Andrew Holzman

  • From the Archives– Axelrod Stands Against 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 once devoted an issue of his column for the Hyde Park Herald, [...]

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  • From the Vault – Misguided historical headlines

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    By Andrew Holzman Today’s headlines may seem a little silly tomorrow. Since 1884, Herald staff have been trying to think of heads that strike a balance between wit and accuracy. Some have landed better than others. A look through the online archives for information on a contemporary story revealed that, in addition to being a [...]

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  • Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

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    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 Qurt thinks Hyde Parkers [...]

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  • Hyde Park Bites– The Litehouse


    Although Valois is certainly the Hyde Park spot closest to my heart, when I’m looking to do that heart a favor, I head to the Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1373 E. 53rd St. Litehouse is one of very few restaurants in the area focusing on food that’s a little bit healthier and a whole lot [...]

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  • Hyde Park Bites – South Side Shrimp

    By Richard Deulofeut 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 gourmand heads south, for once. I will admit that I too have joined the overblown hype. The Promontory and [...]

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