Author Archives: Joelle Scillia

#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 6 WITH RICK VERKLER OF THE GUESTHOUSE HOTEL

This week, we chat with Rick Verkler, the General Manager of The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark). The Guesthouse offers affordably luxurious one, two, and three bedroom vacation condominiums designed to feel like home away from home. Rick divulges on more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 5 WITH SONAT BIRNECKER HART OF KOVAL DISTILLERY

Meet Sonat Birnecker Hart, co-owner, president, and founder of Andersonville’s KOVAL Distillery (5121 N Ravenswood). KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits, and was the first distillery to open in Chicago since the mid 1800s. Sonat and her husband/Master Distiller/co-owner, Robert more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 4 WITH MATTHEW BUCCILLA OF COWBOYS AND ASTRONAUTS

Meet Matthew Buccilla, co-owner of Andersonville’s newly-established modern men’s lifestyle and supplies store, Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W Summerdale Ave). He has lived and thrived in Andersonville for years, and now with his partner, Greg Lanier, has opened a shop more »


#ALWAYSANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 3 WITH Karin Moen Abercrombie OF THE SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSEUM

This week, we chat with Karin Moen Abercrombie, Executive Director for the Swedish American Museum (located at 5211 N Clark) which has been an Andersonville institution since 1976, for over 40 years! Karin was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Gothenburg, more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for Episode 2 with Georgia Jones of Chicago Mindful Psychothearpy

This week, the Andersonville Chamber team talks with Georgia Jones, owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy located at 5537 N Clark. Georgia tells us all about her pathway to mindfulness, learning to incorporate mindful activities into everyday life, and wanting to promote a family friendly more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for Episode 1 with Michael Bransford of Vincent

For our first episode of #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast, we introduce you to Andersonville; a neighborhood full of rich history and an amazing collection of local and independent businesses owners. Get to know the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce staff as they more »


Gift Guides 2017: Gifts for the Kid or the Kid at Heart

Tired of stepping on Legos? Here are gifts for the young and young at heart because we all know Adulting is hard.   Guess who’s back in a coat of many colors? Batman. Purchase this PRIDE-ful set of Rainbow Batman more »


Gift Guides 2017: Ditch Day Andersonville

Ferris Bueller had the right idea when he decided to take the day off. You won’t need any voodoo economics to purchase the items on this ditch day gift guide. Unlock the puzzle to your own escape room into Andersonville! more »


Gift Guides 2017: With Love From Andersonville

Celebrate the neighborhood and all things Andersonville with this collection of gifts from a selection of our favorite local retailers. Every kiss may begin with Kay, but the best district in the City begins with AND. The Dala Horse is more »


Gift Guides 2017: Cooking with the Swedish Chef

“Vergoofin der flicke støøbin mit der børk-børk yubetcha !” We don’t know what that means either, but you don’t need to speak Swedish to cook like a Swede. Pie plate, Glogg cake, Growler and cheese, this Swedish Chef Gift Guide more »