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Lounge Acts
Lisa Shames | July 25, 2014

1. Celeste
Attention to detail abounds at this gorgeous multistory River North newcomer—from its Louis Sullivan-inspired metalwork to its gold-leaf ceiling. That same...

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New Patio Hot Spots for Summer
Carly Gerber | July 16, 2014

1. Bottlefork
At the newest venture from Rockit Ranch Productions, including former Four Seasons Chicago chef Kevin Hickey, creative riffs on...

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The Lunch Bunch
Chiara Milioulis | July 11, 2014

1. Sepia
WHO GOES: The Michelin-starred menu impresses regular patrons like Mayor Rahm Emanuel. INSIDER TIP: The Pinto Box, an all-in-one lunch box inspired by local designer Maria Pinto, comes in a...

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Change is Good
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | July 8, 2014

Boka has been open for 10 years, and for a restaurant that’s a lifetime,” says Kevin Boehm, who, along with partner Rob Katz, is behind some of Chicago’s...

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Taking Flight
Kristin J. Larson | July 8, 2014

“In my opinion, Lagi Nadeau’s style is close to a glamorous version of a Kate Spade—with a twist,” says Andrea Schwartz. “She is strong, and she knows her customer.” That’s high praise from Schwartz, a vice president at...

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High Steaks
The Editors | July 8, 2014

1. 437 Rush
This classic Italian go-to just off the Mag Mile has whisked away its white tablecloths and emerged with a sleek, contemporary look. The 30-ounce prime rib-eye chop ($59),...

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The Power Principle
Mike Espindle | July 8, 2014

Jaguar created something of a sensation with the release of the F-Type convertible last year: A sporty two-seater that delivered an appealing and distinctly modern-classic British look. With the release of the new F-Type R Coupe, the game changes: With the...

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Brian Dukerschein | July 7, 2014


Oak Street Beach

“Ordinarily, I like to get home as quickly as possible, but this was a rare day of good weather,” says documentary photographer and filmmaker Ronit Bezalel...

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To Dine For
The Editors and John Mariami, with Lesley Balla and John DeMers | July 2, 2014


Rose. Rabbit. Lie

Don't-Miss Dish Under Feast, plates meant to be shared, you’ll find oldschool classics...

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Mixing It Up
David Zivan | July 1, 2014

To understand the bold entry of Terlato Wines into the artisanal spirits market, it may be helpful to consider first the tequila: namely, Riazul, made entirely from blue agave. “We didn’t want to just have spirits,” says Bill Terlato, president and CEO of...

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The Road Less Traveled
Paul Rubio | July 1, 2014

Despite being the largest city in Baja California Sur, La Paz—the charming capital city of Mexico's 31st state, located two hours north of Los Cabos on the Sea of Cortez, which flaunts a similar sun-kissed marriage of desert and ocean surrounds...

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The 50 Finest
By Lisa Shames with Brian Dukerschein, David Hammond and Matt Lee | July 1, 2014

42 Grams
What 42 Grams—a prix fixe 18-seater from husband-and-wife team chef Jake Bickelhaupt and hostess/server Alexa Welsh—...

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