Here we go! @jamestaylor_com at #WrigleyField! (at Wrigley Field)

Here we go! @jamestaylor_com at #WrigleyField! (at Wrigley Field)

Hate chains? Put your money where your mouth is and #ShopLocal at @m2chicago @southportcorridorchicago 🛍 (at M2 Boutique)

Schoolyard celebrating #sharkweek

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We’re celebrating#sharkweek all week long with $18 @corona buckets 🍻🍻Enjoy a few tonight while playing #BrainBashTrivia at 8 PM! .
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#schoolyardtavern #4cbars #chicagobars #chicagobarscene #chicagofoodscene #chicagofoodanddrink #chicagofoodauthority #eeeeeats #draaaaanks #drinks #triviatuesday #explorechicago #instagram #instagood #instachicago (at Schoolyard Tavern Southport)

Save $25 off a Ring Security Doorbell for Lake View Residents

From our Facebook post, a local resident caught a criminal going through his mail using his Ring Security Doorbell, and now you can get one and receive $25.00 off one for your home using the code in the graphic below at www.ring.com for Chicago\’s Lake View residents only.

The details on the product:


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Southport Sundays

❤️🐶 #Repost @delilah_thepitbull
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Southport Sundays – just missing my dad, @alex_swan_.
#southportcorridor #pitbull #instapit #pitstagram #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbullsofig #dog #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dogsofchicago #chicago #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagopics (at Lakeview PeopleSpot)

4-Star’s new Tex-Mex Restaurant will be named Tuco & Blondie

4-Star’s new restaurant name at the former Justin’s Bar and Grill location at 3358 N. Southport will be named Tuco & Blondie.

From 4-Star:

4 Star Restaurant Group today revealed the name and design details for their tenth Chicago restaurant opening this September in Lakeview (3358 N Southport Ave).  Introducing Tuco & Blondie, an American spin on Mexican cuisine (http://www.tucoandblondie.com/).  With branding and design development headed by Chicago-based Grip, and culinary operations led by Corporate Executive Chef Todd Stein, the full service cantina concept is destined to be a “Mexican-style, fajitas-eatin’, margarita-drinkin’, good time in the heart of Southport.”  Like other 4 Star restaurants, Tuco & Blondie is designed as a neighborhood gathering place, serving food hot for brunch, lunch and into the night, with sides and sips for sidekicks.
“If you’re hungry, chow down. If you’re thirsty, drink up. We’ll have room for all,” said 4 Star Restaurant Group partner Josh Rutherford.   “From a walk up indoor patio for grub with a view to a lively outdoor back patio scene, it’s bound to be a good time!”
With 3,000 square feet of inside space and 3,000 square feet outside, the 250-seat Tuco & Blondie will invoke a multi-faceted, fun atmosphere where families or groups of friends can linger and laugh over drinks and a meal cooked in Chef Stein’s scratch kitchen.  Drawing inspiration from its naming origin (Clint Eastwood’s landmark film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), Tuco & Blondie aspires to be an original classic – where neighbors return for another take time and time again.

“Rooted in the warm tones of the Southwest, our design approach reflects the joy of a raucous family meal where the ‘family’ is extended and the cuisine is extensive,” said Grip partner Kevin McConkey.

Grip’s brand aesthetic is evident in all facets of the interior design direction.  The layout calls for a “dinner in the front, party in the back” setting.    Once inside, guests will be greeted with exposed brick walls, an inviting bar and pops of color throughout.  Outside, patrons will enjoy a picturesque bodega, brick fireplace, engaging courtyard and other fun aspects that will keep them coming back.
Chef’s Stein’s interpretation of Mexican food will feature unique spins on Mexican-American dishes.  Menu highlights planned range from signature fajitas to what Chef Stein swears will be the “best chicken salad you will ever eat (to be named later)!”  Hand-crafted cocktails inspired by The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, including The Man with No Name, Angel Eyes, and the One-Armed Bounty Hunter, will play second fiddle to an extensive margarita menu featuring a variety of distinctive options, from the Cadillac (top shelf) to the classic Strawberry, frozen or on the rocks.
ABOUT 4 STAR RESTAURANT GROUP:
4 Star Restaurant Group focuses on creating experiences. Fresh, made-from-scratch dishes concepted by Chef Todd Stein serve neighborhood families and friends in comfortable environments.  Founded by Doug Dunlay, Michael Dunlay, Derek Rettell and Josh Rutherford in 2003, 4 Star Restaurant Group has ten entities with more on the horizon.
ABOUT CHEF TODD STEIN:
Todd Stein is the Corporate Executive Chef at 4 Star Restaurant Group. He currently heads all 10 restaurants. Stein started out his career studying under two chefs, Keith Korn of Chicago’s Gordon Restaurant and Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin. After spending some time in France at Moulin de la Vierge, Stein built a name for himself at a multitude of critically acclaimed restaurants throughout the country. Formerly the Executive Chef at Concentrics Hospitality, Stein moved back to Chicago and immediately immersed himself in 4 Star.

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B. Rose Salon closes on Southport, joins the Colour Room on Lincoln Avenue

B. Rose Salon has left its Southport location at 3341 N. Southport, and has joined the Colour Room Salon at 3517 N. Lincoln Avenue. All the B. Rose Salon signs are down today, and the website states We Are Moving! As you may recall, Indira Salon is moving directly next to their existing location shortly.

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Pups can enjoy #cafetola too,right?

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Pups can enjoy #cafetola too,right?! My personal fave is the #coconuticecoffee with a side of the #bestempanadas #ilovetola #southportcorridor @cafetola (at CAFE TOLA #bestempanadas)

Golden Retriever Goals on the @southportcorridorchicago

Golden Retriever Goals on the @southportcorridorchicago ❤️🐶 #Repost @pippamariedog
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Say hello to Pippa Marie Dog! #citypup #goldenretriever #goldenretrieversofinstagram #chicagodog #chicagodogs #southportcorridor (at Southport Corridor)