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Wicker Park

Wicker Park
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
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  • Malort gains fans as battle brews over name

    Malort gains fans as battle brews over name
    My friend Julie has a complaint about malort, and it's not that it tastes like sweaty socks wrapped in spoiled grapefruit after marinating in a trash can. It's that people have started liking it too much. Not so long ago, Julie explained, malort was...
  • New Chicago brunches

    New Chicago brunches
    Iced-over sidewalks and plunging temps are enough to drive even the wildest party animal into hibernation. With promise of bloody marys and hangover-helping hashes, these recently debuted weekend brunches make leaving the comfy confines of your couch a...
  • Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar

    Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar
    The burglar who tried to break into a Wicker Park bar last week came up empty after trying to pull a door he should have pushed—and damaging the door too much to open it, according to the bar’s owner and video surveillance of the break-in...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian

    Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian
    Lady Gaga wasn’t just being polite when she told Giuliana Rancic on the American Music Awards red carpet that she was a fan of her restaurant, RPM Italian. The pop mega star genuinely seems to love RPM Italian, seeing how she was spotted having...
  • Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)

    Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)
    Gusting winds drove wind chills to minus-20 and whipped up a lake-effect squall that left more than half a foot of snow across Chicago and up to a foot in some parts of southern Cook County and northwest Indiana. Temperatures are not expected to climb...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • Review: Chop Shop

    Review: Chop Shop
    Review: Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
  • Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park

    Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park
    Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park. The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...
  • Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki

    Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki
    The best sushi restaurant you never heard of sits just east of the Hancock Center, coddles customers in whisper-quiet surroundings and seats all of 22 bodies when full, which it almost never is. A restaurant this accomplished, especially one so small,...
  • 'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc

    'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc
    Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
  • Big Buck Hunter World Championship returns to Chicago this weekend

    Big Buck Hunter World Championship returns to Chicago this weekend
    Nearly 100 of the world's best players will descend upon The Chop Shop in Wicker Park this weekend to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championship. The arcade game tournament, with more than $63,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $15,000, is...