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Chicago Ethnic Food Tours Focus in Uptown and Andersonville

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chicago Ethnic Food Tours Focus in Uptown and Andersonville

Having lived in Edgewater for several years and dining in both Uptown and Andersonville, I thought I knew a lot about our local eateries, bars, ethnic grocery gems, neighborhood symbols and historical roots. But on my recent trip with Phyllis Petrilli of the Chicago Ethnic Food Tours, I realized I knew very little of my neighborhood...

Whole Foods To Present New Edgewater Store Plans, Seeks Liquor License

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, September 29, 2014

Whole Foods To Present New Edgewater Store Plans, Seeks Liquor License

Construction of the new Whole Foods at 6009 N. Broadway has been in full swing. With a vastly different interior layout than the previous Dominick’s grocery store, the opening of the new Edgewater store is not expected until sometime in 2015. With much anticipation, many residents have been looking forward to an update on...

Hey Edgeville, Have You Had your Greens Today?

By Jen Loboda | Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hey Edgeville, Have You Had your Greens Today?

As cliché as it sounds with KALE being ‘the new black’, consuming daily greens is an easy way to improve your overall health. Dark leafy greens are responsible for a wide array of health benefits such as purifying blood, preventing cancer, improving circulation, strengthening your immune system and improved liver, gall bladder and kidney...

Chicago Grind Cafe Opens Monday, Offers Broadway New ‘Local’ Option

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, September 26, 2014

Chicago Grind Cafe Opens Monday, Offers Broadway New ‘Local’ Option

Local business owner Jim Dababneh decided to put himself to the test. With a very successful local business (Pizzeria Aroma) already scoring big in the neighborhood and many loyal fans, Jim was looking for another professional challenge. When he found the opportunity to take over the space previously occupied by Coffee Chicago at 5256 N. Broadway, he...

Restaurateur Marty Fosse Opening New Andersonville Eatery – Summerdale

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Restaurateur Marty Fosse Opening New Andersonville Eatery – Summerdale

There is a new restaurant opening as soon as early October at 5413 N. Clark in Andersonville. The space has been plagued by short-lived eateries in the past including the old Ole Ole, Marigold and Bull Horns Taco Bar. The owners of Marigold, Jim Dragatsis and Sandeep Malhotra, still lease the space and were looking...

Big Weekend In Our Community, Fall Art Fair and Edgewater 5K Run/Walk

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Big Weekend In Our Community, Fall Art Fair and Edgewater 5K Run/Walk

This weekend is an incredible weekend to be in Edgewater. After months of planning, we anticipate two big events in the neighborhood. First, the Fall Arts Fair gets the weekend off right this Saturday and Sunday. Celebrating their second year, Edgewater Artists in Motion are anticipating a great turn out. Located on Granville between Broadway and Kenmore,...

Chicago Market Food Co-op Coming To Area, An Option To Grocery Stores

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chicago Market Food Co-op Coming To Area, An Option To Grocery Stores

Living in Andersonville, there is certainly an abundance of grocery stores from which to choose, but what if you are looking for locally grown or organic products? What about supporting the many small farmers in Illinois and nearby states? What if you love your local farmer’s market but can’t shop on Wednesday afternoon, Tuesday...

Let’s Rumble Medieval Style! Belegarth Battles In Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Monday, September 22, 2014

Let’s Rumble Medieval Style! Belegarth Battles In Edgewater

If you frequent the lake on the weekends in our neighborhood, chances are you might have seen a group of people fighting with swords, shields, and dressed in medieval clothing. But no one seems to get physically hurt or arrested? What is this grandiose fighting fest and what it is all about?! It is...

Man Arrested for 48th Ward Burglary, May Be Charged With Setting Area Fires

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, September 19, 2014

Man Arrested for 48th Ward Burglary, May Be Charged With Setting Area Fires

Daniel Grunauer of the 900 block of West Ainslie was arrested by police after a series of fires in the 48th Ward were investigated by area detectives. Mr Grunauer originally denied the charges but after presented with conclusive evidence, he admitted to the burglary and the fire is still being investigated at 5009 N....

Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

By Claudia Moreno | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

The lighthouse is the icon of the Edgewater Neighborhood, and fittingly so. It was Rae Ann Cecrle who imagined the symbol of the beacon of light for the steadfast commitment that Edgewater Artists in Motion offers the residents and artists of Edgewater. This fall, Edgewater once again celebrates the cultural diversity that the neighborhood...

Andersonville In “Best 10″ Chicago Shopping Destinations By USA Today

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Andersonville In “Best 10″ Chicago Shopping Destinations By USA Today

Andersonville’s shopping destinations deserve the respect. The passion for keeping it local is abounds on this Clark Street corridor. Few chains exist here and that helps bring the flavor that is all its own. Now USA Today names it in the “Best 10″  Chicago Shopping Areas and showcases some favorites such as Brimfield, Scout...

Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First Bookstore

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First Bookstore

The city of Chicago is designating a block of the street located at Farragut and Clark as “Women and Children First” as an honor to the contributions and commitment the local and independent bookstore has had on the community.  On Oct. 11, 10 a.m. there will be a short ceremony just outside the store to...

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

By Keely Jones | Monday, September 15, 2014

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

Starting at the end of September and running through November, you may notice several white rabbits running through the neighborhood leading people through Wonderland, or as we refer to it, Andersonville. Our beloved community will transform and become a joyous and magical exploration through various local businesses that coincide with some of our favorite...

Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

By Jen Loboda | Saturday, September 13, 2014

Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

  When people ask me how I coach my clients to eat, the term “clean eating” is the best way to describe it. I believe in bio-individuality, which is the concept that every person is unique and will thrive with a diet specific to them. However, there are certain principles in choosing your foods that are universal...

Smoking Bans Expand To Chicago Parks And Harbors

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, September 12, 2014

Smoking Bans Expand To Chicago Parks And Harbors

Following the lead of such cities as New York and Boston, Chicago now will permanently place smoking bans in city parks and harbors. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday, Sept. 11 to the measure that takes place immediately. Previously,  it was only banned at playgrounds, beaches and Park District buildings, but now...




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