Virtue Cider helps make winter bearable
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Virtue Cider helps make winter bearable

When it’s cold outside and you’re in the middle of a long Chicago winter, stepping inside a warm corner pub and sipping a cider is one way to…

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5 Digital diet solutions  for Slimdown Success  this new year
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5 Digital diet solutions for Slimdown Success this new year

By Merilee Kern With the recent CES show having debuted multiple diet-focused consumer technologies, including devices that analyze the gases in people’s breath to uncover what diet improvements…

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Onward Chicago: fine dining comes to Rogers Park
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Onward Chicago: fine dining comes to Rogers Park

While neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Logan Square have seen an explosion of noteworthy fine dining restaurants in recent years, Rogers Park has lagged a bit behind. The…

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The Broken Barrel Bar: Chef-driven tailgate food is something you didn’t know you wanted until now
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The Broken Barrel Bar: Chef-driven tailgate food is something you didn’t know you wanted until now

For years, the vintage bar building sitting at 2548 N Southport sat vacant after the former tenant, Crossings, had folded. Further down from the hustle/bustle of Wrigleyville and…

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Game on at Michael’s Original Pizzeria & Tavern in Uptown
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Game on at Michael’s Original Pizzeria & Tavern in Uptown

Michael’s Original Pizzeria & Tavern is a tremendous sports bar with satisfactory food. I visited this establishment on March 31 to watch the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers play the University…

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Cafe Con Leche offers solid Mexican food in Logan Square
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Cafe Con Leche offers solid Mexican food in Logan Square

Cafe Con Leche in Logan Square provides a solid dining experience. My girlfriend, Ashley, made reservations here last weekend to celebrate her birthday. Because it’s so incredibly busy,…

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ZED451 is a steak lovers dream
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ZED451 is a steak lovers dream

“Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead,” Bruce Willis’ character, Butch, told his girlfriend in “Pulp Fiction.” In stark contrast to Quentin Tarantino’s dark character, ZED451 at 739 N. Clark…

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La Villa Restaurant Review – a Risky Culinary Venture
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La Villa Restaurant Review – a Risky Culinary Venture

Choosing a restaurant to spend your Valentine’s Day evening in can be an important and time-consuming task, even high-risk if the food ends up not being incredible. My…

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The Park & Field is a home run
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The Park & Field is a home run

The Park & Field in Logan Square is a distinctive establishment with an electric atmosphere. Logan Square has become overrun by hipsters and there is a dearth of…

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Dib Sushi Bar & Thai Cuisine: a neighborhood treasure
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Dib Sushi Bar & Thai Cuisine: a neighborhood treasure

My girlfriend, Ashley, and I had the pleasure of dining at Dib Sushi Bar & Thai Cuisine in Uptown last Saturday night. Dib, obscurely located in a strip…

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