Think Galacticon 2011, the social activism and science fiction/fantasy readers convention which grew out of a weekly meet-up at Wicker Park’s Myopic Books, is coming to Roosevelt University July 8-10. Read more about the convention in this write-up by Time Out.
Racked Chicago covered opening day at Chrome Bags, 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave. The store, which carries a large line of cycling apparel, also has a sewing station where you can customize your new biker threads.
CBS Chicago has a one-day guide to Wicker Park’s most family-friendly locations along Division Ave. The guide points you to destinations such as Building Blocks Toy Store, 2130 W. Division, Milk & Honey Cafe, 1920 W. Division, and Crust at 2056 W. Division.
Half a year has passed since the groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Green Park Eco Garage at 1868 N. Milwaukee Ave., and even with the estimated completion by fall 2011, no work has been done on the site. Why? Mark Boyer, writer for Curbed Chicago, could not get any answers from the development firm involved in building the garage.
Redeye writer Melinda McIntire writes about why she left the Lakeview Boystown area after four years to live in Wicker Park.
Television channel FX is filming a new graphic novel based show called “Powers” beneath the L tracks south of North Avenue sometime in July. The show is looking for extras, police officers in particular, according to this article by Ariel Alexovich for Redeye.
This week’s Chicago Reader Key Ingredient column by Julia Thiel included blood as an ingredient! Challenged by Chef Michael Carlson of Schwa, Chef Shawn McClain of Green Zebra (and formerly Wicker Park’s Spring, too) produced blood-grit cakes with cow’s blood. Yum.
In last week’s Linkypoos, we regret that we were not able to provide a comprehensive rundown of ALL of the Chicago Reader ‘Best Of’ winners with ties to Wicker Park. Truth be told, we were facing a very tight booklet deadline, which we met! Apologies to The Red Apple Polish Buffet, which is located in Avondale but is participating in the upcoming booklet. The Red Apple tied with Polish Triangle’s Podhalanka for Best Polish Restaurant. Cumin, which is also participating in the booklet, received honors too. Congrats also to the evil olive (reader’s choice accolades), the Empty Bottle, and all others!