Tag Archives: Trader Todd’s

Fireplaces and Ice – Winter in Lakeview

We get a little lonely in January around here.  It’s understandable, really.  After all who wants to spend vacation days in the windy city when places like Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean beckon with sunshine?  For those of you who are braving the cold for work or pleasure here in Chicago, we’re glad to host […]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Between Cubs fans hoping for a win to keep our World Series dream alive and Mets fans looking for a sweep of the NLCS , we have a full house tonight at the Old Chicago Inn .   The innkeepers, although decidedly biased for our home team, are happy to welcome all of our baseball fans […]

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For those about to Rock!

Today marks the final concert for this season for Wrigley Field.  The summer concert tradition began in 2005 with Jimmy Buffet performing two shows over Labor Day weekend.  Since then Elton John, Billy Joel, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Brad Paisley and the Foo Fighters have played the field, just to name a few.   […]

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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 to Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday and Sunday May 23 & 24.   This festival, now in its 31st year, is, as its […]

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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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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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