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Inside Greek Town
North Ave. (1600 N)
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Jardine Water Purification Plant
67 Public Chicago 312.787.7200 (I-22) 68 Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 312.565.5258 (K-33) Raffaello Hotel 312.943.5000 (K-26) Red Roof Inn 312.787.3580 (J-29) Renaissance Blackstone 312.447.0955 (I-29) 72 Renaissance Chicago 312.372.7200 (I-33) 73 Residence Inn by Marriott 312.943.9800 (K-26) Ritz-Carlton 312.266.1000 (K-26) River Hotel 312.777.0990 (J-32) River North Residence Inn 312.494.9301 (I-31) Sax Chicago 312.245.0333 (I-32) Sheraton Chicago 312.464.1000 (K-31) Silversmith 312.372.7696 (J-35) Sofitel Chicago 312.324.4000 (J-26) Springhill Suites 312.644.4071 (H-31) Sutton Place 312.266.2100 (J-25) Swissotel 312.565.0565 (K-32) Talbott 312.944.4970 (I-26) Travelodge 312.427.8000 (J-39) Tremont 312.751.1900 (J-26) Trump International 312.588.8000 (J-31) W Chicago (City Center) 312.332.1200 (H-36) W Chicago (Lakeshore) 312.943.9200 (M-29) Waldorf Astoria Chicago 312.646.1300 (I-25) Westin (Michigan Ave.) 312.943.7200 (K-26) Westin (River North) 312.744.1900 (I-32) The Wheeler Mansion 312.945.2020 (K-49) Whitehall 312.944.6300 (J-26) TheWit A Doubletree by Hilton 312.467.0200 (I-33) 97 Wyndham Blake 312.986.1234 (I-39) 98 Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile 312.787.1234 (K-29) 69 70 71
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Navy Pier 28 Embassy Suites 312.943.3800 (I-29) Chicago 29 Embassy Suites (Lakefront) 312.836.5900 (K-30) Children's 30 Essex Inn 312.939.2800 (J-41) Shoreline Museum 31 Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Sightseeing 312.565.8000 (K-33) 32 Four Points by Sheraton 312.981.6600 (J-29) 33 Four Seasons 312.280.8800 (J-26) IMAX 34 Hampton Inn & Suites 312.832.0330 (I-31) Amazing 35 Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel 312.332.5052 (I-35) Chicago 36 Hard Rock Hotel 312.345.1000 (J-33) Harry 37 Hilton Chicago 312.922.4400 (J-40) Caray’s 38 Hilton Garden Inn (Mag Mile) 312.595.0000 (I-30) Tavern 39 Hilton Homewood Suites 312.644.2222 (J-30) 40 Hilton Suites Chicago 312.664.1100 (K-26) 41 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 312.957.9100 (F-39) Chicago 42 Holiday Inn (Mart Plaza) 312.836.5000 (G-31) Shakespeare 43 Hotel 71 312.346.7100 (I-32) Theatre 44 Hotel Allegro 312.236.0123 (G-34) 45 Hotel Burnham 312.782.1111 (I-29) 46 Hotel Cass, A Holiday Inn Express 312.787.4030 (J-29) 47 Hotel Felix 312.447.3440 (H-28)
74 Lookingglass Theatre Seneca 40 Museum of 78 Contemporary 69 73 Art DeWitt
Streeterville River East Art Center
McClurg (400 E.) Chicago From The Lake
The LOOP Outdoor Music Venue
NBC Tower 79
Visitor Information Center
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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tour Stops
One-Way Streets Theatres
Monroe Harbor Acme Hotel Company 312.894.0800 (J-30) MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel 312.787.6000 (K-28) Allerton Hotel 312.440.1500 (J-28) Amalfi Hotel 312.395.9000 (I-31) Avenue Crowne Plaza 312.787.2900 (K-28) Best Western (Grant Park) 312.922.2900 (J-42) Best Western Plus (River North) 312.467.0800 (H-30) Chicago Marriott Downtown 312.836.0100 (J-30) Chicago South Loop Hotel 312.225.7000 (I-54) Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel 312.214.6400 or 312.601.3525 (H-36) 18 The River Hotel 312.357.6400 (J-32) 19 Comfort Suites Chicago 312.376.1887 (J-32) 20 Congress Plaza Hotel 312.427.3800 (J-39) 21 Conrad Chicago 312.645.1500 (J-30) 22 Courtyard (Mag Mile) 312.573.0800 (J-29) 23 Courtyard (River North) 312.329.2500 (I-31) 24 Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro 312.829.5000 (D-35) 25 Dana Hotel & Spa 312.202.6000 (I-29) 26 Doubletree by Hilton (Mag Mile) 312.787.6100 (K-29) 27 Drake Hotel 312.787.2200 (J-25)
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This Week In Chicago
48 Hotel Indigo 312.787.4980 (I-23) 49 Hotel Monaco 312.960.8500 (J-33) 50 Hotel Palomar 312.755.9703 (I-30) 51 Howard Johnson 312.664.8100 (H-28) 52 Hyatt Regency (McCormick Place) 312.567.1234 (L-51) 53 Hyatt Regency (Wacker Dr.) 312.565.1234 (K-32) 54 Inn of Chicago 312.787.3100 (J-29) 55 Intercontinental Chicago 312.944.4100 (J-30) 56 Ivy Hotel 312.335.5444 (K-29) 57 James Hotel 312.337.1000 (J-29) 58 JW Marriott Hotel Chicago 312.660.8200 (H-36) 59 LaQuinta Inn & Suites 312.558.1020 (G-35) 60 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites 312.787.3777 (K-29) 61 Millennium Knickerbocker 312.751.8100 (K-26) 62 Ohio House 312.943.6000 (H-29) 63 Omni Chicago 312.944.6664 (J-28) 64 Palmer House Hilton 312.726.7500 (I-36) 65 Park Hyatt 312.335.1234 (J-27) 66 Peninsula Chicago 312.337.2888 (J-28)
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MAG MILE...........................................22 NORTH METRO.................................24 METRO CHICAGO............................27 SUBURBAN.........................................33
Dining TASTY TREATS...................................36
Nightlife SEE THE CITY.....................................10
SWINGIN’ HOT SPOTS....................48
On Stage LIVE PERFORMANCES....................53
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.......18
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This Week In Chicago
ON THE COVER THE WINTER BLUES Chicago blues club Buddy Guy’s Legends plays live music seven times a week, but January is always an extra-special month for blues fans. Guy, a six-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, settles in for a month-long residency at his South Loop club Buddy Guy’s Legends. Guy hits the Legends stage 16 times this month. The chance to hear this living legend digging into authentic Chicago blues is enough to get even the most winter-weary listener energized, which is why the residency has become a beloved tradition. This week, see Guy headline shows with The Chicago R&B Kings (Jan. 3), The Jimmy Johnson Band (Jan. 4), Vino Louden (Jan. 9) and Joe Moss (Jan. 10). Buddy Guy’s Legends is located at 700 S. Wabash. Tickets are $55 for Thursday and Sunday night shows. Tickets are $65 for Friday and Saturday night shows. All Buddy shows are 21+. The Buddy shows sell out quickly so it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Get tickets at 312.427.1190 or buddyguy.com.
