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Hanging Out in Andersonville

The northern neighborhood of Andersonville is chock-full of bookstores, antique shops and delicious eating. Established by Swedish immigrants in the 1800s, Andersonville still has a strong Swedish presence with the Swedish American Museum, Swedish bakery and taverns selling glogg. Andersonville also has a thriving gay and lesbian community and a diverse array of Middle Eastern restaurants. Visitors in Andersonville will find fantastic shopping opportunities and plenty of enticing eating.
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1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
For a homey little neighborhood bar, Little Bad Wolf has a delightfully sophisticated menu. Order items as diverse as Asian bao filled with Japanese BBQ pork or steak-shitake pate, Mexican-style elotes with tempura avocado, jumbo fried shrimp or a...
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1432 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-shirts, Members Only jackets, Beavis and Butthead outerwear, Max Headroom sunglasses… oh yes, these are all the droids we’re looking for. Visitors on the hunt for totally tubular leg warmers, an...
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1513 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Adam and Skye Rust admit that they have a thing for taxidermy. And bones. And teeth. Adam has even made an animated sculpture where taxidermied mice circle and dance à la "Three Blind Mice." They travel the globe to find the strangest and...
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5219 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Brimfield specializes in antique glassware, vintage signs, custom upholstered chairs and plaid blankets, pillows and furnishings of every conceivable style and design. The owners began collecting antiques in the UK in the late 1990s and opened...
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5234 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Up in the Andersonville neighborhood, home of many an antique store, Brownstone Antiques holds a primo spot on Clark Street just down the street from the Swedish diner, Svea. It’s more of a junk store than an antique store with a crowded jumble of...
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5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Up in Andersonville Svea has served genuine Swedish sausages, meatballs and pancakes in giant portions for decades surrounded by exactly the same blue and gold decor. They don't have a website, they're cash only and you'll definitely have to wait...