine's Day, including chocolate bars ( $5.25 each ), red-velvet whoopie pies ( $4 each ), heart cookies ( $6/bag ) and cupcakes ( $3.75 each ).

—ENO Wine Room, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is offering a flight of sparkling Rose wines from around the world with a choice of a paired chocolate flight ( $20 ) for Valentine's Day. Also, ENO is currently offering boxes of Sweet Margy's toffee with any purchase of sparkling wine.

...Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave., will feature a five-course Valentine's Day tasting menu for $115 per person, or...

...Earls Kitchen + Bar, 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., will feature a heart-shaped stenciled design on its Century Sour ( $10 ), a pisco-based...

...at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired...

...GreenRiver ( 259 E. Erie St., 18th floor ) offers romance with a view for Valentine's Day weekend with a special...

...The Ritz Carlton Chicago's Deca restaurant, 160 E. Pearson St., is offering a special Valentine's Day menu. Deca's three-course prix fixe menu...

—At Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., Chef Lawrence Letrero has crafter a five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe for $55/person, with an optional cocktail pairing for $45. ( The regular menu will be offered a la carte as well. ) See SableChicago.com .

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina has created a romantic Italian prix fixe menu, "Menu di Valentino," with...

—Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., is offering Valentine's Day menu specials. They include Maine lobster, clam and calamari paella for two ( $60 ); and grill strip loin with rapini, salt-crusted potatoes and mojo sauce ( $42 ), among other dishes. See SaleroChicago.com .

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

—Chicago's Best WingFest will return for its 17th year on Feb. 21, 1-5 p.m., at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. There will be wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating and six categories of wing competition, among other things. See Wingfest.net .

    Dining: Analogue dinner; Vanille grand opening; Super Bowl events - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    At Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chef Alfredo Nogueira will partner with Pork Mafia's Phil Wingo to create a special five-course Cajun menu featuring various cuts of Mangalitsa pork on Wed., Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. Dishes will include beignets, gumbo with smoked pork, and glazed Ham with collard greens and cornbread.
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4 days ago

Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards

Honorees will be notified in May and recognized at a free ceremony in June at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

    Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 Under 30 Awards.Nominees should be 30 years or under as of June 30, 2016, and should have made some substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas.
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4 days ago

Valentine’s Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge

3700 N. Halsted Street

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5 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

2852 N. Halsted Street

    Valentine's Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge - Gay chicago
    Pretty In Pink Valentine's Day Brunch at Kit Kat Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Brat Pack Classic Sunday, February 14 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Calling all "Brat Pack" fans! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic love triangle between Andie, Duckie and Blane at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club.
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5 days ago

Brent Seabrook Buys Newly Built Lakeview Mansion

3430 N Lake Shore Dr APT 15N

3749 N Fremont St APT 3

3747 N Fremont St # 1

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3600 N Lake Shore Dr APT 2723

1751 W Henderson St

4030 N Sheridan Rd APT 1F

833 W Buena Ave # 8330807

3240 N Lake Shore Dr # 15C

718 W Irving Park Rd

3000 N Sheridan Rd # 11E

3170 N Sheridan Rd # 183905

4250 N Marine Dr APT 310

1420 W Belle Plaine Ave APT GE

2950 N Racine Ave

720 W Gordon Ter APT 17G

2800 N Lake Shore Dr APT 2017

708 W Buena Ave APT 2NE

1429 W Henderson St # 2

3150 N Lake Shore Dr APT 11B

3728 N Magnolia Ave # 1

550 W Surf St APT 221

2860 N Orchard St APT 503

1511 W Montrose Ave APT 3W

1733 W Irving Park Rd APT 319

    Brent Seabrook Buys Newly Built Lakeview Mansion | Patch
    CHICAGO, IL - Longtime Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook already proved his loyalty to America's new greatest hockey city by signing an eight-year, $55 million contract extension with the defending Stanley Cup champions, and now he is upgrading his home life in the Chi as well.
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5 days ago

PASSAGES Dr. Marc Singer dies

On Feb. 21, 2016, there will be a Celebration of Life Service, remembering and honoring Marc at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre located at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago at 11 a.m.

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Donations may be made in Marc's memory to: The Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, 208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60604.

    PASSAGES Dr. Marc Singer dies - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Dr. Menachim ( Marc ) Singer died Nov. 18, 2015, while visiting family in Israel.Singer was born on July 29, 1950 in Romania, the son of Ilana and Max Singer. He is survived by his life partner, Michael Hora, his mother Ilana, children Ronit and Solomon, his brother Dov and wife Ola, three nieces and a large gathering of friends throughout the world.
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6 days ago

Robberies Reported At Wrigleyville ATMs, Cops Warn

...at sidewalk ATMs and demanded valuables. Investigators have connected two specific cases: One in the 3400 block of N. Clark around 1:30AM on Saturday, January 16; and the other in the 3500 block

    CWB Chicago: Robberies Reported At Wrigleyville ATMs, Cops Warn
    Area North detectives this weekend issued an alert to warn the public about two recent robberies at ATMs along the Clark Street bar strip in Wrigleyville. In both cases, offenders approached victims at sidewalk ATMs and demanded valuables. Investigators have connected two specific cases: One in the 3400 block of N.
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Jan 19

Updated Jan 29

CHA Saves Seniors From Eviction After Buying 111 Apartments for $19 Million

The new CHA-owned buildings are Crowder Place, 3801 N. Pine Grove Ave. and Mulvey Place, 416 W. Barry Ave. in Lakeview; and Devon Place, 1950 W. Devon Ave. in West Ridge.

