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Matty K’s Going to Party Like It’s 2011

By Patty Wetli

Matty K’s Hardware, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave., opened late last year but kindly waited until spring to throw its Grand Opening bash. Actually, “grand opening” doesn’t quite do the shindig justice–with a number of neighboring businesses as partners, it’s more like Lincoln Square’s first street fest of the year. Visit the store April 28-29, 8 Read the Rest…

Turkey Day Countdown: Where to Get Your Food and Drinks

By Patty Wetli

There are about as many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as there are stuffing recipes. (Or would that be dressing recipes? See what I mean.) The single requirement: You simply positively must make a pig of yourself. Allow us to help. Whether you’re planning to dine out, prepare the feast yourself or have it catered, we’ve Read the Rest…

Turkey Day Countdown: Where to Get Your Food and Drinks

By Patty Wetli

There are about as many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as there are stuffing recipes. (Or would that be dressing recipes? See what I mean.) The single requirement: You simply positively must make a pig of yourself. Allow us to help. Whether you’re planning to dine out, prepare the feast yourself or have it catered, we’ve Read the Rest…

It’s Food Day: Watch What You Eat

By Patty Wetli

Next Monday, the nation celebrates candy, er, Halloween. (Anyone handing out Heath Bars? Drop me a line.) But today, October 24, has been set aside as the first annual Food Day. I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t every day Food Day? Technically, yes. But the point being made by organizers is that Americans need to Read the Rest…

Center Square in the News

By Brad Bretz

Standing room only this morning at Globe Pub to watch British Royal Wedding [WBEZ] Mother’s Day in Chicago: Where To Take Mom [Huffington post] 10 Things to Do This Weekend [Crain’s] Scrimp On Dinner, Splurge on Brunch [Bellingham Herald] A Little Bit of Florence in Chicago [Chicago Reader] 5 more Exotic Spots for Destination Drinking Read the Rest…

Few Tickets Left for Lincoln Square Wine Stroll

By Samantha Abernethy

UPDATE (1 p.m.): Sorry, folks, but it looks like it has sold out. But don’t let that keep you from your Chardonnays and Pinots. The Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Wine Stroll is this Thursday, but you have to act fast if you want to snag a spot. There are two routes—The Grape and Read the Rest…

Who is hungry?

By Samantha Abernethy

Calling All Mothers

By Tatum Bartlett

Stirring the pasta with one hand, typing an e-mail on the Blackberry with the other, attempting (unsuccessfully) to do a long-division check in my head, and then CRASH?the little one-year-old light of my life has just somehow managed to pull four large serving platters from the one cabinet that remains to be childproofed. Oh, the Read the Rest…

Café Selmarie

By Victoria Wiedel

Café Selmarie is actually two destinations in one location: a bakery serving Intelligentsia coffee in the front, and a bright, bustling dining room in the back. Some might argue the always busy patio in the warmer months is a third destination. It’s hard to beat the people-watching opportunities in Giddings Plaza. Starting in 1983 as Read the Rest…

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