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Mixed-income housing development in Old Town opens Wednesday

...Parkside includes two buildings, one in the 400-block of North Division Street and one 1100-block of North Cleveland Avenue, the mayor's office said.The $41.6 million development has 106 units, city officials...

    Mixed-income housing development in Old Town opens Wednesday
    A Chicago Housing Authority mixed-income housing development will have its grand opening Wednesday in the city's Old Town neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

57 min ago

Dining news: Steppenwolf's cafe, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day options

—Earls Kitchen + Bar, 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., will offer a Mother's Day brunch with items such as Croque Madame, goat-cheese frittata, spicy sausage + mushroom hash, and sweet Virginia benny. See https://earls.ca/locations/lincoln-park.

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...Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that its new cafe/bar at 1700 N. Halsted St. will be named Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks. The cafe/bar also connects to Steppenwolf...

...The team behind Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., Chef Andrew Zimmerman, Advanced Sommelier Arthur Hon and restaurateur Emmanuel Nony have announced the concept...

...restaurateur Emmanuel Nony have announced the concept and location for their forthcoming restaurant. Located at 565 W. Randolph St. in the Werner Printing & Engraving Co. building, the restaurant is situated at the corner of...

...in the Werner Printing & Engraving Co. building, the restaurant is situated at the corner of Randolph and Jefferson streets. The restaurant is slated to open in late 2016; a name will be revealed...

—Robert's Pizza Company, 355 E. Ohio St., will be serving huevos rancheros pizza and hibiscus margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The pie features black beans, chorizo, queso fresco, scallion, cilantro, salsa verde and eggs cooked right on top of the pizza.

...At RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie St., there will be a butcher demo and dinner with Italian butcher Dario Cecchini on Thursday...

...For Cinco de Mayo, Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., will offer $6 margaritas, $6 Mexican Mules and $5 Dos Equis tallboys. Guests can pair...

...Mezcaleria Las Flores, 3149 W. Logan Blvd., will be serving $8 margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The margarita contains Milagro...

—For Cinco de Mayo, Moneygun ( 660 W. Lake St.; MoneygunChicago.com ) has a strawberry margarita available for $10.75 that is mixed with tequila blanco, pink curacao, fresh strawberries and lime.

...State and Lake Chicago Tavern at theWit, 201 N. State St., will host a Kentucky Derby celebration on Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-6 p...

—Clark Street Dog Bar, 3040 N. Clark St., will offer a Kentucky Derby special on Saturday, May 7. There will be $7 Maker's Mark mint juleps. The entire food menu will also be available, with items like the Italian beef sandwich, pizza puffs and chili cheese fries. See ClarkStDog.com .

—At Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., guests will enjoy $7 Buffalo Trace Mint Juleps and $6 Kentucky Mules ( Moscow Mule with bourbon ) on Saturday, May 7. Large groups are invited to book parties in the beer garden, which accommodates up to 68 guests. See LittleFortTavern.com .

...party for 10 people inside the luxurious Vanille Salon located at the Lincoln Park location, 2108 N. Clark St. ( To enter the Mom, Me & Vanille Photo Contest, guests need to post their photo on...

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina and his mother will be in the kitchen for Mother's Day...

...This Mother's Day, Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St., is hosting a Sunday brunch buffet priced at $75 for adults and $20 for kids...

...LUXBAR, 18 E. Bellevue Pl., will have a Mother's Day meal at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. where...

...GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie St., will start weekend brunch service on Mother's Day at 10 a.m.-3 p...

...Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St., celebrates mom with its special Mother's Day Brunch menu featuring a distinctive Italian twist...

...p.m., the three-course Mother's Day Brunch Menu will be available at Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash St. The price is $42 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under. Some of...

...Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., is offering a gourmet Mother's Day for $39 per person at 9 a.m...

...person at 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; call 312-262-5310. Also, River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St., is offering a brunch package for four ( $140 excluding tax and gratuity ), including favorites like...

—Riva Crab House on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., will host its Mother's Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 8. Chef Luigi Garcia will showcase an omelet station, carving station, raw bar, fresh fruit buffet and a dessert display. See RivaNavyPier.com .

...Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., will treat all moms to a complimentary five-minute massage and glass of bubbly on...

...DryHop Brewery, 3155 N. Broadway, and Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N. Southport Ave., will hold Chicago Craft Beer Week events...

...DryHop Brewery, 3155 N. Broadway, and Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N. Southport Ave., will hold Chicago Craft Beer Week events May 19-29. Some of the planned events...

...annual spring tea Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Edgewater Beach Cafe, 5545 N. Sheridan Rd. The tea will feature a high tea, a silent auction and a signature reading of...

...Held on May 22-23, the Chicago Cocktail Summit ( at the Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) brings together bar and restaurant professionals as well as consumer and home cocktail enthusiasts for...

...Travelle Kitchen + Bar, 330 N. Wabash St., announced the appointment of Chef de Cuisine Ricardo Jarquin and launches menus for spring, including...

