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Beat the Heat with Frozen Treats

After our long cold winter, it seemed like it would take forever for summer to arrive in Chicago.  Now that it’s here locals and tourists alike are flocking to the lakefront, outdoor festivals, sidewalk cafes and beer gardens.  We’re getting out and about and soaking up every bit of these long warm days.  If you [...]

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Theater Thrives in Lakeview

A few nights ago I attended Emma, the famous Jane Austen story adapted by Michael Bloom,  produced by the Dead Writers Theatre Collective and performed at Stage 773,1225 West Belmont Avenue, walking distance from the Old Chicago Inn. For a few hours I was captivated by the well mannered world of the Georgian era.  From the costumes, [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the OCI

This year’s updated St. Patrick’s Parade Day Post: We are happy to host a full house this coming weekend at the Old Chicago Inn. If you are among our guests, you won’t be able to help notice that on Saturday we will all be Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Parade Day.  In our vibrant [...]

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Bastille Day in Chicago

Bastille Day is coming up and if you are a Francophile like me, you might enjoy some of the festivities near Lakeview that celebrate French Independence.  Although the official date commemorating the storming of the Bastille is July 14th, activities in Chicago start as early as Thursday, July 11th,  with the Bastille Day Run.  The [...]

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Green Spaces and Green Places in Lakeview

If you are a fan of the farm to table movement, and green spaces in urban areas, Lakeview has some gems that you will be sure to enjoy.  Recently, when family was in town from San Francisco I put together a “green walking tour” for us to enjoy on a pleasant summer Thursday. We headed [...]

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You Don’t Have to Leave Lakeview for a Great Steak

Until recently there was just one steak house within walking distance that I would recommend to our guests, that being the consistently good, well priced Select Cut at 2808 N. Halsted.    But now I am happy to add another name to the list: Revolucion Mexican Steak house at 3443 N. Broadway. I recently hosted a [...]

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