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RR#1 Chicago 814 N. Ashland in Ukrainian Village www.RR1chicago.com Whether you’re looking for a gift for your waspy grandmother or hipster boyfriend, RR#1 has what you need. The ultimate Chicago gift shop, this store supports local a...

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What’s Hot in Chicago

  The Real Chicago asked some of its resident experts for what’s impressed them lately on the Chicago scene. Here are their answers.   Chicago Avenue has done it again. When BK Park left Arami, I was devastated that I wou...

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An Ode to Good Beer

Craft breweries are popping up everywhere in Chicago, and this writer couldn’t be happier     Not long ago, if you tried to talk to me about the “subtle nuances” in a beer, I would have come to the conclusion you we...

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Longman & Eagle’s new Saturday Sausage Shop

  If there’s anything better than an artisanal sausage sandwich in Chicago, it’s one that is sold right next to the beer garden at Longman and Eagle. The Saturday Sausage Shop operates out of Longman’s outside bar, which offer...

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Big City Blog

Quartino’s Wine Bash March 27 Like authentic Italian food and the wine that goes with it? On the last Wednesday of every month, Quartino hosts a “Wine Bash” where they offer tastings of featured regional vintages for $20. This coming W...

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The Yellow Book

From comic books to quirky, vintage postcards to Jacques Cousteau’s The Open Sea, every square inch of The Yellow Book is browse-able and affordable. But don’t be fooled by its small stature or limited hours (noon to 5 p.m. daily) — this ...

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Table for Four at Lula Cafe

The scene: To put it simply, this is a warm and comfortable coffee shop with delicious food. Mismatched chairs line the bar and tables in this cute, uniform-free environment. The décor is a mix of modern meets vintage, and the walls are c...

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Overcoming Home-Buying Misconceptions

  Domain Realty founder Adam Wavrunek on the errors home buyers often make   Q: What are some common misconceptions people have when it comes to buying a home for the first time?   A: One of the misconceptions is about bank-ow...

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