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Taste of Chicago 2015: A guide to getting around

Dia De Los Tamales 939 W. 18th St. – World Tour Taste

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Beat Kitchen 2100 W. Belmont Ave. – Epicurean Taste

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill 1535 W. Madison St. – Classic Chicago Taste

BJ's Market & Bakery 8734 S. Stony Island Ave. – Taste of the Sea

Bobak Sausage Co. 5275 S. Archer Ave. – Classic Chicago Taste

Caffe Gelato 2034 W. Division St. – Sweet Tooth Taste

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill 300 W. 26th St. – World Tour Taste

Chicago's Dog House 816 W. Fullerton Ave. – Epicurean Taste

Churro Factory 3755 W. Armitage Ave. – Sweet Tooth Taste

Connie's Pizza 2373 S. Archer Ave. – Classic Chicago Taste

Eli's Cheesecake Co. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr. – Classic Chicago Taste

Emerald Isle 6686 N. Northwest Hwy. – Classic Chicago Taste

Farmer's Fridge 111 E. Wacker Dr. – Epicurean Taste

Franco's Ristorante 300 W. 31st St. – World Tour Taste

Gold Coast Dogs 225 S. Canal St. – Classic Chicago Taste

Iyanze 4623 N. Broadway St. – World Tour Taste

Kasia's Deli 2101 W. Chicago Ave. – World Tour Taste

La Bomba Restaurant 3221 W. Armitage Ave. – World Tour Taste

La Mexicana 4171 S. Archer Ave. – World Tour Taste

Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp 2120 S. Canal St. – Taste of the Sea

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria 805 S. State St. – Classic Chicago Taste

Miller's Pub 134 S. Wabash Ave. – Classic Chicago Taste

Oak Street Beach Café 5700 S. Cicero Ave. – Taste of the Sea

O'Briens Restaurant 1528 N. Wells St. – Classic Chicago Taste

Porkchop 941 W. Randolph St. – Epicurean Taste

Punky's Pizza & Pasta 2600 S. Wallace St. – World Tour Taste

Ricobene's on 26th Street 252 W. 26th St. – Classic Chicago Taste

Star of Siam 11 E. Illinois St. – World Tour Taste

The Fudge Pot 1532 N. Wells St. – Sweet Tooth Taste

Tuscany 1014 W. Taylor St. – World Tour Taste

Vee-Vee's African Restaurant 6232 N. Broadway St. – World Tour Taste

Burger Bar Chicago 1578 N. Clybourn Ave. – Epicurean Taste

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize 2518 W. 63rd St. – World Tour Taste

Haire's Gulf Shrimp 8112 S. Vincennes Ave. – Taste of the Sea

Jin Ju Restaurant 5203 N. Clark St. – World Tour Taste

Luke's Lobster 134 N. LaSalle St. – Taste of the Sea

Old Crow Smokehouse 3506 N. Clark St. – Epicurean Taste

Riva 700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier – Taste of the Sea

Sono Wood Fired 1582 N. Clybourn Ave. – Epicurean Taste

Stan's Donuts & Coffee 1506 N. Damen Ave. – Sweet Tooth Taste

...meals served in an air-conditioned and decorated dining pavilion located in Buckingham Fountain Plaza, 301 S. Columbus Drive for $45 per person. Limited tickets are available at the Taste Website...

In the kitchen with Mariano's will be held in Grant Park by Buckingham Fountain, 500 S. Columbus Dr.

The "Food for Thought" area will be located in the grove at the southwest corner of Jackson and Columbus Drive. Hours are: noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 1:30 to 6, Thursday; noon to 6 p.m., Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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Abreu’s Amigos; Farmers Markets; ward11.org

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Pilsen Night Market, 18th Street and Blue Island Avenue, on Wednesdays, July 8 through Sept. 2, 4 to 8 p.m. Link accepted.

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email

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Alderman George Cardenas recently held a clean and green, when he and residents of the 3600 block of south Honore Street worked together to beautify the block.

