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Food for Thought
Lisa Shames | June 24, 2011

There is a sea change in the Chicago dining scene, and we’re excited to ride that wave. The new guard has stripped everything down this past year—young, ambitious chefs are creating soulful, rustic cuisine that speaks to the times and, especially...

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Tour de Fork!
the editors of Modern Luxury, with Contributing Editor John Mariani | June 22, 2011

Bon appetit, buen provecho, guten appetit or simply “enjoy”—the language of any amazing restaurant needs no translation. Go for the food, stay for the buzz, leave with memories and plan...

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The High Life
Korey Huyler | June 20, 2011

When the Elysian broke ground in 2006, everyone predicted it would be the “It” place to live in Chicago. The verdict? Everyone was right. With 51 personal residences on floors 29 through 50, the building is home to an impressive group of high-worth...

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Beat the Gym Blahs
Korey Huyler & Joanie Faletto | June 13, 2011

Shred415: The concept of this new Lincoln Park studio is so genius—a 60-minute class where participants hop from the treadmills to weights in 15-minute increments—that we actually can’t believe...

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Sweet Feet
Erin Keane | June 7, 2011

“The Summer of You” is the mantra for warm weather months at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago this year, where—among other special packages—the Lemon Drop Flip Flop pedicure is high on the list.

While sipping a lemon drop martini,...

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Great Expectations
Thomas Connors | June 1, 2011 For Grant DePorter, a lifelong Cubs fan who grew up in the hospitality business, running Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group has been an incredibly rewarding gig. But the Winnetka resident—who has been Harry Caray’s CEO for more than 20...

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That’s Entertainment
Lisa Shames | June 1, 2011 With its hippie-dippie décor and tongue-in-cheek menu, R.J. Grunts doesn’t look like much of a trendsetter. But if the Lincoln Park restaurant had never opened, Chicago’s—and perhaps even the country’s—dining scene would...

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Everybody Loves Raymond
Michael Nagrant | June 1, 2011

Dear Raymond,

I really don’t like steakhouses. They’re generally exercises in hubris built to prove that you can have asparagus stalks as thick as the forearms of a cage fighter no matter the season. They are monuments...

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The Dark Side
Korey Huyler, Matt Lee, Katie Schroeder & Lisa Shames | June 1, 2011

We drank. We danced. We pushed our livers to the brink. Herewith, our picks for Chicago’s best new nightspots...

Lounge Around
Had about enough of...

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Great Scot!
Lesley McKenzie | May 31, 2011

Life is good for Ewan McGregor. There’s the enviable mix of blockbuster and art-house movies on his CV, and an equally fulfilling, tabloid-free personal life with his French wife Eve Mavrakis and their four daughters. This summer is no less fruitful for...

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Taste Test
Lisa Shames | May 27, 2011

Whoever said popcorn was just for movies hasn’t been to these Chicago hot spots. Here are four places giving popcorn a facelift.

The James Hotel Lobby Bar
What makes the popcorn served here so terrific besides its gratis status?...

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French Flavor
Lisa Shames | May 20, 2011

 They say you can’t be all things to all people. Except, that is, if you’re a Melman heir. At Paris Club, the follow-up to their sceney Hub 51, brothers RJ and Jerrod channel their dad, Lettuce Entertain You founder Rich, and offer...

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