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- To be totally honest, I am not a big bruncher. I know, I know—that makes me a bad Chicagoan. But I was born and raised in Skokie, and by that I mean I spent most of my childhood eating lox and bagels at places like Kauf
- Even though they were the first Chicago spot to brew Stumptown Coffee, it’s not all about the coffee at Heritage General Store [2959 North Lincoln Avenue.] There's
- As much as I am over every eatery and hotel using any sort of reclaimed wood they can get their hands on, I will always have a soft spot for the vintage items at Scout [5221 North Clark Street] in Andersonville. The
- My evening jam in the neighborhood is Vincent [1475 West Balmoral Avenue.] It's the perfect bistro, with amazing curried mussels, the finest cheese selection north of North avenue, and adorable waitstaff—and it's l
North-sider Jay Michael has a pretty swell job description. He is, according to his website, a "Lifestyle Architect. In search of the world's best way to live." In his professional life, the real estate pro has developed Flats Chicago, invested in several local buildings, and even spent some time as a Bravo TV reality star. But in his time off, there's nothing Jay likes more than an above-par bagel, a busy bike shop, and hunting for the perfect vintage home goods. Here's how the outgoing bon vivant would spend a perfect Saturday in the city.