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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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  • Sweat it out

    Sweat it out
    Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...
  • 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...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • The Cheap Eater: Wasabi in Logan Square

    The Cheap Eater: Wasabi in Logan Square
    I have a colleague whose husband, Nelson, writes me every so often, always about ramen. These emails are impressive in their breadth of knowledge and grammatical flawlessness. After I wrote about Wicker Park's Oiistar last year (which served my favorite...
  • 'Salon bandit' gets 14 years in prison

    'Salon bandit' gets 14 years in prison
    An Evanston man who robbed a number of beauty salons and small shops throughout the Chicago area was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for four hold-ups in DuPage County, according to prosecutors. Jason Logsdon, 42, pleaded guilty to armed robberies...
  • Puerto 511, a new downtown hideaway, dazzles with Peruvian cuisine

    Puerto 511, a new downtown hideaway, dazzles with Peruvian cuisine
    Gather up three of your best dining friends and set a date for Puerto 511. But make a reservation first. Word is out about Puerto 511, and diners were being turned away, nicely, on a recent Saturday night. Bring along a bottle of wine or a six-pack of...
  • Police: Man tried to lure boy into car in Wicker Park

    Police: Man tried to lure boy into car in Wicker Park
    Chicago police have issued a community alert for the Wicker Park neighborhood after a man tried to lure a 10-year-old boy into his car while the child was walking to school this morning. According to a release from the Chicago Police Department Office...
  • Sandro opens on Oak Street and more shopping deals and events

    Sandro opens on Oak Street and more shopping deals and events
    Sandro, a French contemporary brand, joined the boutiques on Oak Street yesterday. Sophisticated meets edgy in Sandro's women's spring collection by owner Evelyne Chetrite. One look pairs a punky double wrap black riveted belt and a sheen leather gold...
  • The essentials: Butcher & Larder

    The essentials: Butcher & Larder
    The essentials: Butcher & Larder 1026 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8280 Looks like: Pig tchotchkes, shiny knives and ruddy cuts of meat Sounds like: Black Sabbath followed by Coltrane on the house sound system punctuated by the smartass, chop-busting...
  • Q&A: Martin Van Ruin

    Q&A: Martin Van Ruin
    Martin Van Ruin might borrow its name from President Martin Van Buren--whose critics dubbed him “Van Ruin” since he presided over a long, painful economic recession--but frontman Derek Nelson, 27, insists the band’s music is rooted in...