Hyde Park Eats – Bonne Sante

Hyde Park Eats – Bonne Sante

When I’m hungry and on the run, whether its on my way to intern at the Herald, to work, or in between classes, I hate being limited to greasy fast food or boring submarine sandwiches. I’m always on the lookout for fast, healthy, vegetarian meals that won’t break the bank. Bonne Sante Health Foods’, 1512 E. 53rd St. juice bar and deli satisfy these criteria.

Neighborhood Snapshot– Freehling Pot and Pan Company

Neighborhood Snapshot– Freehling Pot and Pan Company

By Andrew Holzman Freehling Pot and Pan Company, 1365 E. 53rd Street, sells knives from nine to 90 dollars, and owner Sue Freehling is proud of it. The store is a good place to go if you’re in need of kitchen supplies, or maybe even just some entertainment. On the one hand, Freehling sells fancy(…)

Film Review: “Pacific Rim”

Film Review: “Pacific Rim”

Screenwriter Travis Beacham, working on a script to be developed with director Guillermo del Toro, was walking along the Santa Monica Beach when he had visions of an epic battle between a giant robot and a giant sea monster occurring on the shoreline. When that initial project with del Toro was scrapped, then, Beacham decided(…)

From the Vault – Axelrod takes a stance on nudity

From the Vault – Axelrod takes a stance on nudity

If you heard someone say that Hyde Park has been swept up in a “wave of immodesty that is rolling across the nation,” would you listen? What if that person were one of the most famous Democratic strategists of our time? David Axelrod devoted one of his columns for the Hyde Park Herald series, “Politicking,” to the(…)

Obama Watch: Walgreens’ presidential shrine markdown

Obama Watch: Walgreens’ presidential shrine markdown

By Yasmine Laasraoui Photos by Yasmine Laasraoui In 2008, the Walgreen’s on 55th Street used to advertise on its brightly lit sign, “We have President Obama Merchandise.” Shelves were stocked with various Obama goods, from posters and t-shirts to “Barock” pet rocks, catering to the public’s pre- and post-elections needs. But Hyde Park’s kitschy shrine(…)

Wall demo will leave vacuum

Wall demo will leave vacuum

The graffiti wall on 53rd Street has been an artistic outlet and medium for a generation of Hyde Park and South Side artists.

Michelle Obama to visit Chicago

Michelle Obama to visit Chicago

By Yasmine Laasraoui First Lady and Hyde Park resident Michelle Obama will be joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, Thursday, July 18, to support a local program for underserved high school students, Urban Alliance. The First Lady and the Mayor will bring attention to the program, which provides students from low-income families with yearlong employment(…)

Acoustic concert to feature catchy, feel-good tunes

Acoustic concert to feature catchy, feel-good tunes

By Andrew Holzman Photo source: Amanda Duncan Hyde Park will get an acoustic concert with (at least) a lot of personality this Friday. New Jersey-based singer and songwriter Amanda Duncan will play at Hutchinson Courtyard, on the U. of C.’s campus, from 8-10 p.m. Duncan’s website describes her work as “feel-good music,” and Duncan said(…)

From the Vault — Don’t Poop Without This Scoop

By Andrew Holzman The Hyde Park Herald has never been afraid to dig into the dirty work of local journalism. That’s true even when it comes to, well, dog poop. In our March 13, 1974 edition, the Herald printed a letter-to-the-editor which gave a step-by-step tutorial on picking up your little friend’s little surprise. Here are(…)

Obama Watch: The presidential barbershop chair

Obama Watch: The presidential barbershop chair

Hyde Park Hair Salon at 5234 S. Blackstone Ave. contains the chair Obama sat in while receiving his haircuts before he made it into the White House. The President used to be a regular at the salon, where one can now get the “Home of the Obama Cut” for 21 dollars.