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Four New Restaurants Are Opening In Chicago This Week

Shed a few vodka-soaked tears for John Barleycorn (658 W. Belden Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-348-1570), the neighborhood drunk-stitution that announced it would be closing its 50-year-old flagship location. Your last opportunity to get shots in at the bar will be May 17.

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Friday, April 25: Brendan Sodikoff’s Cocello (354 W. Hubbard, River North), the regional-Italian spot that’s taking over half of Dillman’s current location, is soft-open tonight and tomorrow, and diners who swing by before the official opening get 40 percent off their meals.

Friday: As we first reported a month ago, Goddess and Grocer has outgrown its current Bucktown digs. They’ll be open for the first time in their new location, just across the street at 1649 N. Damen Ave., starting Friday—and this new location’s got plenty of seating.

Monday, April 28: To celebrate the opening of Chicago’s second Blaze Pizza (227 W. Ontario St., River North), Facebook fans of the fast-casual pizza joint who swing by Tuesday and prove their fandom will get a free pie.

Tuesday, April 29: The second location of Mirai Sushi will start rolling in the Gold Coast (990 N. Mies Van Der Rohe Way, 312-280-9100), the first of Miae Lim’s two new restaurant projects to open (the other is in the works for the South Loop.)

The previously liquor-license-less Winchester (1001 N. Winchester Ave., Ukrainian Village, 773-698-8703) has now added a slate of cocktails to their dinner...

...take your tea-and-crumpet cravings to somewhere other than Spencer’s Jolly Posh Foods (1405 W. Irving Park Rd., Lake View, 312-415-6919). The British/Irish food shop is moving to a new...

...312-415-6919). The British/Irish food shop is moving to a new location at 3755 North Southport Avenue, with plans to reopen on May 6...

The current word on the reopening of the fire-damaged Juno (2638 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park) is later this summer, but should you need some sushi sustenance before then...

...doing a two-night pop-up on April 29 and 30 at neighboring Barrelhouse Flat (2624 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park, 773-857-0421). The 10-course meal is paired with drinks created by...

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CCC brings back two Chicago-born LGBTQ hits

Hit the Wall continues in previews through April 27 at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., and then has regular-run performances through June 29. Tickets are $20-$55; call 773-404-7336 or visit www.greenhousetheatre.org .

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche plays May 1-June 8 at the Chopin Theatre basement, 1543 W. Division St. Tickets are $15-$40; call 773-404-7336, or visit www.5lesbianseatingaquiche.com or www.chicagocommercialcollective.com .

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Lincoln Park's 'Babymaker' Bar Soon To Close

Fans of John Barleycorn at 658 W. Belden have until May 17 to bid goodbye to the legendary Lincoln Park watering hole.

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John Barleycorn closing original location in Lincoln Park

Owner Sam Sanchez said he is selling the building 658 West Belden Ave., where John Barleycorn first opened in 1963, for around $4 million. He is already scouting for a slightly smaller location downtown where he can open a new location, Sanchez said on Friday.

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Save the Date May 17 Walk Talk Bike Event 500 W. Dickens 10AM-1:30PM

Sat, May 17, 2014 10:00AM-1:30 PM

Lincoln Central Association is holding a Bike Walk Talk block party for LP neighbors.
Bike mechanics will be available to work on neighbors' bikes, Bike Ambassadors will supervise Bike Rodeo for kids and Safety Presentations. Two architectural walking tours. One dog walking presentation. Local vendors will provide free taste samples. And much more. Get to know your neighbors, learn the joy of walking and biking in your community.