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The new CHA-owned buildings are Crowder Place, 3801 N. Pine Grove Ave. and Mulvey Place, 416 W. Barry Ave. in Lakeview; and Devon Place, 1950 W. Devon Ave. in West Ridge.

The new CHA-owned buildings are Crowder Place, 3801 N. Pine Grove Ave. and Mulvey Place, 416 W. Barry Ave. in Lakeview; and Devon Place, 1950 W. Devon Ave. in West Ridge.

At the same time, the city approved another sale to CHA at 2138 W. Touhy Ave. in West Ridge. The six 2- and 3-bedroom apartments were bought for $257,000 each.

    CHA Saves Seniors From Eviction After Buying 111 Apartments for $19 Million
    CHICAGO - In a $19 million sale, the Chicago Housing Authority acquired 111 apartments owned by Presbyterian Homes - effectively saving dozens of low-income senior citizens who were told last fall they would be evicted from their affordable housing properties on the North Side. The new CHA-owned buildings are Crowder Place, 3801 N.
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Jan 25

Updated Jan 28

Duo Accused Of Robbing Man 100 Feet From Police Station

...Powell and 19-year-old Joshua Cavin are accused of attacking the man in the 3600 block of N. Fremont and taking the victim's phone and wallet at midnight last Sunday, according to court...

    CWB Chicago: Duo Accused Of Robbing Man 100 Feet From Police Station
    Two men are facing robbery charges for allegedly mugging a man less than 100 feet from the 19th district police station last weekend. 18-year-old Roger Powell and 19-year-old Joshua Cavin are accused of attacking the man in the 3600 block of N. Fremont and taking the victim's phone and wallet at midnight last Sunday, according to court records.
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  • Early parolees? These guys are really dumb aren't they? I live nearby and I'm always on the lookout for "gangs" of men walking around who don't look like they belong.

  • Unfortunately, there are a lot of teens who our out in the streets. Their families have kicked them out. Just wandering around and looking for trouble. As if to say "hey police, come and get me and put me in jail so I have a place to sleep and eat."

  • future alderman future alderman

    guess eblock has decided to give you your own thread-congrats

Jan 27

Sheridan Shores, 640 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

Whole Foods is a few blocks south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is nearby on Broadway.

Grace Shores, 639-55 W Grace St, Lakeview East

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Sheridan Shores, 640 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

2950 North Sheridan, 2950 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

The Van der Rohe, 2933 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

3838 North Broadway apartments, Lakeview

    Sheridan Shores, 640 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview
    Sheridan Shores is a 5-story contemporary apartment building at 640 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. The exterior shows the building's 1970s 4+1 architecture. Sheridan Shores has 18 different studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plans. Floor plans, pricing and near real-time availability are online. Kitchens and baths have been updated.
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Jan 26

Dining news: Chicago q and Art Smith; brunch options

...announced that Vanille Lake View's ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3243 N. Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. On Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, customers will have the...

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...Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., will celebrate Mardi Gras Feb. 5-9 with a menu in which Chef Art Smith...

...bellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St., is launching a new brunch menu, showcasing Chef Bill Kim's newest Asian-style dishes...

...Pastoral's Appellation—the new 75-seat wine bar, restaurant and retail store at 5212 N. Clark St—is now offering weekend brunch. Additionally, Pastoral Andersonville is Pastoral's first location to offer...

...Spanish restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave., relaunched its brunch menu to feature a selection of new dishes laid out in a...

...Izakaya ( formerly Kukai Ramen & Izakaya ) will open their first Midwest location in Wicker Park at 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., aiming for a late February opening. Founded in 2003 in Japan, Kookai Ramen increased to...

...Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a five-course dinner featuring a selection of Bordeaux wine pairings on Wed...

...The restaurant Moto, 945 W. Fulton Market—which lasted more than 11 years and even survived the passing of its creator, chef...

...Kokonas, Grant Achatz and others ), The Chicago Tribune reported. The Alinea folks have Next, at 953 W. Fulton Market, and are developing the former iNG space, 951 W. Fulton Market, into Roister. Moto will...

...folks have Next, at 953 W. Fulton Market, and are developing the former iNG space, 951 W. Fulton Market, into Roister. Moto will serve its last meal Feb. 14...

—County Barbeque, 1352 W. Taylor St., is partnering with Off Color Brewing for "DinoS'mores & Dinosaurs: a tap takeover" on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. Featured menu items include the Dino Bone, a giant beef rib with fries ( $18 ) and a S'mores Sundae ( $3 ). There's no admission fee.

...31, at 8 p.m. as part of PBR Movie Night at The Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave. The Boiler Room is infamous for itsr PB&J Special, which includes a slice of...

...At mk, 868 N. Franklin St., Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour and Wine & Beverage Director Jordyn Sotelo are hosting a cocktail and...

...At Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chef Alfredo Nogueira will partner with Pork Mafia's Phil Wingo to create a special...

...day of culinary and restaurant management competitions. The event will be held at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m...

—Acre, 5308 N. Clark St., will have $1 oysters, $2 sliders, $4 select drafts and $10 wood-fired pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday. Reservations are recommended; call 773-334-7600.

...Feb. 7 ) at 12 p.m., football enthusiasts and others can head to Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St., for favorites like the Maine lobster roll and the crispy one-sided red snapper. Going...

...Andersonville restaurant Ombra, 5310 N. Clark St., will welcome Giovanni Sicilia of Heritage Wines and its resident "buongustaio" ( man of good taste...

...Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., celebrates Fat Tuesday with an authentic Louisiana shrimp boil on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6...

...For Mardi Gras, Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., will celebrate Mardi Gras with a limited edition selection of Cajun dishes on Feb. 9...

