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The Lincoln Lodge returns for its 11th season

By Monte LaMonte | Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Lincoln Lodge returns for its 11th season

The Lincoln Lodge is not only Chicago’s, but also the nation’s longest-running comedy showcase, and it will return for its 11th season on September 30. Its regular Thursday and Friday night shows are located in the back room of The Lincoln Restaurant at 4008 N. Lincoln Avenue. This is sure to be a great season, Read the Rest…

Royal Thai

By Monte LaMonte | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Royal Thai

Royal Thai is one of the few Thai places in the city that is open on Monday. How cool is that? Besides that unique feature, the restaurant boasts a bevy of basic Thai dishes, all of them excellent – Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, (etc.) – plus lunch specials that come with soup and an Read the Rest…

City Provisions Deli Opens Next Week

By Monte LaMonte | Tuesday, August 24, 2010

City Provisions Deli Opens Next Week

City Provisions is a company that caters to people who want only the best organic, locally sourced food. Offering wedding and events catering, as well as monthly supper club/farm dinners, it is operated by an old friend of mine, Cleetus Friedman. I met Cleetus maybe 10 years ago in an improv class at Improv Olympic Read the Rest…

Check Out RIOT Comedy at Chicago Joe’s

By Monte LaMonte | Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Check Out RIOT Comedy at Chicago Joe’s

In early August, I attended a RIOT Comedy show at Chicago Joe’s (2256 W. Irving Park Road) and was pleasantly surprised, not only at the talent—it was a great show the night I attended—but also at how well the room was run. It was incredibly organized; everything was executed on time and super tight. The Read the Rest…

‘Never Been to Paris’ Comes to Lincoln Lodge

By Monte LaMonte | Wednesday, August 11, 2010

‘Never Been to Paris’ Comes to Lincoln Lodge

Sean Flannery’s Never Been To Paris is a new one-man show debuting at Lincoln Lodge on Friday, August 20, and it’s sure to make even the toughest cynic crack a smile. Flannery has been piecing this show together for more than two years, working to get it exactly where he wants it. I’ve seen several Read the Rest…

Laurie’s Planet of Sound Hosts In-Store Series

By Monte LaMonte | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Laurie’s Planet of Sound Hosts In-Store Series

If you’re not already in the know, Laurie’s Planet of Sound (4639 N. Lincoln Ave) is a neighborhood music store that sells new/used records and CDs (and, if I may editorialize, it’s one of the cooler music shops in the city). Besides being a great place to find everything from Slayer to G.G. Allin to Read the Rest…

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