More positive reviews are coming in for newly opened Delish Diner and Bakery, 2018 W. Division, whose “50s throwback” style and “retro vibe” have Yahoo! Contributor Jori Sams buzzing. If you feel like getting some traditional diner food and BYOB in a revamped funeral home, check it out!
If you are looking for more places to bring your pooch, this dog-friendly patios list by Metromix will get you out and about with your four-legged friend! The local mention is Bangers & Lace, where your dog can enjoy some water and you can enjoy beer and sausages at their Division Street sidewalk cafe.
If beer wasn’t boozy enough with your sammies, then you better mosey over to Jerry’s, 1938 W. Division, where they just started serving up 60 different American whiskeys in addition to their gargantuan beer menu.
Native Foods Cafe is gearing up to open soon, as was reported here last week, and was holding interviews at their Milwaukee Ave location over the weekend, according to this Redeye post. One of three new locations in Chicago, the vegan and vegetarian chain is said to be hiring kitchen managers, lead cooks and line cooks.
Yahoo! contributor Gina Pisano posted this article about Pulaski Park’s Sports Camp for kids aged 6 through 12. Camp themes include floor hockey, biking, basketball, gymnastics, tennis, in-line skating, soccer and volleyball. Running from Aug 8 to Aug 19, the camp will meet every weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $85. For more information, call (312)742-7559.
Videoappetizer posted this video from CANS Music Fest on Damen, which took place over the weekend.
Glide Magazine interviews the band Gomez, who lived in Bucktown during the recording of their last album.
This Chicagoist article focuses on the success and growth of the Wicker Park Choral Singers and their founder, Mark Tomasino.
Redeye’s Wicker Park reporter Ruthie Kott was at Happy Dog Gallery, 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, over the weekend where “This Things I Believe” performance art/cake eating event was taking place. Ruthie also went around asking Wicker Parkers (or is it Parkians?) what their worst date ever was like. Read their tales of awkwardness here.
New York Times writer Jessica Reaves speaks to the laid-off Chicago art teachers who are taking part in the Flat Iron Building’s new gallery show “Art Teachers: Redefined” which runs through July 30.
There were many local shout outs in this month’s Chicago magazine print/July edition which included Best Beer AND the city’s top singles. Our cash register impulse magazine purchase had us turning to the 2011 Singles, though, where we encountered a familiar face, Greg of W. Grocer.
Also in Chicago magazine, though its May edition, a belated congrats to Wicker Park’s very own Cumin, 1414 N. Milw., which was listed as one of the 22 Best New Restaurants in Chicago, per this link. Sanjeev of Cumin wrote in yesterday with even more good news: Cumin is Zagat rated now, too!
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