This weekend is your last chance to see the beauty of trees in a whole new light during Illumination at Morton Arboretum. 4:30pm-8:30pm. Adults, $15; children (2-17), $10. 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle, 630.725.2066. Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley continue to belt out the tunes and deliver the good times as the long-running hit Million Dollar Quartet plays on into 2014 at the Apollo Theatre. 8pm. $75–$80. 2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100. Up-and-coming country starlet Maggie Rose brings her Nashville-by-way-of-Maryland twang to the stage at Joe’s Bar. 8:30pm. $10. 940 W. Weed, 312.337.3486. to North Another “Chelsea Lately” regular hits town for a standup date, as familiar funnyman Josh Wolf performs two sets tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, # 312.337.4027. 151
JAN 3 - 10 A tradition that blues fans look forward to all year long kicks-off tonight, as the venerable guitarist Buddy Guy plays a month of intimate shows at his South Loop club Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9pm. $65. # 3 700 S. Wabash, 312.427.1190.
Brother against brother? Sibling point guards Jeff and Marcus Teague face off as the Chicago Bulls welcome the Atlanta Hawks to the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4000. Before or after the game, be sure to enjoy a “cheezborger” and an ice-cold Pepsi at the nearby outpost of the legendary Billy Goat Tavern. 1535 W. Madison, # 312.733.9132. 20
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5 SUNDAY A signature event is now even better, as the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch features a great Southern buffet and rousing live gospel music hand-selected by the legendary Kirk Franklin. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $40; children (ages 6–12), $25. 329 N. Dearborn, # 312.923.2000. 36 Tonight is your last chance to see a great family attraction in a whole different light, as thousands of twinkling bulbs illuminate the animal habitats and surrounding grounds during the annual ZooLights festival at Lincoln Park Zoo. 5pm-9pm. FREE. 2001 N. # 151 Clark, 312.742.2000.
Come watch the most talented of high school cheerleading and dance athletes from throughout the State of Illinois as they compete in the exciting Winter Meltdown event at Sears Centre Arena. 7am. $10. 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway in Hoffman Estates, 847.649.2270.
Howard Stern regular and “Last Comedian Standing” finalist April Macie performs two standup sets tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 7pm and 9pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, # 312.337.4027. 151 Enjoy fast-paced hockey in a family-friendly setting as the Chicago Wolves face off against the Iowa Wild at Allstate Arena. 7pm. $12$53. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. Chicago is usually a summertime stop for the Dave Matthews Band, but chilly fans can tide themselves over with all the hits from tribute band the Trippin’ Billies tonight at House of Blues. 7:30pm. $20. 329 # N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. 36
The Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice against the San Jose Sharks tonight at the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. Need some great seats for the game? Check out the selection at GradeATickets.com and use code KEYMAG10% to receive 10% off purchase. # 20
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Kick off 2014 with a few brisk laps around the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in the shadow of the city’s magnificent skyline at Millennium Park. 12pm-8pm. FREE (skate rental $10). Michigan and Madison, 312.742.1168. After your skate, head over for a burger and some hot chocolate at nearby Rudy’s Bar & Grille. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. # 151
Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls take on one of the surprise teams in the NBA tonight as the Phoenix Suns visit the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4000. Before or after the game, be sure to enjoy a “cheezborger” and an ice-cold Pepsi at the nearby outpost of the legendary Billy Goat Tavern. 1535 W. Madison, 312.733.9132.
The Second City’s annual Our Living Room Show is an intimate benefit with comedy from Second City alumni, Saturday Night Live cast members and a 90minute set from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Tonight at UP Comedy Club. 7pm. $300-$1,000. # 151 230 W. North, 312.662.4562. Monday Night Live showcases great cabaret performers delivering classic tunes in the supper club setting of Petterino’s Restaurant. 150 N. Dearborn, 312.422.0150. to Lake
A much-beloved big-screen tearjerker comes to life on the stage as Ghost the Musical opens a limited run tonight. Oriental Theatre. 7:30pm. $15-$77. 24 W. to Lake Randolph, 312.977.1700.
Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup defense tonight against the New York Rangers at the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.7000. 20
If you’ve heard the title, then you pretty much know what to expect from Old Jews Telling Jokes, a hilarious new five-actor revue opening tonight at the Royal George Theatre. 7:30pm. $49. 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. to North
Up-and-coming New York comedian Marina Franklin opens a five-night stand tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm. $25. 1548 # 151 N. Wells, 312.337.4027.
