The 100th Home Opener at Wrigley

After the winter we’ve had here in Chicago, with two Polar vortices and near record snowfalls, it’s hard to believe that we are just a few days away from opening day.   Just two weeks ago I walked by Wrigley Field and watched bulldozers removing piles of snow that had been hand shoveled off the field [...]

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Celebrate Halloween Chicago Style

From trick or treating and pumpkin patches to a parade complete with circus characters and fire eaters, there is something for everyone in Lakeview at Halloween.  The following list of Halloween events was compiled by Alderman Tom Tunney’s office, and is quoted here in full for your convenience.  David, your innkeeper will be happy to [...]

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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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We’re Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s been a long, cold spring and Chicagoans are ready to get outside and welcome summer.  Next weekend we hope you’ll join us in doing just that, as the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday May 25 & 26.   This festival, now in its 29th year, is, as its name declares, all about [...]

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