Give Your Kid a Voice

From American Idol contestants to pint-sized pianists, Inspire Music offers lessons in a wide variety of instruments and vocal styles at a reasonable price. Clearly, kids are their sweet spot.

Noodle Around in Parkside

I've stopped in dozens of times only to be met with a long line of diners waiting to be seated ahead of me and at least one cranky family member that can't deal with the wait. But finally, the day has arrived and I'm hear to tell you that, yes, Shandong Deluxe is all that.

Raise a Glass and Let it Be

Once inside Que Syrah, this West Portal wine bar is ideal for getting together with the gals, impromptu date nights or even the school auction meeting (Has it not been proven that school involvement increases with the promise of a glass of bubbly?).

Give In to a Spicy Italiano

The Submarine Center prepares real deal Jersey-style subs with Italian dressing, meat piled high and crusty bread that holds in the juices just right. While I don’t remember my hometown hole-in-the-wall scooping out ripe avocado as a turkey topper, I’m sure they’d approve.

Start the Summer with a Beach Day

When the rest of the world starts back-to-school season, it’s as good as Summer in the avenues. With a 3 day weekend ahead of us, what better time to appreciate that the coast is so very close? Since it’s clear that the surfers already know what to do out there, here are a few suggestions for us landlubbers.

Take the Steps and Sweat it Off

For exactly zero dollars and no cents, you can get your heart rate up and your gluteus in gear by conquering the one, two, three, say four billion steps of Forest Hill. The main stairway, officially called The Path Street Stairway is something of a double-wide.

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