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Chicago’s Nequient want to rile you up with Darker Than Death or Night

Chicago’s Nequient hit the ground running in 2015 with the EP Infinite Regress. By the time of their 2018 full-length debut, Wolves at the Door, they’d solidified into a brutal, versatile metallic-hardcore unit. They’d also established their studio methods and favorite producers (Pete Grossman at Bricktop Recording), and they accumulated some DIY touring experience. The […]

Posted inCity Life

Alfresco: 25 notable spots for outdoor dining

Hundreds of the city’s restaurants and bars set up outdoor dining catering to customers starved for summer. We’ve selected 25 notable spots, including some newcomers; for complete alfresco listings search under “features” at chicagoreader.com/chicago/RestaurantFinder/Page. 90 Miles Cuban Cafe | Wicker Park/Bucktown | $ The second outpost of Alberto and Christine Gonzalez’s 90 Miles Cuban Cafe […]

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Dog days of summer: Five canine-friendly summertime events

Hey all you cocktail-loving, pizza-eating, cruise-taking canines: Here are five events to which you’re more than welcome to bring your well-behaved human. Sip & Give dog-friendly cocktail party A dog-friendly cocktail party/fund-raiser to benefit Found, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter focused on the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized. […]

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Our neighbors to the east

I find the Illinois liquor distribution laws a fascinating subject (Nicholas Day’s* cover story on why Bell’s left Illinois is one of my favorites that we’ve published), so I was equally entertained by this dispatch from the wonderful Indiana blogger James Briggs Stratton “Doghouse” Riley. “… loudly appraised the clerk, myself, and everyone else in […]