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Beatnix Visit
3400 N. Halsted St
Chicago 60657

Feathery angel wings float near spinning disco balls: You know you’re in retro heaven. There’s no shortage of vinyl or rhinestones, and the clientele is equally flashy. It’s not unusual to see a drag queen trying on size 12 platforms, or a straight guy in search of stilettos. No matter who you are, what you’re looking for, what you look like or what you want to look like, open-minded staff won’t bat an eyelash--real or false.

Paulina Meat Market

3501 N. Lincoln
Chicago 60657

Chatchka’s Visit
642 W. Addison
Chicago 60613

This is where I get every pair of jeans I own. I only know one of the sisters, and she’s really nice. She calls me when she gets a pair of jeans in my size in. That’s some good service right there. It’s not far from my house either. Parking isn’t bad yet in the up and coming west loop. I can always find a meter. They have other things like shirts and purses...but I stick to the jeans. They’re not overpriced either.
Go here...just try it out.

Out Spoke’n Bikes’n Stuff

1113 W. Belmont
Chicago 60657

Equinox Visit
3401 N. Broadway
Chicago 60657

I can’t even begin to describe this shop, it can’t be done. They have it all. From furniture, lighting, home decor to giftware and know how to put it together. Without doubt, the best shop in Chicago. Kudos to the owners and staff.

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At Home

3062 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago 60657

Home Furniture

Crisp Visit
2940 N. Broadway Ave

Owned and operated by Doug Funke (no relation to Tobias of "Arrested Development" fame) and Jason Lee (no relation to Jason Lee of "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" fame), this Korean/American fusion restaurant and its fantastic fried food was built, honed and perfected for more than a year before opening. Meticulous planning and preparation (developing the batter alone took six months), not to mention taste test after taste test after taste test, brought Doug and Jason to their endpoint: Crisp. Is. Awesome.

Gallery Bernard
Gallery Bernard Visit
2902 N. Lincoln
Chicago 60657

Lot’s of great designer furniture. Brand names like Baker, Kittenger, Kindel, Henredon. Mid-Century Modern stuff like Dunbar; Paul McCobb, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbons and more.

This is great place if you know your furniture and are a decorator. He has quite an eye for quality in his selections. Many pairs of lamps, stools & nightstands. As well as fine quality accessories.

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.

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Panera Visit
616 W. Diversey Pkwy

With all of the interesting independent restaurants in Chicago, it is rare to find a chain restaurant that is worth eating at for any reason other than the price. Panera, a gourmet soup/sandwich/bakery chain, is one of those exceptions.
Freshly baked breads (over 20 varieties), bagels and pastries are the name of the game, but let’s not forget about the sandwiches, hand-tossed salads and rotating list of soups, all of which can be served in a sourdough bread bowl if you so choose. Round out your reasonably-priced meal with a fountain soda or one of several coffee or tea drinks, both of which, incidentally, go well with a cookie, brownie or mini bundt cake.

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January 23rd, 2019

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