4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

BeefBelly restaurant has closed.

The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and...

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The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and re-model Beefbelly into a Fresh & Funky Fiesta!! The "Tipsy Cow Cantina” opens this December and will feature tacos, salads, burritos, nachos, live music, karaoke, an amazing margarita bar…get ready for a whole new fresh and fun environment…

Also, Molly & Myles Ice Cream has closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you this coming Spring.'

  • Fredy I'm in real estate and happen to live in the area.

    Hope to see this place soon! Best

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Daniel D., I don't know if you've tried Roma's, but they have great Italian Beef sandwiches IMO. Kudos to Jay's too on Naragansett, I frequent them as well. Another option in the neighborhood is Paterno's, they have sandwiches called "Incredibles" that are served on garlic bread, including Italian Beef sandwiches....

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    Daniel D., I don't know if you've tried Roma's, but they have great Italian Beef sandwiches IMO. Kudos to Jay's too on Naragansett, I frequent them as well. Another option in the neighborhood is Paterno's, they have sandwiches called "Incredibles" that are served on garlic bread, including Italian Beef sandwiches. The owner/operators of all three of these establishments are very friendly and customer orientated. While their decors are dated, their customer service skills are still in vogue.

    My favoite Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood is Pueblo Nuevo, Maria and her home made Pozole on the weekends, it doesn't get any more authentic than that. Old family recipe brought from south of the border. Simon's on Milwaukee Ave, where the Old Palatpita used to be, is very good. They had to work out some kinks when they first opened, but the owner/operator took the criticism in stride and made improvements. First two times I got my food made with onion, after specifically asking for them to omit them--in English and Spanish. Owner apologized for the glitch and made the orders over. It hasn't happened since and I've been there at least 20 more times. He handled the situation perfectly IMO. Taqueria La Estrella is very good and they deliver too! I agree with other posters about Amigo Chino......can't figure out what the attraction is, tried it twice and was disappointed in the food quality both times....presentation was great, portions were huge, but it just didn't taste good.

    Mom's Old Mexican is one of those places I've been meaning to try, but just haven't got around to it yet. I met the owner at a local event and she seemed like a very nice lady. People that I've talked to that have been there rave about her establishment.

    I have to admit that I'm somewhat taken aback by a business owner labeling people cowards and crybabies because they received some negative feedback.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Flooded basement

I have about 12 inches of water in my basement from the recent storm that needs to be pumped out. Can anyone recommend someone honest and reliable?

  • @DebbieM, glad to hear the basement will be cleaned up correctly. It's something we take for granted sometimes, a dry basement over the lifetime of home ownership.

  • AS50, yes, I always thought a pool would be nice but not this way.

Oct 08

Updated Oct 11

Mental Health Therapy Friendly Office Space in the area?

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had suggestions of available rental space for a mental health therapy office in the Old Irving park, Kilbourn park, Irving Park, and Portage Park areas. I am more than happy to sublet from existing practices. I am hoping to find an office suitable for individual and family therapy, and it would be amazing to find a group therapy space as well.

Thank you so much for your time.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Thanks Mute. I was just curious. The place has sort of a mysterious aura.

  • Even my explanation has a mysterious aura. Due to privacy laws its hard to exactly say what kind of patients are getting treatment there bit that's what I could dig up.

Aug 31

Updated Oct 06

Texas Corral

Passed by yesterday and it appears there is a building permit posted on the door
Anyone know what might be going here next

  • People are so excited for this...I don't get it.

  • I wouldn't say I'm excited but living in Chicago all my life I've only been to a culvers once. When I travelled to Wisconsin. I would have liked a steak n shake better but there's always Jeff's red hots on cicero

Sep 13

Updated Sep 28

Martini Club?

Hi, recent addition to Portage Park here! Does anyone know the scoop on Martini Club on Irving Park? It seems to be closed, but then I saw it was open the other night. Is it really, as the name implies, a martini club?

  • Is the new mikes any good? Do they have food?

  • The new Mike's? If you're talking about the bar at 5134 W Irving, though the Mike's sign is out front, the bar is actually called Margaret's. And yeah, they serve grub.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 22

Amazon HQ2

Is Chicago in line to win the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes? How would this affect the city? The Lincoln Yards site along the Chicago River has been most talked about. The site will have a new Metra stop, water taxi and 606 trail extension. So what about housing? The addition of 50,000 jobs will obviously increase demand. In the seven years since Amazon established it's first HQ in Seattle, home prices are up 83% and the average median price for a home is 700k. Average median price for Chicago is 306k. Anyone owning a home now could see a huge jump in equity. Same for anyone who buys before Amazon announces the winner next year.

Sep 13

Updated Sep 15

Needing to liquidate our Quinceanera Gowns

I have a bridal and social occasion shop in Portage Park (Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique). I am looking to liquidate my quinceanera gowns/department to reinvest in divisions we just seem to do better in and that's bridal, bridesmaids dresses, eveningwear and prom. I am not sure how to better market these beautiful gowns other than just by word of mouth, at this point. We have some 800 beautiful ball gowns in-stock, in various colors and sizes. All are...

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I have a bridal and social occasion shop in Portage Park (Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique). I am looking to liquidate my quinceanera gowns/department to reinvest in divisions we just seem to do better in and that's bridal, bridesmaids dresses, eveningwear and prom. I am not sure how to better market these beautiful gowns other than just by word of mouth, at this point. We have some 800 beautiful ball gowns in-stock, in various colors and sizes. All are brand new or like new, that I am willing to sell at 50% off, making them less expensive than any other shop (or website for that matter). If you're looking for a gown, or know someone celebrating an event in which a gown like this is customary, please pass our name along with this 50% off promotion - I would love to re-merchandise our store to cater to what sells better.
Thank you in advance and cheers!

  • @Kathy L.: If you make a post on your FB page, PPNA would be happy to share it.

  • I posted it earlier today on my @kasiasbridal Facebook page, Instagram and on Twitter. Thank you to everyone passing this along, it's working - we have people calling booking appointments and walking out with smiles and gorgeous gowns!!! Thank you - would love to sell all of these!!

Aug 24

Updated Aug 29

homemade ice cream

Try now the "FLavourites" of the day : taro [ube] or halo-halo with chunks of tropical fruits

  • They have delicious empanadas, too. The TSAP (potatoes) is my favorite.

  • Sue Portage Park-er

    Great place, we love the empanadas and bubble tea too.

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