May 2, 2013 |
The Wicker Park neighborhood has public basketball courts, a baseball diamond and has recently increased bike parking. But thus far, fans of bocce, a European lawn game, haven't had designated public courts on which to play. That could change this summer. Justin Arnett-Graham, who works at L2O , and Alex Gara, beverage director at Hot Chocolate , are behind a grassroots push to add two bocce courts at 1944 W. Crystal St. in an empty lot adjacent to an alley. "We've always believed that hospitality should not be contained within the walls of your establishment,"...
April 29, 2013 |
Go outside this summer, and you'll have a hard time not running into some street festival, wading through seas of sweaty people and sticky food. This is especially true in Wicker Park, where the creatively named Wicker Park Fest is now the third festival in the last couple weeks from the area to reveal its music lineup. Neither the Green Fest nor the Do-Division Fest disappointed with their lineups, and the Wicker Park Fest has upped its ante in a similar way, nabbing veteran rocker Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and...
April 25, 2013 |
Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620 Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood. Setting the casual-but-stylish restaurant apart is chef David Dworshak, formerly of Carnivale, and an intriguing cocktail list of tequila- and rum-based concoctions that are as colorful as the spray-painted mural on the rear wall.
April 24, 2013 |
Not to be outdone by neighboring 'hoods Bucktown and Wicker Park, Logan Square now will have its own beer festival as well. The Logan Square Beer Fest , set for Sept. 21 at Logan Square Auditorium , is a new event that organizers Dave Watts and Marcus Osacky said will spotlight 20 breweries, most from the Midwest. "We're looking for each brewery to bring one of their regular seasonal beers and a specialty beer like a collaboration or cask-conditioned or barrel-aged beer, something you could only get at this fest," Watts said.
April 15, 2013
The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, CIMMfest No. 5 , the annual four-day showcase celebrating the inseparable connection between music and movies, will feature international film premieres, live concerts, visually stunning DJ/VJ sets, lively Q&A's, daring live score performances, exhibits, and more, in 15 venues centered around Chicago's Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2013...
April 9, 2013 |
From established bars such as The Map Room and Small Bar to newcomers Fatpour Tap Works and Bangers & Lace , Wicker Park and Bucktown are home to more than their fare share of craft beer-focused watering holes. Those bars and more than a dozen others will join forces with neighborhood breweries Piece , Moonshine and Pipeworks for a new beer festival called Tap, scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at Dolphin . From 1 to 5 p.m., attendees can redeem ten drink tickets (included with the price of admission)