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ANDERSONVILLE / EDGEWATER

WINE STORE
SHOE REPAIR
HAND CAR WASH
Andersonville Wine & Spirits
5201 N. Clark St.; 773-769-0858
Best-kept secret of the neighborhood’s wine buffs who treasure hunt among the store’s big selection.

Master’s Shoe Repair
1479 W. Balmoral Ave.; 773-769-5150
Grouchy service, but Master’s can repair practically anything from shoes to ancient baseball gloves.

Snappy
5961 N. Ridge Blvd.; 773-262-1194
Great work at the finish line, where water droplets are blown out of crevices and mopped up for a truly spotless clean.
BIKE SHOP
BEEF JOINT
SUSHI
Johnny Sprockets
1052 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; 773-293-1697
Lakefront location makes it convenient for test riding, and bike commuters depend on the repair department.
Patio Beef
6022 N. Broadway; 773-764-8500
Reliably tasty renditions of all the standards and an invitingly ungreasy seating area with indoor patio umbrellas.
Tanoshii
5547 N. Clark St.; 773-878-6886
The throng has finally died down a bit at this BYOB where Sushi Mike cranks out creative maki for a rapt audience.
COFFEE SHOP
WORKOUT PLACE
BAKERY
Metropolis
1039 W. Granville Ave.; 773-764-0400
The city’s best latte, plus three rooms of seating, geeky baristas, free Wi-Fi, and a serious, laptop-y clientele.
Cheetah Gym
5838 N. Broadway; 773-728-6600
Smaller than the scenesier Andersonville location, but preferable for its relative calm and adjacent parking lot.
Pasticceria Natalina
5406 N. Clark St.; 773-989-0662
For years, Swedish Bakery was the only one worth mentioning. Not anymore. Also, our pick for best new bakery citywide.

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