Page 1

Fuel up with some tasty ocean delights at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Events Sights Shopping Maps Dining Nightlife Theater

January 18, 2013

This Week

In Chicago

Inside West Loop Expy.



North Ave. (1600 N)

Clark 48

Oak St.


# "

Olive Park

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) 74 Ritz-Carlton 312.266.1000 (K-26) 75 River Hotel 312.777.0990 (J-32) 76 River North Residence Inn 312.494.9301 (I-31) 77 Sax Chicago 312.245.0333 (I-32) 79 Sheraton Chicago 312.464.1000 (K-31) 80 Silversmith 312.372.7696 (J-35) 81 Sofitel Chicago 312.324.4000 (J-26) 82 Springhill Suites 312.644.4071 (H-31) 83 Sutton Place 312.266.2100 (J-25) 84 Swissotel 312.565.0565 (K-32) 85 Talbott 312.944.4970 (I-26) 86 Travelodge 312.427.8000 (J-39) 87 Tremont 312.751.1900 (J-26) 88 Trump International 312.588.8000 (J-31) 89 W Chicago (City Center) 312.332.1200 (H-36) 90 W Chicago (Lakeshore) 312.943.9200 (M-29) 91 Waldorf Astoria Chicago 312.646.1300 (I-25) 92 Westin (Michigan Ave.) 312.943.7200 (K-26) 93 Westin (River North) 312.744.1900 (I-32) 94 The Wheeler Mansion 312.945.2020 (K-49) 95 Whitehall 312.944.6300 (J-26) 96 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


e Sho Lak

Lake Michigan





92 27 61

e re


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



John Hancock Center

10 Playhouse 12 9

McClurg (400 E.) Chicago From The Lake

Second City

N.State Pkwy.


98 60



56 26


95 87


85 81



In Chicago


Old Town



Gold Coast



Fairbanks 29


Adler Planetarium



North Park



This Week

NBC Tower 79




The LOOP Outdoor Music Venue


46 57 32


Visitor Information Center




1.5” = .5 miles (about a 10 min. walk)

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tour Stops


One-Way Streets Theatres

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)

e rn Lin ou


Purple Line


CTA “El” Stop

Monroe Harbor 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

38 8 39

St . Clair 54 22 70



Wr To

Larrabee d Re


Brown Line


Columbia Yacht Club


28 50


Ogden Slip

41 Interstate Highway/U.S. Route


Harris Theatre 68


METRA McCormick Place Convention Center Train Stop

All of our Sights, Shopping, Dining and Nightlife listings are map coded for easy navigation.

Millennium Park Pritzker Pavillion

41 Lake Shore Drive



River North


Wendella Wrigley 21 15 Building Tribune Tower 55

Petrillo Music Shell Buckingham Fountain

Field Museum

Northerly Island


Art Institute of Chicago


43 75 36 19 18




Van Buren Station

Grant Park

82 76

11 34


Chicago Theatre





Charter One Pavilion

72 96

Block 37



Museum Campus

Soldier Field Shedd Aquarium


Oriental 45 Theatre

Chicago (800 N)



ick Place to McCorm


Rail Line



Burnham Harbor

# Hotel Locations

93 35


Symphony Center Chicago Cultural Archtecture Foundation Center


Lakeside Center


Goodman Theatre


Harold Washington Bank of America Library Theatre

Auditorium Theatre





(1200 S)






Stevenson Expy.

Prairie Avenue Historic District

Drive Shore


37 71 Museum20













of to Museum y 4 Miles and Industr Science


Cadillac Palace


Loop Federal 97

Merle Reskin Theatre 13

Merchandise Mart

44 58



Printers Row State (0 W.)

Wabash Michigan

ey igl

Chicago River



Willis Tower

Wells LaSalle

Dearborn State Green Line

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

ld Fie




South Loop Federal


Pink Line



Chicago River


Steppenwolf Theatre Royal George Theatre

To O’Hare



Mercantile Civic Opera House Exchange

Franklin (300 W.)

Jane Addams Hull House

Center for the Performing Arts

94 e Blu


Ogilvie Station

Division (1200 N)






Union Station



Wentworth To U.S. Cellular Field


Randolph (150 N)



Madison (0 N)


Van Buren


University of Illinois Chicago

Halsted (800 W.)





Adams (200 S)





Stevenson Expy.



