Adventures in Jazz, Chicago and Beyond will feature a jazz ensemble and interactive art activities on Wednesday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave. Call (312) 933-8563.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

The Bronzeville Regional Collective will host a community workshop on the Barack Obama Presidential Library on Thursday, July 23, at Legends South Savoy Square, 4448 S. State St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (773) 678-9541 or email bvilleregionalcollective@gmail.com.

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations in...

Changing Worlds, a literacy and arts organization at 329 W. 18th St., will host Createfest, an arts and food truck festival featuring live entertainment and dancing on...

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

...Brands Foundation gave the Pacific Garden Mission $10,000 in grants. The mission is at 1458 S. Canal St. Call (312) 492-9410...

Toddler Tunes & Turtles will be held at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 328-0821, Tuesday, July 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Families can see live animals, sing, and enjoy music; youngsters will build forts.

...Women’s Park, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., Tuesday, July 28, Big Hero 6. Donovan Park, 3620 S. Lituanica Ave., Wednesday, July 22, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St...

...3620 S. Lituanica Ave., Wednesday, July 22, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., Friday, July 24, Jurassic Park. Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave, Monday, Aug. 3...

...Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., Friday, July 24, Jurassic Park. Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave, Monday, Aug. 3, Annie...

...will be held Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Along with the Lion Dance procession, entertainment includes Chinese classical dance and music, martial arts...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Pl. and Wentworth. See www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

South Loop, Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street, on Thursdays through Oct. 8, 4 to 8 p.m.

Union Park Community Market, Ogden Avenue and Washington Street, on Tuesdays, July 8 through Sept. 9, 4 to 8 p.m.

Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., on Thursdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

...alcohol- and tobacco-free festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 30 through Aug. 2, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. This festival attracts more than one million visitors. Enjoy live music by local talent, carnival...

Greektown Special Service Area #16 will host community meetings at 306 S. Halsted St., Suite 1N, at 3 p.m. on the Thursdays of July 23, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, and Nov. 19.

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization will host its 71st Independents’ Day Dinner Thursday, July 23, at the Chicago Lake Shore Café, 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr., at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Call (312) 939-5105.

...the Park at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens behind the Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. The Toddlers, Tunes & Turtles program will begin at 5:30 p.m. A family drum...

...the concert at 7 p.m. Enjoy kids’ activities and giveaways, too. The Spoke & Bird, 205 E. 18th St., will offer a special concert picnic dinner that visitors can bring to the park. Log...

Marriott Chicago at the Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will hold the Give Kids the World Corn Hole (bean bag) Fundraiser on Saturday, July...

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization can help renters solve problems such as appliances not working or bug infestations in apartments. Call (773) 292-4980. The organization is located at 1727 S. Indiana Ave.

...To learn more, visit http://www.mercy-chicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

...a.m. Saturday, July 18, featuring an alumni reunion. Midtown Educational Foundation is located at 718 S. Loomis St. and supports the Midtown Center for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro...

...is located at 718 S. Loomis St. and supports the Midtown Center for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro Achievement Center for Girls at 310 S. Peoria St. Call (773) 292...

...for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro Achievement Center for Girls at 310 S. Peoria St. Call (773) 292-2660...

The National Hellenic Museum in collaboration with the Anthony Quinn Foundation is hosting an exhibition of art by the actor and artist called Transcending Boundaries through October. The museum is located at 333 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 655-1234.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, July 15. The evening will begin with a Mass at 5 p.m. at the shrine followed by cocktails, dinner, and an auction at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Call (773) 360-5115.

Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., will feature SummerDance on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m.; the Chicago Philharmonic on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and a traditional Japanese drumming presentation by the ensemble Tsukasa Taiko on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Pitchfork Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday, July 17 through 19, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. Artists Wilco, Sleater – Kinney, Chance the Rapper, and many others will perform. Single day tickets cost $65. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

Roosevelt University is hosting an exhibition of black and white photos taken by Chicago Reader photographers from 1971 to 2004. See it at the university’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., through Friday, Aug. 28. Call (312) 341-6458.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the Rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (312) 226-2300.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For more information call (312) 842-7979 or visit http://www.stbarbarachicago.org.

