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Bar Sun Mar 30 2008

Neighborhood Bar Delivers

Keenan O'Reilley's (3916 N. Ashland) is a very solid neighborhood bar. It doesn't claim to be more than that, and in a sea of posers, that's more than refreshing enough. Even on a Saturday night blessedly dereft of snow, this place is full, but not ridiculously packed; however, it is out of frozen pizza. Such is life at a reasonably priced neighborhood bar in Lakeview on a Saturday night.

By the way, by fairly priced I mean $9 for two bottles of Goose Island and a rum and Coke. Yes, $9. I almost hate posting this because I feel like their prices will rise exponentially with demand, but you know what? I'll be glad if they do. Long live the neighborhood bar!

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c / March 30, 2008 8:23 AM

That's funny we were walking by there last night on the way up to grab a bus to Hopleaf and saw the sign out there. We should have stopped by.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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