8 WEDNESDAY Embraced by audiences as one of the Bard’s most delightful comedies, the high-spirited The Merry Wives of Windsor makes for a wonderful way to kick off 2014 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 1pm and 7:30pm. $68. 800 E. Grand, 312.595.5600. # 124
9 THURSDAY The American premiere of New York–based painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris’s Chicago is the touchstone for City Self, a display of works that hold a mirror to the museum’s hometown at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am-8pm. Adults, $12; children under 12, free. 220 E. Chicago, # 151 312.280.2660.
He’s got 99 problems, but selling out arenas ain’t one. Rap superstar Jay Z brings his Magna Carter World Tour to the United Center. 8pm. $32.50-$150. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500. Need some great seats for the show? Check out the selection at GradeATickets.com and use code KEYMAG10% to receive 10% off # your purchase. 20 Veteran standup comedian Jo Koy brings his hilariously R-rated observations to the stage tonight at UP Comedy Club. 8pm. $32. # 230 W. North, 312.662.4562. 151
Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY End your weekend with a $3 bloody mary from RUDY’S BAR AND GRILL. Enjoy half-priced appetizers from 3pm-5pm every day. Dine-in only. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111.
SATURDAY Sample some of the best thin-crust pizza in the city between 5–6pm at ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANTS every Mon.–Fri. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005.
FRIDAY SUNDAY Get two-for-one tickets at the BATON SHOW LOUNGE, featuring some of the city’s best female impersonators. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269.
MONDAY Enjoy Indian cuisine at CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE. Try more than 25 items in the buffet for $10.95. Daily, 11am-3pm. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.
Country titan Keith Urban brings his hit-filled and high-energy Light the Fuse World Tour to the United Center. 7pm. $35-$65. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 312.455.4500. The 13th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival once again welcomes hundreds of performers and thousands of fans for a busy schedule of back-to-back-to-back comedy performances at the four compact theaters that make up the Stage 773 complex. Shows at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm. $14-$15 per performance, or $47 for a one-night pass. 1225 W. Belmont, call 773.327.5252 for more information. to Belmont
TUESDAY It’s time to taste $2 and $3 tacos every Tuesday at EL HEFE. Wash those down with a $6 house margarita, $3 Coors Light, or $4 Pacifico. 15 W. Hubbard, 312.548.6841.
WEDNESDAY Make your week go by a little bit faster with help from BLACKFINN AMERIPUB and half-off bottles and glasses of wine this humpday. 65 W Kinzie, 312.836.0290
THURSDAY Free admission for Illinois residents to the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Every Thursday from 5pm-8pm. 111 S Michigan, 312.443.3600.
Kids Korner KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Budding artists can explore lines and colors by creating art with brightly colored tissue paper in the new Kreative Like Kandinsky exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum. 9:30am-5pm. $9.50. 2100 Patriot in Glenview, 847.832.6600. to The Glen
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CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and meet other families, get inspired and play during Open Playtime at the Chicago Children’s Museum. 10am12:30pm. $14. 700 E. Grand, 312.527.1000. #124
COSMIC WONDER Discover the mysteries of the universe at the Adler Planetarium. The live show, Cosmic Wonder, tells the compelling story of how we pieced together an understanding of the cosmos over time. Special effects help the audience members witness breathtaking beauty and discover the modern mysteries of the unknown. Mon.–Fri., 9:30am– 4pm; Sat.–Sun., 9:30am–4:30pm. Adults, $22; Kids, $18. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.7827.
ICE SKATING Grab your skates and hit the rink for Skating in the Park tonight at MB Financial Park. 4pm-9pm. FREE (skate rental is $8). 5500 Park Place in suburban Rosemont, 847.349.5008.
COMEDYSPORTZ Hear some hilarious jokes at ComedySportz where two teams compete to see who can make the audience laugh harder. With improvised comedy scenes, songs, and games, it’s sure to be a great time for those of all ages. $22-$24. Shows Wed.-Mon., times vary. 929 W. Belto Belmont mont, 773.549.8080.
HIGHLIGHTS WINTER WONDERFEST AT NAVY PIER Play inside a 170,000 square foot winter playground that includes a Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink, huge inflatable slides, rides, holiday décor, entertainment and more at the 13th annual Winter Wonderfest celebration opening today at Navy Pier. 10am. $16-$20. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.7437.
HAVE A SWEET TIME! HERSHEY’S Photo Bar Wrapper for All Occasions! Picture yourself on a personalized HERSHEY'S Chocolate Bar wrapper! Pose for a photo and have it printed on the wrapper of a 7-ounce HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate, Special Dark or Cookies N’ Cream Bar. Include a personalized phrase for an extra sweet touch, all for just $9.95! 822 N. Michigan. Daily 10am-10pm. 312.337.7711.
to SHOP AND EAT®® RAINFOREST CAFÉ Part adventure and part restaurant, this fun-for-the-whole family eatery is sure to please people of all ages. Bring your wild bunch in Wednesday nights when kids 10 and under eat for just $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entree 5pm–close. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. # 36 Coupon below. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a new exhibition celebrating this milestone of imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $27;
kids (3-11), $18 (includes general museum admission). 57th and Lake Shore. # 10 773.684.1414. MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Kids will love the Saturday spaghetti special while watching Manny’s Magic Show and parents will enjoy the signature corned beef or another specialty sandwich. Enjoy one of their famous potato pancakes on the side. The show runs Saturdays 11am–2:30pm. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. Coupon on page 44. LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations. Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. # 151 835 N. Michigan, 312.202.0946.
Chicago on the Cheap
Looking to save some money after the holidays, while still experiencing the best of Chicago? With CITYPASS CHICAGO (888.330.5008, citypass.com) you can visit five famous Chicago attractions for one low price. Includes prepaid admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, a choice between Museum of Science and Industry or John Hancock Observatory; and a choice between Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. See more and avoid most ticket lines. CityPASS is good for nine days, beginning with the first day of use â€” perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. One of the attractions included is SKYDECK CHICAGO (233 S. Wacker, 312.875.9696) located in the Willis Tower. The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is home to The Ledge, a glass viewing platform on the 103rd floor.
