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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 […]