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Seen on the Scene

March 2009

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The 44th Ward Dinner Party

Bar king Stephen Westman opened the doors of The 44th Ward Dinner Party (3542 N. Halsted St.) to the public on Friday, in the space once occupied by Lakeview Broadcasting Company. Offering six varieties of grilled cheese and half a dozen bottled beers, “The Ward” also featured music from DJ White Shadow, a former partner in LBC…

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Weekend Photos: March Martini Madness at Toasted Ox

Toasted Ox (2470 N. Lincoln Ave.) helped college hoops lovers ring in the most unproductive month of the year by hosting the Lincoln Park Young Professionals’ March Martini Madness event on Friday. Formerly known as Lucille’s, the recently remodeled bar served hor d’oeuvres to pair with SKYY vodka martinis and wine tasting by…

8 years
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Weekend Photos: St. Pat’s at O’Donovan’s

Revelers in green flooded area bars all weekend long to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, and O’Donovan’s (2100 W. Irving Park) was no exception. On Sunday, the Northwest Side bar chartered a bus down to the South Side Irish Parade, embarking at 10:30 a.m. and dropping off parade-goers back at the bar at 5 p.m.—for even more drinking and celebrating. We caught up with some folks who kept the party going post-parade…

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Weekend Photos: Left Field Screening at Portage Theater

Question: What do you get when you screen a film about a Humboldt Park kickball league, shot in part in local bars, at the Portage Theater, the proud new owner of a liquor license? Answer: fire twirlers, a marching band, go-go dancers, and lots of drinking. We sent our photographer to the premiere of Left Field Thursday. Browse our photos…

8 years
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Weekend Photos: Avila

When the door to one Latin-inflected nightclub closes, another one opens. On Friday we checked out opening night at Avila, a spot that’s taken over Club 720’s River North location as well as its M.O.: Latin music, a VIP vibe, and plenty of dancing…

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