Buzz Killer Espresso

I’m delighted with¬†my recent discovery of¬†Buzz Killer Espresso. I have a really hard time hosting a writing group in Wicker Park¬†because their good coffee shops are¬†all overcrowded and their livingroomy settings make it cozy for a¬†chat but a nightmare to type¬†on a laptop for hours in comfort.

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Hero Coffee Bar

On my way to Printer’s Row LitFest I stopped at Hero because I’ve been meaning to pay them a visit. I had heard amazing things about their Lavender Latte, but, unfortunately, they had just ran out of their lavender syrup and were getting ready to make more. You see, they boil their Lavender to¬†extract its essence in-house. ¬† Continue reading

Dollop – Loop location

Dollop is a bit of an institution in Chicago, if independent coffee shops can be institutions.¬†It’s 11 years old and it has eight¬†shops all over town, but my writing group has a special relationship with it because the¬†first meetups used to be¬†held¬†at Dollop Buena Park some years ago. ¬† Continue reading