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AT T R AC T I O N S THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people to discover why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major credit cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36) CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a $1.4 million public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–4pm; Sun., 2–4pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Sun., 10am–5pm, Sat., 9:30—6pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26)
SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from the world-famous Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Be sure to check out “The Ledge,” which offers views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily, 10am–8pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36)
CITYPASS Visit five attractions and save 49%. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum, John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry and Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $89; children (3–11), $79. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com
FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science Wed.: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Art Institute (5pm–8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.
JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (J-26)
ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. On exhibit through the 26th: Mapping the Moon. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors/students, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. adlerplanetarium.org (N-43)
MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Ice-skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is scheduled to remain open through March 9th. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. millenniumpark.org (K-33)
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35)
NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, IMAX Theatre and a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel. Mon. –Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–7pm. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30)
NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug An IMAX 3D Experience is currently playing, with I, Frankenstein: An IMAX 3D Experience coming January 24th. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30)
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities. Daily, 10am–5pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31)
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DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm; closed Mon. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children ages (6–11), $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. dusablemuseum.org (South of M-54)
GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building (start at Glessner House): Wed.–Sun., noon and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. glessnerhouse.org (J-48)
THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM Get a glimpse of the architecture and design in Chicago during the 19th century. Tue.-Sun., 10am5pm. Adults, $20; seniors, $12.50, student/ youth (6-12), $10; 5 and under free. 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933. driehausmuseum.org (J–29)
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as early 20th-century architect Wright’s private residence, studio, and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Guided tours available weekdays from 10:30am– 4pm, tours every 30 minutes and weekends from 10:40am-4pm, tours every 20 minutes. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+), $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. gowright.org (Suburban)
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: Siam the Queen and the White City. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children (13–22), $12; and children 12 and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. chicagohs.org (H-19)
THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children (3–11), $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44)
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER Housed in a Chicago landmark building, this cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. On exhibit: Wright Before the “Lloyd”. Mon.– Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am– 6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)
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HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and provides an in-depth look at the author. Photography encouraged. Sun.–Fri., 1– 5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 & under)/ seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. AAA/veteran discounts available. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org (Suburban)
NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. On exhibit: American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38)
JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM Social reformer Jane Addams—the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize—cofounded Hull-House as a settlement house in 1889. Tue.–Fri., 10am–4pm and Sun., noon–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. hullhousemuseum.org (D-40)
THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60-plus, $7; children (3–12), $6; and children under 3, free. IL residents have free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100. naturemuseum.org (G-14)
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $2. Tue., 11am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 11am– 6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600. luc.edu (J-27) THE MORTON ARBORETUM A 1,700-acre outdoor museum with over 4,100 kinds of plants from around the world. Daily, 7am-sunset. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $10; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, 630.968.0074. mortonarb.org (Suburban) MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Collection highlights include more than 25,000 television programs, 5,000 radio programs, and 12,000 commercials. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; children (4–12), $6. 360 N. State, 312.245.8200. museum.tv (I-31) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit: MCA DNA: Warhol and Marisol. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; free for children under 12. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. mcachicago.org (K-27) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Located on the Columbia College Chicago downtown campus, this is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to photography. Mon.–Wed and Fri.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312.663.5554. mocp.org (J-39) MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, $17; and children (3–11), $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (S of P-54)
PRITZKER MILITARY LIBRARY Explore the artifacts in the library and the exhibit American Icons of the Great War. $5; All Active Military Members, Free. Certain programs may require extra admission. Tues.–Thur., 10am–6pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–4pm. 104 S. Michigan, 312.374.9333. pritzkermilitarylibrary.org (J–36) SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSUEM This museum promotes an appreciation of contemporary Swedish-American culture through its arts, educational programs and its permanent collection interpreting the immigrant experience for children and adults. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-4pm. 5211 N Clark, 773.728.8111. swedishamericanmuseum.org
ANTIQUE COACH & CARRIAGE CO. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or through the Gold Coast neighborhood, and experience the city’s sights in a new way. Rides are $40 per half hour for up to four passengers ($5 each additional person). Perfect for any occasion. Mon.–Fri., 6:30pm–12am; Sat., 11am–12am, Sun., 11am–11pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan and Huron, 312.787.1349. antiquecoach-carriage.com (K-29) CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and London-style double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; children under 3, free. 773.648.5000. ChicagoTrolley.com GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area.
LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens. See the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House. Minutes from downtown hotels. Mon.–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. lpzoo.com (H-17)
BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. Mon.–Fri., 10am–5pm; Sat. and Sun., 10am–6pm. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; and children under 2, free. $10 for parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban)
GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation to and from both airports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888.2THE.VAN. airportexpress.com
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With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2-hour Circle Tour. Prices vary. Call for pick up times and locations, 800.621.4153. grayline.com
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You’ll find entertainment aplenty at Millennium Park, so come on out and enjoy the free park happenings. The park, for example, hosts free ice-skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and more.
M U S T S E E AT T R A C T I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined walkway that spans the length of the Park. Cloud Gate: The brilliant stainless steel curves of what has become known as “the Bean” mirrors both the skyline above and curious onlookers below. Crown Fountain: These towering waterfall bookends bear images of Chicagoans. Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Architect Frank Gehry’s bold outdoor band shell, with its soaring steel ribbons and state-of-the-art canopied sound system over the lawn,is a breathtaking design. Lurie Gardens: A 2.5–acre paradise for green-loving urbanites.
Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses.
Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location
FREE HAPPENINGS Free Wi-Fi: Bring your laptop to the park, and enjoy free, ultra-high-speed wireless service. Ice-Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink: For the last 12 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will still offer skate rental for only $10.
between 1917 and 1953.
