Category Archives: Wicker Park

Roadie Q (Local): Lillie’s Q

I recently had a chance to get lunch at Lillie’s Q in Wicker Park as part of my ongoing BBQ vision quest.  I have a tough time characterizing this place.  Honestly, I would have to describe it as “BBQ for … Continue reading

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Roadie Q (Local): Smoke Daddy

Another stop on my BBQ vision quest, but this one is much closer to home: Smoke Daddy.  They’ve been around in Chicago for a while, and everyone in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area knows about ’em.  It’s my local BBQ joint. … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park #7: Buzz: Killer Espresso

As I have been working my way through the coffee scene in Bucktown and Wicker Park, I have (purely through luck in timing) been able to witness a little bit of a revolution in how coffee is being served and … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park #6: The Map Room

Wicker Park and Bucktown arguably have the best neighborhood selection of coffee places in Chicago.  Options abound from the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks (they don’t deserve a spot in this review because plenty has been written about both of these places) … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park #4: The Wormhole

Wicker Park arguably has the best neighborhood selection of coffee places in Chicago.  Options abound from the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks (they don’t deserve a spot in this review because plenty has been written about both of these places) to one … Continue reading

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Bad Puns and Great Buildings: Wicker Park-itecture

One of the great attributes of Wicker Park and Bucktown is the wide range of architecture in both neighborhoods.  This is going to be the first in a line of pictures and descriptions of some interesting buildings that dot the … Continue reading

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Be a Producer (or Consumer): A Guide to Chicago Music Venues from a Musician’s (and Avid Music Fan’s) Perspective

Chicago has oodles of music venues.  I don’t want to say that it’s too many to count because that’s not true.  I just don’t want to go to the trouble to try and count them.  Music is a very important … Continue reading

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