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Last night I attended the press release party for the new Bucketfeet store in Bucktown (1647 N. Damen). This is the fourth company store company located in the heart of Bucktown/Wicker Park and the space is so open and welcoming. I love the concept of the company; giving artists opportunities to share their art worldwide. You can read some of the artists’ stories at the store or on the blog.
The concept started a few years ago when Co-Founder Aaron Fierstein designed a pair of shoes and gave them to Co-Founder Raja Nemani. From there, the rest is history and what turned out is a community of people supporting artists and spreading messages that art is really for everyone. You too can be a Bucketfeet designer by submitting your work online or in-store.
Is it lunch/dinner yet?! Today I’m gushing about Mondo Meatball in the heart of Wicker Park. Located at 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave. this unique restaurant has a funky cafe vibe with a full bar. You can have meatballs in sandwiches, salads, pastas and sides and all of them are delicious. You can either make your own meatball creation (type of style, meatball and sauce) or have a pre-made option and with so many side options it really makes it hard to choose what to eat! I couldn’t decide which meatballs to get, so I opted for the pre-made ones: classic, spicy pork and turkey meatballs. They were sooo good. Samantha had meatballs in a salad and those were just as yummy as well! The wine kept flowing and we did save some room for some Black Dog gelato. If you’re in the area come check out this place. You won’t be disappointed!