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Jane and Lewis' Guidebook

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Jane and Lewis' Guidebook

Local Entertainment
Movie theaters, live theaters, music clubs.
Historic first run , four screen movie theater 5 minute walk from home. Food, drinks (including alcohol), freshest popcorn.
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The New 400 Theater
6746 North Sheridan Road
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Historic first run , four screen movie theater 5 minute walk from home. Food, drinks (including alcohol), freshest popcorn.
10 mins. by car or public trans.(free parking) Downtown Evanston. Convenient to eatery's and shopping.12 first run screens.
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Century 12 Evanston / CinéArts 6 and XD
1715 Maple Avenue
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10 mins. by car or public trans.(free parking) Downtown Evanston. Convenient to eatery's and shopping.12 first run screens.
Exellient small live theater 5 mins. on foot.Preorder tickets in advance ,suggested.
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Lifeline Theatre
6912 North Glenwood Avenue
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Exellient small live theater 5 mins. on foot.Preorder tickets in advance ,suggested.
small live theater 5 mins. by car,suggest tickets in advance
The Factory Theater
1623 West Howard Street
small live theater 5 mins. by car,suggest tickets in advance
Local artist open studios 5 mins. by car (call for special exhibitions).
Greenleaf Art Center
1806 West Greenleaf Avenue
Local artist open studios 5 mins. by car (call for special exhibitions).
Intimate jazz club with small bites(5 mins. by foot),owner operated(drummer).
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Le Piano
6970 North Glenwood Avenue
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Intimate jazz club with small bites(5 mins. by foot),owner operated(drummer).
Fabulous jazz, small historic place with hidden basement known for escapades during prohibition, Al Capone days and more. Always packed, small cover, an experience worth it for the music and crowds.
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The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
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Fabulous jazz, small historic place with hidden basement known for escapades during prohibition, Al Capone days and more. Always packed, small cover, an experience worth it for the music and crowds.
Wonderful, inexpensive, historic dive blues spot. Great classic Chicago blues. It's where many famous rock bands came to jam after concerts. Alcohol but no food served.
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Rosa's Lounge
3420 West Armitage Avenue
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Wonderful, inexpensive, historic dive blues spot. Great classic Chicago blues. It's where many famous rock bands came to jam after concerts. Alcohol but no food served.
Neighborhoods
This is a gem!! Easiest access to the lakefront of any Chicago neighborhood!!! Wonderful diverse community, home to Loyola University, ethnic foods, local theaters, parks, large public beaches, jazz, bars and more!
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Rogers Park
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This is a gem!! Easiest access to the lakefront of any Chicago neighborhood!!! Wonderful diverse community, home to Loyola University, ethnic foods, local theaters, parks, large public beaches, jazz, bars and more!
Great food, artsy stores, antiques and thrift shops, Women and Chilren First Bookstore, Swedish Museum, fun area for walking. Close to Rogers Park.
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Andersonville
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Great food, artsy stores, antiques and thrift shops, Women and Chilren First Bookstore, Swedish Museum, fun area for walking. Close to Rogers Park.
Northside Vietnamese and Chinese area with many great restaurants, shops, groceries. Vintage fabulous Green Mill Jazz Club. Historic Riviera, Aragon and Uptown entertainment venues.
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Uptown
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Northside Vietnamese and Chinese area with many great restaurants, shops, groceries. Vintage fabulous Green Mill Jazz Club. Historic Riviera, Aragon and Uptown entertainment venues.
Robust Mexican American community, home of National Museum of Mexican Art, many great restaurants. Spectacular murals throughout the community honoring the community's Mexican heritage. Historically, Chicago's port of entry for Chicago's many and diverse immigrant communities. Popular with artists, endangered by gentrification. close to, and just southwest of downtown.
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Pilsen
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Robust Mexican American community, home of National Museum of Mexican Art, many great restaurants. Spectacular murals throughout the community honoring the community's Mexican heritage. Historically, Chicago's port of entry for Chicago's many and diverse immigrant communities. Popular with artists, endangered by gentrification. close to, and just southwest of downtown.
THE CUBS!!! Only a few stops from Rogers Park on the Redline ( to avoid the parking crush on gamedays).Clark Street adjacent to Wrigley Field is packed with very lively Cubs Bar spots and souvenir shops. Nearby Broadway Avenue is a nice place to walk along small shops, bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants.
