October 7, 2013 |
Worth a trip: Lumpia Shanghai at Isla Pilipina 2501 W. Lawrence Ave. Unit D 773-271-2988 It's not so much a restaurant as it is a movement. When Ray Espiritu took over the Lincoln Square restaurant Isla Pilipina from his parents six years ago, it was very traditional, serving mostly expat Filipinos. Fresh out of art school, Espiritu didn't just want to serve food; he wanted to elevate Filipino cuisine and culture in Chicago. He wanted to help the community and create something that was an extension of his personality.
May 28, 2013 |
This is the kind of fest weekend Chicago loves. Maifest , Do-Division , Lincoln Avenue Live and more bring a little something for everyone, from pretzels and PBR to bands and boutiques. 'Hoods are well represented too, with parties going on in Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village and the South Loop, to name just a few. There's enough art, live music, sausage and beer to fill a whole weekend, and with some judicious planning, you might even be able to hit up two or three fests - just...
April 15, 2013 |
Gateway to Learning has been working with adults and children with special needs for nearly 40 years, helping them learn fundamental life skills through a variety of programs, including working in a professional kitchen. Starting April 15, participants will start serving the public at Dorothy's Can-Do Cafe in Lincoln Square. Named for GTL founder Dorothy Hough, the cafe is fueled by a 24-month day-training program run by members of GTL. The members will "greet customers, fill bakery orders and manage...
March 25, 2013 |
Two violent, daytime store robberies in the past week have some Lincoln Square retailers rethinking their security procedures. Chicago Area North police issued a community alert about the incidents, which both took place when just one employee was present at the North Side retail stores. In both cases, a man punched the store employees after taking money from their registers, according to the police alert. The man who targetted Soggy Paws's SP2 pet supply store on Leland Avenue on Thursday afternoon didn't dip into the array...
March 13, 2013 |
In a previous post, I mentioned that I would soon be debuting new shit. Well, that new shit, I'm happy to report, is almost here, and you can get a sneak peak this Monday at Essay Fiesta at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square. There will be drinking, sex, and foul language. And then I'll do the reading (Boom!). “Tales of Iceland or 'Running with the Huldufolk in the Permanent Daylight'” will be available next month for Kindle, Nook, and iPad from the nascent media empire GiveLiveExplore . This travelogue is based off the...
February 26, 2013 |
($3.50) Eva Fleming, 23, Lakeshore East: "I rarely buy PBR myself. Usually I drink it when someone in a group says they're going to order a round of beers for everyone, that's what they usually order. PBR is the universal language of bad, cheap beers. " ($3) Simon Willums, 36, Bucktown: "I drink PBR four or five times a week. It's mostly the price that does it for me, but I guess maybe I've grown to like the taste a lot too. " ($2) Kevin Weber, 27, Humboldt Park: "Every now and then I get a PBR when it's late at night.