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  • Lincoln Park High School reviewed

    Talking about Lincoln park High! About 45 years ago, I knew someone who had gone there! It was like the "Dumping grounds" for students then, with little hope of it ever becoming a school of note! But what a transformation! My G-daughter was accepted there, and trying to be the ever-helpful G-Parent, I warned her & my daughter to find another school! Then, having first thought that LPHS must be a new school recently built in the vicinity, I began to research, but could not find anything but, yes, the old Waller building! So I thought, it must be a mistake, that my daughter had uncovered a magnet school somewhere in the old neighborhood! As I researched, I found that, yes indeed, Waller had become a kin d of Magnet school, where not only could neighborhood kids attend, but gifted kids from all over Chicago as well! Nowadays, everyone wants to go there, including my G-Daughter, who had wanted to go to Lane Tech originally, but now forgot all about that, and is now eager to begin her studies at LPHS! It makes me proud to be a Chicagoan by birth, but proud that the Chicago public schools have made such strides in such a short period of time! Now I feel honored @ her acceptance there!

    Lincoln Park High School (2001 North Orchard Street) Published on GreatSchools April 17, 2014

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Coyote Sighting?

Did anyone else catch a glimpse of the coyote (?) running down Clybourn Ave this morning around 7:45 AM?

I was driving to work, heading South on Clybourn, and had just crossed over Ashland when I saw, what I thought was a coyote sprinting full-speed in the opposite direction. It was running on the sidewalk straight towards the busy Ashland / Fullerton / Clybourn intersection. As a dog owner, this has me concerned. Any other sightings?

  • My kids and I trailed one for a few blocks around Wells and Goethe last Thursday. It got chased by a German Shepard in the Franklin Fine Arts playlot on Wells and disappeared into the night. I called 311, but there is no way the response time of the animal control unit is fast enough to catch a coyote on the run.

  • Wendi on Maud Interested in local news

    Yes, I've seen it many times on Clybourn and in the alley behind our house on Maud....hunting for rats.

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Chicago Bakeries Make List Of Best Cupcakes In America

No. 83 Swirlz, 705 W Belden Ave.: “As a landmark cupcake “emporium” in Chicago, Swirlz Cupcakes doesn’t disappoint. … The orange, raspberry cheesecake will transport you to summer, while the chocolate dipped peanut butter banana will whisk you away to the rich fall food indulgences.”

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Plus, the Daily Meal picked two places in other towns–Magnolia Bakery, 108 N State St., and Sprinkles, 50 East Walton–that also have locations in Chicago.

Plus, the Daily Meal picked two places in other towns–Magnolia Bakery, 108 N State St., and Sprinkles, 50 East Walton–that also have locations in Chicago.

No. 89 West Town Bakery & Diner, 1916 W Chicago Ave: “The cupcakes are as simple and natural as its ingredients. West Town Bakery & Diner boasts...

No. 61 Molly’s Cupcakes, 2536 N Clark St.: “Baked in small batches from scratch daily, you can truly customize your cupcake experience at...

No. 30 Sugar Bliss, 115 N Wabash Ave.: “With blooming plumes of frosting, these gorgeous cupcakes are more like an experience than just...

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Dog attacked at Trebes Park

My dog was looking for a place to urinate at the corner of Webster and Clifton, when suddenly a guy walked up to her with his dog without asking. His dog is approx. 40-50 lbs. and looks like an Australian shepherd - border collie mix. The dogs were sniffing each other and out of nowhere his dog grabbed onto my dog's back and shook her back and forth like she was a piece of meat (she's a beagle and weighs...

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My dog was looking for a place to urinate at the corner of Webster and Clifton, when suddenly a guy walked up to her with his dog without asking. His dog is approx. 40-50 lbs. and looks like an Australian shepherd - border collie mix. The dogs were sniffing each other and out of nowhere his dog grabbed onto my dog's back and shook her back and forth like she was a piece of meat (she's a beagle and weighs 22 lbs). Initially I didn't see any blood and the guy left. However she was clearly in pain when we got inside and that's when I saw she had giant puncture wounds in her back and needed to go to the emergency vet. Please keep your eye out for this dog. It looks like an Australian shepherd - border collie mix. I wish he knew the pain and suffering he has caused my dog.

