Author Archives: Heather Saenger

#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 92 with Paul Lee and Abigail Watkins of Dispensary 33

This week Laura and Sara are joined by Abigail Watkins and Paul Lee of Dispensary 33. Dispensary 33 made history as the first location in the city of Chicago where one could purchase cannabis legally with a medical cannabis card. more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 91 with Lindsey Anderson of Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar

Today Laura and Joelle are joined by Lindsey Anderson, owner and Sommelier of Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar. Uvae offers balance, flavor, and ingenuity in their food and in their service to community. Expect the personality of each wine to more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 90 with Catherine Selen of the Swedish American Museum

Today Laura is joined by Catherine Selen of the Swedish American Museum located at 5211 N Clark, here to talk with us about the tradition of St. Lucia, which takes place this Friday, December 13. The celebration comes from stories more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 89 with Tanner McSwain of Uncharted Books

Today Laura and Joelle are joined by Tanner McSwain owner of Uncharted Books, a used and rare bookstore, secret club, and event space in Andersonville at 5140 N Clark. Listen to Episode 89 with Tanner McSwain! To start off, Andersonville more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 88 with Lauren Ocello of Twidley Bits

Today we are joined by Lauren Ocello of Twidley Bits. Twidley Bits is a labor of love from this former chocolatier and takes the best the season has to offer and turns them into scrumptious jams, fruit butters, pickles and more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 87 with Ellen Baren, Real Estate Broker and Consultant

This week Laura and Joelle are joined by broker and real estate consultant, Ellen Baren.  If you are interested in buying or selling in Chicago or the Northern Suburbs, working with Ellen you can expect a solid knowledge base of more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 86 with Mark Bires and Trey Elder of Jerry’s Sandwiches

This week, Joelle and Laura are joined by Mark Bires and Trey Elder of Jerry’s Sandwiches. Known for their extensive beer and whiskey selection, great music, beautiful outdoor patio space, and humor, Jerry’s has been serving curious, thoughtful sandwiches in Andersonville more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 85 with Jill Knobeloch of Grapeseed Designs and Aville Cowork

This week, Heather and Joelle are joined by Jill Knobeloch of GrapeSeed Designs and Aville Cowork. Jill works to blend a company’s voice, culture, and unique character to create a truly authentic representation of brand. She helps small to medium-sized more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 84 with Caitlin Botsios of Helix Chicago

This week Laura and Joelle are Today we are joined by Caitlin Botsios co-owner of Helix Chicago located in Andersonville’s north end. Helix offers a full selection of Halfwit coffee and espresso drinks, iced drinks, tea drinks as well as a more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 83 with Selene and Nick of Alley Cat Comics

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Nick and Selene Idell, of Alley Cat Comics. Alley Cat, founded in 2011 can be accessed by a narrow gangway around the corner from George’s Ice Cream and is a place where more »