Tag: Chicago

Begyle knows my style

Begyle knows my style
How is it that I have never been to “Malt Row” until a couple of months ago? I blame this utter lack of knowledge on the city’s massive number of breweries, but hey, I am not complaining. Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout Stout releases called my name Begyle Brewing has showcased some impeccable stouts lately, which... Read more »

Wabash Arts Corridor wants your vote!

“China Truborn” by Louise Jones I have some exciting news and I hope you will share my enthusiasm. Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) has been nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 Award for best arts district. I have been a fan of WAC for years and tickled pink for their well-deserved nomination. Who is... Read more »

Immerse yourself in Chinatown and its art

I think of Chinatown as a cultural experience that temporarily takes me to another world without needing a plane. I haven’t visited in a while and was curious about some art, new and old. I made a point of exploring in light of the Lunar New Year with 2021 being the “Year of the Ox.”... Read more »
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Spring brought the return of Kasey's Tavern

Kasey’s Tavern is a popular sports bar in the Printer’s Row neighborhood. I, along with many other customers, have been anxiously awaiting those boarded windows to open. The exciting announcement came through social media with the bar’s reopening on March 22, 2021. Kasey’s captured my heart the first time I stepped through those vintage doors... Read more »

Artist Feature — Poetry by Boots

I’m smitten with poetry, which is why I get enthusiastic to read Instagram posts from Poetry by Boots. She has a way with words and her poems are relatable in everyday life. I occasionally come up with a witty haiku; however, I have decided to leave poetry to the professionals.  Did Boots move to Chicago?... Read more »

Artist Feature - Czr Prz

Whale mural at Pilot Project Brewing I’m excited for a new series that will feature some of my favorite local artists. Let’s begin with Czr Prz, whom I have followed on Instagram for years. I’m attracted to his artwork for many reasons including his use of bold colors and interesting subjects. I admire the way... Read more »
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First Draft will leave you coming back for more

The pandemic has been brutal on everyone, including businesses trying to survive with closures and reduced capacity. I’m still not game for sitting indoors at a bar or restaurant; therefore, I have become a winter badass looking for accessible patios. First Draft is a winner! A recent experience was delightful at a favorite venue in... Read more »

Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is pure bliss

Once you step foot inside Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery, you will immediately unwind. The space is casual and engaging with friendly staff ready to offer their knowledge. You might even run into an adorable dog while you are browsing. I’m not exaggerating when I say this place is pure bliss. What’s it like inside? Currently, there are... Read more »

January brews — at home

Dear January, You were mild enough for me to spend some decent moments on my deck while enjoying several commendable stouts. I even managed to get out on a snow day. This is a pretty big stretch and I want you to know I appreciate it. Your generosity allowed me to drink the following while... Read more »
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West Town Feeds becomes a reality

One of the best things to come out of this pandemic is Robert Magiet. Robert owns TaKorea Cocina and is one of the most giving humans in the city. He takes pride in making sure his neighbors are well taken care of, especially during COVID-19. Robert’s goal becomes a reality Robert started West Town Feeds... Read more »