5 days ago
5 days ago
Updated Apr 17
As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."
"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????
There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.
Updated Apr 05
SOUTH LOOP— Mikkey’s Retro Grill, home of one of Chicago’s most underrated burgers, is opening a second location. A social media post reveals a location, with a sick Michael Jordan mural, coming to 2026 S. Clark Street.This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)
ANDERSONVILLE— Shin Thompson’s Furious Spoon should open by the end of April at 5406 N. Clark Street, according to Edgeville Buzz and Furious’ newsletter.
...projects from Bonci and Happy Camper — need. They’re targeting a mid-June opening for 1840 W. North Avenue...
HUMBOLDT PARK— Lucy’s Food Truck is taking over the former Pierogi Street/Polak Eatery brick-and-mortar space at 1042 N. California Avenue. An opening is planned for April 20.
LAKEVIEW— Cheesie’s Pub & Grub is hiring for its Lakeview expansion, Slice of Cheesies, at 964 W. Belmont Avenue. There’s also a new mural for this pizzeria.
LINCOLN SQUARE— Square Biscuits is taking over the Mr. BBQ spot at 4160 N. Lincoln Avenue. They’re opening on Sunday, according to a Facebook post.
THE LOOP— A second location of Bienmesabe is pegged to open soon at 29 E. Adams Street.
RIVER NORTH— A new Dollop Coffee Co. is on its way to 637 N. Wells Street, according to a news release.
WEST LOOP— McDonald’s is opening a ground-floor restaurant at their new headquarters at 1025 W. Randolph Street. The company’s spokespeople don’t have any info to share, but there are a few rumors flying about the menu.
WRIGLEYVILLE— Aurelio’s Pizza aims to teach Cubs fans what really pies tastes like when the South Side pizzeria opens in around a couple weeks at 3801 N. Clark Street. Check out the photos.
OAK PARK— Poke Burrito, the third location for the raw fish bowl/giant sushi roll specialists, is opening in either May or June at 1025 Lake Street in Oak Park, according to OakPark.com.
OAK PARK— The Felony Franks space, a place where convicts received second chances through employment, will go from hot dogs to soul food and seafood. The third location of Surf’s Up will open soon at 6427 W. North Avenue. It’s new ownership, according to OakPark.com.
Mikkey's Retro Grill Coming to New Retail Spot at 2026 S. ClarkThis article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)
First Annual "Waldos Forever Fest" Coming 4/20 At Clark & Argyle
USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress
South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Chicken wings don't get much crunchier than the ones served at Bonchon (2163 S. China Place #1F). The Korean fried chicken chain landed in Chicago's Chinatown in mid-2017, causing a scene when long lines showed up before the doors opened. It's easy to understand the enthusiasm.This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)
...to offer a version of the dish was Peking Mandarin, nearby neighbor Great Sea Restaurant (3254 W. Lawrence Ave.) was the first to introduce a unique Chicago variation: the lollipop chicken wing ($15.49...
...can also find the lollipop chicken wings ($9 for a platter) at Joong Boo Market (3333 N. Kimball Ave.), the Korean grocery store crammed between the Kennedy Expressway and the Metra tracks in Avondale...
When Crisp (2940 N. Broadway) in Lakeview opened in 2008, the Korean fried chicken game took a great leap forward...
...that the same family also owns a hot dog stand in Ravenswood called Budacki's (4739 N. Damen Ave.). It initially looks exactly like dozens of other hot dog stands scattered throughout Chicago, with...
In recent years, the openings have only come faster. If I had to pick a favorite of the bunch, I'd go with the wildly crunchy wings at Cupbop + Ramen (2439 N. Clark St.). The half chicken ($10) features genuinely juicy meat, while honey garlic sauce is nicely balanced.
But that's just the beginning. Dak (1104 W. Granville Ave.) in Edgewater serves gargantuan whole wings ($12.95 for 5), nearly the size of your...
...feel as if you’re actually gnawing on a regular-sized chicken leg. Del Seoul (2568 N. Clark St.) in Lincoln Park is best known for its Korean-Mexican tacos, but the shop also...
...8) coated in a sticky-sweet soy sauce. The crackly wings at Cafe Orient 33 (4829 N. Kedzie Ave.) are presented so neatly on a plate ($7.95 for 5), you'll wonder if...
...But while you'll find Korean fried chicken ($8) at his West Loop restaurant BellyQ (1400 W. Randolph St.), don't expect it to look much like any version that you've tried before...