...at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired...

—At Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., Chef Lawrence Letrero has crafter a five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe for $55/person, with an optional cocktail pairing for $45. ( The regular menu will be offered a la carte as well. ) See SableChicago.com .

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina has created a romantic Italian prix fixe menu, "Menu di Valentino," with...

—Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., is offering Valentine's Day menu specials. They include Maine lobster, clam and calamari paella for two ( $60 ); and grill strip loin with rapini, salt-crusted potatoes and mojo sauce ( $42 ), among other dishes. See SaleroChicago.com .

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

—Chicago's Best WingFest will return for its 17th year on Feb. 21, 2016, 1-5 p.m., at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. There will be wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating and six categories of wing competition, among other things. See Wingfest.net .

    Dining news: Chicago q and Art Smith; brunch options - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Chicago q, 1160 N. Dearborn St., will celebrate Mardi Gras Feb. 5-9 with a menu in which Chef Art Smith will play a part. Smith, together with Ideology Corporate Chef Justin Ferguson, have created a menu that pays homage to the deep-rooted Creole traditions of the various south Louisiana regions.
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Jan 25

Updated Jan 26

Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31

The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted 

“Just Dickin' Around” at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. This all-genders showcase is "a women-run, queer-friendly showcase that provides a safe, supportive space with a positive energy for our performers and guests."  Free pizza, too.

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“Sadsacks and Wisecracks” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m. Weekly comedy showcase hosted by Natalie Jose.

“Best Night Ever” at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Free showcase produced by Mike Cronin, Sam McHale, Mike Bobrinskoy, Thomas Brady and Dave Losso. Tonight Dave Losso hosts Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields, Marlena Rodriguez, Travis Irvine, Kristin Clifford, Kyle Scanlan.

“100 Proof Comedy” at Comedy Sportz, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m.  Weekly showcase. Tonight’s headliner is Mike Wiley. Featuring Mike Bobrinskoy, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, Kaitlyn Grissom, Casey Larwood and Cody Melcher. Hosted by Jerry Tran.

iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury

“The Write Club” at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. Award-winning show turns writers into dueling literary gladiators. This week: Simon A. Smith (QUIT) vs. Catharine Savage (FIRED). Kevin Alves (START) vs. Maggie Jenkins (FINISH). Erin Lane (LAUNCH) vs. Jeremy Hornik (CRASH).

“Cocktail Comedy” at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 7:00 p.m. No cover. Comedy showcase at House of Blues’ VIP lounge, The Foundation Room (4th floor). Presented by comedyofchicago.com

“Flat Iron Comedy” at The Salon at Collaboraction Theater, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, 7:30 p.m. Features rotating house and guest improv teams plus stand up, music, storytelling and other artists.  Free, but donations are appreciated and go to performers.

“Snack Attack Presents Jeff Arcuri and Sour Patch Kids” at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Boll Gevirtz. Featuring Rudy Schultz, Rebecca V. O'Neal, Jake McKenzie and headliner Jeff Arcuri. Free show! Free snacks!

“The Comedy Bowl” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. Comedy, trivia games and prizes hosted by Mona Aburmishan. Tonight: Em Brown, Seth Davis, Lem Slaughter and Ai Sha A.

Stephanie Hasz Presents: Comedy Secrets at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.  “The only show where the audience is made to take an...

The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont 

...10xNine” at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, 7:00 p.m. “Tenx9 (ten by nine) is a Belfast-originated monthly storytelling night...

“MINT” at MCL, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. A weekly showcase of music improv. Some shows will include an end-of-show jam open to audience members.

Lincoln Lodge Showcase at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:30 p.m. A famous Chicago stand-up showcase visits a famous Chicago comedy...

“Surprise Party” at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Free weekly showcase.

“Blind Bet” at The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Weekly showcase. Host Jonah Jurkens' birthday show with Martin Morrow, Tim McLaughlin, Reena Calm, Tom Brady, Adam Burke and a special surprise guest.

CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park 

“Rat Pack Comedy” The Laugh’s Too Loud” at The Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Ronnie Ray. Featuring: Tim Barnes, Caitlin Checkeroski, David Phillips, Terence Hartnett. Hosted by: Conor Cawley. Music by: Mike McCarthy. Photography by: Sarah Larson.

...I Shit You Not” at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee at 8:00 p.m.  “Come celebrate our last show at The Logan Theatre before...

Dave Siegel at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Dave Siegel has gone from doorman at the Improv to national headliner and to appearances on Good Morning, America, The Joy Behar Show, CNN and Comedy Central. He has featured for Kevin Nealon, Tim Meadows and Richard Lewis.

...Stand Up Stand Up” at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. Free show. Free pizza with drink purchase. Weekly comedy showcase acclaimed...

Sean Patton at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Sean Patton has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Maron, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,  on late night with Conan and Jimmy Kimmel and comedy festivals throughout the world. Featuring Kristen Toomey.

 “You’re Welcome” at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m.  Stand-up showcase every 4th Thursday hosted by Dave Helem and Eli Hamilton. Mix and mingle 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

“Hound Dog Comedy” at 240 Lounge, 3948 W. Lawrence, 8:30 p.m. 

“Comedians You Should Know” presents Will Miles Album Recording at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Martin Morrow and featuring Rebecca O’Neal. Show tomorrow night, too.

“Parlour Car” at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen, 9:00 p.m. Chicago’s talented comedians plus unexpected guests from around the country. New City named Parlour Car “Best Comedy Night” of 2015.

