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Matisse Tavern & Grill
Matisse Tavern & Grill Visit
674 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago 60614

This casual underground lounge consistently packs in low-key, neighborhood 20- and 30-somethings. Red-hued and honorable to its namesake, the dimly lit space is intimate (read: tiny), with a dozen or so tables (low two-tops with velvet banquettes and tall four-seaters) squeezed around the perimeter; larger groups vie for a single booth at back, or crowd the bar. A central fireplace keeps things toasty when necessary, and alternative and light house tunes provide a conversation-friendly soundtrack.

Fornello Visit
1011 W. Irving Park Rd
773-1011 W.

One of the best choices in Lakeview/Irving Park area, Fornello is charmingly decorated as an Italian grotto, with a welcoming brick fire oven situated in the foyer-bar. The decor is pretty much kept to the walls, so the plain settings let you focus your attention on the food, which is a bargain.

Salon & Spa Blue
Salon & Spa Blue Visit
2915 N. Sheffield
Chicago 60657

I love Denise she is truly great at waxing eyebrows, she has a up-beat personality and really makes your eyebrows look purrfection. I have gotten so many compliments on my eyebrows when I go to her.

Jake Visit
3740 N. Southport Ave
Chicago 60613

Nineteen Thirteen

1913 W. Belmont
Chicago 60657

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Krista K Boutique
Krista K Boutique Visit
3458 N. Southport Ave
Chicago 60657

Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange Visit
3316 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago 60657

The Chicago Music Exchange sells guitars, and if you’re living the life of the bluesman, with no money in your pockets and a traveling jones, they will buy your gear so you will have some cash to go down to Blues Fest. You can feel guitars older than you in your own two hands, and be overwhelmed by the sheer sprawl of instruments. They’re an authorized Fender and Gibson dealer and offer a full service Fender Custom Shop. They also boast an amazing selection of vintage equipment. The stock turns over relatively quickly, so each foray offers the potential to unearth a treasure.
Out-of-towners who like to get down and dirty can find the gear their idols use, and for even the curious folks without a penny to spare, looking to pluck out "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" on a handful of amazing guitars, should make the voyage to Lakeview for a peek at this venerable establishment. Cost depends on how much guitar you’re looking to buy.

Powell’s Book Store
Powell’s Book Store Visit
2850 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago 60657

Powell’s Bookstores Chicago specializes in quality used, rare, and discounted books, primarily academic and scholarly. We are particularly strong in medieval studies and classics, philosophy and books on books, but we also carry many other subjects.

City Soles
City Soles Visit
3432 N. Southport Ave
Chicago 60657

The first time I went to City Soles, I was told by the manager that if I didn’t buy a particular pair of shoes, I would be a "silly goose." And thus began my love affair with City Soles.

This particular store now has a different manager, but the new manager is just as fun, personable, and quirky as the last. If you catch them at sale time, they are willing to cut certain deals, so just ask! The best deal I ever asked for and got was on some amazing jewelry by local designers. Expect the unexpected here.

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Windy City Gyros
Windy City Gyros Visit
3932 N Broadway

I’ve been back about a dozen times now, perhaps more, and have tried several different things. The gyros are quite good, but not particularly different or better than other places around. The hot dogs are nothing to write home about, but the chicken pita might be the star of the show. Everything’s made to order, cops eat here, and there’s always a pretty interesting mix of people dining in... so you know it’s good.
Solid choice if you’re hankering for some grease.

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June 18th, 2019

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