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Lito’s Empanadas

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2566 N. Clark 11:00 am -9:00 pm Litosempanadas.com On the corner of Wrightwood and Clark Avenue, there is a little restaurant that goes by the name of Lito’s Empanadas – 2566 N. Clark St. We chose to indulge our appetites in this close to standing room only, 8 year old empanada storefront, after hearing much [...]

The Wiener’s Circle

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2622 N. Clark 773.477.7444 11:00 am -4:00 am Looking for a fast affordable meal, a late night snack, a Lincoln Park landmark? The Wiener’s Circle has you covered an all three! Please don’t think that due to all the press (including a reality tv show) this place is just a late night gimmick – the [...]

The Bourgeois Pig Café

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736-738 W. Fullerton 7:00 am – 10:00 pm 773.883.5282 Bpigcafe.com In this day and age when you can find a national sandwich chain on every block it was very refreshing to find a unique, hip privately owned café right here in the heart of Lincoln Park! The Bourgeois Pig Cafe is a beloved Lincoln Park [...]

St. Paddy’s Day Treats @ Lakeview’s DMK Burger

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We took an afternoon stroll to the DMK Burger Bar located at 2954 N Sheffield Ave. Of course our visit today would not be the first, considering we absolutely pine over the juicy list of delicacies they have to offer. However, we heard rumor of a few special additions to the menu. We are living [...]

Laundry Room Etiquette

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If you live in a PPM building you have the amenity of in-building laundry. Which is glorious. Imagine lugging your hamper down to a Laundromat or dry cleaner. No thank you.So, with this great privilege of in-building laundry, comes great responsibility. I am sure that each of us has been either offended by someone’s laundry [...]

Shake Shack

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We discovered a secret if you want lunch @ Shake Shack in River North and DON”T want to wait in line – get there right when they open @ 11:00 am – we were the first customers of the day – PERFECT START!  We were so excited to finally try what everybody in Chicago has [...]

Important Questions to Ask your Vet

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I am sure we are all guilty of taking our pets to the veterinarian for either their yearly vaccinations or some kind of issue and we go along with whatever the vet says and don’t ask many questions. Well, much like human doctors, vets have many different styles and opinions about how to handle pet [...]

Snarf’s Sandwiches

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Snarf’s Sandwiches 2201 N. Lincoln Ave 773.935.2222 eatsnarfs.com   We here @ PPM are ALWAYS on the lookout for affordable lunches in our neighborhoods – so we were super excited when the Colorado based sandwich chain, Snarf’s open right here in Lincoln Park!  We loved the welcoming atmosphere – open, large, super colorful and loud [...]

Coping with Pet Loss

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The awful reality of owning a pet is that they will someday leave us. To some people the death of a dog or a cat shouldn’t be that significant. But those of us with pets who are a part of our family know that the death of an animal family member can hurt in the [...]

Winter Apartment Care

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You might think that the only things you can do to combat the unbearable Chicago winters is to bundle up while you’re outside roughing it for your morning commute. But, we have some news: you can help beat the winter inside your apartment as well.  Change out your bedding If you use the same bedding [...]

Gino’s East

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Gino’s East 2801 N. Lincoln Ave 773.327.3737 Ginoseastlakeview.com  Nothing feeds the soul (and the stomach) better on a freezing cold Chicago day than deep dish Chicago Pizza AND nobody does it better than Gino’s East.  So on a recent frigid Chicago afternoon we headed over to Gino’s East @ 2801 N. Lincoln (on the border [...]

Pets and Cold Weather

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Its no surprise to anyone (and if it is, you’re in for a rude awakening) that Chicago winters are windy, frigid and painful. We feel freezing cold under layers and layers of clothes, and coats – but what about your dog? Does a dog’s fur help them stay warm? Are dogs ok outside for long [...]

Wrigley BBQ

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Wrigley BBQ 3555 N. Broadway 773.472.1227 Wrigleybbq.com Mon-Thur: 11:30am – 10:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 11:00pm Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm Are you looking for delicious affordable BBQ in a casual atmosphere in Lakeview? We found it right around the corner from our two buildings on Addison – Wrigley BBQ @ Broadway & Addison! Wrigley BBQ offers [...]

Chicago Museum Winter Discount Days

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Chicago is quite an amazing city with so much to do and see, and our Museums are no exception. Even when winter strikes there are loads of fascinating attractions that cater to the indoors. From our 67 million year old T-Rex, live dolphin shows, and an extensive display of rare art, it’s no wonder why [...]

Chicago Restaurant Week

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One of the greatest things about living in the city of Chicago is the amazing food scene that has developed over the years. The city of Chicago’s tourism organization (Choose Chicago) recognizes that we have some pretty awesome restaurants and they choose two weeks each winter to showcase them. Considering the frigid temps – this [...]

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