“Issues!” with Dale McPeek at Crossroads Public House, 2630 N. Clark, 10:00 p.m. A free comedy showcase about the issues we all have. Headliner: Dale McPeek. Featuring Tyler Snodgrass. With Danii Galegos and special guest Suze Bischoff.

Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport 

The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway 

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont 

“Fillet of Solo” Festival at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The third and final weekend of this comedy and storytelling festival. It begins with the kates at 7:00 p.m. followed by a “Friday Night Sampler” of storytelling at 8:30 p.m.

FREE “Art of Slow Comedy Taster Workshop” at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Unique opportunity to take Jimmy Carrane’s improv workshop. Jimmy is...

Long form improv show at The Comedy Clubhouse, 1642 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. One audience suggestion each for three...

"Hey Laaady" at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 8:00 p .m. A tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis every Friday and Saturday in January.

...Lincoln Lodge Showcase” at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. "The show's mission is to showcase Chicago's finest up...

...Hoo Ha Galentine’s Day" at The White Room, 1907 N. Mendell, 9:00 p.m. Gals’ night out with host Meredith Kachel. Featuring Ali Clayton (Hoo...

...Paper Machete" at Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m. This fabulous weekly spoken-word showcase features comedians, actors and writers...

...Simmer Brown” at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Simmer Brown showcases sell out fast, so get your...

The Two-Hour Comedy Hour at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. Comedy showcase.

“Actual Murderers” at North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:30 p.m. Sketch comedy by Actual Murderers.

"Tuxedo Cat Comedy” at 1935 W. Thomas St., 7:00 p.m.Free showcase, but donations are appreciated and go to the performers. Produced by Sean White, Rebecca Fass, David Philips and Jerry Tran.

...Broad Squad Presents Rebecca O’Neal and La Femme Fatale (Debut Show)” at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. “We pay homage to the tempting treacherous that is the ~Femme...

    Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31
    Visitors to Chicago this week include Lewis Black, Will Durst, Marlena Rodriguez, Sean Patton, Dave Siegel, James Davis, Travis Irvine, Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields and Piff the Magic Dragon. Ticket alert! These shows are likely to sell out fast: February 20 and 21: Dick Gregory at The Legacy Event Venue in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jan 25

Two arrested after mugging 100 feet from police station

...Joshua Cavin, 19, are facing robbery charges. Police say they attacked a man in the 3600-block of N. Fremont around midnight on Sunday, Jan. 17. According to police, the robbery took place in full...

    Two arrested after mugging 100 feet from police station
    Two men have been arrested after allegedly mugging a man less than 100 feet from a police station in Wrigleyville.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 22

HomeSnacks: Top 25 Safest and Least Safe Illinois Cities

555 W Cornelia Ave APT 1502

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1917 W Melrose St

1451 W Melrose St

3033 N Sheridan Rd APT 1208

1474 W Byron St # 2W

1127 W Cornelia Ave

833 W Buena Ave # 8330807

350 W Oakdale Ave # 1042900

3240 N Lake Shore Dr # 16B

718 W Irving Park Rd

3000 N Sheridan Rd # 13C

4250 N Marine Dr APT 310

1420 W Belle Plaine Ave APT GE

2950 N Racine Ave

4343 N Clarendon Ave APT 1408

718 W Bittersweet Pl # 2

3344 N Ashland Ave # 4

3152 N Hudson Ave APT 3

1929 W Irving Park Rd APT 2

1459 W Melrose St APT 1S

1241 W Nelson St

2827 N Lakewood Ave PH 2

    HomeSnacks: Top 25 Safest and Least Safe Illinois Cities | Patch
    Using the FBI's most recent Uniform Crime Report statistics, the website Homesnacksranked the safest cities in Illinois by looking at the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per capita in towns with more than 5,000 people.
    http://patch.com

Jan 22

Market Conditions: December 2015 Sales Basically Flat Year Over Year as Inventory Remains Low

A Pre-War 3-Bedroom in East Lakeview for Under $420,000: 419 W. Aldine January 20, 2016

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    Market Conditions: December 2015 Sales Basically Flat Year Over Year as Inventory Remains Low
    The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with December 2015 sales data. The city of Chicago saw a 0.4 percent year-over-year home sales increase in December 2015 with 2,029 sales, up from 2,020 in December 2014. The year-end 2015 home sales totaled 27,439, up 7.8 percent from 25,461 home sales in 2014.
    http://cribchatter.com

Jan 21

10 Neighborhoods, 10 Chicago Restaurant Week Gems

Lakeview: Yoshi's Cafe (3257 N. Halsted St.)

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Ukrainian Village: a tavola (2148 W. Chicago Ave.)

Lincoln Square: Bistro Campagne (4518 N. Lincoln Ave.)

Irving Park: Bread & Wine (3734 W. Irving Park Rd.)

Uptown: Demera (4801 N. Broadway St.)

Lincoln Park: Gemini Bistro (2075 N. Lincoln Ave.)

Pilsen: May St. Cafe (1146 W. Cermak Rd.)

Bridgeport: Nana (3267 S. Halsted St.)

Old Town: Salpicon (1252 N. Wells St.)

Roscoe Village: Volo (2008 W. Roscoe St.)

