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Kevin Friduss, past contributing blogger

Kevin Friduss is currently a Licensed Real Estate Consultant at StudentSpace. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Communications and a minor in Theater. As an extreme outdoor enthusiast, you can find him on a mountain in the winter and on a beach in the summer. Kevin has a multitude of current responsibilities on top of his already busy schedule of finding amazing apartments for people like you. He is the President of the Chicago Chapter for the University of Denver Alumni Association and is also a BBYO Advisor, Restaurant Writer, and Promoter.

One of Kevin’s ultimate hobbies is Pizza! Kevin started the Windy City Pizza Club which goes to a different Pizza restaurant once a month. On top of loving Pizza, he loves the sport of Triathlon, his XBOX 360 (you’re never too old), College Hockey, and of course his girlfriend. You can find out more about renting an apartment or restaurant tips by emailing him at KevinFriduss@gmail.com.


In January, the building at 400 North State Street, became the newest royalty of Chicago sports bars. Like its brother Bull & Bear, this after-work, beer enthusiast restaurant and bar features some of the most radical new technology in the city. Welcome to Public House. I recently checked out what everyone was raving about, and wasn’t disappointed.

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In a city known for deep dish pizza, hot dogs, and spicy fries at U.S. Cellular Field, a little know secret still remains at the ultimate popular sports bar in Wicker Park, Fifty/50.

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There’s a group of people who every month visit a new, sometimes popular, more often lesser-known Chicago pizza restaurant. That group is known as the Windy City Pizza Club. Over the past 13 months, they’ve networked, the singles mingled, and they ate award-winning pizza at places like D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub in Wrigleyville.

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Do you want fries with that? How about a side of mac & cheese? Deviled eggs? That’s what the waitress asked after ordering our burgers at DMK Burger Bar in Lakeview. (2954 N Sheffield Ave, 773-360-8686).

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There’s no better place in Chicago to watch professional sports while sipping unlimited Bloody Mary’s on a Sunday morning than Timothy O’Tooles.  This pub has it all, with a comedy club on Wednesday nights, great daily specials, and some of the most remarkable bar food in the city.

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There comes a time in a couple's relationship when the words "we need to try that place" come up. Even if you aren't dating, you may see a commercial or pass by a restaurant and think to yourself "wow, I need to remember this." For many of you foodies, you have a list and it's time that you re-order it and place Geja's Café in Lincoln Park at the very top.

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In 1967, Chicago was devastated by a massive snowstorm, the Museum of Contemporary Art was founded, and the Picasso Statue was dedicated in Civic Center Plaza. What went under the radar was the opening of the alleged first sushi restaurant in the city. The area in between Division and North Avenues on Wells Street was known as Old Town, and that's where Kamehachi of Tokyo first opened its doors.

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Joe's Prime Steak, Seafood & Stone Crab (60 East Grand Ave.) is inviting guests to enjoy their classic Passover Dinner on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. Guests will begin their meal with homemade Gefilte Fish with Red Beet Horseradish, followed by a Bib Lettuce and Chive Salad with Chopped Liver. Non-meat eaters aren't left out as Suzy Friedman's Vegetarian Chopped Liver will be offered as well.

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On a busy North Broadway street in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood is the much-loved restaurant, Pasteur. The new location, now one year old, prides itself on highlighting the specialty dishes of each region of Vietnam, while infusing French cuisine into each and every bite.



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