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'A Proper Drink' author explores cocktail revival Monday at Violet Hour

In 2007 when The Violet Hour first opened its doors in Wicker Park, it wasn't always easy to get a proper drink in Chicago. Writers at the time wondered if people would even patronize a bar solely because the drinks were of exceptional quality. It was a time when cocktails were given short shrift. ...

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

A new Wicker Park spot from The Publican, a book signing with The Cure's Lol Tolhurst and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Trenchermen to close at year's end; will reconcept for 2017

After more than four years in Wicker Park, Trenchermen (2039 W. North Ave.) is closing. Patrick Sheerin, who founded the restaurant with his brother, Michael (who left a couple of years ago), is stepping down for personal reasons. "2016 was a tough year for my family, and for me personally," Sheerin...

Chicago in the Old Days – 41 Fascinating Photos Documented Street Young People of Wicker Park in the late 1950s

Wicker Park is a neighborhood within the West Town community area in Chicago, Illinois. Situated just west of the Kennedy Expressway, Wicker Park is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife, and food scene. These vintage pictures were taken by an American photographer named Richard. Show More Summary

Publican Anker Opens in Wicker Park This Wednesday

The restaurant will focus on "wood-roasted and raw seafood, vegetables, ramped-up coal-fired bar food" and, of course, craft beer and cocktails. [ more › ]

One Off Hospitality opening Anker in Wicker Park on Wednesday

Publican Anker (1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-452-9673), the latest restaurant by One Off Hospitality Group (Avec, Blackbird, Nico Osteria, the Publican, more), will open Wednesday. It's the fourth Wicker Park property for the group, which already operates Big Star, Dove's Luncheonette and The Violet...

Photos: Inside Wicker Park's New Boutique Hotel & Social Media-Minded Hostel

After nearly four years of restoration, two new boutique hotel properties are due to open in Wicker Park next week. [ more › ]

Cinderella, operetta and potatoes in this Hypocrites holiday mashup

There is a venerable funky tradition at The Hypocrites — a great little theater company in Wicker Park — of the offbeat holiday show, the kind of seasonal attraction that both urban hipsters and suburban tourists can enjoy. Often, this highly creative company has stuck its wacky Gilbert and Sullivan...

All The Food News You Missed During The Election

Rick Bayless is making a change to his Wicker Park restaurant, and more. [ more › ]

Rick Bayless closes Xoco Bistro, opens Fonda Frontera

When Rick Bayless opened Xoco Bistro in Wicker Park in 2014, it sounded like a surefire hit. After all, the original location of Xoco in River North has been going strong since 2009, still regularly bringing in throngs for its wood-fired tortas and rich hot chocolate. But after a little more than two...

Restaurant openings: Le Duck brings Asian food with a twist, The Budlong bounces back

WICKER PARK - Chef Ong Satangmongkol has already succeeded with Thai food (Silom12), Japanese food (Tsukiji Fish Market) and seafood (Mad Boiler). So when he snagged a restaurant space in Wicker Park, he decided he wanted to try his hand at something new. “I wanted to focus on what I want to do,...

The secret to mezcal's meteoric rise

One month ago, on a crisp September Sunday, a group of 22 mezcaleros descended on Chop Shop in Wicker Park with one mission in mind: Seduce Chicagoans with the magic of mezcal. Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle, as the event was dubbed, saw crowds thirstily clamoring for hundreds of different styles of...

Photos: Wicker Park Church Collapsed This Morning

Luckily, no one was injured, but several cars were damaged. [ more › ]

A Man Was Struck By The CTA Blue Line Early Thursday In Wicker Park

A 38-year-old man was struck by Blue Line train near the Division Street CTA station in the early hours Thursday morning. [ more › ]

Why Is Wicker Park's 'Notorious' 6 Corners Still So Dangerous For Cyclists?

A 15-year-old cyclist was hit by a car Friday morning at an intersection that "has been a known issue for long time." [ more › ]

Double Door considering move to Logan Square as legal appeal continues

Double Door co-owners said Monday they are considering moving the club to Logan Square even as they appeal a Cook County judge's decision that requires them to vacate their longtime Wicker Park space by the end of the year. Owners Joe Shanahan and Sean Mulroney have started conversations with Adam...

Man Shot Near Damen Blue Line Station Early Monday Morning

The victim was sitting in the back of a car near the busy Wicker Park intersection of Milwaukee and Damen. [ more › ]

Help Fight a Gun Control Recruitment in Chicago’s Wicker Park

Help stand up for your gun rights by attending the Gun Control Recruitment Rally being held by Bloomberg Moms at Chicago's Wicker Park next week. This post Help Fight a Gun Control Recruitment in Chicago’s Wicker Park appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

The Den Theatre to open new space this fall

The Wicker Park venue known as the Den Theatre said Monday that it plans to open another ground-floor space this fall. Named for the performer and arts educator Janet Bookspan, the new 99-seat space will be located at 1335 N. Milwaukee Ave., next door to the main Den Theatre building. The space...

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