  • The owner was probably in his late 20's/early 30's, light brownish blonde hair, thin build, and on the taller side... I think the dog might have been older. I hope that helps? The dog looked just like this one http://imgur.com/XzBTsK0

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    That is helpful. Thank you!!

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  • Lincoln Park High School reviewed by a student

    I'm currently a junior at LPHS. After reading some of these reviews,i've seen alot of negative feed back. Lincoln park is an excellent school for kids who want to find their true selves because Lincoln Park opens up their eyes in a way they've never did before. Before I came Lp I had no idea that I was talented,important,or smart. i've lived on the far south side for my whole life and only knew what I saw and was told,I never wanted to learn more. I was bullied from pre-k through 8th grade because i'm black with naturally red hair and I was diferent ,which made me hate my hair and myself.When I came to Lincoln Park, the kids embraced my hair and my character and made me feel like I mattered. I was never smart,so my grades, were low and no high school would accept me;but LPHS was the only one that did,out of 12 schools. Lphs gave me a chance at a better education and I'm so grateful. Now some of the staff are rude and ignorant,but so are 50% of Americans now of days. I hate my counselor because she's not good but the rest our border-line perfect.If you want your kid to be ready for the real world then send them Lphs because it's a really good school

    Lincoln Park High School (2001 North Orchard Street) Published on GreatSchools April 15, 2014

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Mrs. Green's, Replacing Fox & Obel, to Open in July, Serve Wine

...in hand, according to Juan Guzman, manager of the Lincoln Park Mrs. Green's at 555 W. Webster Ave.

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Guzman said the major changes to the Fox & Obel store at 401 E. Illinois St. involve revamping the interior.

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THEATER REVIEW Our Class

Playwright: adapted by Ryan Craig from a play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek. At: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336; www.remybumppo.org; $42.50-$52.50. Runs Through: May 11

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Oz Park Toilets

Dear Aldermistress Smith: More than hundreds of people in Oz Park this beautiful Friday afternoon having a wonderful spring outing. Some of us looked for places to eliminate only to find bushes to squat in that were next to the children's playgrounds. Won't you please plant some scrubs away from children area or ask the city to provide some portable toilets??

  • oz neighbor 32 years in LP

    Please thank the Park district for the porta pottis. They put them in the Park every spring in time for the kids baseball season.
    Ms Smith had nothing to do with this, the Park supervisor got them put in. Oh I forgot, one more thing for Smith to take credit for that she didn't do!

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    I apologize in advance if the post was meant to be funny to bring attention to the fact there need to be porter potties in the park to eliminate the 'bush squatting'. It's just that being a resident of this wonderful city and seeing people 'eliminate' themselves anywhere they please (including a playground across the street from my house), it wouldn't surprise me if you were serious about it.

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A Worthy Cause

Saving the Black Duck and preserving the historic Halsted Willow Gateway to the Sheffield Historic District is a worthy cause. DNA's article on the the history of Chicago Magic and the Black Duck exemplifies the many hidden gems that are often lost. Thanks DNA.

  • Helen M 25-year Lincoln Park resident

    Yes: the more voices in favor of saving the building, the better the chances will be.

  • Rancher Ranch Triangle resident

    If you are not a member of the community group then, join and explain
    you are joining because of this issue. RANCH Triangle and Lincoln Central
    Association need your support and are working to save the historic corner buildings.
    Tell Alderman Smith how you feel. If you want to save...

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    If you are not a member of the community group then, join and explain
    you are joining because of this issue. RANCH Triangle and Lincoln Central
    Association need your support and are working to save the historic corner buildings.
    Tell Alderman Smith how you feel. If you want to save the Black Duck grill,
    start patronizing it for a meal or snack.But do it fast. Dan Allen wants to stay.
    Anyone remember when RJ Grunts on the Park was going to close?
    Lines down the block made Melman keep it open ...now it's going strong
    after languishing for years.

    ranchtriangle.org

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