    10 Neighborhoods, 10 Chicago Restaurant Week Gems
    Posted on January 21, 2016 at 1:38PM by Matt Kirouac Lots of people have heard of Restaurant Row and celebrity chefs like Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless. Renowned chefs like them help make Chicago the world-class food city it is today.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

Jan 21

Living the Downtown Life in River North: A 1-Bedroom at 757 N. Orleans

A Pre-War 3-Bedroom in East Lakeview for Under $420,000: 419 W. Aldine January 20, 2016

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Living the Downtown Life in River North: A 1-Bedroom at 757 N. Orleans

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    Living the Downtown Life in River North: A 1-Bedroom at 757 N. Orleans
    This 1-bedroom at 757 N. Orleans in River North just came on the market. This building was completed in 2008, just as the bust was hitting, and investors ended up buying a block of units in the building. Last year, at least one investor said he as probably going to sell off his units as prices had rebounded.
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Jan 20

Top 10 Chicago winter festivals of 2016

...and live music. The fun takes place at two sessions on Saturday, February 27 at Halsted and Waveland. Click here for tickets...

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...on the 5th floor ballroom and 6th floor skyline lounge of the Dank Haus at 4740 N. Western Avenue.  Two sessions: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 10 p...

...scene. Prizes, raffles, beads and T-shirts are tossed out throughout the event. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. Tickets are on sale now. February 21, 2016 (1 p.m.). Hurry, this sells out...

...and martial arts. February 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Navy Pier (Crystal Gardens), 600 E. Grand Ave.

...which features bacon-inspired creations which now spans two days at the UIC Forum at 725 W Roosevelt Road. General admission tickets go on sale in February and sell out fast...

    Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list
    Chicago Winter Festivals seem to get bigger and better each year. The line-up for 2016 should keep the party going until the summer festival season hits in May. There's lots to celebrate this winter. In February alone, there's Valentine's Day, Superbowl, Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras (not to mention Groundhog Day and Leap Day)...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jan 20

Midday Fix: Winter workout tips

CrossTown Fitness 1031 W. Madison 3600 N. Halsted www.crosstownfitness.com Betina’s Workout: Find a bench or box 10 reps of each...

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CrossTown Fitness 1031 W. Madison 3600 N. Halsted www.crosstownfitness.com Betina’s Workout: Find a bench or box 10...

    Midday Fix: Winter workout tips
    CrossTown Fitness 1031 W. Madison 3600 N. Halsted www.crosstownfitness.com Betina's Workout: Find a bench or box 10 reps of each: Bulgarian Split Squats Push Ups Box Jumps Tricep Dips Partner does jumping jacks until partner is done with all 4 exercises, then switch. Then do a sled push with partner on sled, then switch.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 17

Updated Jan 20

Where to Watch Tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate in Chicago

Where: Replay Beer & Bourbon, 3439 N. Halsted St.

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Where: Southside Hub of Production, 1447 E. 57th St.

Where: Crossroads Public House, 2630 N. Clark St.

Where: Driftwood Bar, 1021 W. Montrose ave.

Where: Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Ave.

    Where to Watch Tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate in Chicago
    CHICAGO - Looking for a place to watch Sunday night's Democratic debate? Look no further. The debate starts at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. It will be streamed online through YouTube, or you can head out to watch it around the city.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Jan 20

Upcoming: Oscar; YEPP's 'Making It Home'; sexual-assault exhibit; Artemis; Siskel

The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host the Academy Award-related event "A Night with Oscar" on Sunday, Feb. 28.

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The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will pay tribute to Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St.

The Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) will run Making It Home at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., on Jan. 22-24 and 29-31.

    Upcoming: Oscar; YEPP's 'Making It Home'; sexual-assault exhibit; Artemis; Siskel - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Upcoming: Oscar; YEPP's 'Making It Home'; sexual-assault exhibit; Artemis; Siskel 'A Night with Oscar' Feb. 28 at Center The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host the Academy Award-related event "A Night with Oscar" on Sunday, Feb. 28.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jan 20

Proud to Run turning 35

Also, there will be a kickoff party Thursday, Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Beneficiaries will be announced at this event.

In addition, "Proud To Runway" will take place Saturday, April 23, 5-8 p.m. at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Race day will be Saturday, June 25, at Montrose Harbor at 8:04 a.m.

    Proud to Run turning 35 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Proud to Run turning 35 To mark its 35th year, Proud To Run has a variety of events planned for 2016. These include a limited-time discount on registration when it opens Monday, Feb. 1. The registration fee will be $35, a savings of $10.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jan 20

A Pre-War 3-Bedroom in East Lakeview for Under $420,000: 419 W. Aldine

A Pre-War 3-Bedroom in East Lakeview for Under $420,000: 419 W. Aldine

This vintage 3-bedroom in 415 W. Aldine in East Lakeview just came on the market.

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    A Pre-War 3-Bedroom in East Lakeview for Under $420,000: 419 W. Aldine
    This vintage 3-bedroom in 415 W. Aldine in East Lakeview just came on the market. The building was constructed in 1927 and has just 2 units per floor. Like a lot of construction from the pre-war era, this unit is large with many vintage features including crown molding, built-ins and French windows.
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Jan 20

Dining news: Del Frisco's party; new Mexican restaurant

...announced that Vanille Lake View's ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3243 N. Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. On Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, customers will have the...

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...Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 58 E. Oak St., is hosting its 2nd annual Bring Your Own Magnum Party to thank patrons. On Friday...

...D'Noche, the dinner concept from Cafe Con Leche, will become De Noche Mexicana ( 2710 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) for dinner service as of Tuesday, Jan. 26. De Noche Mexicana will continue to offer...

...Staytion Market & Bar—at the newly revamped Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W. Wacker Dr.—will have Wine Night on Wed., Jan. 20. Guests will discover the perfect pairings as...

—Stan's Donuts has opened a fourth location, at 28 E. Roosevelt Rd. The South Loop opening was celebrated at all four locations, however, with the first 100 customers receiving mystery envelopes containing prizes ranging from a free coffee drink to the prize of free donuts for life.

