Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

The Frunchroom, Volume XI: Walk the (Beverly art) walk edition

For the third time since ours debut two-and-a-half years ago, The Frunchroom will have a new venue. And for the first time, our evening of South Side stories will have a unifying theme. Our next show will be at 730pm … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Frunchroom, Volume 1 plus show notes

It’s finally here: the first episode of The Frunchroom podcast. The monthly podcast will consist of recordings of our live shows. Not every one of our early shows was recorded, but we have copies of every one since we moved … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about tonight’s Frunchroom show

Whether you’re a longtime fan or attending for the first time, we think there will be something for you at tonight’s Frunchroom show: 730pm at Beverly Woods Restaurant. South Side Weekly named us one of the Best of the South … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Nareman Taha

Many of you undoubtedly saw news coverage of Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan’s anti-Muslim statements and the subsequent protest and calls for her resignation. One of the women who helped lead this protest will join us at The Frunchroom this … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Ernest Wilkins

As longtime Frunchroom attendees know, we like to bring a variety of experiences, neighborhoods and points of view into our conversations about the South Side. Luckily, we have a cultural anthropologist to help us with that this week. Ernest Wilkins … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Lyletta Robinson

A fixture of conversations about Woodlawn, we are so very excited to welcome Lyletta Robinson to The Frunchroom this Thursday. Since 2005, Lyletta has authored the ChicagoNow blog “I Hate My Developer” which discusses a mixture of Woodlawn neighborhood issues, … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Kathleen Leahy

We try to represent as much of the South Side as we can at The Frunchroom. Our next reader is someone has experience with various parts of that area. Kathleen Leahy is a native South Sider, growing up off the … Continue reading

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