The Lincoln Park neighborhood
Returning to Clark, you find yourself in the heart of the chic Lincoln Park neighborhood, where shopping is a favorite pastime.
Check out gift items and folk art at Nonpareil, at 2300 N. Clark St. This is a great place to pick up Mexican crafts such as black pottery and Day of the Dead figures.
For fun, try on shoes at Alternatives, three blocks North of Nonpareil at 2506 N. Clark. Owner Sandro Ciurcina imports his stock from Italy. But don't worry, prices are closer to Nine West than Ferragamo.
"Raymond Hudd's is the place to go if you're having a bad hair day."
Nearby at 2545 N. Clark, Raymond Hudd's is the place to go if you're having a bad hair day. This milliner has been fitting Chicago heads with hats for 47 years. He started out near Michigan Avenue, but he says high rent and high blood pressure encouraged him to move to Clark Street 17 years ago.
If all the shopping makes you hungry, Jerome's at 2450 N. Clark offers innovative American cuisine and great people-watching from an elevated patio overlooking Clark.
"...follow the hearty advice of 'Friends' star David Schwimmer, who recommends the Wiener Circle ...."
Or follow the hearty advice of "Friends" star David Schwimmer, who recommends the Wiener Circle at 2622 N. Clark. He told Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" that the hot-dog stand is his favorite Chicago eatery.