Little Italy Morgan



Presented by



Lin e


BEST BETS FOR FAMILIES...............8

Greek Town 94

Des Plaines

May Morgan

University Village Marketplace

Ora nge

McCormick Place

Kids Korner

Ashland National Italian American Sports Loomis Hall of Fame Racine


University Village


Dan Ryan Expy.


Halsted (800 W.)

To Midway


DAY BY DAY HIGHLIGHTS..............4 ON THE COVER...................................4 HERE’S THE DEAL...............................7

Maps ✈

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)

MAG MILE...........................................23 SUBURBAN........................................24 METRO CHICAGO............................29 NORTH METRO.................................33


SEE THE CITY.....................................10

Millennium Park

Presented by

TASTY TREATS...................................34 PARK ACTIVITIES.............................17


Nightlife SWINGIN’ HOT SPOTS....................46

On Stage LIVE PERFORMANCES....................52 Publisher Walter L. West III Editor Ruthie Kott Sr. Account Manager Donna Dugo Office Manager Nancy Vargas Contributing Writers Legal Counsel Allen Gerrard Aubre Andrus, Mark Loehrke Chairman & CEO Wally West Production Director Kameron West

CHICAGO’S TREASURES...............18

Subscription by mail – 1st class, $65 per year. KEY This Week In Chicago is licensed by KEY Magazines, Inc. Registered and copyright© 2012 all rights reserved. Published weekly since 1920 by This Week In Chicago, Inc. 226 E. Ontario St. #300 Chicago, Il 60611 • (312)943-0838 - fax (312)664-6113. Send comments to:

This Week In Chicago


ON THE COVER THE LAST REEF Trade in Chicago’s single digit temperatures and grey surroundings (if just for 40 minutes) with a journey to The Navy Pier IMAX Theatre’s newest film, THE LAST REEF 3D: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA. From directors Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the film explores our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than ever imagined. Shot on location in Palau, Bahamas, Cancun, FrenchPolynesia and New York, in stunning 3D cinematography. The film takes you on a thrilling underwater journey that brings the world of coral reefs and it’s inhabitants like spotted dolphins and reef sharks, to lesser-known but equally fascinating reef residents, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs, and delicate flatworms to life. This uplifting film inspires audiences with a vision of the reef’s incredible yet fragile power to rebuild. Playing at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, 700 E. Grand at 11am and 4:30pm. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors & $9 for kids under 12. Call 312.595.5629 for more info.


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals rock out at Uptown’s historic Riviera Theater tonight. 7:30pm. $28.50. 4746 N. Racine, to Montrose 773.275.6800. Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond takes the stage at House of Blues. Jan. 18–19. Doors open at 7:30pm. $22.50–$25. 329 N Dearborn, # 312.923.2000. 36 Celebrating their 31st year, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs (minus Natalie Merchant) performs at City Winery. 8pm. $35–$45. 1200 W Randolph, # 20 312.733.WINE. Celebrate the music of several great female music legends with Dianne Reeves at Sing the Truth! at Chicago Symphony Center. 8pm. $37–$84. 220 S. Michigan, 312.294.3000. # 3







JAN 18 - 25 Double Edge Theater, known for its unique blend of choreography, puppetry, and circus arts, performs at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. 8pm. $30. 1306 # 3 S. Michigan, 312.369.8330. Critics call Brian Regan one of the premier comedians in the country, and he’ll be performing a “relatively clean” stand-up routine at the Chicago Theatre. Jan. 18–19, 8pm. $39.75–$49.75. 175 N. State, to Lake 800.745.3000.

19 SATURDAY Irving Penn: Underfoot opens at the Art Institute of Chicago tonight. View the display of 36 close-range photographs of the streets of Manhattan through April. 10:30am–5pm. Adults, $18; children (under 14), FREE. 111 S Michi# 151 gan, 312.443.3600.

The Brothers Grimm version of this story is dark, and this production of Hansel and Gretel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, closing tonight, is just that, but with a lush, romantic score. 7:30pm. Adults, $20–$239; children, $20–$50. 20 N. Wacker, 312.332.2244. Before the show, stop into Italian Village for a drink or dinner. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. Switzerland’s famous physical theater company celebrates their 40th year with Mummenschanz Family Series – a visually stunning show at the Harris Theater at Millennium Park. 7:30pm. $25–$55. 205 E Randolph, # 312.334.7777. 151 Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with more than 200 musicians, Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah is performing at the Auditorium Theatre for its eighth year. 7:30pm. $40–$74. 50 E Congress, # 312.341.2310. 3


