Our Editor’s Afternoon on Southport Avenue

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In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Southport Avenue in Lakeview became the most family-friendly street in Chicago. We spent a recent afternoon there and soaked up everything from a new community market to a hidden-gem park to an out-of-this-world barbershop. Flip through our photo album to see what editor Kelly and her two five-year-olds did on their afternoon blitz. Then get out there and choose your own adventure.

Lunch: Crosby’s Kitchen

We arrived hungry. Crosby’s Kitchen hit the spot with gourmet PB&Js for the boys and Brussels sprouts salad for Mom. For dessert: a ginormous skillet cookie topped with ice cream. While we waited for our grub, the boys kept busy coloring and watching a huge rotisserie spin in the open kitchen. Keep in mind that kids eat free here every day from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Find it at 3455 N. Southport Ave. (773-883-2525).

What is your favorite destination along Southport Ave? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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