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park is scheduled to remain open through March 9,
Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular new public space—architect Frank Gehry and artists Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa—recount how and why Millennium Park was built and the secrets that lie beneath.
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A New Year, A New Look
Looking to spruce up your home décor? ATLAS GALLERIES’ annual WINTER SALE offers tremendous savings on the best selection of contemporary and classic art. From master prints by classical artists such as Renior to contemporary works by Michael Cheney, Ruth Bloch, and more, you’ll find a refined selection of artwork at deeply discounted prices. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find that perfect piece at a great bargain. Some restrictions may apply. Atlas Galleries has locations at 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 and 900 N. Michigan, 312.649.0999. LOTTON GALLERY (900 N. Michigan, 312.664.6203) is known for the finest handblown glass by "The Tiffany of the Twenty-First Century," Charles Lotton and his distinguished sons, David, Daniel and John.
Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.
THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)
ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)
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DAY SPA 664 Escape the stresses of the day with relaxing in-room massages, facials, body waxing and pedicures starting at only $85. Plus receive our winter special, a FREE body polish! By appointment only, please leave name; phone number; hotel and time available. Concierges preferred. Downtown and suburbs. All major cards. Daily 9am-11pm. 312.678.9297.
LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by the Lotton family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass, vases, lamps, and chandeliers. The gallery also features original paintings by world–renowned artists, such as Tang Wei Min and Gyula Siska. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun. Noon–6pm. All major credit cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203. lottongallery.com (J-26)
ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)
ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art. Asian House features a solid selection of unique rugs, silk screens, wall art, vases and statues. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)
LUXE SPA Looking for the best place for the perfect massage? Go to Luxe Spa, a boutique luxury spa, where licensed therapists focus on making guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated with signature services like Luxe Signature Massages and Facials. Enjoy a Free Upgrade when you mention KEY when booking your appointment. 64 E. Walton, 3rd Floor, 312.929.3531. Daily 9am-8pm. luxespachicago.com (J-26)
CLOTHING DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s most exclusive women’s consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret for over 18 years. Find highend luxury labels including Chanel, Christain Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès at a fraction of the original
JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features
WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. shopwatertower.com (J-27)
S P E C I A LT Y S H O P S HERSHEY’S CHICAGO The retail store supplies chocolate-lovers with their favorite Hershey’s products and a sweet opportunity to create their own personalized giant Hershey’s Kiss or Chocolate Bar. Daily 10am-10pm. 822 N. Michigan, 312.337.7711. (J-28)
900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. shop900.com (J-27)
LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop into any of the 30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit the website. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE. loverslane.com (E-11) (Suburban)
PATAGONIA Shop high-quality outdoor clothing, gear, and apparel for the active lifestyle, in addition to a wide selection of their own line of technical garments, casual wear, and children’s apparel. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518. patagonia.com (J-26) (D-18)
CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store also sells all in-print LPs by jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467. jazzmart.com (I-31)
price. Carries plus sizes. All major credit cards. Mon.Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. designerresalechicago.com (H-29)
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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 59 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533.
ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffany-style lamps. Oriental furnishings including porcelain fishbowls, rosewood and lacquered paintings, antique boxes in porcelain and lacquer. Korean and antique Chinese furniture, antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and coromandel are featured in this gracious store, located in River North. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848.
DAY SPA 664 Relaxing In-Room Massages, Facials, Body Waxing & Pedicures call (312)678-9297
Crate & Barrel
Swiss Fine Timing
Gap Tourbillion Allen Edmonds La Perla Atlas Galleries
AT&T Ann Taylor H2O Levis Eddie Bauer
Michael 57 Jordan’s Steakhouse
Hugo Boss Stuart Weitzman Kiehls Shops at Northbridge Verizon
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HOUSE OF BLUES STORE Get your official House of Blues Chicago gear here!. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)
RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A wild variety of items for the entire family, including souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and safari-themed place settings. Set in a rainforest with plants hanging from the ceilings and walls and animatronic animals. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri, 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29)
ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE Stock up on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Featuring classic tees, jackets, hats, and accessories, as well as a wide selection of collectables. Opens at 10am daily. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)
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WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A knitting and needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)
A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting
IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates more than 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5:30pm; Sat., 9am–5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312.372.1306. iwanries.com (I-35)
67 East Oak Street, Fourth Floor (312)642-2540
Gucci Van Cleef & Arpels George Jensen
St. John Bulgari Omega
The North Face
John Hancock Center
American Girl Water Tower Place Macy’s
Neiman Marcus Gino’s East
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Top Shop Top Man
Historic Water Tower
900 Shops Mont Blanc Michael Kors Max Mara
Saks Fifth Ave.
Disney Brooks Bros. Stuart Weitzman
Apple Elan Cole Haan
Irving Park (4000 N.)
Lake Michigan i.O. Theatre
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Halsted (800 W.)
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Magnolia Racine (1200 W.)
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Celebrate a New Year
Come taste what everyone is talking about. At CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE (60 W. Ontario; 312.787.7100), huge USDA prime dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood, along with an award-winning wine list and nightly entertainment combine for a truly remarkable Chicago experience. Delicacies of the deep take center stage at CATCH 35 (35 W. Wacker; 312.346.3500). Here, 35 fresh rotating seafood options from mussels to sea bass are served amid ultra-cool dĂŠcor and accompanied by live jazz music every Tue-Sat from 6-9pm. Take a bite out of Chicagoâ€™s hottest breakfast spot, YOLK (355 E. Ohio, 312.822.YOLK; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277; 500 W. Madison, 312.454.YOLK), where breakfast is more than your average eggs and toast.
Please call to confirm hours, prices and credit cards accepted.
PIZANO’S PIZZA PASTA EXPRESS &
Chicago’s Original Deep Dish Pizza
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voted #1 Thin Crust Pizza In Chicago – by the Oprah Show
“A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.”
