Talk:Chicago/North Lincoln

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Sex tourism listing[edit]

Well, an internet search revealed that the Admiral Theatre should count as either a "see" or "do" listing, given its history, singularity, and popularity. But I have a personal aversion to actually contributing information about strip clubs, so I'll just point this one out for anyone who would like to add it. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 02:40, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

I know it's in this area, but just because it's there doesn't mean we have to add it - things aren't listed just because they're popular, they're listed here because someone who worked on the article recommends going there. And I'm not going to make that recommendation... (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 16:37, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

Push for Star[edit]

I've had good feedback on the article from friends who live here. I don't plan on putting this one up for a little while yet, as I'd like to do some more road-testing myself (which will help improve the quality of the writing), and it needs photos, obviously. Ravenswood and the other sub-neighborhoods need to be given more mention. Any other points for improvement? (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 23:55, 10 September 2007 (EDT)

Off the top of my head, I'd like to see more context (history/trivia) for the neighborhoods, and I definitely wouldn't mind helping with that. Other than that, I think some quick intros for individual sections (and tightening up the ones that already exist) + pictures should push this into the star category. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 00:56, 11 September 2007 (EDT)
It still needs an Understand section and those quick intros, but I've got all the listings I think the article needs prior to a star-nom, if you don't mind updating the map. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 02:19, 17 September 2007 (EDT)
By the way, the proportions of the two North Park parks may need to be switched - the CPD says Gompers is 39 acres and Peterson is 24. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 02:30, 17 September 2007 (EDT)
I'll fix up the map. Good catch on the parks, it turns out most of the green forested area by Peterson that I saw via NASA is privately owned! And I love that lead photo ;) --(WT-en) Peter Talk 14:24, 17 September 2007 (EDT)
Maps are done! --(WT-en) Peter Talk 18:23, 19 September 2007 (EDT)
One question though, I've only used main roads and smaller roads that lead to listings—should I include any others? Would it be useful to map all the streets in the district? --(WT-en) Peter Talk 21:54, 19 September 2007 (EDT)


Moved to Des Plaines, more specifically, so as good as closed for purposes of this guide... (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 20:26, 9 December 2008 (EST)

  • Hourglass, 3658 W Lawrence Ave, +1 773 478-4050. Su-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM. A Korean bar serving flavored soju and other Korean liquor, and Korean BBQ snacks to go with. The exterior looks shabby, but the surreal interior makes up for it.

City Noor and Adobo Express have closed. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 20:32, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

  • City Noor Kabab, 4714-B N Kedzie Ave (Kedzie Brown Line), +1 773 267-6777. Award-winning Middle Eastern food with a few specifically Pakistani and Indian dishes; the owners have run a long-standing butcher shop in the neighborhood, so carnivores are on happy ground here.
  • Adobo Express, 5343 N Lincoln Ave (Damen Brown Line), +1 773 293-2362. 7:30AM-7:30PM. Get your mungo here! Filipino groceries also available.
  • Japan Books & Seoul Books and Records, 3450 W Peterson Ave, +1 773 463-7229. M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su noon-5PM. Two stores at one location selling principally books and magazines, but also music, comic books, and videos. As you would expect the former store offers goods in the Japanese; the latter in Korean.
  • Chiyo Japanese Restaurant, 3800 W Lawrence Ave, +1 773 267-1555. W-M 5PM-midnight. Shabu-shabu, nabe, Kobe beef, and other Japanese delights in Albany Park. Kaiseki (set) dinners $80, chef selections $40, a la carte $5-7 per item.

Moved to the suburbs. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 00:43, 16 September 2010 (EDT)

No answer on the phone after a few tries. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 19:15, 16 September 2010 (EDT)

  • Guest House, 2600 W Bryn Mawr Ave, +1 773 561-6811. Right around the corner from the O Mi, but with tons (comparatively) of parking and a grand (comparatively) archway. King-size beds with television, but no cable. $67 per night.

Sadly... (WT-en) Gorilla Jones

  • Kang Nam Restaurant, 4849 N Kedzie Ave, +1 773 539-2524. 10:30AM-10:30PM. A smoky, family-run Korean BBQ with no decor, a back room for karaoke, free parking, and lots of food — entrees come with numerous side dishes. If two or more in your party order the same dish, you'll have the option of cooking at your table. $10-25.
  • Hangar 18, 4726 N Lincoln Ave (Western Brown Line), +1 773 275-3349. M 11AM-6PM, Tu-F 11AM-7PM, Sa 11AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. From handbags to baby slings, from toys to journals, this is where cool stuff is found; nothing you urgently need, and lots of things you'll realize you want.

Really sorry to lose this one. Where does one go for a good kappen abend now?! Gorilla Jones (talk) 21:02, 9 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Niedersachsen Club Chicago, 4548 N Lincoln Ave (Western Brown Line), +1 773 878-1020. A German-American social club, open to the public on the first Saturday of every month. There's authentic German food and drink on offer, and the Kappen Abend — literally, "hat night" — is a showcase for "the craziest of crazy hats," not to mention the occasional outbreak of a schunkling circle.

Star nomination[edit]

I actually forgot about this one, thinking we had already starred it. Unquestionably the best existing guide to this section of the city. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 17:25, 18 February 2008 (EST)

Support. I live here and feel there are a lot of unknown gems in this article. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 18:42, 18 February 2008 (EST)