Tag Archives: belmont
Inside: Hungry Brain

Inside: Hungry Brain

Janis and I first met just a few weeks before she and Luz opened Hungry Brain in 1997, and our friendship was likely strengthened by the many nights during the early months when I was her only customer. But within a couple of years, the bar had been discovered by actors, comedians, poets, hipsters and […]

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The Friday Round-up (April 10)

The Friday Round-up (April 10)

Thanks . . . a very muted thanks, but thanks nonetheless to former Open House star and friend-of-the-blog Maribeth for providing me with this lovely visual.  Nice pants on the gent, huh?.  Very nice. The Opening Salvo

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This Week: Simon’s Antiques

This Week: Simon’s Antiques

A longtime loyal reader recently complained to me that I wasn’t featuring more Chicago shops on Strange Closets. Luckily I just happened to be holding a cream pie so that took care of that. Still, as I walked home hungry and sans pie I realized they had a point. Belmont Avenue (west of Ashland Avenue) […]

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This Week: Lazy Dog Antiques

The first thing I noticed about Lazy Dog Antiques is that the store, which is located on Belmont in what used to be Antique Row (but which has been disrupted by the onslaught of new condo development), doesn’t get much foot traffic. The second thing I noticed is that Lazy Dog is one very cluttered […]

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