Updated Mar 20
In celebration of Women's HERstory Month, we invite you to join us a member of the Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women organization! GREATLAKESILRW.CLUB
Updated Mar 17
Who knows what those items are that have been in McCormick Places parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and some of them light up at night.
Updated Mar 17
Who knows what those colorful items are that have been in the McCormick Place parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and a few pieces even light up at night.
Updated Mar 15
Each quarter the culinary students at Robert Morris University, 401 S. State Street, open a pop up restaurant with a different theme and menu. Students do everything from selecting the food choices, designing the menu, ordering supplies, cooking, serving and cleaning. This quarter, our theme is "The L Stop" with courses from different neighborhoods of Chicago. Our quarters last ten weeks, but we need the first couple weeks to set up and the last couple to evaluate and critique. Open only on Thursdays, reservations recommended. This is a fantastic experience for our culinary students!
Community Adult Day Care Center - STORY TELLING EVENT sold out - not a seat OPEN at MAYSLAKE Theater (seats 130) - we had people standing. Many thanks to all of our story tellers (12 in all), to Bruce Wolf - our EMCEE for the evening and to our sponsors and the volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors as well as our Executive Director, Susan Neustrom. All the silent auction items went so as fund raisers go - this was a good one for a very worthy 501c that serves seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's and nerve damage.
South Loop Business Spotlight: Grant’s Financial Services
We're interested in her.
South Loop Civics: State Assembly, County Commissioner, and Judges…. Oh My!
South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center
One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Peg Cain. For six years Peg served as CEO of the Golden Apple Foundation which increased her admiration for the teaching profession. Peg moved from LaGrange, where she and her late husband Phil had raised their sons, to Westmont in 2002. The title of her TRUE story is WIN, PLACE or SHOW, HE SHOWED.. .hmm are we at the track or maybe it's something more poignant? A few tickets are still left but we're almost at full capacity for the venue - you can order here: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories
One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Ryan Supeter who loves to tell a good story, build a great campfire and enjoys the camaraderie that comes with spending time with friends and family - soaking in the warmth of a fire that brings people together. Ryan, recently engaged, looks forward to sharing those stories...
One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Ryan Supeter who loves to tell a good story, build a great campfire and enjoys the camaraderie that comes with spending time with friends and family - soaking in the warmth of a fire that brings people together. Ryan, recently engaged, looks forward to sharing those stories with the woman he loves and will marry later this year. The name of Ryan's story: "NEVER MISS," (it deals with a BB gun episode from his youth)....hmm that could be a TRUE story with quite a twist. A few tickets are still left but we're almost at full capacity for the venue - you can order here: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories
One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," with Bruce Wolf as our EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Chuck Stepner - an alum of NBC. Chuck was V.P. of Special Projects for NBC Burbank with a CLIO to his name, now lives in his hometown of Chicago. The title of his TRUE STORY is: "MY BRUSH WITH GREATNESS" re: his meeting with Bob Dylan and then a Princess - all in the same week...hmmn, I wonder how all that went down? A few tickets are still available for what will be a FUN NIGHT: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories
DAY 7 of the SAGA of attempting to return packages lost and found by SYD the wonder DOG-finally AMAZON & @jeffbezos get it right and pick up 5 of the 7 packages (Two packages were delivered by SYD and me). AMAZON provided a $200 gift card for my favorite charity - which will be one of the silent auction items for CADC fundraiser on Wed. March 7 from 6 to 9 at Mayslake. Will wonders never cease? SYD's laying down...
DAY 7 of the SAGA of attempting to return packages lost and found by SYD the wonder DOG-finally AMAZON & @jeffbezos get it right and pick up 5 of the 7 packages (Two packages were delivered by SYD and me). AMAZON provided a $200 gift card for my favorite charity - which will be one of the silent auction items for CADC fundraiser on Wed. March 7 from 6 to 9 at Mayslake. Will wonders never cease? SYD's laying down because she's tired of this game. She's been waiting for days - but even SYD got a $25 gift certificate reward for dog treats on AMAZON. Doing the right thing - not keeping the packages as many suggested but getting them back to go to their rightful owners still is the way to go - PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF! For those that would still like to attend STORYTELLING event for 501c - CADC - there are a few tickets left: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories
EveryBlock collects 21 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 200-203 W. 18th St.