Always Andersonville: The Podcast
Episode 57 - The story of FRÍO Gelato with co-owner Karla Koziura

Episode 57 - The story of FRÍO Gelato with co-owner Karla Koziura

April 23, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Karla Koziura, co-owner of FRÍO Gelato. FRÍO Gelato is made in an allergen-friendly kitchen with a nut and gluten-free focus and is 100% handmade. With four locations throughout Evanston and Chicago including their brand new location at Navy Pier, you can find FRIO in Andersonville at 5152 N Clark.

Episode 56 - The story of Chicago Methodist Senior Services with Bill Lowe, CEO

Episode 56 - The story of Chicago Methodist Senior Services with Bill Lowe, CEO

April 16, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Bill Lowe, CEO and President of Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS). At CMSS you’ll find an inviting community ready to support you in all the ways you need. They offer older adults a full range of services and residential options provided by expert staff who take an innovative, person-centered approach to care. With their life-enriching programs, a network of support that caters to you as a person, and a staff of caregivers that feel like family, you’ll know you’re in the right place at 1415 W. Foster.

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Episode 55 - The story of Dollop Diner with Chef Keith Kreuser

Episode 55 - The story of Dollop Diner with Chef Keith Kreuser

April 9, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Chef Keith Kreuser of Dollop Diner. Dollop features locally sourced, classic American fare, roasted coffee and espresso drinks as well as cocktails and beer. For homemade donuts and more, a little dollop will do ya in Andersonville at 5060 N. Clark.

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Episode 54 - The story of Prevent Chronic Pain Therapeutic Massage with Celia Bucci

Episode 54 - The story of Prevent Chronic Pain Therapeutic Massage with Celia Bucci

April 2, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Celia Bucci, Board Certified massage therapist and owner of Prevent Chronic Pain Therapeutic Massage. Massage therapy can reduce symptoms, improve daily activity, and help prevent aches, pains and stress from becoming chronic. Celia provides massage therapy for relaxation, stress relief, and rehab following injury, surgery and more at 5115 N. Ravenswood.

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Episode 53 - The story of Raven Theatre with Artistic Director Cody Estle and actor Reed Lancaster

Episode 53 - The story of Raven Theatre with Artistic Director Cody Estle and actor Reed Lancaster

March 26, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Raven Theatre’s Artistic Director, Cody Estle and YEN actor Reed Lancaster. Raven Theatre tells stories of today and the past that connect us to our cultural landscape. Its commitment to modern drama in all of its forms, as well as its first-class educational programming, have helped it remain a cultural cornerstone on the north side of Chicago for 35 years and counting. You can find Raven at 6157 N. Clark.

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Episode 52 - The story of Chabad Uptown with Rabbi Levi Notik

Episode 52 - The story of Chabad Uptown with Rabbi Levi Notik

March 19, 2019

This week, Laure and Joelle are joined by Rabbi Levi Notik of Chabad Uptown. Guided by the idea that there should be a place whose doors are open to persons of all backgrounds and affiliations, Chabad employs an open approach to Jewish community life. There is no membership, allowing participants to partake in whatever programs and services suit their individual or family needs. Offers educational and social events for Jewish families and young professionals in the Uptown neighborhood, you can find them at 1109 W. Lawrence Avenue.

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Episode 51 - The story of Mr. Andersonville, Olin Eargle

Episode 51 - The story of Mr. Andersonville, Olin Eargle

March 12, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Olin Eargle otherwise known as Mr. Andersonville. Olin, an @properties real estate agent, is ranked as one of Chicago's top brokers citywide and is celebrating 10 years in business this year. According to one testimonial, “he is a hustler and a veritable real estate surgeon.” Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, contact Olin for all your real estate needs.

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Episode 50 - The story of First Slice Pie Café with Executive Director Ann-Louise Haak

Episode 50 - The story of First Slice Pie Café with Executive Director Ann-Louise Haak

March 5, 2019

For our 50th Episode (can it be 50 already!?), Laura and Sara are joined by Ann-Louise Haak, Executive Director of First Slice Pie Café. First Slice is all about good food for good people, and as a nonprofit organization provides high quality meals to people living on the margins of society. Proceeds from purchases at each of their three locations on the northside of Chicago and one in Evanston, go toward providing healthful, farm-to-table meals to Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. You can find First Slice here in Andersonville at 5337 N Ashland.

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Episode 49 - The story of Bar Roma with co-owner Julia Zhu and Chef Fred Ramos

Episode 49 - The story of Bar Roma with co-owner Julia Zhu and Chef Fred Ramos

February 26, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by co-owner Julia Zhu and Chef Fred Ramos of Bar Roma. Bar Roma specializes in house-made pastas, a variety of meatballs, and other Roman inspired dishes. They also feature a daily happy hour from 5-6:30PM which offers half-priced appetizers and meatballs. You can find this Zagat rated “Must Try” Italian restaurant at 5101 N Clark. And don’t miss Bar Roma’s $30, four-course dinner prix fixe as part of Andersonville Restaurant Week through March 3!

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Episode 48 - The story of Lady Gregory’s and Octavio Cantina & Kitchen with Martin Cournane

Episode 48 - The story of Lady Gregory’s and Octavio Cantina & Kitchen with Martin Cournane

February 19, 2019

This week Laura and Sara are joined by Martin Cournane of Munster Restaurant Group. Martin is the co-owner of Lady Gregory’s and Octavio Cantina & Kitchen in Andersonville, as well as LG’s Bar in Old Town and Wilde in Lakeview. Lady Gregory’s, an Irish Gastro Pub located at 5260 N. Clark, serves up a delicious menu and proudly boasts over 300 whiskeys.  Located just up the street at 5310 N. Clark, Octavio is a love letter to Mexico and serves modern Mexican food from the heart. Both Lady Gregoy's and Octavio are participating in the third annual Andersonville Restaurant Week, kicking off this Friday, February 22 through March 3. 

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