teiswei wrote:I guess it really depends on what you are looking for though. Did you look north of the campus at Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview/Lakeview East?
i'm actually staying in boystown right now and while i like it alright, i don't think i'd really want to live here/lakeview, especially not for the money. I admittedly have not explored Lincoln Park or Old Town that much but I'd rather be right next to Wicker Park than right next to River North you know? Just a better fit for me personally.
Also i know exactly where you live. How do you not spend all of your money at those nice restaurants on Randolph? I wouldn't be able to help myself.
Hahaha, we do in fact spend quite a bit of money on Randolph. Thankfully, the best restaurants over there require reservations 3-6 months out. Local secret though: You can get into most of them by walking up around 10:30 pm and sitting in the bar area. Most have full menus in the bar and the seats are usually more comfortable.
Also, we hit up Steph Izard's new "Little Goat" this past weekend and it's spot on. Only the bakery/cafe part is open right now so it's mostly sandwiches, loaves of bread, and coffee but it's worth the trip. The diner should be open in next couple weeks and will be a no reservations restaurant. I recommend checking it out if you are in town.