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Nightspotting 2.0

February 2009

6 years
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Weekend Photos: Mardi Gras at The Pony

Saturday was jam-packed at The Pony in Roscoe Village: The afternoon brought out the bar’s Jayhawks contingent for the NCAA matchup of Kansas and Nebraska (the “home” team prevailed, 70 to 53). As the evening wore on, the good times got rolling—and the hurricanes started flowing—at a Mardi Gras bash. We sent our photographer to snap shots of the scene.

6 years
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Last Blog Standing

Hi. Remember me? It’s your former Last Girl Standing–turned–newlywed. It’s been a while since I last blogged, and the rumors are true: After seven rewarding years as Chicago magazine’s nightlife columnist, I’ve made the very tough decision to leave my post. My last Nightspotting column will run in the April issue of the magazine, and this is my final post in this forum. [Insert violins here.]…

6 years
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Weekend Photos: Simone’s

Simone’s—part hipster hang, part ongoing art project from the brains behind Danny’s and Streetside—opened last week in Pilsen, officially bringing the craft-cocktailing trend to the South Side. We sent our photographer down to capture the (genius? bizarre?) clutter, which includes oodles of objects d’art, a bar top built from old bowling-alley wood, and pinball parts practically everywhere you look. The drink menu is…

6 years
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Weekend Photos: Crocodile

Save some dough, get some dough: Order a drink at the new Wicker Park nightspot Crocodile (1540 N. Milwaukee Ave.), and your server will offer you a free 9-inch Margherita pizza. Now that’s an economy-minded special you can sink your teeth into. We checked out the space—most recently home to Thyme Cafe and Cinnabar before that—this weekend, and found folks noshing on…

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Weekend Photos: Super Bowl Sunday at Reggies

What’s better than slaving over a pot of chili for five hours? Stuffing your face for 60 seconds. On Sunday evening, we headed down to Reggies, where a few determined superfans gorged on wings, hot dogs, and sloppy joes in competitive-eating contests while the Super Bowl played on 20 TVs and three projection screens in the background…

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