– Frank Sinatra
Open Daily 11am-5am
Mon-Thu 4pm-5am; Fri-Sat 11am-5am
800 N. Dearborn (312)335-8833 | 2429 N. Lincoln (773)472-1777 www.pizanoschicago.com
AMERICAN ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in the Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Open daily 8am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9940. artists-cafe.com (J-38) BILLY GOAT TAVERN Learn about the curse a goat put on the Cubs back in 1945 while chowing down on legendary cheezborgers and cheeps (not fries!). Hours vary by location. All major cards. $. 430 N. Michigan, 312.222.1525; 700 E. Grand, 312.670.8789; 1535 W. Madison, 312.733.9132; 330 S. Wells, 312.554.0297; 222 Merchandise Mart #Fc-2, 312.464.1045. billygoattavern.com (J-31) (O-31) (W of D-31) (H-38) (G-31)
Restrictions apply see restaurant for details. Must present ad prior to order. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value. No substitutions and not valid with any other offer. Expires December 30, 2013. Valid only at The River North Melting Pot.
Reservations Recommended | 609 N Dearborn St (312)573-0011 | meltingpot.com
BLACKFINN AMERIPUB A lively restaurant and bar that offers affordable, craveable American food. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 65 W Kinzie, 312.836.0290. blackfinnameripub.com (I-31) CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a sassy cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.-Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. eddebevics.com (H-29) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4) HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–10pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)
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MILLER’S PUB Whether it’s a business lunch, an after-work cocktail, or dinner on your way to the theater Miller’s Pub is your Loop destination for hospitality since 1935. Mon.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., 11am-12am. All major cards. $$. 134 S. Wabash, 312.263.4988. millerspub.com RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35) TAVERN AT THE PARK Just across from Millennium Park, Tavern at the Park offers a French-infused American menu. Try Tavern classics such as the Millennium Burger, a steak burger with duck confit, fois gras, and Emmental cheese. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 130 E. Randolph, 312.552.0070. tavernatthepark.com (J-33)
“but there’s way more than just eggs here.” Serving Breakfast and Lunch Mon - Fri 6am to 3pm Sat - Sun 7am to 3pm
747 N. Wells 312.787.2277
1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK
355 E. Ohio 312.822.YOLK
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LOCAL ROOT CAFÉ Right between Michigan Ave. and Navy Pier, this café serves organic and sustainable salads and sandwiches, poutines, flatbreads, and mussels, plus a full breakfast and brunch menu. Full bar. Call for hours. $$. 601 N. McClurg, 312.643.1145. localrootchicago.com (L-29)
WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)
ASIAN TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970. tamarindsushi.com (I-39)
dine in - carry-out - delivery - catering sun.-thur.(11:30am-10pm) fri.-sat.(11:30am-1am) special menu
710 n rush • (312)787-8998 www.friendssushi.com
VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Tue.–Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–2am. $$. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)
BRAZZAZ Enjoy the churrascaria experience with the finest hand-selected USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp all prepared in the delicious, artful culinary style of the gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar, an array of side dishes, an extensive wine list. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri., 11am–2pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat., 4–10:30pm; Sun., 1–9:30pm. All major credit cards. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. brazzaz.com (J-30)
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“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.” Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934
B R E A K FA S T ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshin on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar. Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 8:30–10:30pm; Sun., 8:30–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42)
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexicaninspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples—jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu
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YOLK Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Mon.–Fri., 6am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.9655; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277; 500 W. Madison, 312.454.9655. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27) (F-35)
options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)
ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop, serving breakfast all day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon.–Thu., 8am– 9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat., 9am– 10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112; 2301 N. Clark, 773.244.1112. elevencitydiner.com. (I-42) (G-14)
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WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Bonus: insulated coffee pitchers at every table. Mon.–Fri., 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)
The Art of Dining If walls could talk, you’d want to hear the conversation at the ARTIST’S CAFÉ (412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash 312.583.9942). With past guests including Baryshnikov, John Belushi, and the casts of Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, the Artist’s Café has quite an artistic history. In fact, its original location on Michigan Ave. is in the landmark Fine Arts Building, converted in 1898 into studios and theaters for the artists and craftsmen, and it still remains an artist’s haven after more than a century. Family-owned and operated since 1961, Artist’s Café, which has also just opened a new South Loop location, offers a cozy diner to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with wines, a full bar, and espressos.
MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Since 1942, this cafeteria-style institution has served piled-high sandwiches. There’s the signature corned beef, excellent brisket, peppery pastrami, famous original crisp potato pancakes and delicious steamed entrees. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 6am–8pm. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)
FONDUE THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices such as filet mignon and lobster tail, and the perfect ending—its famous chocolate fondue, complete with marshmallows, cakes, and brownies for dipping. Sun.–Fri., 12pm–11pm; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. meltingpot.com (H-29)
FRENCH LES NOMADES Classic French fare served in one of the most intimate rooms in the city. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 222 E. Ontario, 312.649.9010. (K-29)
GERMAN THE BERGHOFF This Chicago icon has been part of Chicago’s dining scene for more than 110 years, serving German specialties such as wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, and potato pierogies. Mon.–Fri., 11am– 9pm; Sat., 11:30am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 17 W. Adams, 312.427.3170. theberghoff.com (I-36) CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as steaks, chops, and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Mon., Wed., and Thu., 11am–12am; Fri. and Sun., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (NW of A-1)
INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)
IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)
I TA L I A N CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good
food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) DINOTTO RISTORANTE This intimate spot features old Italian favorites served in European warmth and intimacy. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 215 W. North, 312.202.0302. dinotto.com (D-30) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Fri., 5–9pm; Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36)
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INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. indiangardenchicago.com (H-29)
VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: weekdays, 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)
JAPANESE JAPONAIS Chic interior and atmosphere characterize this contemporary Japanese and Sushi restaurant. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 600 W. Chicago, 312.822.9600. japonaischicago.com (F-27) RON OF JAPAN This Japanese cuisine is prepared as you watch. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 230 E. Ontario, 312.644.6500. ron-of-japan.com (J-29)
Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.