...Café Matou ) have collaborated for the Parisian-style Cafe Marie-Jean, in East Humboldt Park ( 1001 N. California Ave. ). Patrons can expect to spend $5 to $30 for items on the a la carte...

...Pastoral's Appellation—the new 75-seat wine bar, restaurant and retail store at 5212 N. Clark St—is now offering weekend brunch. Additionally, Pastoral Andersonville is Pastoral's first location to offer...

...Items at DMK Burger Bar, 2954 N. Sheffield Ave., are now available through delivery. Delivering via DoorDash, the DMK Burger Bar delivery menu selections...

...Phil Stefani's 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., celebrates National Soup Month with a lobster bisque available daily for...

...Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., kicks off its first beer event of 2016 as it collaborates with North Coast Brewing...

...Jan. 22-Feb 4; restaurants starting lunch for $22 and dinner for $33 ), Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., will offer menu items such as pho, hearty oxtail soup with rice noodles, beef tenderloin...

...At mk, 868 N. Franklin St., Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour and Wine & Beverage Director Jordyn Sotelo are hosting a cocktail and...

...At Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chef Alfredo Nogueira will partner with Pork Mafia's Phil Wingo to create a special...

...day of culinary and restaurant management competitions. The event will be held at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m...

...at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired...

—At Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., Chef Lawrence Letrero has crafter a five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe for $55/person, with an optional cocktail pairing for $45. ( The regular menu will be offered a la carte as well. ) See SableChicago.com .

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina has created a romantic Italian prix fixe menu, "Menu di Valentino," with...

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

—Chicago's Best WingFest will return for its 17th year on Feb. 21, 2016, 1-5 p.m., at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. There will be wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating and six categories of wing competition, among other things. See Wingfest.net .

    Dining news: Del Frisco's party; new Mexican restaurant - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 58 E. Oak St., is hosting its 2nd annual Bring Your Own Magnum Party to thank patrons. On Friday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a special menu that will be paired with wines from their very own collections; patrons are encouraged to bring wine to share with their friends, family and guests.
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Jan 20

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Kristine W:'Living' it up

Look for DJ Escape and Kristine W at Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St., on Saturday, Jan. 23.

    NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Kristine W:'Living' it up - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Kristine Weitz broke out of the Vegas scene to release seven albums, with tons of hit singles on the Billboard dance charts over the years. Albums like Land of the Living and Stronger became some of her strongest work and the songs were staples in the gay clubs.
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Jan 19

Panel on homelessness and survival sex in the LGBT community

The Center on Halsted will host a panel discussion in collaboration with artist, Sam Kirk as part of her current exhibit "Surviving the Times" Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3656 N. Halsted. The discussion is free and open to the public.

    Panel on homelessness and survival sex in the LGBT community - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Panel on homelessness and survival sex in the LGBT community The Center on Halsted will host a panel discussion in collaboration with artist, Sam Kirk as part of her current exhibit "Surviving the Times" Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3656 N. Halsted.
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Jan 16

Updated Jan 17

The Alley Replacement Proposed As Mixed-Use, Possibly With Original Facade

Knapp hopes to preserve the terra cotta facade that has stood at 3226-28 N. Clark St. for a century, but he faces some challenges due to the building's height, the proposal's outline states.

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Developer Craig Knapp wants to build a 25-unit apartment building with one or two commercial tenants. Hawthorne Neighbors will consider the proposal during its Wednesday meeting at Home Run Inn, 3215 N. Sheffield Ave.

The development would stand 75 feet tall — approximately six or seven stories — which would line up with the side of 3200 N. Clark St. where the two buildings meet.

Knapp plans to have fewer than 10 parking spaces for his 25 apartments, which will likely be a hot-button issue for residents concerned about the availability of parking along Clark and Belmont. The plans do not list any parking spots for the commercial space.

    The Alley Replacement Proposed As Mixed-Use, Possibly With Original Facade
    LAKEVIEW - A mixed-use development proposed for the site of The Alley could leave the century-old facade in tact, but it poses "some challenges," according to the proposal. Developer Craig Knapp wants to build a 25-unit apartment building with one or two commercial tenants.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

  • Looks like a great plan, very suitable for the neighborhood, near the Belmont El.

Jan 17

Updated Jan 17

Mixed-Use Tower with 25 Units, Retail Tenants Proposed for The Alley Site

Knapp hopes to preserve the terra cotta facade that has stood at 3226-28 N. Clark St. for a century, but he faces some challenges due to the building's height, the proposal's outline states.

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Developer Craig Knapp wants to build a 25-unit apartment building with one or two commercial tenants. Hawthorne Neighbors will consider the proposal during its Wednesday meeting at Home Run Inn, 3215 N. Sheffield Ave.

The development would stand 75 feet tall — approximately six or seven stories — which would line up with the side of 3200 N. Clark St. where the two buildings meet.

Knapp plans to have fewer than 10 parking spaces for his 25 apartments, which will likely be a hot-button issue for residents concerned about the availability of parking along Clark and Belmont. The plans do not list any parking spots for the commercial space.

    Mixed-Use Tower with 25 Units, Retail Tenants Proposed for The Alley Site
    LAKEVIEW - A mixed-use development proposed for the site of The Alley could leave the century-old facade intact, but it poses "some challenges," according to the proposal. Developer Craig Knapp wants to build a 25-unit apartment building with one or two commercial tenants.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • ANARCHIST TIL I DIE Do the right thing, it doesn't cost anything

    Why am I not surprised ...???

