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Family Grounds Closing Up Shop

By Sam Charles

After three years of serving up cafe drinks, comfort foods, sandwiches and soups, Family Grounds Cafe, 3652 N. Lincoln Ave., will close its doors for the final time on Dec. 21. The announcement was posted on cafe’s website and Facebook page yesterday. “Dear friends, thank you for your support over the past 3+ years!” the Read the Rest…

Coming soon: Pickle’s Playroom, a cafe for kids

By Rachael Judd

Michael Stokes, real estate agent, Lincoln Square resident and stay at home dad to two, can now add business owner to his resume. Mike is the owner and creator of the upcoming Pickle’s Playroom at 2315 W. Lawrence. This “Sip, Clip and Play Cafe” will be a place that is “comfortable, has great service and Read the Rest…

Nohea Café

By Patty Wetli

As one half of a mixed marriage (I’m a vegetarian, he’s a carnivore), I’m always on the lookout for restaurants that will satisfy us both. Nohea Café (2142 W. Roscoe Ave., a few blocks west of Damen) fits the bill. The brainchild of the mother-daughter team of Shirley Garcia and Michelle Mochoruk, the café-deli opened Read the Rest…

Paciugo Gelato Caffé to Open This Week in Giddings Plaza

By Victoria Wiedel

My gelato vigil is over! Paciugo is scheduled to officially open its second Chicago location on Tuesday, July 27, in the Fountain View building (2326 W. Giddings St). Yesterday I stopped by for free samples and chatted with owner Ani Poddar and manager Marlena Irizarry. Free samples (for everyone) continue this afternoon. Poddar seemed as Read the Rest…

First Slice Pie Café: Ravenswood Manor Welcomes New Sweet Spot

By Patty Wetli

(Ed note: New photos appended. 7/20/10) Life in Ravenswood Manor just got a little sweeter with the opening of the newest First Slice Pie Café. Though currently operating under a limited soft launch schedule (Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), plans are to eventually serve up baked Read the Rest…

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