The Chaser

May 2010

4 years
ago

Death by Wings, a Uniform Dance Party, and More for Memorial Day Weekend

Is everyone overwhelmed with jitters for the long weekend ahead? Are you sitting at your desks pretending to work but really checking Tom Skilling’s latest forecast, IMing your friends about who’s going where, reading your favorite blog (The Chaser), and checking Facebook on a moment…

4 years
ago

Chicago outdoor bars Nomi Tavern on Rush Terrace at Trump Market

Surely thinking it would be safely spring by now, some of my favorite al fresco drinking spots around the city officially opened for the season this week. On Wednesday, my sister Claire (visiting from Louisville) and I sipped sangria among a glam crowd dotted with boldface names…

4 years
ago

 

Four Moon: The Neighborhood Bar is Alive and Well in Roscoe Village

Part of the fun of being The Chaser is the fact that everyone I meet points me to a new bar I’ve never tried. The conversations usually go like this:
New Acquaintance: “Let me get this straight. You write about bars? And drinking? For work?”
The Chaser: “Yes, that is basically accurate."…

4 years
ago

Find Me An Apartment (and a bar): The Chaser Faces a Chicago Real Estate Quandary

It’s Friday, so I thought I’d take a break from frantically searching apartment listings on Craigslist to kick back and consider one very important real estate question: which bars could I stand living near? You see, the new owner of my longtime building on Mohawk Street has some pretty wild ideas about how much a certain writer…