Entries Tagged as 'wicker park'

Say Cheese!

January 18th, 2015 · No Comments

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Xoco Wicker Park

January 4th, 2015 · No Comments

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I get the tortilla soup at Frontera Fresco at the Macy’s food court semi-regularly and love it. A few months ago I was able to go to Xoco Wicker Park. I remember that the weather was just turning chilly and I decided to get one of the caldos (the soups). The selection is better at Xoco and I decided on the Shortrib Red Chile Caldo (braised Creekstone shortribs, red
chile broth, roasted vegetables, epazote, wild arugula, lime). I carried it to go (and they, for some reason gave me a metal spoon with a to go order) and it was still hot when I arrived at my destination. And? So rich and delicious. I want to get back for more caldos and tortas!!!

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Geek Trivia at Geek Bar Beta

November 9th, 2014 · No Comments

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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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