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Retro on Roscoe

August 12th, 2014 · No Comments

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Leblon Cacha├ža and limes for making caipirinhas.

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Party!

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Ellyza & Makai

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Lila & Makai

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Polish food stand, Dallas’s favorite.

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The Fat Shallot. I had the grilled cheese. Again.

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Justin, the baby whisperer. Makai couldn’t keep his eyes open!

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Chad playing beer pong.

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The next generation of beer pong players.

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Trent & Makai.

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Ed and Justin. Who knows what’s going on here. Probably better not to ask.

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Semi-drunk bathroom selfie.

This was at least the 7th time I’ve been to the Retro on Roscoe street festival. For many years Jen and Chad have hosted a party at their house at the same time as the fest and people have gone back and forth from fest to party all the day and night. This year was a little different with Makai. We mostly stayed at Jen and Chad’s house and only walked over to the festival for a little while to get some food. Not that Makai can’t go to the fest, but we were having a lot of fun at the house visiting with with friends and other kids, hanging out on the new yard, that we just didn’t leave for long.

Dallas was excited because the Polish stand was back and he loves to get the fully loaded Polish plate. For a while the stand wasn’t there.. like for several years! I was excited because Chad was making caipirinhas, a drink he loved on his recent trip to Brazil for World Cup.. and one that I love, but had never made myself before. And I might have had just one or two too many of them, because I ended up falling asleep and missing a going away party that I was supposed to go to at night!

Previously at Retro on Roscoe:
2012: Lots of kids, baby Rory.
2011: Polish stand disappeared! My brother’s first Cubs game earlier in the day.
2010: An explosion of strollers (and babies).
2008: Summer of Rachelle. Stephanie visiting. Pimm’s Cup = NO.
2007: Quinn is a baby. Our first year living in Roscoe Village.
2004: My first year in Chicago.

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Roundarch Isobar UX Outing at Bottle and Bottega

May 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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Bottle & Bottega, South Loop

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Justin (and me and Adam in the mirror!)

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Bill & Dan

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Bill

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Guari

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Deanna & Osmaan

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Sabrina

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Karly & Adam

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Osmaan

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Michelle & Becky

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Dan

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Adam & Randy

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Ronald & Deanna

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Michelle, Osmaan, Dan

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Becky & Michelle

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Osmaan: Milk, it does a body good.

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Ryan

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Dan & Garrett

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Getting ready to paint.

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Osmaan

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Dan

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Michelle

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Sabrina

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Ronald

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Osmaan

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Garrett & James

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Dans

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Randy

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Dan

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Dan

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Sabrina & Michelle

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Ryan

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Osmaan

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James

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Jellyfish Painters: Garrett, Randy, James, Matt (back). Becky, Michelle, Sabrina (front).

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Sunset Painters: Adam, Karly, Bill, Ryan, Me.

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Dandelion and Drink Painters: Justin, Anandi, Ronald, Deanna.

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CTA Painters: Adam, Dan, Dan, Osmaan.

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Earlier in May, the Roundarch Isobar User Experience practice in Chicago had an outing to Bottle
and Bottega
. There was food, there was wine, there was paint!

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Chicagoist Alumni Reunion

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments


Sam (Former General Contributor), Chuck (Former Music Writer, Former Food/Drink Editor, Current Editor-in-Chief), Jocelyn (Former General Contributor), Margaret (Former Television Writer), Benjy (Sports, then and now!), Rachelle (Former Editor-in-Chief), Jim (Music/A&E Editor, then & now!)


Thales (Former Ask Chicagoist Writer), James (Former Copy Editor), Chuck (Former Music Writer, Former Food/Drink Editor, Current Editor-in-Chief), Matt (Former General Contributor), Olivia (Former General Contributor)


Mike (Former Political Writer), Benjy (Sports, then and now!), Justin (Former A&E/Culture Writer)

Earlier this week a bunch of Chicagoist staff from the olden days, i.e. back when I was the Editor, got together for drinks at Cole’s in Logan Square. A few people I run into every few months, but many I had not seen for a year or several years. I made everyone line up and take photos just to prove we actually did it. We were all in one room together!

It was great to catch up. Back in the day we all had such close, daily contact. It’s fun to check in with everyone and see how everything is going. I mean, many of us stay in contact online, but in-person is so different. I hope that we can make this a more regular thing, so that years and years don’t go by before I see these dear friends again!

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