Erin Stevens

Chicago

Spotter since 2018

My spots (17)

Dearborn Denim – Made in CHI, custom-tailored jeans

"Dearborn Denim" in Chicago has real, American-made denim jeans. They even lack the hems so you can have final stitches done on-site and custom for you!

shopping
Shopping

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Erin

Stevens

Chicago Magic Lounge – Serious magic... & cocktails

"Chicago Magic Lounge" is in a large theater, but here they also do magic right at the bar! I recommend staying for several sets: you too will be stumped!

arts&culture
Art & culture
bars
Bars
theater
Theaters

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Erin

Stevens

Meeting House Tavern – Free games & good times!

"Meeting House Tavern" in Chicago not only has free games incl free pool, it's got cheap Bloody Marys and is LGBTQ friendly. Oh, and free popcorn!

bars
Bars
music
Music
snacks
Snacks

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Erin

Stevens

Taste of Lebanon – Tiny spot – Big taste!

"Taste of Lebanon" is one of the most cherished lunch dives in Andersonville in Chicago. I've been coming here since graduate school...

restaurants
Restaurants

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Erin

Stevens

Little Bad Wolf – Classy-but-Casual Eat & Drink!

"Little Bad Wolf" or 'L-B-Dubs' as many locals call it, is a swanky, cozy little cocktail bar that also makes delicious baos and burgers! So much flavor...

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

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Erin

Stevens

Taqueria El Milagro – Festive & flavor-packed!

"Taqueria El Milagro" is a classic Chicago-style taco joint with all the charm of a family-owned Mexico City locale. My favorites include ALL the tamales!

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Erin

Stevens

Carol's Pub – Country & Western dive

"Carol's Pub" has been a local favorite in Uptown Chicago for over four decades! IT's one of the few bars and dance floors that are open until 4 am...

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Erin

Stevens

AlleyCat Comics – Speakeasy meets bookstore!

"AlleyCat Comics" in Chicago is a colorful wonderland hidden in a classic 'coach house'. It's really a secret gem where speakeasy meets bookstore feeling.

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing
shopping
Shopping

By

Erin

Stevens

About me

About me
For work, I am a custom prosthetics specialist known as an Anaplastologist. Our field focuses on creating highly realistic, life-like prostheses for the face and body as an alternative for patients who cannot (or choose not to) undergo reconstructive surgery. My professional community is very small and I have colleagues all around the world.

Outside of work, my wife and I love to travel as much as possible. We are suckers for good ambiance, a healthy glass of wine. Life is short, we want to enjoy every second.

Why Chicago
I have lived in Chicago over 10 years and I have no plans to leave. I love my city! There is always something new (or old) to discover here. Chicago has a beautiful downtown nestled against Lake Michigan with awesome architecture and exciting businesses dotted along the riverfront. However, my favorite places to go are usually the local hangouts that give each neighborhood their unique personality. I love its many old-school pubs and dive bars, local art galleries and black-box theaters, block parties and street festivals. The "support local" movement is growing stronger and I'm happy to be a part of it.

Where else can you find me online?
Some of my day to day can be seen on my work Instagram: @prosthetics_gm

You can learn more about my professional work from my work website and some of the non-profit organizations for which I serve on the Board of Directors.

Walter Spohn Trust

I also manage a Multi-Day Bike Tour event called the Worthwhile Mile, which supports the WST.

International Anaplastology Association

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