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Lake View
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THE CUBS!!! Only a few stops from Rogers Park on the Redline ( to avoid the parking crush on gamedays).Clark Street adjacent to Wrigley Field is packed with very lively Cubs Bar spots and souvenir shops. Nearby Broadway Avenue is a nice place to walk along small shops, bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants.
Bronzeville is Chicago's famous southside neighborhood, historical African American community, home for many cultural, blues and arts venues.
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Bronzeville
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Bronzeville is Chicago's famous southside neighborhood, historical African American community, home for many cultural, blues and arts venues.
University of Chicago is Hyde Park's primary identity but it holds many cultural, historic and academic attractions: DuSable Mueum of African American History, Oriental Institute, Court Theater, Logan Center, and many many programs. Shopping , too, on 53rd St.
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Hyde Park
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University of Chicago is Hyde Park's primary identity but it holds many cultural, historic and academic attractions: DuSable Mueum of African American History, Oriental Institute, Court Theater, Logan Center, and many many programs. Shopping , too, on 53rd St.
Major downtown sites
The "Bean" shown above, for one reason (formal name Cloudgate but all call it Bean) Cool sculptire, fun to walk around, under, see everyone's reflection. Also, ice skating and rollerblading, wall climbing and large kids playground. Beautiful gardens, more sculptures to experience and Chicago's top music pavillion with mostly free concerts. Great place to stroll, relax, be with friends, family.
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Millennium Park
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The "Bean" shown above, for one reason (formal name Cloudgate but all call it Bean) Cool sculptire, fun to walk around, under, see everyone's reflection. Also, ice skating and rollerblading, wall climbing and large kids playground. Beautiful gardens, more sculptures to experience and Chicago's top music pavillion with mostly free concerts. Great place to stroll, relax, be with friends, family.
At top of one of world's tallest buildings, the former Sears Tower, now Willis Tower has a skydeck with an awesome view of Chicago and as far away as Indiana and Michigan. Be prepared for a wait and lines but time your visit for a clear day and avoid peak hours, week-ends.
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Willis Tower Skydeck
South Wacker Drive
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At top of one of world's tallest buildings, the former Sears Tower, now Willis Tower has a skydeck with an awesome view of Chicago and as far away as Indiana and Michigan. Be prepared for a wait and lines but time your visit for a clear day and avoid peak hours, week-ends.
Amazing beautiful building with historic facade. insets of pieces of most of the world's most famous buildings, Adjacent to the Chicago River, a wonderful site and near spots at bridge to board fabulous River boat cruises.
Tribune Tower
Amazing beautiful building with historic facade. insets of pieces of most of the world's most famous buildings, Adjacent to the Chicago River, a wonderful site and near spots at bridge to board fabulous River boat cruises.
Site of three museums downtown within walking distance of one another and gorgeous lakefront and view of Chicago. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Planetarium.
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Museum Campus
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Site of three museums downtown within walking distance of one another and gorgeous lakefront and view of Chicago. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Planetarium.
Beautiful lakefront park with famous Buckingham Fountain and its nightly light show in season (after Memorial Day through Labor Day). Lovely gardens, concerts at bandshell and place where many events begin and end such as annual Chicago Marathon.
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Grant Park
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Beautiful lakefront park with famous Buckingham Fountain and its nightly light show in season (after Memorial Day through Labor Day). Lovely gardens, concerts at bandshell and place where many events begin and end such as annual Chicago Marathon.
Beautiful walk down Michigan Avenue attracts shoppers to popular top name stores, now including world's largest Starbucks' Roastery, just opened. Don't miss the Water Towers (still function and house museum about Chicago fire as well as Lookingglass Theater) at the northernmost end, the only buildings that survived the Great Chicago fire. Many shopping malls including Water Tower Place.
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Magnificent Mile
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Beautiful walk down Michigan Avenue attracts shoppers to popular top name stores, now including world's largest Starbucks' Roastery, just opened. Don't miss the Water Towers (still function and house museum about Chicago fire as well as Lookingglass Theater) at the northernmost end, the only buildings that survived the Great Chicago fire. Many shopping malls including Water Tower Place.
