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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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  • Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival

    Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival
    When local comedian Katie McVay discovered in December that the Just For Laughs Festival was not returning to Chicago this year, she tweeted the news and posted it on Facebook with a plea for someone to put together an event to make up for the loss....
  • Drink this: Watermelon mojito at Las Palmas

    Drink this: Watermelon mojito at Las Palmas
    Watermelon mojito: Wicker Park restaurant Las Palmas offers an array of Mexican and Latin American dishes, including several tasty vegetarian and vegan options, in a festive, welcoming environment teeming with vibrant local artwork. Las Palmas'...
  • The Great Chicago Italian Beef Hunt

    The Great Chicago Italian Beef Hunt
    The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation. When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the...
  • Xoco Wicker Park opens Aug. 12

    Xoco Wicker Park opens Aug. 12
    Rick Bayless was in the middle of another 12-hour rehearsal for Cascabel Thursday, the remount of his Lookingglass Theatre show, when he finally got the text he’s been waiting for: Xoco Wicker Park (1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.) had passed final...
  • Review: Masada

    Review: Masada
    Review: Masada 2206 N. California Ave. 773-697-8397 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up They say good things come to those wait. If that's true, then Shadi Ramli, owner of new Middle Eastern restaurant Masada in Logan Square--which took 10 years to...
  • Fest planner

    Fest planner: Wicker Park Fest, Beer Camp Across America, more
    You've had a few days to recover from Pitchfork, so you should be plenty rested in time to do the fest thing all over again. The lineup this week includes some perennial favorites: Wicker Park Fest, Jeff Fest and Taste of Lincoln Avenue, plus the debut...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • Wicker Park Kids Fest hits all the right notes

    Wicker Park Kids Fest hits all the right notes
    Ditch your routine this weekend and head over to one of the city’s most anticipated festivals of the summer: Wicker Park Kids Fest, where kids of all ages will groove Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It’s part of the larger Wicker...
  • World Cup soccer bar guide

    World Cup soccer bar guide
    This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
  • Swans takes flight again and finds vindication

    Swans takes flight again and finds vindication
    As the first incarnation of his mighty (and mightily misunderstood) Swans was winding down in the late '90s, the band's founder and driving force, Michael Gira, expressed his frustration. "Loud, ugly, brutal — the idea follows us around that the...