Merz Apothecary

Walking into Merz Apothecary at 4716 N. Lincoln is like stepping into a time machine.

And that’s just the way Anthony Qaiyum planned it. The shop looks just like you’d expect a drug store that opened in 1875 – the year of the first KentuckyRead more


Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

by Patrick Butler

The North Side may be loaded with Irish pubs, but Beth Murphy and sons James and Bryan make it their mission to be sure you know the difference.

“We try to be authentic and creative at the same time,” said Mrs. Murphy,Read more


Pi-Hi Cafe

Since opening officially in December 2013, Pi-H Café has been one of the most talked about new restaurants in the Northcenter/Roscoe Village community. With a unique menu of Mediterranean dishes, wood-fire pizzas, fresh and healthy panini sandwiches, and real fruit smoothies, it has given thatRead more


Lucila’s Homemade LLC

Lucila’s Homemade LLC is a wholesale pastry business located in the Ravenswood Corridor specializing in handcrafted and traditional Argentine pastries called Alfajores, increasingly known as Alfies®. They consist of two soft and crumbly cookies sandwiched around a luscious dollop of Dulce de Leche (creamy caramel).Read more


Albany Auto Car Service

Albany Auto began nearly 40 years ago, when Ken Widdes opened a small community car care business, just north of Irving Park road, which became an integral component in the neighborhood. What began as a word of mouth business by the Ken Widdes, father to JasonRead more