Saint Ignatius College Prep has openings for assistant coaches in swimming and diving, women’s basketball, and women’s track and field. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., needs a minivan to carry food for the El Comedor Popular Soup Kitchen. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Shedd Aquarium dolphin Piquet recently had a baby calf. Mom is 27 years old, and this is her second baby. The Shedd is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 801-2556.

Sheridan Park Baseball, 910 S. Aberdeen St., will host a fundraiser outing to the Chicago White Sox-Kansas City Royals game at U.S. Cellular Field the evening of Friday, July 17. Discount tickets available. Call (312) 746-5369.

...Center in the West Loop also represented the Chicago area. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org...

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will hold its Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m...

...South Loop on Sunday, July 12. Meet at 10 a.m. at Printers Row Park, 640 S. Dearborn St. The ride will go to the lakefront and then head south to the 31st Street...

...to the 31st Street beach, McCormick Place, and to the Spoke and Bird Café at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue for brunch...

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is showing artwork by Art Paul through Sunday, July 26. The institute is located at 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

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Take Thee to the Park for Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St.

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Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Pl.

Humboldt Park, Near the Boathouse, 1440 N. Humbolt Dr.

Loyola Park, At the Farwell Avenue Entrance, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.

Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.

Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.

Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.

Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Riis Park, Uphill Near the Picnic Groves, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th Street

Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

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Overflowing trash cans

Lunch at Nuevo Leon, yummy! Couldn't help but notice the overflowing garage cans on all the corners from the east side of Ashland Avenue to the closed street east of Blue Island Ave. Except, E/W corner of 18th by the Alderman's office. It was noon, not midnight. This has been known as a dirty, gang infested neighborhood for many years, now that things are looking up, come on alderman, "Clean it up."

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    The story about trash cans along Halsted in Bridgeport is that they took them away because people were putting too much trash in them—they'd fill up too quickly after they were emptied—so the old alderman had them removed rather than sit out overbrimming with garbage.

    So count your blessings, I guess.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Someone floated the theory in Rogers Park that people take litter with them when there are no garbage cans.

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What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

It’s the end of an era in Pilsen. Neighborhood landmark Nightwood (2119 S. Halsted St., 312-526-3385) has announced it will shut its doors on July 11 after six years of service. The news comes more than a year after chef and guiding force Jason Vincent stepped down from the kitchen there.

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Enfin! The Blanchard (1935 N. Lincoln Park West, Lincoln Park, 872-829-3971) has started serving Jason Paskewitz’s (Rustic House, Gemini Bistro) versions of French bistro classics.

The behemoth Local Foods (1427 W. Willow St., Clybourn Corridor, 312-432-6575) is ready to be all things to all Midwestern-food-loving people—retail sales of farm-fresh produce, the new home of Butcher & Larder, and a café, among tons of other stuff.

Sweet—Ghirardelli has opened a monster flagship shop in the Wrigley Building (400 N. Michigan Ave., River North312-923-0186), complete with plenty of gift sets, an ice cream bar, and a to-order chocolate making station.

Hold off on making any dinner plans at MK (868 N. Franklin St., Gold Coast, 312-482-9179) until after August 5. The restaurant will close until then for its annual summer vacation and reopen with a new menu for the final weeks of warm weather.

...a taste of the band with a few themed dining and drinking specials. DryHop Brewers (3155 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-857-3155) is releasing Steal Your Face, a farmhouse ale with lemongrass...

...stansdonutschicago.com) has psychedelic doughnuts on hand through the end of today; and Shake Shack (66 E. Ohio St., River North, 312-667-1701; Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Loop, 312-646...