...Also in celebration of National Burger Month, MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen, 1924 W. Division St., invites guests to enjoy two new MAK Burger specials available for $10 each throughout May...

—Sunda, 110 W. Illinois St., is marking Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with specials. Items include Chinese lotus buns ( through May 8 ), Filipino lumpia sariwa ( May 9-15 ), Korean duck breast scam ( May 16-22 ) and Thai quail satay ( May 23-29 ). See SundaChicago.com .

...Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St., is offering its spring menu. Chef/Partner Tony Priolo is offering dishes such as cavolo...

—Oyster Bar, 1962 N. Halsted St., will now opening its doors beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. New menu additions include oyster po'boy, seared yellowfin tuna sandwich and smoked trout melt. See OysterBah.com .

    Dining news: Steppenwolf's cafe, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day options - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that its new cafe/bar at 1700 N. Halsted St. will be named Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks. The cafe/bar also connects to Steppenwolf's existing main building creating an expanded lobby space.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Apr 21

Updated 1 hour ago

Cash-Only Still Rules At These Chicago Bars And Restaurants

BIG & little's Restaurant, 860 N. Orleans St.

The Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave.

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Billy Goat, 430 N. Michigan Ave. (and other locations)

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap, 1073 W. Vernon Park Place

L and L Tavern, 3207 N. Clark St.

Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen Ave.

Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan Road

Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road

Taste of Lebanon, 1509 W. Foster Ave.

Mr. Beef on Orleans, 666 N. Orleans St.

Nuevo Leon, 1515 W. 18th St. (temporarily closed due to a fire)

Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St.

Carol's Pub, 4659 N. Clark St.

Irazu, 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Calumet Fisheries, 3259 E. 95th St.

Fatso's Last Stand, 2258 W. Chicago Ave.

Lawrence Fish Market, 3914 W. Lawrence Ave.

Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bullhead Cantina, 1143 N. California Ave.

L'Patron Tacos, 2815 W. Diversey Ave.

Andy's Thai Kitchen, 946 W. Wellington Ave.

Schaller's Pump, 3714 S. Halsted St.

Sultan's Market, 2057 W. North Ave.

Farraguts, 5240 N. Clark St.

Feed, 2803 W. Chicago Ave.

Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave.

Red Hot Ranch, 2072 N. Western Ave.

Johnny O's Hot Dogs, 946 W. 35th St.

Richard's Bar, 491 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Flying Saucer, 1123 N. California Ave.

New York Delicatessen, 2921 N. Clark St.

Friar Tuck, 3010 N. Broadway

Sportsman's Club, 948 N. Western Ave.

Podhalanka, 1549 W. Division St.

Whirlaway, 3224 W. Fullerton Ave.

Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted St.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St.

Bernice's Tavern, 3238 S. Halsted St.

Cozy Noodles & Rice, 3456 N. Sheffield Ave.

The Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Reno, 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Archie's Iowa & Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St.

Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway

The Chipp Inn, 832 N. Greenview Ave.

Nicky's Hot Dogs, 6142 S. Archer Ave.

Parisi's Drive-in, 6216 W. 63rd St.

Zakopane, 1734 W. Division St.

Authentaco, 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

Sky-Ride Tap, 105 W. Van Buren St.

The Barrel, 2015 S. Damen Ave.

Baby Atlas, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave. (bar under Matilda)

Bob Inn, 2609 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Big Star Dropped Its Cash-Only Policy, But Many City Spots Are Holding Out
    CHICAGO - Big Star might have ditched its cash-only policy, but the city still has a lot of holdouts. The restaurant made the big switch and started accepting credit cards because guests wanted the change, technology has advanced and Big Star needed to move forward with the neighborhood, said Kim Lyons, a spokeswoman for Big Star.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

1 hour ago

'The King and I,' Improv Fest, a new Second City show

...throwaway joke sing. Open run. $23-$36. Second City e.t.c., Piper's Alley, 230 W. North Ave., 312-664-4032

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...of all the pleasures this show offers. Through May 22. $29-$199. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-827-5600

...as part of the Evanston Literary Festival. May 4, 6 p.m. Free. Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave.

...May 5, 5:30 p.m. $75. Northwestern University's Lurie Center Ryan Family Atrium, 303 E. Superior St.