    Because it is Chicago (which I love btw, just dislike the politics)
    All about the many property taxes this will generate. Ah the irony is not lost on me!
    (Total sarcasm... lol)

Jan 16

No, Waffles Cafe In Lakeview Isn't Closed -- Plus More Eatery News Morsels

A sign posted on the door said Waffles Cafe, 3611 North Broadway, would be closed for the holiday season. When it didn't reopen after Jan. 2, some started questioning whether Waffles would be gone for good, along with its signature waffle-donuts.

...Vanille has set a grand opening for its Lakeview patisserie, 3243 North Broadway, for Feb. 4. The first 25 customers on each day of the following weekend will...

It appears Jitlada Thai House, 3715 N. Halsted St., is closed. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]

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...the window asked mail carriers to drop off mail at Fabricare up the street at 3930 North Broadway. However, the Fabricare storefront is listed for lease, and the business is closed. Jitlada's...

Grassroots is now open in the former Deleece, 3747 N. Southport Ave. The new sign was placed Jan. 8. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]

Torta Haus is opening at 926 W. Diversey Parkway. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]

    No, Waffles Cafe In Lakeview Isn't Closed -- Plus More Eatery News Morsels
    LAKEVIEW - Woeful over your wonuts? Dry those tears, Lakeview: Waffles Cafe owner Alex Hernandez is assuring the neighborhood that the restaurant isn't going anywhere. A sign posted on the door said Waffles Cafe, 3611 North Broadway, would be closed for the holiday season. When it didn't reopen after Jan.
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Jan 15

Wal-Mart Closing River North and Lakeview Stores

A Walmart Express opened in 2012 near the Chicago Brown Line station at 225 W. Chicago Ave. Another opened a year earlier at 3636 North Broadway in Lakeview. 

Lakeview's location near Broadway and Addison opened in November 2011 as the second Walmart Express in Chicago, WBEZ reported at the time.

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A Walmart Express opened in 2012 near the Chicago Brown Line station at 225 W. Chicago Ave. Another opened a year earlier at 3636 North Broadway in Lakeview. 

The 14,800-square-foot store is about half the size of the Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street in the Broadway at Surf complex, 2840 North Broadway. While Walmart announced plans for that store before the Walmart Express, it didn't open until 2013.

The 14,800-square-foot store is about half the size of the Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street in the Broadway at Surf complex, 2840 North Broadway. While Walmart announced plans for that store before the Walmart Express, it didn't open until 2013.

    Wal-Mart to Close River North and Lakeview Stores, Alderman Says
    CHICAGO - Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, is set to close 269 stores, including locations in River North and Lakeview, according to an influential alderman. Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) tweeted Friday morning that the retail giant will close two of its smaller, urban-format stores in River North and Lakeview as part of a nationwide shuffling.
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Jan 15

Boy Toys Pocket Cabaret slays first night at Hydrate

Be sure you catch the show when they take to the stage every Thursday at 11:00 PM at Hydrate Nightclub in Chicago. Hydrate is located at 3458 N. Halsted. Admission if free, but be sure to bring singles!

    Boy Toys Pocket Cabaret slays first night at Hydrate
    Chicago has officially welcomed Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret to its' new Thursday night residence at Hydrate Nightclub. Jimmie Swagger, the Boy Toy himself, is the show's co-producer and founder. He has worked hard to gather a cast of incredible talent that had packed the Boystown bar on a weeknight.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jan 15

Chicago Wal-Mart Stores Among List of Closures

The stores, located at 3636 N. Broadway St.  in the city's Lakeview neighborhood and 225 W. Chicago Ave. in the River North neighborhood, are both set to close Sunday, impacting about 110 employees, the company said. 

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The stores, located at 3636 N. Broadway St.  in the city's Lakeview neighborhood and 225 W. Chicago Ave. in the River North neighborhood, are both set to close Sunday, impacting about 110 employees, the company said. 

    Chicago Wal-Mart Stores Among List of Closures
    Two Chicago Walmart Express locations are among the 269 stores the company plans to close worldwide this month. The stores, located at 3636 N. Broadway St. in the city's Lakeview neighborhood and 225 W. Chicago Ave. in the River North neighborhood, are both set to close Sunday, impacting about 110 employees, the company said.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Jan 15

Two Chicago Walmart Express Stores Closing On Sunday

The two locations are 275 West Chicago Ave. and 3636 N Broadway.

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The two locations are 275 West Chicago Ave. and 3636 N Broadway.

    Two Chicago Walmart Express Stores Closing On Sunday
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two Walmart Express stores in Chicago will be closing on Sunday, part of a global restructuring by the giant retailer. The two locations are 275 West Chicago Ave. and 3636 N Broadway. The company will close 154 locations in the United States, including the company's 102 smallest format stores, called Walmart Express.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 15

269 Walmart Stores Closing, Including 2 in Chicago

The Chicago stores are at 3636 N. Broadway St. in the Lake View community and 225 W. Chicago Ave. in River North.

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The Chicago stores are at 3636 N. Broadway St. in the Lake View community and 225 W. Chicago Ave. in River North.

    269 Walmart Stores Closing, Including 2 in Chicago | Patch
    One of the world's most recognizable brands announced Friday it will be closing 269 of its 11,600 stores around the world, including two Walmart Express stores in Chicago, putting 16,000 employees out of work. The Chicago stores are at 3636 N. Broadway St. in the Lake View community and 225 W.
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Jan 15

What Is It Like to Win Free Doughnuts For Life? Pretty Sweet So Far

...for the forseeable future." That includes a fifth shop in a former Caribou Coffee at 3300 N. Broadway Ave., slated to open around April 1, and at least one more this year, possibly on...