...and Shake Shack (66 E. Ohio St., River North, 312-667-1701; Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Loop, 312-646-6005) will mix up the Jam Band concrete (vanilla custard swirled with...

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El salario mínimo ya es de $10 en Chicago

El taller de CCRW sobre el aumento salarial se realizará éste miércoles a las 10 a.m., en el 1900 S. Carpenter St., con abogados que contestarán sus preguntas en español.

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Chicago police honor Officer Brian Strouse killed in line of duty

...2001, Officer Brian Strouse was shot and killed while conducting surveillance of gang activity at 18th Place and Loomis.Fellow officers conducted a roll call there on Tuesday night in honor of the Marine...

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Nightwood in Pilsen is closing

Nightwood opened at 2119 S. Halsted in 2009 and has been revered by diners and critics. A trailblazer in Pilsen, Nightwood earned Bib Gourmand in 2011 and has remained on the list every year since then.

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From Alinea to Xoco, Chicago restaurants are taking July 4 off

Nightwood: 2119 S. Halsted St. The restaurant will close for good (sniff) on July 11, but is still taking July 4 and 6 off. Sunday, though, brunch will be served.

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Berkshire Room: 15 E. Ohio St. Kitchen closed July 4; bar will be open.

Boarding House: 720 N. Wells St. Closed July 4.

C Chicago: 60 W. Kinzie St. Closed July 4.

County: 1352 W. Taylor St. Closed July 4.

DMK Burger Bar: 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. Closed July 4.

Fish Bar: 2956 N. Sheffield Ave. Closed July 4.

Found Kitchen & Social House: 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Closed July 4-6.

Henry's Swing Club: 18 W. Hubbard St. Closed July 4.

La Sirena Clandestina: 954 W. Fulton Market. Closed July 4-5; no lunch July 6.

Mott Street: 1401 N. Ashland Ave. Closed July 4-8.

North Pond: 2610 N. Cannon Drive. Closed July 4.

Presidio: 1749 N. Damen Ave. Closed July 4-5.

Ruxbin: 851 N. Ashland Ave. Closed July 4-5.

Sepia: 123 N. Jefferson St. No lunch July 3; closed July 4-6; no lunch July 7.

Tete Charcuterie: 1114 W. Randolph St. Closed July 5.

Tortoise Club: 350 N. State St. Closed July 3-5.

Unite Urban Grill: 1450 W. Chicago Ave. Closed July 4-6.

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Changes for EA

–Belli’s Juice Bar : 1223 W 18th Street : http://www.bellischicago.com/

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-Our weekly Sunday Pilsen market has amazing vendors in the Byline Bank parking lot at Halsted & 18th on Sundays.

-Plenty Good Food : 2036 W Division Street, just west of Damen :  773-270-1509

-Open Produce : 1635 East 55th Street:   (773) 496-4327

-The Green Grocer : 1402 W Grand Ave : http://www.greengrocerchicago.com/

-Newleaf Natural Grocery : 1261 W Loyola : http://newleafnatural.net/

-The Dill Pickle Food Co-op is well alive and kickin’ in Logan Square. 3039 W Fullerton Ave http://dillpickle.coop/

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    Sounds like they are slowing down a bit.

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    Maddie - EB has a web crawler that looks for addresses in Chicago neighborhoods, and posts searchable articles with those addresses in the corresponding neighborhood forum. In this case, it found Newleaf's address on Loyola and put the article in Roger's Park. If you were to search the neighborhoods that...

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    Maddie - EB has a web crawler that looks for addresses in Chicago neighborhoods, and posts searchable articles with those addresses in the corresponding neighborhood forum. In this case, it found Newleaf's address on Loyola and put the article in Roger's Park. If you were to search the neighborhoods that correspond to other addresses on that page, you will find the article posted in those, too.

    It's a bot that does the searching, so it's not always a Chicago address. Confusion often ensues when the bot finds a street address in another town and then posts it in the EB Chicago neighborhood it "thinks" it belongs.

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