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CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chicago Loop, Andersonville, Portage Park

Lakeview: Haven’t solidified your New Year’s Eve plans yet? Ring in 2019 at ComedySportz Theatre! There are 3 shows- at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm. General admission tickets are $35. Tickets include the 90-minute show, a countdown to midnight (for London at the 5 pm show, Reykjavik at the 7 pm show, and Chicago at the 10 pm show), a champagne toast, a fabulous photo booth, and candy!

Restaurant Review – Pasta Al Gusto

This week took me to the most charming lunch spot, Pasta Al Gusto. Located at 3737 N Southport Avenue, this gem is tucked right next to the popular Music Box Theatre. We came in at about 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon for a late lunch. They have an awesome lunch special- just $8.99 for your choice of a salad, panini, or pasta dish.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Change Your Life in this New Year

New Year’s Eve is coming next week. Everyone will be in a rush to decide what their “New Year’s Resolutions” will be. For many people, that means getting a gym membership. But they usually give up before January ends. Salad bar business and veggie sales skyrocket. Steps are counted on the Christmas Fitbits.

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, River North, Lincoln Square, Oak Park

Lincoln Park: Celebrate your New Year’s in style at the J. Parker rooftop! Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the downtown Chicago skyline. This year’s theme is Purple Rain- so get ready to party like it’s 1999! Tickets are $125 and include a premium open bar from 9 pm to 1 am, passed appetizers, desserts, late night snacks, a midnight champagne toast, and 80s and 90s jams spun by DJ Kareem!