    What Is It Like to Win Free Doughnuts For Life? Pretty Sweet So Far
    Imagine eating a dozen Stan's Donuts every month for the rest of your life. [DNAinfo Chicago/Janet Rausa Fuller] CHICAGO - The first 100 people in line at Saturday's opening of Stan's Donuts in the South Loop will each get an envelope.
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Jan 14

The Alley Will Be Gone in 2 Weeks, So Toast It Goodbye at Funeral Party

The Alley, 3328 N. Clark St., will close Jan. 20 after four decades at Clark Street and Belmont Avenue. Before its last day, however, owner Mark Thomas is throwing one last bash to send the old girl out in style.

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The Alley, 3328 N. Clark St., will close Jan. 20 after four decades at Clark Street and Belmont Avenue. Before its last day, however, owner Mark Thomas is throwing one last bash to send the old girl out in style.

    The Alley Will Be Gone in 2 Weeks, So Toast It Goodbye at Funeral Party
    LAKEVIEW - It won't be long before The Alley goes dark for good, but don't pack away your all-black outfits and skull rings just yet. The Alley, 3328 N. Clark St., will close Jan. 20 after four decades at Clark Street and Belmont Avenue.
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Jan 13

Weekend funeral for closing of The Alley a sign of the times

The 39-year-old business at 3228 N. Clark St. no longer sees the steady stream of customers coming in and out of its front...

Jan 13

Chicago's 8 Best Hookup Bars (And Your Crazy Hookup Stories)

Town Hall Pub is located at 3340 N. Halsted St.

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Berlin is located at 954 W. Belmont Ave.

The Irish Oak is located at 3511 N. Clark St.

Slippery Slope is located at 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Sportsman’s Club is located at 948 N. Western Ave.

Mullen’s is located at 3527 N. Clark St.

The Long Room is located at 1612 W Irving Park Rd.

Skylark is located at 2149 S. Halsted St. Jim Kopeny contributed valuable hook-up bar reporting on Skylark.

    Chicago's 8 Best Hookup Bars (And Your Crazy Hookup Stories)
    Really, if you want to hook up with someone and you have good social skills surrounding the task, you can find a sexual partner at most bars in the city. Dive bars, shi-shi bars in River North, sushi bars, behind the bars of the sensual jail in Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video...
    http://chicagoist.com

Jan 13

Weekend funeral for The Alley, closing a sign of the times

The 39-year-old business at 3228 N. Clark St. no longer sees the steady stream of customers coming in and out of its front...

    The Alley's funeral and closing a sign of the times
    The Alley, the Lakeview department store catering to bikers, punks, Goths and rockers, will hold a funeral Saturday as it prepares to close its doors for good, but in some ways it feels like another nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar retail stores. The 39-year-old business at 3228 N. Clark St.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

Jan 13

Wine Vending Machines Have Arrived at Paired Wine in Boystown

Paired Wine, 3325 N. Halsted St., has some shiny new machines that do just that, offering customers 3-ounce samples and providing customized advice on which pairs best with their next meal.

    Wine Vending Machines Have Arrived at Paired Wine in Boystown
    BOYSTOWN - Technology is a wonderful thing - particularly when it helps you drink more wine. Paired Wine, 3325 N. Halsted St., has some shiny new machines that do just that, offering customers 3-ounce samples and providing customized advice on which pairs best with their next meal.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Jan 13

Dining news: Chicago Restaurant Week; soda-fountain stamps

...announced that Vanille Lake View's ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3243 N. Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. On Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, customers will have the...

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...and Karen Urie Shields will unveil two original restaurant and lounge concepts: Smyth + The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St., in Chicago's West Loop restaurant community in late spring 2016. Smyth will feature a...

...Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., has announced the launch of lunch and dinner delivery with the company Caviar. Delivery is...

...Rebar, at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago ( 401 N. Wabash Ave. ), is debuting new seasonal dishes and cocktails. Some of the new items include dishes such...

...Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 58 E. Oak St., will have happy hour-specials available on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 13. "Wednesday Night Del...

...Pi Gallery Bar, 738 N. Clark St., invites Chicagoans to enjoy its new daily specials, including BOGO Pizza Nights on Tuesdays, weekday...

...Phil Stefani's 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., celebrates National Soup Month with a lobster bisque available daily for...

...At mk, 868 N. Franklin St., Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour and Wine & Beverage Director Jordyn Sotelo are hosting a cocktail and...

...day of culinary and restaurant management competitions. The event will be held at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m...

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

—Chicago's Best WingFest will return for its 17th year on Feb. 21, 2016, 1-5 p.m., at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. There will be wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating and six categories of wing competition, among other things. See Wingfest.net .

    Dining news: Chicago Restaurant Week; soda-fountain stamps - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Online reservations for Chicago Restaurant Week ( Jan. 22-Feb. 4 ) can be made at eatitupchicago.com, where one also can see every participating restaurant ( a record 354 this year, 54 of them first-timers ) and their featured menus, according to The Chicago Tribune.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jan 12

Batteries Not Included Can't Afford Boystown Rent, But Will Reopen: Owner

The adult gift and party store, 3420 N. Halsted St., will reopen in a smaller Halsted Street storefront within the next couple of months, owner Gabriel Limonez told DNAinfo Chicago.

David Long opened Batteries Not Included 18 years ago this month at Halsted and Newport before selling it to Limonez in May, he told DNAinfo on Monday.

    Batteries Not Included Can't Afford Boystown Rent, But Will Reopen: Owner
    BOYSTOWN - Bachelorettes take note: Batteries Not Included closed Sunday, but it'll be back in Boystown soon. The adult gift and party store, 3420 N. Halsted St., will reopen in a smaller Halsted Street storefront in the next couple months, owner Gabriel Limonez told DNAinfo Chicago.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

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