...great. May 11, 7:30 p.m. $5. Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, Building E, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

...Patron Private Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner, entertainment, dancing. $ 225. Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

...concert with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. May 20, 8 p.m. $24-$41. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000

...s noon event with the Waco Brothers.) June 24-25. $70. Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, 605 N. Sacramento Blvd.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

3 hours ago

Siete Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo

Adobe Gilas Lincoln Park, 1500 N Clybourn Ave

The Original Mother's, 26 W Division St

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

3830 W Lawrence Ave

Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St

High Noon Saloon, 1560 N Milwaukee

Lottie's Pub, 1925 W Cortland Ave

    Siete Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo
    Grab your amigos and amigas and celebrate Mexico's 1862 victory over the French. There are Cinco de Mayo celebrations all over Chicago this Thursday. If it's a Mexican restaurant - and even if it's not - you can pretty much guarantee there will be some sort of taco Corona, or margarita special.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

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Updated 19 hours ago

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

1419 N. Wells St., 312-631-3339 Website

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857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825 Website Next

661 W. Walnut St., 312-877-5339 Website Next

6 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-9440 Website Next

1140 W. Madison St., 312-243-2097 Website Next

354 W. Hubbard St., 312-888-9195 Website Next

3938 N. Central Ave., 773-283-8848 Website Next

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150 Website Next

717 W. Maxwell St., 312-733-5900 Website Next

59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800 Website Next

    The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now
    Chicago's most buzzed-about restaurants in May
    http://www.chicagomag.com

28 hours ago

Clybourn Corridor property sells for $130 million

The investment arm of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle bought the property, 1460 N. Halsted St., on behalf of a European pension fund, said Lukas, who declined to identify the fund or its country.

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Also alongside Blackhawk on Halsted, Structured is planning an $80 million retail development at Kingsbury and Blackhawk streets on a property it bought from TV-commercial production company Big Deahl Productions.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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34 hours ago

All Trains Lead to Second City e.t.c’s 40th Revue

A Red Line Runs Through It runs through November 20. 1616 North Wells Street. $28–48. Check Second City’s website for showtimes and ticket information. Filed under: Arts, Comedy,

    All Trains Lead to Second City e.t.c's 40th Revue
    I came into Second City's e.t.c. Theater with reservations. Where's the goddamn entrance? Obviously, I figured it out. But I still worried that the show would be pigeonholed, either by the meme-baiting mainstream humor of murderous presidential candidates or overly partisan political drivel.
    http://chicagomaroon.com

41 hours ago

Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

1608 N. Wells St. 312-337-3992

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700 E. Grand Ave. 312-644-7482

77 W. Wacker Drive 312-631-3991

600 N. Michigan Ave. 312-587-8301

2871 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-549-5549

Elixir (1509 W. Balmoral Ave. 773-654-1751) offers half-price daiquiris from 5-7 p.m. 

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A new coffee shop and diner in The Loop, Chicago Improv Festival and more things to do in Chicago today, May 3. Date Night Riva Crab House 700 E. Grand Ave. 312-644-7482 Take in floor-to-ceiling views of the lakefront and skyline in a private dining area within the Navy Pier restaurant while sharing a multi-course dinner including oysters, crab cake and filet mignon.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

44 hours ago

Renovated Homes for Sale in Chicago

...the owners have thankfully resisted the urge to paint much of the original mahogany millwork. 924 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL [Estately...

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2840 N Harding Ave #102 [Redfin]

...stone counter tops, and one of the patterned tile backsplashes that are all the rage. 10432 South Troy Street, Chicago, IL [Estately...

836 E 48th St Chicago, IL 60615 [Redfin]

...highly desirable, bright, modern-looking home. At $419,900 this one is hard to beat. 10541 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, IL [Estately...

...July of 2015 seeking $749,900. It can now be had for just $599,900. 1926 West Fletcher Street, Chicago, IL [Estately...

...and comes with its own good-sized rear yard. The homes is asking $829,000. 1900 N Burling St , Chicago, IL 60614 [Redfin...

...been remodeled to include many modern upgrades. It can be yours for $5,750,000. 1400 North ASTOR Street, Chicago, IL [Estately...

    Renovated Homes for Sale in Chicago
    Curbed Chicago is pleased to announce its first ever Renovation Week. Today we start today by taking a look at handful of renovated properties across Chicago. They range from humble starter homes to block-busting historic mansions.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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Apr 26

Updated 2 days ago

Old Town Development Boom Worries Residents: Will 'Hood Lose Its Character?

The same developer is building another seven-story luxury apartment building at 1325 N. Wells St. 

A six-story, 60-unit building is coming to 227 and 233 W. North Ave., according to Crain's Chicago Business. The project's developer, JAB Real Estate, didn't respond to a request for comment.

...250-unit development with 85 parking spaces replacing the historic Noble Horse Theatre building at 1410 N. Orleans St.; a 13-story boutique hotel at the site of O'Brien's Restaurant & Bar, 1528...

...St.; a 13-story boutique hotel at the site of O'Brien's Restaurant & Bar, 1528 N. Wells St.; and a 10-story luxury condo building at North Avenue and Clark Street...

    As Developments In Quaint Old Town Mount, Community Fears Loss Of Character
    OLD TOWN - As development continues in Old Town at a "furious pace," some residents and community leaders are worried about the future of the quaint neighborhood and don't feel like their voices are being heard.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • d3 NOH

    The ultimate "flyover neighborhood".

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    d3 must be from a community where the properties are less expensive and less exclusive.
    Only the Gold Coast has a higher per capita income and education!

3 days ago

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