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Pete's Barber Shop, the Odyssey, and Shame That Tune

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Greg Burke, founder of the food truck Chicago Schnitzel King is getting his ears lowered at:

Pete's Barber Shop For those seeking a new take on the barber experience, be sure to check out Pete's Barber Shop (2873 N. Elston). Pete, the owner, is possibly one of the coolest dudes in Chicago. Not only does he own his own barbershop that showcases local artists on a rotating monthly basis, but he also DJs at bars across the city and hosts his own podcast.

In his shop, Pete has removed what I call the "wall syndrome" of haircuts: instead of staring blankly at a white wall, you are graced with work from Chicago artists that he also sells to interested customers. The artwork is so popular that each time you go, new art will be up on the wall.

As a hairy man, I can vouch that Pete gives one of the best shaves and cuts in the city. Check him out next time you're feeling hairy—the ladies will appreciate it. Oh, and don't forget to ask him for a cold one.

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