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7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Successful Entrepreneurs

The Begin Anyway Series was born from the idea that nothing is set in stone—it’s never too late to take a leap in the pursuit of success and happiness. If you are unhappy in your day-to-day ...

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“Illinois Restaurant Association” about Patrick Cullen

This month, we sat down with Patrick Cullen, owner of Presidio, a San Francisco-inspired restaurant that brings the culinary philosophies and traditions of the Bay Area to Chicago. Tell us a little about your history. How ...

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The Risk-Taker

A few years into his tenure in the legal department of a Chicago accounting firm, Patrick Cullen felt it was time for a change—a big one. So he quit his job and became a barback. “Sitting ...

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How Presidio Evolved Into the Quintessential Neighborhood Bar

Going into its second year of business, Presidio has become one of Chicago’s finest neighborhood destinations. In a city that lives and dies by local neighborhood standbys, that’s really saying something. Since opening in 2015, the ...

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BEST BARS IN CHICAGO WITH PATRICK CULLEN

Chicago is known for its food (hello deep dish pizza)  but, with every great restaurant comes a bar that’s just as equally important when exploring the city! Patrick Cullen, owner of Presidio, ranks his top 5 ...

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“GLOSSED & FOUND” About Patrick Cullen

We’re saluting Bucktown’s newest watering hole Presidio, and the dashing visionary behind it. With a background of Chicago-faves like Rockit Ranch and Drumbar, Patrick Cullen brings his accessible Midwest style and West Coast love together for ...

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