Shop the bargains and tasty eats at the Maxwell Street Market, a weekly Chicago tradition, in the South Loop. 7am–3pm. FREE. S. Des Plaines and Roosevelt, # 312.745.4676. 157



Bring the entire family to Polar Adventure Days at Chicago’s lakefront peninsula Northerly Island. Live animals, themed crafts, hot cocoa, music, and more. 12– 4pm. FREE. 1401 S. Lynn White, 312.742.4600. # 146


The Chicago Bulls take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7pm at the United Center. 1901 W. Madison, 800.745.3000. # 20

The popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch incorporates spiritual live music with great food, including peel-and-eat shrimp, jambalaya, and more. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $37.50; children (ages 6–12), $22. 329 N. Dearborn. # 312.923.2000. 36 Russian composer Victor Drobysh takes the stage at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place for Victor Drobysh Presents: Hits And Stars. 7pm. $50–$100. 2301 S # 146 Lake Shore, 312.791.6190.

This Week In Chicago

21 22 MONDAY

TUESDAY IL residents, enjoy free general admission to the Museum of Science and Industry today and all weekdays in January. See YOU! The Experience, a permanent exhibit that showcases the connection between the human mind, body and spirit in the 21st century. 9:30am–4pm. 5700 S. Lake Shore, # 10 773.684.1414.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, head to the Chicago History Museum for family-friendly events at Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 10am–3pm. Adults, $14; children (12 and under), FREE. 1601 N # Clark, 312.642.4600. 151


The Chicago Sinfonietta’s Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place tonight at the Symphony Centerr featuring Metropolitan Opera clarinetist Anthony McGill. 7:30pm. $10–$50. 220 S # Michigan, 312.294.3000. 3 See Puccini’s classic La Boheme,, a new-to-Chicago production, which opens at the Lyric Opera. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. 7:30pm. $54–$244. # 20 N Wacker, 312.332.2244. 157 The Chicago Bulls take on the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 8:30pm at the United Center. 1901 W. Madison, 800.745.3000. # 20


Skate indoors (and 1,000 feet in the air) at Skating in the Sky, the world’s highest synthetic ice rink. The views from the John Hancock Observatory are breathtaking. 9am–11pm. $6 on top of general admission. 875 N. Michigan, # 151 888.875.VIEW. Chicago guitarist and composer Jeff Parker performs this month at the Face the Strange: New Music from Chicago and Beyond series at the Museum of Contemporary Artt. 6pm. $12 (free for Illinois residents). 220 E Chicago, # 151 312.280.2660.

23 WEDNESDAY Don’t miss the Take Action Tour featuring The Used, a Utah-based alternative rock band, at House of Blues. 5:30pm. $30. 329 N # Dearborn, 312.923.2000. 36

Executive chef Laura Frankel explores the healing powers and comforts surrounding chicken soup in Everybody Loves Chicken Soup! at the Spertus Institute. 6:30–9:30pm. Adults, $25; members, $18. 610 S Michigan, # 3 312.322.1747. See A Small Crowd, Halfmoon Mad, and singer-songwriter (and birthday boy!) Jeff Brown at the Hard Rock Café. 7pm. $5. 63 W Ontario, # 312.943.2252. 36 The Chicago Bulls take on the Detroit Pistons at 7pm at the United Center.. 1901 W. Madison, # 20 800.745.3000.

24 THURSDAY It’s sailboats only at Strictly Sail Chicago, the nation’s largest indoor show of its kind – at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. 11am–8pm. $12. # 124 600 E Grand, 312.595.5207. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings Picasso’s Blue Period to life with a performance at the Art Institute of Chicago called What Is Blue? 6pm–7pm. Adults, $18; children (under 14), FREE. 111 S # Michigan, 312.443.3600. 151


America’s Got Talent’s 12-year-old prodigy Jackie Evancho takes the stage at the Symphony Center in Songs from the Silver Screen. 7:30pm. $65–$75. 220 S Michigan, # 3 312.294.3000. Chicago Original's Restaurant Week begins as over a

dozen locally owned establishments offer special 3-4 course menus for only $29.13 per person. Visit for participating restaurants and more. The dark comic show The Birthday Party opens at Steppenwolf Theater Company. Written by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British dramatist. 7:30pm. $44. 1650 N Halsted. 312.335.1650. to North



Get a FREE entrée with every purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value at PATRON’S HACIENDA. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. Find coupon on page 43. Offer valid any day.

