March 5, 2012 |
There are plenty of rooftop lounges in the city, but it's hard to find one where you can take in the sights from a distance. When it opens June 1, Hotel Lincoln's rooftop bar and small plates restaurant (1816 N. Clark St.) will look out over Lake Michigan with an uninterrupted skyline view. “You're not looking at another building. The rooftop has sweeping views up and down Lincoln Park,” said Hotel Lincoln general manager Bob Shelley. The yet-to-be-named lounge will have seating for 175 outdoors and 75 indoors and will feature hand-crafted cocktails and small bar bites...
June 11, 2013 |
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises runs L2O in the Belden-Stratford and Saranello's inside the Westin in north suburban Wheeling, but it will add another hotel eatery to its lineup when Restaurant Beatrix opens inside the Aloft Chicago City Center on June 20. Restaurant Beatrix will have a dining area, a wine bar serving 25 approachable varieties by the glass and bottle, and a bar with an attached coffee shop and bakery. "It's different than anything we've ever done and different than anything I've seen in other...
October 25, 2012 |
A local chef with a memorable name and a talent for making equally memorable doughnuts is opening his own restaurant. Enoch Simpson, most known for creating those addictive butterscotch-bacon doughnuts served during brunch at Nightwood, will soon open Endgrain in the space formerly housing Terragusto (1851 W. Addison St.). "We're featuring the doughnuts here every morning and as part of the daily brunch," said Simpson, who is running the business with the help of his brother Caleb.
September 3, 2013 |
EAT Rosh Hashanah Prix Fixe Bistronomic 840 N. Wabash Ave. 312-944-8400 Bring your bubbe - or a pal - to celebrate the Jewish New Year with a three-course dinner featuring such options as house-cured duck confit with honey, prime beef short ribs, yellow walleye pike and apple-challah bread pudding. 5-10 p.m. Through Thursday. $45. DRINK Bell's Oracle Tapping Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006 Channel the wisdom of the (beer)
January 24, 2012 |
The ethos of Heritage Chicago, Lakeview's brand new bike/coffee shop, can be summed up in one word -- local. Owner Michael Salvatore, a fifth-generation Chicagoan, strongly believes in the power of locally sourced, family owned business. His innovative shop, which officially opens Saturday at 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., is truly mom-n-pop. Salvatore lives in the space above the cafe with his wife Melissa and his newborn son Bennett. A baby monitor sits behind the counter just in case the little guy needs some attention while dad is busy brewing.
June 12, 2012 |
Looking for the best place in Boystown for your favorite...anything? We've got you covered for: BANH MI Nhu Lan Saigon Subs ( 602 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-6868 ). It's hard to beat the banh mi at this sandwich shop. The only challenge is deciding what fillings - ginger tofu, sugar-cane shrimp, lemongrass turkey and more-should go between your sliced baguette. SOUP Soupbox ( 2943 N. Broadway 773-935-9800 ). This small but mighty shop ladles out soups ranging from rich lobster bisque and white cheddarbroccoli to soothing chicken noodle,...