Hyde Park Bites – Meat-free at B’Gabs Goodies

Hyde Park Bites – Meat-free at B’Gabs Goodies

By Yasmine Laasraoui As a vegetarian, I’ve found my meals out to be repetitive and unoriginal. In an effort to spice things up, I headed to B’Gabs Goodies, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Although I’ve committed myself to vegetarianism for years now, I’ve always been skeptical towards raw veganism. How can something taste good without being(…)

Local art wall hidden casualty in wake of Vue53 development

Local art wall hidden casualty in wake of Vue53 development

When demolition begins on the Mobil station on 53rd Street later this summer — to make way for the Vue53 development — the whole site will be leveled. That includes one of the most varying and accessible artistic venues in Chicago.

From the Vault – Misguided historical headlines

From the Vault – Misguided historical headlines

By Andrew Holzman Today’s headlines may seem a little silly tomorrow. Since its founding in 1884, Herald writers have been trying to think up heads that strike a balance between wit and accuracy. Some have landed better than others. A look through the online archives reveal that contemporary headlines are a bit shorter — and(…)

Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

By Andrew Holzman Photo by Andrew Holzman The Jeffery Dollar Store, 1443 E. 53rd St., is the kind of business that, though it probably escapes most Hyde Parkers’ radars, forms an unconscious landmark in the 53rd Street window-shopping experience. Even if you don’t know about it, you know it. But owner’s son and manager Ahmed(…)

Civil War history comes alive in Hyde Park

Civil War history comes alive in Hyde Park

By Yasmine Laasraoui Photos by Yasmine Laasraoui Families gathered Sunday, June 23, on the lawn behind the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, for a Civil War reenactment, “A Sight Unlike Any Other: The Civil War and the Colored Soldier.” The South Side institution transported visitors back to the 19th century,(…)

Hyde Park Eats — The Litehouse

Hyde Park Eats — The Litehouse

By Andrew Holzman Photo by Yasmine Laasraoui Although Valois is certainly the Hyde Park eatery closest to my heart, when I’m looking to do that heart a favor, I head to the Litehouse Whole Food Grill, located at 1373 E. 53rd St. Litehouse is one of very few restaurants in the area focusing on food(…)

Sojourn in Sicily Part 1: Anticipation and Preparation

Sojourn in Sicily Part 1: Anticipation and Preparation

By Anne Spiselman Photos by Fredric Swanson Editor’s note: Anne Spiselman is the theater critic for the Hyde Park Herald. She will share her experiences during a recent trip to Sicily in a series of articles exclusive to the Herald Blog. If you are a Hyde Park resident with travel experiences you would like to(…)

This May at Doc Films

This May at Doc Films

By Brian Belak See docfilms.uchicago.edu for times and location Stroszek (May 8) Called “one of the oddest films ever made” by the late Roger Ebert, who included it in his “Great Movies” list, Stroszek follows deranged street musician Bruno Stroszek as he and his prostitute girlfriend, Eva, move from Berlin to rural Wisconsin to escape(…)

Hyde Park Eats – South Side Shrimp

Hyde Park Eats – South Side Shrimp

By Richard Deulofeut Photos By Yasmine Laasraoui Rating: 2/5 South Side Shrimp, 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm. (773) 952-6162. southsideshrimp.com Restaurant-paparazzi and food bloggers are already responding to what the Chicago Eater has called the “Hyde Park explosion.” Connections to Chicago dining institutions like Longman & Eagle and Matthias Merges’ Yusho are turning(…)

This April at Doc Films

This April at Doc Films

By Brian Belak Amour (April 13, April 14 matinee) It’s rare that a foreign language film is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s worth taking note that Amour did just that. Although Amour ultimately lost the award this year to Argo (also showing at Doc Films on April 4), the Austrian-directed, French-language(…)