614 S. Wabash | (312)379-0970 www.tamarindsushi.com
L AT I N CARNIVALE A Latin-inspired paradise combining flavors from Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 702 W. Fulton, 312.850.5005. carnivalechicago.com (E-32) NACIONAL 27 Latin cuisine inspired by each one of the 27 Latin countries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 325 W. Huron, 312.664.2727. n27chicago.com (F-28)
MEDITERRANEAN CITY WINERY The only functioning winery in Chicago, this 30,000square-foot venue serves Mediterranean-inspired food and features live music and comedy. Mon.–Sun., 5pm–12am. 1200 W Randolph, 312.733.9463. citywinery.com/Chicago (West of D-33) THE PURPLE PIG Featuring housemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare plus an extensive yet accessible wine list. All major cards. $$ 500 N. Michigan, 312/464-1744. thepurplepigchicago.com (J-30)
MEXICAN This Asian fusion hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating the freshest rolls served along side Japanese and Taiwanese dishes.
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LALO’S Known for their famous margaritas, this Chicago favorite has many locations throughout the city and suburbs. Call for hours and additional locations. All major cards. $$ 733 W. Maxwell, 312.455.9380. lalos.com (H-31)
NEPALESE CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)
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SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a fiesta for your taste buds one block off Michigan Ave. A smorgasbord of Mexican favorites such as fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served among piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Sun.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am. All major cards. $. 49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041. sucasamexican.com (I-29)
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NEPAL HOUSE The owner of Chicago Curry House presents his newest establishment. The eatery serves Nepalese and both northern and southern Indian food including classics such as “momo” (dumplings with sauce) and “Thalis” (meal combinations). Sun.–Thurs. 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–10:30pm. $$. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601. nepalhouseonline.com (J-44)
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PIZZA CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN These local outlets of the national chain feature affordable pizzas with unusual toppings. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 52 E. Ohio, 312.787.6075. californiapizzakitchen.com (I-29) GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 500 N. LaSalle, 312.988.4200; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Hours vary. AE, MC, V. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872. pizzeriaora.com (H-30)
BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Come for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. With Bubba Gump, you're guaranteed to get the greatest seafood experience in Chicago. Sun.-Thu., 11am– 10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. Located on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6:30–9:30pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban)
STEAKS, CHOPS AND RIBS CARSON’S: THE PLACE FOR RIBS Famous for its barbecue baby back ribs. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 612 N. Wells, 312.280.9200. (G-29)
CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5– 11:30pm; Sat., 4:30–11:30pm; Sun., 4:30–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban) SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE Sullivan's Steakhouse offers an experience unlike any other American steakhouse. From the moment you walk through the door, you will get a feeling that this will be an evening to forget your cares and rekindle romance. Slip into an intimate booth and treat yourself to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails and swinging live music. Mon.-Sat., 5-11pm, Sun., 4:30-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510. sullivanssteakhouse.com (I-29)
Enjoy the Churrascaria experience with the finest USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp, prepared in the delicious, culinary style of the Gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar and traditional array of side dishes and an extensive wine list.
539 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago • 312-595-9000 • www.brazzaz.com
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Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner After Theatre • Food • Wine Spirits • Espresso • Desserts Open daily at 7am The Fine Arts Building 412 S. Michigan • (312)939-7855 and now open at
1150 S. Wabash (312)583-9942 www.artists-cafe.com
FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal for both casual and romantic dining. Enjoy traditional and specialty maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)
TA PAS CAFÉ BA BA REEBA Specializing in tapas, this Spanish restaurant has a warm and colorful atmosphere that goes along with their made to order paella. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 2024 N. Halsted, 773.935.5000. (E-16) CAFÉ IBERICO A vivacious atmosphere compliments a colorful menu, Iberico is best known for their tasty tapas. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 737 N. LaSalle, 312.573.1510. (H-31) MERCAT A LA PLANXA Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue – here Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 638 S. Michigan, 312.765.0524. (J-40)
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DAO Enjoy Thai cuisine a half-block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. daothai.com (J-29) SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom
“The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune
312/337-0000 1 1/ 2 Blocks From the Mag Mile at 230 East Ohio Street
STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com (I-30)
V EG E TA R I A N THE CHICAGO DINER Meat free since 1983. All vegetarian, mostly vegan menu. Dine in, Carry out, Vegan Bakery. Call for hours. 3411 N. Halsted. 773.935-6696. veggiediner.com (E-6) GREEN ZEBRA A short trek west of River North, Green Zebra is artistic and upscale in both décor and cuisine. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1460 W. Chicago, 312.243.7100. greenzebrachicago.com (W of D-27) KARYN’S ON GREEN Karyn’s makes vegan sexy in the midst of Chicago’s traditional Greektown neighborhood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 130 S. Green, 312.226.6155. karynsongreen (D-36)
“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine
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salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com (I-28)
If you’re looking to kick-start your 2014, why not try one of these post holiday hotspots? Get your evening off to a rockin’ start with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Lincoln Park’s Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100). Not a traditional choreographed and orchestrated musical by any means, breaks the show tune mold and crosses over from chorus numbers to classic rock hits. If you and your family are looking for a fun, unique, and indescribable show in Chicago, then look no further than the BLUE MAN GROUP at the Briar Street Theater (3133 N. Halsted, 773.348.4000)! For more than 44 years, the BATON SHOW LOUNGE (436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269) stage has featured the world’s top female impersonators—perfect for a big night out or a bachelorette party.
