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Andrew Huff / May 27, 2010 12:18 AM

Question suggested by Ian. If you have a good Fuel question, email it to

SR / May 27, 2010 8:09 AM

I wouldn't say "favorite" but I use BUSTER on the iphone to check the CTA bus schedules

Jasmine / May 27, 2010 9:45 AM

I second SR's mention of Buster.

Lizzy / May 27, 2010 10:12 AM

beer :30 / May 27, 2010 2:29 PM

The blog is done and over, but the extant posts make for great reading:
One man's quest to quantify the best Mexican food in the greater West Town area. I still applaud the effort.

Anyone know where I can get a salsa verde milkshake?

tame / May 27, 2010 3:01 PM

Not sure if you noticed - but the burrito braket was run by Nate Silver of baseball (PETCOA) and political ( fame....a true triple threat!

bob / May 27, 2010 4:06 PM

Euripides Trousers / May 27, 2010 4:32 PM

The 100 Bar Project / May 27, 2010 4:38 PM

For phone apps, we really like the Time Out Chicago app. Tells you what's nearby by food, drink,and other activities using gps...we use it ALOT

The Box Factory / May 27, 2010 5:32 PM

Websites: - Mike Nagrant's food reviews. & - for local news and events.

Phone Apps:
CTA Tracker Lite For Android.

Mike / May 28, 2010 6:41 PM

Gapers, Chicagoist, Edgewater Community Buzz, Clout City, Beachwood and, although they're not entirely "Chicago-focused," I have to plug my friends' blogs. They're a husband and wife.

Her blog: Safe and Sound, the adventures of a blind woman and her Seeing Eye Dog in Chicago and elsewhere as they tour on her childrens book.

His blog: Reading With Scissors, the goofy shit people try to sell us.

Beth / May 29, 2010 4:39 PM

First, a big thank you for the comment above, very flattering to be mentioned with all these other high-quality blogs. Second, I ma adding Gaper's Block tomy personal list of favortie blogs, *love* that you do not have one of those frustrating "write what you see in this box" things in order to leave a comment, those of us who are blind can't see a dang thing in the box so are often prevented from commenting. Thanks, Gaper's Block!

LauraB / June 8, 2010 9:22 AM

Definitely ChiTransit, a new iPhone app to track the CTA. It includes both buses and trains.

Bruce / July 27, 2010 5:33 PM

Movies Filmed in Chicago is really cool. Has all the popular movies - Blues Brothers, Ferris, Wanted, Groundhog Day... It's great to see where all of these movies were filmed - easy to find with maps and driving directions.

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