Entries Tagged as 'bucktown'

Calling Western + Milwaukee Logan Square is a Bit of a Stretch?

January 6th, 2015 · No Comments


I guess it’s the border, but still….

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Hidden Chocolate Cookies

December 26th, 2014 · No Comments





I didn’t make any holiday treats this year and my parents brought over all of our favorites, but I still couldn’t resist making this one cookie, once I got it in my head. My aunt Deb was posting some treats she was making and I remembered this one from our many Christmases at her house. She gave me the recipe and I whipped the cookies up quick on Christmas Day. These cookies can be a little tricky (I had one or two blowouts), but I really like how they turned out. Next time I’d double them because they don’t make a big batch, especially if you screw a few up, like I did!

Note: Aunt Deb recommended using Haviland Thin Mints because they’re small and thin. I’d never heard of them and she suggested I look at Walgreen’s. So, one night after dinner with Jess (which included 2 margaritas and then 2 beers), I went to the 24-hour Walgreen’s in Bucktown. That was interesting. I couldn’t find the Haviland brand, but I found these Nice! (Walgreen’s store brand) mints and they worked pretty good. I would like to experiment with other types of Andes or other chocolates.


One other note: I noticed Aunt Deb’s recipe said it was from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, which I own. Just thought that was ironic that I was asking for a recipe that I already have :).

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Geek Trivia at Geek Bar Beta

November 9th, 2014 · No Comments


Last week I met up with Chris, Amanda, Becky and Charlie and we went to Geek Bar on North Ave. This is a super geeky bar, and not just in name. All of the cocktails and food had super geeky names. My District 12 cocktail came on fire. The fried goat cheese was called Gold Coins, etc. Also, tons of board and console games to play. And best of all, we were there for Geek Trivia night. Which was so geeky, I think we came in 3rd to last place, and that was with Chris on our team! Can you believe it? I was kind of disappointed in the nerds at our table.

Geek Bar Beta is a kind of “pop up” bar while the permanent Geek Bar is being set up in Lakeview. The Wicker Park/Bucktown location was so jammed, though. I think they should just keep it up!

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