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CABARET (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a celebration of unabashed humor, dancing and entertainment on a live stage. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)
10PIN BOWLING LOUNGE Knock down pins in style, and enjoy signature martinis served alongside upscale American classics. Call for hours. All major cards. 330 N. State, 312.644.0300. 10pinchicago.com (I-32)
KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide nonstop music seven nights a week at this legendary blues club, with early sets at 8pm on Thu. and 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12–$15. Sun., 6pm-4am; Mon.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. kingstonmines.com (E-13)
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Live Blues 7 Nights a Week!
2 Stages • 2 Bands Doors Open 8:00PM Showtime 9:30PM Till 4AM • 5AM Sat.
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For Private Parties Call Dave at 773-491-4774
C O C K TA I L L O U N G E S CLUB LUCKY Enjoy their "Must See" award winning holiday decorations, now through January 12th. This True Chicago 1940s “supper club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail. Try something from their famous "Killer Martini" list or a Handcrafted Cocktail. Open Mon.– Fri., 11:30am-2am; Sat., 4:30pm-2am, and Sun. 3:30pm-2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or posttheater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB– friendly. All major cards. Mon.–Fri., 3pm– 2am; Sat., 3pm–3am; Sun., 3pm–2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400. downtownbarandlounge.com (I-31) FRIENDS SUSHI The modern, sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sample the delicious starter menu featuring pan-seared crab cakes with wasabi aioli, unagi egg rolls, edamame, grilled calamari, and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)
COMEDY CLUBS COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19)
BAR AND LOUNGE 440 NORTH STATE STREET (312)464-1400 WWW.DOWNTOWNBARANDLOUNGE.COM 50
iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature longform improvisation, which has made the theater famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5) THE SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, countless stars got their start here. Call for showtimes. All major cards. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. secondcity.com (H-19)
HARD ROCK CAFÉ This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine including juicy burgers and tasty barbecue in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am–10pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)
PALLADIUM (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This five-story nightclub has DJ’s spinning both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. All major cards. Sun.– Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)
EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with an expansive drink list including 16 tap beers, over 35 bottles, signature cocktails & more. Catch all of your favorite games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)
CORCORAN’S BAR & GRILL An Old Town favorite Chicago Irish bar and grill located directly across from Second City on Wells. Mon.-Fri., 11-2am; Sat., 9-3am and Sun., 10-2am. All major cards. 1615 N. Wells, 312.440.0885. (G-20)
ZANIES COMEDY CLUB Chicago’s Original Standup Comedy Club, Zanies has been nuturing both local talent and the biggest names in comedy since 1978. In celebration of it’s 35 anniversary Zanies is bringing Chicago the funniest professional comedians throughout December. 1548 N Wells, 312.337.4027. chicago.zanies.com (G-20)
UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. upcomedyclub.com (G-20)
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HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32) JAZZ SHOWCASE A legendary all-ages, non-smoking jazz club. Call for hours. Cash only. 806 S. Plymouth, 312.360.0234. jazzshowcase.com (I-41)
PIANO BARS THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR Enjoy one of the Redhead’s signature martinis as you listen to Chicago’s top piano-player vocalists playing upbeat standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. The atmosphere is lively but comfortable. Proper attire required. Sun.–Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000. redheadpianobar.com (H-29)
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FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL The bar area offers a place to watch sporting events and enjoy a selection of beers or one of 100 bottles of wines. Regular live music and events. Mon.–Sat., 11:30am–2am; Sun., 10am–2am (including Sun. brunch). Delivery available. All major cards. $$. 2060 N. Cleveland, 773.935.2060. fourfarthings.com (F-16)
GINO’S EAST SOUTH LOOP Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions of the United States. Stop in during football games for great deals, including $6 Bloody Marys. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fr.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S They’re the place to watch sports and munch on traditional bar food. Free wireless. All major cards. 622 N. Fairbanks, 312.642.0700. timothyotooles.com (K-30)
ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE, 1641 N Halsted, 312.988.9000. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs—brand-new and satisfyingly old—as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the Old Jews Telling Jokes website, which inspired the show. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES proves humor remains multigenerational and funny bones are nondenominational. Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, these jokes are for everyone. They are classic examples of American humor—the funny, farcical and exasperating sides of American life. Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com
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I.O. THEATRE 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. For 30 years, i.O. has been the premier improvisational comedy club in Chicago. These originators of long-form improv are famous for their hilarious, yet highly intelligent comedy shows—featuring their signature piece, THE HAROLD. Bill Murray describes their shows as “the most important group work since they built the pyramids.” The i.O. houses two theaters, two bars, and has six shows a night. Call for schedule. chicago.ioimprov.com
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THE LITTLE PRINCE LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N Michigan 312.337.0665. A pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. In this visually arresting, fully immersive theatrical interpretation of the beloved French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, director David Catlin (creator of the acclaimed Lookingglass Alice) illustrates the story with fantastic characters and gravitydefying, awe-inspiring physical feats. Recommended for audiences age 5 and older.
COMEDYSPORTZ COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE, 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. In an ultimate comedy competition, two teams comprised of improv all-stars vie for the most laughs and the subsequent title as ComedySportz champion. With suggestions and comments from the audience, the red and blue teams sing, dance and deliver improvised scenes in this no-holds-barred battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm. $22. Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $24. Located steps from the Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com
THE LAUGH OUT LOUD TOUR UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. The Second City’s newest venue, UP Comedy Club offers a diverse array of stand-up comedians, improv revues and sketch comedy shows. This weekend see the sketch comedy: The LOL Tour Jan 2-5. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and bar. No drink minimum required.
BLUE MAN GROUP BRIAR STREET THEATRE 3133 N. Halsted, 773.348.4000. Blue Man Group has added new material to its already wildly popular production. New cutting-edge technology and striking visual effects promise an innovative twist on an already unique form of entertainment. Currently in an open-ended run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, this unique and thrilling multisensory experience fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other. Tickets are $49-$69. blueman.com
Published on Jan 6, 2014
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