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Life’s No Fun Without A Good Scare

By Katie Bijak | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Life’s No Fun Without A Good Scare

The sun is setting earlier, the temperature is dropping and Roscoe Village is gearing up for Halloween! Take a look at how some of our neighbors have decorated for the Halloween season. Do you also have some pretty impressive decorations, costumes or pumpkin carvings? Send us your pictures along with how you plan to celebrate Read the Rest…

Photos From 10th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk

By Katie Bijak | Monday, October 3, 2011

Photos From 10th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk

The rain and foul weather parted this weekend for The 10th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk (RAW) on Ravenswood Ave. between Montrose and Wilson Avenues. Chicago’s biggest and longest running free art walk, RAW had more than 40 studios and over 200 artists participating this weekend. Galleries up and down Ravenswood Avenue opened their doors to Read the Rest…

Across The Table: Uniting Chicago One Meal at a Time

By Katie Bijak | Friday, September 30, 2011

Across The Table: Uniting Chicago One Meal at a Time

I just attended my first Across the Table dinner and I can’t wait to do it again. Across The Table is a non-profit organization that works to unite Chicagoans by encouraging them to come together to share a meal and conversation with each other. It is the inspiration of Lincoln Square resident Lauren Grossman who Read the Rest…

Apple Fest Breaks Through The Rainy Gloom

By Katie Bijak | Monday, September 26, 2011

Apple Fest Breaks Through The Rainy Gloom

Last Saturday the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce hosted their 24th Annual Apple Fest in Lincoln Square. Despite a gloomy morning and a short-lived noon rain, crowds still gathered in Lincoln Square to enjoy kids’ crafts, live music and of course the apples.

Deleece To Move South On Southport

By Katie Bijak | Monday, September 12, 2011

Deleece To Move South On Southport

Deleece Restaurant has called it’s hideaway spot just north of Irving Park Road home for 16 years. A self-described “affordable, eclectic neighborhood haunt,” the spot at 4004 N. Southport Ave. is anything but visible. But later this month Deleece owner Lynn Wallack will move her restaurant two blocks south to 3747 N. Southport Ave, right next Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Julia Rahn

By Katie Bijak | Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Five Questions With Julia Rahn

Editor’s Note: We want to get to know our neighbors, so we picked five questions to ask each of them. Feel free to ask them your own questions in the comments. Or submit your own responses on our submissions page. Julia Rahn, founder of Flourish Studios, 3020 N. Lincoln Ave, sat down with me to discuss Read the Rest…

The Village Within The City

By Katie Bijak | Monday, December 20, 2010

The Village Within The City

Roscoe Village Winterfest 2010: Recap and Photos

By Katie Bijak | Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Roscoe Village Winterfest 2010: Recap and Photos

Roscoe Village’s Winterfest, sponsored by the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, started with the annual tree lighting at 5pm on Saturday, Dec. 4. Many families arrived a few minutes before 5 p.m. for the event. With to-go coffee cups, children, and dogs in tow, these Roscoe Village residents watched the tree lighting and milled around after Read the Rest…

Cafe 28: Eclectic Latin Cuisine

By Katie Bijak | Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cafe 28: Eclectic Latin Cuisine

I loved it from the first bite: the bread and butter on the table. At first taste the butter was sweet like honey, but after a second, a spicy jalapeno flavor burst through. I found the abrupt change in taste kind of exciting—like Willy Wonka’s gum that changed flavors and turned Violet violet. Nestled by Read the Rest…

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