Posts tagged "Old Irving Park"

Alleged Bike Thief in Old Irving Park

  Cyclists in Old Irving Park neighborhood should take extra care to lock up their bikes, as an alleged thief seems to be active in the area. Locals report that someone has been breaking into garages and stealing bicycles. The good folks at the Old Irving Park Association, as well as Patty Wetli at DNAInfo... Read more »

#1 Chop Suey: Neighborhood cheap Chinese food

#1 Chop Suey: Neighborhood cheap Chinese food
Cheap Chinese food, how I love thee. I rate the quality of a place to live by its proximity to essential services, which I list below in no particular order: 1. Public transit 2. Groceries 3. Late-night convenience stores 4. Bank branches 5. Cheap Chinese food While I have a passion for high quality Asian... Read more »

Susie's Drive-In, Classic Chicago Hot Dog Stand

Susie's Drive-In, Classic Chicago Hot Dog Stand
  When I left Chicago for a 10-month stay in rural Oregon back in 2010, my second-to-last meal here in the Windy City was a Chicago hot dog, something that is simply not available more than 20 miles or so outside the city borders. Oddly, though, when I returned to Chi-town in 2011, I didn’t... Read more »
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Irving Meanderings: Java Thai, Classic Quirk

Irving Meanderings: Java Thai, Classic Quirk
Java Thai is one of the city’s odd little delights: Not fancy, not perfect, but if you get the right thing, it’s just what you need.I found this place right after I moved to the area, and while I don’t drop by often, I’m usually happy when I do. Java Thai’s name is descriptive, but... Read more »

Irving Meanderings: Thirteen Pins

Irving Meanderings: Thirteen Pins
A word about Irving Meanderings: While being a non-driver has its inconveniences, there is nothing better than walking around town for finding interesting places to shop and dine. This post begins a series on discoveries that I make as I toddle about Irving Park and Old Irving. Some of these “discoveries” are specials or events... Read more »

In Praise of Old Irving Park

In Praise of Old Irving Park
In 2010 I made the decision to skip town for awhile. Divorce, job loss and the general economic downswing had me thinking that this was time to get out of dodge. Friends out west offered me a place to stay, and I ended up living in the woods  for about ten months. (Long story.) The... Read more »
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