Chicago’s Best End-of-Summer Dates

Try these fun date ideas throughout Chicago before summer ends.


Small Cheval review: The perfect late-summer date for the patient at heart

Review of Small Cheval in Bucktown, Brendan Sodikoff's new hip diner

What isn’t happening in Wicker Park and Bucktown this weekend?

Bucktown Arts Fest in Bucktown this weekend, as well as a block party in Wicker Park

Your Valentine’s prayers answered: Last-minute dinner reservations

Time has officially run out to make Valentine's reservations. Here is a roundup of the restaurants that still have availability tomorrow night in our trio area of coverage: Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown.

Valentine’s Day ideas: activities throughout Chicago

There's less than a week remaining til Valentine's Day. Hopefully you've already made reservations for dinner, or have opted to cook a romantic one at home. If you're slacking, consult this list recently put together by LoganSquarist. But you'll want an activity for before or after dinner to really make a night of it.

Do this tonight: Free movie night at Ada St.

Free movie date at Ada Street tonight

Dinner idea: The Bristol in Bucktown

A couple weeks back I reviewed Lincoln Park's Balena. From the same ownership is its older sister The Bristol in Bucktown, which has been around a good deal longer yet continues to garner coverage in the Chicago culinary scene (including maintaining a spot on the Eater 38). I paid them a visit to see if … Continue reading Dinner idea: The Bristol in Bucktown

Chicago Mag’s Top bars in Logan Square, Wicker Park & Bucktown

Chicago Magazine this week unveiled its mammoth list of the top 100 bars in Chicago, thankfully broken up into categories such as best game day bars and best cocktail spots. And who knows drinking stylishly better than Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown? Unsurprisingly, these three 'hoods comprise much of the list's hot spots. Here … Continue reading Chicago Mag’s Top bars in Logan Square, Wicker Park & Bucktown

Plan for this now: Restaurant Week in Wicker Park, Bucktown and beyond

Restaurant Week in Chicago: Options in Wicker Park, Bucktown and beyond

Do this now: Find a table for New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve crept up on you, didn't it? Upon finishing Love Actually sweatpants-clad, holiday decorations still up, you realize you have no concrete plans for the supposed biggest night of the year. Where you spend midnight is up to you, but below are the few restaurants in Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park with reservations up … Continue reading Do this now: Find a table for New Year’s Eve