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Wicker Park

Wicker Park
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
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  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Pitchfork taking a stab at print

    Pitchfork taking a stab at print
    Chris Kaskie pulled out his phone and flipped though his pictures until he stopped on an image, then turned the screen toward me and grinned: It showed the local staff of Pitchfork Media, the Chicago company behind the Pitchfork music website and...
  • Operetta as a circus in a garage makes for marvelous fun

    Operetta as a circus in a garage  makes for marvelous fun
    The Steppenwolf Garage Theatre — a theater jury-rigged into the ground floor of a parking garage — hardly is the Savoy Theatre in London. But compared to the basement of the Chopin Theatre, a venue in Wicker Park where remarkably creative...
  • Malort gains fans as battle brews over name

    Malort gains fans as battle brews over name
    My friend Julie has a complaint about malort, and it's not that it tastes like sweaty socks wrapped in spoiled grapefruit after marinating in a trash can. It's that people have started liking it too much. Not so long ago, Julie explained, malort was...
  • New Chicago brunches

    New Chicago brunches
    Iced-over sidewalks and plunging temps are enough to drive even the wildest party animal into hibernation. With promise of bloody marys and hangover-helping hashes, these recently debuted weekend brunches make leaving the comfy confines of your couch a...
  • Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar

    Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar
    The burglar who tried to break into a Wicker Park bar last week came up empty after trying to pull a door he should have pushed—and damaging the door too much to open it, according to the bar’s owner and video surveillance of the break-in...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian

    Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian
    Lady Gaga wasn’t just being polite when she told Giuliana Rancic on the American Music Awards red carpet that she was a fan of her restaurant, RPM Italian. The pop mega star genuinely seems to love RPM Italian, seeing how she was spotted having...
  • Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)

    Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)
    Gusting winds drove wind chills to minus-20 and whipped up a lake-effect squall that left more than half a foot of snow across Chicago and up to a foot in some parts of southern Cook County and northwest Indiana. Temperatures are not expected to climb...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers

    Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers
    On the occasion of its 40 years in publishing, Chicago Review Press recently bought itself an anniversary present: Academy Chicago Publishers, one of the city's oldest independent publishers. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Luxury Garage Sale warehouse sale, Sears liquidation and more shopping deals and events

    Luxury Garage Sale warehouse sale, Sears liquidation and more shopping deals and events
    Luxury Garage Sale, the upscale consignment boutique, hosts its first warehouse sale this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, hundreds of designer garments, shoes, accessories and costume jewelry from brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga,...
  • 'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc

    'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc
    Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...