5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 19 2011

HGTV's Urban Oasis contest offers entrance the apartments of their dreams. If they look anything like this one, we're in. (Chicagoist)
The Midwestyle's back-to-school/work wishlist is just as adorable as the boys doing the wishing. Take a cue and score some new fall essentials for a deserving fella. (The Midwestyle)
In not-at-all-shocking news, Chicago has two restos in the race for "Manliest Restaurant in America." (Eater Chicago)
Shameless on Showtime is looking for Windy City extras. We don't know why they need to know about the car you drive, but check it out and let us know, k? (Chicago Tribune)
One local blogger hooked up a super-sweet giveaway with Timberland. Did you enter? (ChiTown Fashionista)

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