Food Scene
lntimate unique Peruvian menu(one mile by car from home). A favorite for many.
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Taste of Peru
6545 North Clark Street
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lntimate unique Peruvian menu(one mile by car from home). A favorite for many.
New to the neighborhood,authentic ,very friendly,spicy choices with energetic atmosphere(One mile by car).
Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Event Space
1947 Howard St
New to the neighborhood,authentic ,very friendly,spicy choices with energetic atmosphere(One mile by car).
Great authentic food nearest of several locations.We recommend sharing the sampler. Meat or vegetables are equally unique and of the highest quality.A large assortment of equally tasty dishes available.(5 mins. by car from home)
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Ethiopian Diamond
6120 North Broadway Street
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Great authentic food nearest of several locations.We recommend sharing the sampler. Meat or vegetables are equally unique and of the highest quality.A large assortment of equally tasty dishes available.(5 mins. by car from home)
Warm and intimate Spanish,small portioned local restaurant and bar with great sangria in two flavors.(2 mins. from home on foot)
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Twisted Tapas
1146 West Pratt Boulevard
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Warm and intimate Spanish,small portioned local restaurant and bar with great sangria in two flavors.(2 mins. from home on foot)
Exellent and intimate Japanese dishes with very friendly helpful service at a very respectable price.Owner operated (5 mins. on foot)
Asahi Roll
6803 N Sheridan Rd
Exellent and intimate Japanese dishes with very friendly helpful service at a very respectable price.Owner operated (5 mins. on foot)
Exellent Bubble tea variety with unique Ramen variety dishes.(3 mins on foot from home) Many large or small dishes available.New and popular to the neighborhood.
Tai Chi Bubble Tea
6800 North Sheridan Road
Exellent Bubble tea variety with unique Ramen variety dishes.(3 mins on foot from home) Many large or small dishes available.New and popular to the neighborhood.
Historically popular located in many locations in Chicago and suburbs with simple traditional dishes prepared fresh daily and served always with a inviting smile.Eat in or carry out.(5 mins. by car).
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El Famous Burrito
7047 North Clark Street
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Historically popular located in many locations in Chicago and suburbs with simple traditional dishes prepared fresh daily and served always with a inviting smile.Eat in or carry out.(5 mins. by car).
Cozy family owned coffee shop serving Intelligensia coffee(a local favorite) and excellent homemade small bites.(5 mins. on foot) (Starbucks is also located 5 mins. in the other direction by foot)
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Common Cup
1501 West Morse Avenue
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Cozy family owned coffee shop serving Intelligensia coffee(a local favorite) and excellent homemade small bites.(5 mins. on foot) (Starbucks is also located 5 mins. in the other direction by foot)
Exceptionally fresh, green restaurant with organic rooftop farm, Greenstar brewing,presenting live music evenings and rotating art exhibits..Owner operated with a very friendly bar scene and staff. (5 minutes by car)
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Uncommon Ground
1401 West Devon Avenue
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Exceptionally fresh, green restaurant with organic rooftop farm, Greenstar brewing,presenting live music evenings and rotating art exhibits..Owner operated with a very friendly bar scene and staff. (5 minutes by car)
Hand crafted gourmet marshmallows and coffee shop with great hot chocolate. Eat in or carry out.(1 min. from home on foot).
XO Marshmallow
6977 N Sheridan Rd
Hand crafted gourmet marshmallows and coffee shop with great hot chocolate. Eat in or carry out.(1 min. from home on foot).
One of many locations in Chicago area with many varieties offered, including deep dish and (Very) thin. (Great with frosted mug of local beer). Owner operated,(Tell John that "Jane Ramsey sent you" as we've been his friendly loyal customer since he opened in the 90's.)
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Giordano's Pizza Rogers Park
6836 North Sheridan Road
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One of many locations in Chicago area with many varieties offered, including deep dish and (Very) thin. (Great with frosted mug of local beer). Owner operated,(Tell John that "Jane Ramsey sent you" as we've been his friendly loyal customer since he opened in the 90's.)
