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I work hard, play hard and sleep soundly in the Goldcoast. All of my hard work, play dates and slumber constantly drives me into the best of my neighborhood establishments for libations and refueling…not to mention just a good old fashioned time in general. I have a passion for good food and drink but along with that comes my insatiable craving for aesthetically pleasing environments. I can safely say when it comes to establishments in the …
Pull a Seat Up at the (Coffee) BarJuly 3, 2009
It’s not a “bar” in the sense that they don’t serve booze or fried finger food and they don’t stay open until the wee a.m. hours. And it’s definitely not a “scene” in that high-heeled, lines around the block, big ole’ bouncers and thumping Beyonce kind of way. What it does do is serve some of the best coffee in the city, fresh pastries, even better pies, and opens in the wee a.m. hours. What makes it a scene is the hip, young neighborhood crowd that flocks here in droves, the super cool staff (who all look like they just strolled off the pages of an Urban Outfitter catalogue), the … Read more
Uncommon LibationsFebruary 6, 2009
So, football season is over (boo!), but baseball season is right around the corner (yay!). If you are like most baseball-loving chicks in this town, you probably call Wrigley your home and the Cubbies your men. And if you’re like many Wrigley dwellers, Casey Moran’s, Harry Carey’s and Yakzies are your typical haunts. But a beer guzzling, chicken wing munching, frat boy scene isn’t all that cheeky, which is why we are oh-so grateful for the very hip, very chill, very classy Uncommon Ground, located right at the corner of Clark and Grace. Yes, we know the food here is amazing (think local, organic, American-inspired upscale cuisine.) But … Read more
Baby, It's Cold Outside and Cheeky Needs to Warm UpDecember 5, 2008
As a graduate student, the first two weeks of December are anything but merry. Day after day, I trudge around with a beat-up backpack that is bigger than me. I turn down holiday party after holiday party. My dresses and stilettos have been replaced with black leggings and Uggs. It’s finals time people, which means that instead of drinking spiked egg-nog and singing carols in Boystown, I am buried in my books and guzzling black coffee. But – during these past few weeks of solitude and general Un-Cheekiness, I have become a connoisseur of the cute cafe. There is an endless supply of them … Read more