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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 13: The Summer Bucket List, Part 2

Block Club Chicago staffers share their secrets to a great Chicago summer.

Miley, 2, finds a moment of rest on the cooler as Diamond Boyd of Dolton carries it across the beach on a hot Friday afternoon at Rainbow Park Beach in South Shore on June 4, 2021.
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From baseball to birding, hammocks to hot sauce, “It’s All Good” Episode 13 will add a few items to your summer bucket list.

Expanding on last week’s episode, this week continues an exploration of the best spots to truly enjoy our (far too short) warm summer months.

Reporter Atavia Reed starts the episode with a culinary tour of 75th Street, including Lem’s Bar-B-Q, Brown Sugar Bakery and Original Soul Vegetarian.

“If I’m covering a story in Chatham, I know I am absolutely going to eat some good food,” Reed says.

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Mixed veggies wait to be served in the hot food bar at Soul Veg City, 203 E. 75th St., in Chatham on July 15, 2021.

Far Northwest Side reporter Ariel Parrella-Aureli wrote a story about a wild turkey roaming the streets, and now she wants to meet up with birders and explore the LaBagh woods.

“I want to start a list of my own birds and see what I can find,” Parrella-Aureli says. “I know the cardinal. I know the sparrow. And I’m embarrassed to guess any others … . I don’t want to upset the birding community.”

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The North Branch of the Chicago River is the dominant feature of the LaBagh Woods.

The rest of the episode features other items to add to your list, including opportunities to adopt a pet or help students with their dreams of entering the culinary world.

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