Newish fun and friendly restaurant and brewery for breakfast ,lunch and dinner.(5 mins. by car)
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Peckish Pig
623 Howard Street
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Newish fun and friendly restaurant and brewery for breakfast ,lunch and dinner.(5 mins. by car)
Warm and very friendly staff and ownership will welcome you with open arms and a friendly smile for breakfast lunch and dinner weekends and for dinner only during weekdays.Check out the specials.(Say Hi from your home hosts,Jane and Lewis.)Check out my paintings on the walls(10 mins. by car).
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Cellars Bar and Grill
5900 North Broadway Street
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Warm and very friendly staff and ownership will welcome you with open arms and a friendly smile for breakfast lunch and dinner weekends and for dinner only during weekdays.Check out the specials.(Say Hi from your home hosts,Jane and Lewis.)Check out my paintings on the walls(10 mins. by car).
Most famous Asian duck restaurant in all of Chicago area, and "the price is right".(10 mins.by car)No frills,just good food.
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Sun Wah BBQ
5039 North Broadway Street
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Most famous Asian duck restaurant in all of Chicago area, and "the price is right".(10 mins.by car)No frills,just good food.
Best fusion burger in town. My favorites are Kimchi and Umami burgers.The Kimchi cheese fries are a meal by themself.And cheap,but so tasty,and sooo good for your arteries!(10 min. on foot from home)Surrounded by other fast food restaurants and bars.All across from Loyola U.
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bopNgrill
6604 North Sheridan Road
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Best fusion burger in town. My favorites are Kimchi and Umami burgers.The Kimchi cheese fries are a meal by themself.And cheap,but so tasty,and sooo good for your arteries!(10 min. on foot from home)Surrounded by other fast food restaurants and bars.All across from Loyola U.
Convenient and tasty pizza and sandwiches 1/2 block from home.Carryout only.Across street for excellent broasted chicken and assorted sandwiches wt. milkshakes and soft drinks.(Eat in).
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J.B. Alberto's Pizza
1326 West Morse Avenue
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Convenient and tasty pizza and sandwiches 1/2 block from home.Carryout only.Across street for excellent broasted chicken and assorted sandwiches wt. milkshakes and soft drinks.(Eat in).
Excellent authentic Chinese cuisine.Best north of down town Chicago.(10 mins. by car or 15 by train to downtown Evanston) Best Ever!
Peppercorns Kitchen
620 Davis St
Excellent authentic Chinese cuisine.Best north of down town Chicago.(10 mins. by car or 15 by train to downtown Evanston) Best Ever!
Nibbles and Nosh
6981 North Sheridan Road
Fresh unique delicious wt. large variety of choices.grab and go,no wait unless you want hot direct from oven.(10min. wank from home) sooo good!
Insomnia Cookies
1725 N Sherman Avenue
Fresh unique delicious wt. large variety of choices.grab and go,no wait unless you want hot direct from oven.(10min. wank from home) sooo good!
New light breakfast/lunch eatery(10 mins. on foot from home)just off Loyola campus.no parking.
Archie’s Cafe
1228 W Loyola Ave
New light breakfast/lunch eatery(10 mins. on foot from home)just off Loyola campus.no parking.
Sightseeing
1950's Emil Bach house designed and built by Frank Loyd Wright located 2 mins. on foot from home. Call for appointment for tour.
Emil Bach House
7415 North Sheridan Road
1950's Emil Bach house designed and built by Frank Loyd Wright located 2 mins. on foot from home. Call for appointment for tour.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
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Sightseeing
Unique specialty bakery new to the neighborhood.(5 mins. from home by car)
Caribbean American Baking Co
1539 Howard St
Unique specialty bakery new to the neighborhood.(5 mins. from home by car)
Neighborhood Bars
local intimate neighborhood meeting place,especially friday after 4 pm(5 mins. on foot)
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Rogers Park Social
6920 North Glenwood Avenue
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local intimate neighborhood meeting place,especially friday after 4 pm(5 mins. on foot)
Large local friendly hangout,loud music wt. pool tables(5 mins. on foot).
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The Glenwood
6962 North Glenwood Avenue
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Large local friendly hangout,loud music wt. pool tables(5 mins. on foot).
Large popular well equipped,neighborhood bar(8 mins. by car)
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R Public House
1508 West Jarvis Avenue
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Large popular well equipped,neighborhood bar(8 mins. by car)