April 12, 2013 |
DePaul University students and other Lincoln Park nightowls now have a new way to satisfy their late-night munchies: cookies and milk delivered to your doorstep by Insomnia Cookies, which opened its first Chicago-area location in Lincoln Park Tuesday. "Lincoln Park has everything we look for in a city location: the bars, the nightlife, and with DePaul right here it was kind of just a win," said marketing manager Renee Sarnecky. The shop at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave. is the 32nd location for the company, which was founded in 2003 by a student at the University of Pennsylvania and...
April 9, 2013 |
[UPDATED STORY: As of 1 p.m. April 9, hours before Kickstarter's deadline, BikeSpike has reached it's goal of $150,000, allowing the project to launch. "We are flattered, truely humbled and honored to have this done in Chicago," said Clay Neigher, a member of the BikeSpike team. "We take this responsibility extremely seriously. We want to do everyone that took the lead with us proud, along with our city. "] Read the original BikeSpike story below: If someone were messing with your bike right now,...
April 4, 2013 |
After five years of providing Lincoln Park with sand, indoor bags games and a venue in which to chug an entire fishbowl of brightly colored booze, Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort will close its doors May 4. Co-owner Brian Galati today announced that he and his partners will expand next-door Headquarters Beercade , which they also run, into the space currently occupied by Uncle Fatty's. "It was near and dear to our hearts," Galati said. "[Uncle Fatty's] was a concept everybody counted out in the beginning and here we are five years later.
March 22, 2013 |
This has been Lincoln's year. Even though Abraham Lincoln would have turned 204 years old last month, he's still a pretty popular guy. The proof: The "Lincoln" DVD comes out March 26. The movie has grossed more than $180 million in the U.S. since it came out in theaters in November. Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for the lead role in "Lincoln" in February, a month after the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation going into effect. Don't forget how good old Abe was featured as a vampire hunter in yet another movie and fought...
March 14, 2013 |
Since Doghouse owner Aaron Wolfson proposed the idea of a mural next to his restaurant, the process of getting it on the wall has taken more than a year, but Thursday, the paint will finally be hitting the wall. The black wall between his restaurant and the McDonald's beside it has regularly been a graffiti target and is generally unattractive, said Wolfson, 29, who lives in the Loop. Located near the six-way intersection of Fullerton, Halsted and Lincoln and right across from DePaul's music school, the area sees heavy foot traffic, and...
March 2, 2013 |
UPDATE: The Chicago Doghouse says about 20 people filed in for their free dessert Sunday as the Hawks extended their points streak to 22. Aaron Wolfson, owner of the Lincoln Park shop, said the offer for a free deep fried Oreo dessert will go for any win this season. The Chicago Doghouse even got a shoutout for their offer on ESPN1000 this week, Wolfson said. Aaron Wolfson realized that when you deep fry an Oreo covered in chocolate cake batter and peanut butter, the confection comes out looking like a hockey puck.