First-Ever ‘Golden Girls’ Festival Slated For North Halsted in Lakeview in April

"Golden-Con: Thank You For Being A Fan" is coming to the North Halsted neighborhood April 22-24, organizers say.

Super fans of NBC’s “The Golden Girls” are set to celebrate their love for the classic sitcom in Northalsted, the LGBTQ+ neighborhood formerly known as “Boystown.”

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Boka Restaurant Rumors: Sugargoat and ‘Sushi’ (Momotaro?) possibly joining GG’s Chicken Shop

After Boka announced GG’s Chicken Shop this past week, rumors are swirling on the other two concepts to be announced in early 2022

BOKA restaurant group will be taking over the former Southport Lanes building, and the first of three restaurants was announced this past week.

“Boka should debut all three over the summer, but the company is only ready to reveal details about one of its entries. GG’s Chicken Shop, a fast-casual pop-up that debuted during the pandemic as a ghost kitchen operating out of the Boka’s Michelin-starred namesake in Lincoln Park, will serve fried chicken sandwiches, salads, and more.”

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SoulCycle Southport now reopening in 2022

Originally slated to open during the summer of 2021, SoulCycle Southport is now reopening in 2022

After almost two years of being closed, SoulCycle will now reopen their Southport Avenue location sometime in 2022 (they were originally slated to reopen in August, 2021).

We reached out to their Old Town location and part of the reason is they cannot find staffing, after laying off folks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and plenty of job openings are listed online.

Are you ready to ride again?

Boka Restaurant Group opening three restaurants in the former Southport Lanes building

GG’s Chicken Shop is the first of three arrivals inside the 118-year-old building in Chicago's Southport Corridor

One of Chicago’s most successful restaurant groups, Boka, plans on opening three restaurants in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood, inside the 118-year-old former bowling alley space that belonged to Southport Lanes before it closed last year in Lakeview.

Boka should debut all three over the summer, but the company is only ready to reveal details about one of its entries. GG’s Chicken Shop, a fast-casual pop-up that debuted during the pandemic as a ghost kitchen operating out of the Boka’s Michelin-starred namesake in Lincoln Park, will serve fried chicken sandwiches, salads, and more. Executive Chef Lee Wolen is a kind of a chicken whisperer known for his roast chicken at Boka. He’ll serve a version of the item at GG’s along with a full slate of sides. Wolen says he imagines adding a rotisserie and cooking veggies like cauliflower on the spit.

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Boka Restaurant Group leases Southport Lanes building

The Boka Group has officially leased the former Southport Lanes space, and is planning on bringing in a new restaurant concept to the Southport Corridor.

Move by Boka Signals Future Plans at Former Schlitz Tied House in Chicago's Southport Corridor neighborhood

One of Chicago’s best-known restaurant groups plans to move into a historic, Schlitz-built structure on the city’s North Side that has functioned at various times as a tavern, speakeasy, illegal off-track betting parlor, brothel and bowling alley.

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Cubs-Reds matchup for next Field of Dreams

Coming soon to a corn field near few:
Cubs vs. Reds, August 11, 2022.
#MLBatFieldofDreams

From MLB – It’s official. “The Field of Dreams Game is coming back in 2022, and this time the Cubs and Reds will get to emerge from the cornstalks.

Chicago and Cincinnati will square off in the second edition of MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico on Aug. 11, 2022, in Dyersville, Iowa, following the massive success of this month’s inaugural event. The Reds will serve as the home team as the National League Central rivals open their three-game series at the unique ballpark, followed by a Friday off-day before they resume the set over the weekend in Cincinnati.

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Cubs-Reds featured in planned Iowa sequel

The Chicago White Sox at 2021’s Field of Dreams game

Major league sources confirmed the Reds will be the Cubs’ opponent in next year’s Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, one year after MLB staged the highly successful inaugural game that featured White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson’s walkoff homer into the corn to beat the Yankees.

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2022 Chicago Cubs Schedule

From The Chicago Cubs and MLB:

Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2022 regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 147th season at the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, March 31, with the Wrigley Field opener taking place Monday, April 4, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cubs will open their 147th season Thursday, March 31.
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