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Glam Stand
By Ariel Cheung | February 14, 2018


We won’t attempt to determine what caused it, but there’s no denying a rise in restaurants sporting massive chandeliers, glossy wood bars and velveted accents around Chicago. These beacons of grandeur pair...

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Safe Harbor
By Mike Espindle | February 14, 2018


Marigot Bay Resort & Marina by Capella should not be confused with a typical secluded Caribbean jungle and beach luxury resort—and that is by no means...

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Pitch Perfect
By Joel Reese photo by the chicago cubs | February 14, 2018


It was a gray, drizzly, nothing of a day at Wrigley Field. The date was May 6, 1998, and baby-faced rookie Kerry Wood was scheduled to take the mound for the fourth-place Chicago Cubs....

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Putting on the Ritz
Ariel Cheung | February 13, 2018

No matter how much time you spend at Torali Italian-Steak, you might leave wanting more. Whether it’s luxuriating in a lounge built for a modern-day Don Draper or sipping the...

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Good Sport
By Ariel Cheung | February 13, 2018


Exclusive footwear awaits at the new Adidas Originals Chicago—the largest Adidas Originals store in the world. “Everything about it exemplifies...

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The Write Stuff
By Joel Reese | February 13, 2018


Robert Kurson’s life seemed to be set: He had a law degree from Harvard and a partner-track position with a prestigious downtown law firm. Then he threw it all away to be a writer. “I hated law so much—I...

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Pick A Card, Any Card
By Thomas Connors | February 13, 2018


There was a time when seeing a bit of magic was as easy as grabbing a beer and a shot. In fact, the city was crawling with “magic bars,” nightspots—such as now-gone Schulien’s in North Center...

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Curve Ball
By Ben Rains | February 13, 2018


Howardena Pindell, the artist whose work will comprise What Remains To Be Seen, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s next big show, “provides another history of American...

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Son Rise
By Ari Bendersky | November 13, 2017


IT WAS ONLY a matter of time before Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, would pass the torch of the restaurant empire he founded in 1971 with the opening of R.J. Grunts. Like the transfer of the crown from a king to...

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Well Manored
The Editors | November 13, 2017

IN SUMMER 2016, chef Jimmy Papadopoulos did a tasting for Boka Restaurant Group’s Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz that blew the restaurateurs away. The catch? The duo didn’t have a space for the talented chef. That changes this month with the...

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