FRIDAY SATURDAY Finish your shopping or start your night out right at CLUB LAGO. Enjoy a complimentary appetizer until 7pm. 331 W. Superior, 312.951.2849. Sat only.

SUNDAY Enjoy a bottomless brunch buffet from 10am to 3pm for just $10.95, plus $15 Miller Lite & Coors Light buckets, at JOHN BARLEYCORN (Schaumburg location only). 1100 American in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540.

Watch artists sculpt 10 foot blocks of man-made snow into largerthan-life art Navy Pier’s Snow Days 2013. 4pm–8pm. FREE. 600 E Grand, 312.595.PIER.


The Chicago Bulls take on the Golden State Warriors at 7pm at the United Center. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 800.745.3000. Ring in the birthday of Baroque’s best by attending Music of the Baroque: Mozart Celebration at Harris Theater 7:30pm. $27–$75. 205 E Randolph, # 151 312.334.7777.

Fear Factor and UFC commentator host Joe Rogan performs a stand-up comedy show at the Chicago Theatre tonight. 8pm. $38– $48. 175 N State, to Lake 312.462.6300.

MONDAY 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.

TUESDAY Spend the day, or part of it at least ice-skating at the MCCORMICK TRIBUNE ICE RINK in MILLENIUM PARK for free ($10 skate rental). 201 E. Randolph, 312.742.1168.

WEDNESDAY Enjoy a special three-course value menu at CATCH 35, full of delicious seafood, for just $29.95 a person. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500. Offer valid any day.

THURSDAY Thu. just got a lot cheaper with $7 top-shelf martinis at PIZANO’S PIZZA AND PASTA. Limit 2 per person. 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777.

Kids Korner AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Spend the afternoon with your favorite new and historical American Girl dolls at American Girl Place. 835 N. Michigan, 877.247.5223. On Fri., Jan. 18; learn all about the American Girl of the Year with Saige’s Scavenger Hunt (for children 8+) 11am. # 151 FREE.

IMPROV EXTRAVAGANZA EXPLOSION! The Second City’s performers reach BUD, NOT BUDDY deep into their Based on the book by imaginations to Christopher Paul Curtis, LINCOLN present Improv Bud, Not Buddy—the PARK ZOO Extravaganza first book ever to receive Adventurous famiExplosion!, an hour both the Newbery Medal lies with kids ages 5 of interactive, and the Coretta Scott and up can sleep family-friendly King Author Award—plays with the wild things improvisation and the Ruth Page Center at the Lincoln Park sketch comedy, for the Arts, the home Zoo. The evening is where they pull of the Chicago Children’s Theatre. The story follows a filled with animal ideas straight from young African American orphan as he searches for visits, talks with anithe audience, and his father in Depression-era Michigan. Running mal ambassadors, a make up scenes on through Feb. 24. Tue., 10am; Wed., 10am and 12:15pm; pizza dinner, movie, the spot. Perfect Thu.–Fri., 10am and 6:30pm; Sat., 2 and 6pm; Sun., nighttime snack and for ages 5 and up. 11am. 1016 N. Dearborn, 872.222.9555. breakfast the next Lunch available day. The slumber during and after party runs from Fri. 6pm til Sat. 8:30am. $70. 2001 the show. Sat. at 12pm. $11. Up Comedy Club, 230 # # N. Clark, 312.742.2000. Call for reservations. 151 151 W. North, 312.337.3992.




Presented by


312.527.1000. # 124 Children/adults, $12; seniors, $11.

Kids Korner


Kids Korner

hours. Tickets start at $9.95. 312.595.5375.

Kids Korner

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. RAINFOREST CAFÉ Kids can enjoy a menu of Hubba Bubba Popcorn Part adventure, part restaurant, Rainforest Shrimp, Mama Gump’s Chicken Strips, and Lil’ Café is a wild place to shop and eat. Bring your Forrest’s Favorite Fish & Chips, all for $4.99 wild bunch every Wednesday for Family Night, (includes French fries, fruit, and a special when kids 10 and under eat for just $2.99 with treat!). Also enjoy a build-your-own-sunthe purchase of an adult entrée from 5pm–close. dae for just $2.99. 605 N. Clark, 700 E. Grand, 312.787.1501. BROWN CHARLIE # 312.252.4867. #124 Coupon below. 36 AND THE GREAT EXHIBIT AMAZING PAINTING STUDIO Running through CHICAGO At the Chicago Feb. 18 at the FUNHOUSE MAZE Children’s Museum, Museum of If a challenge is your little artists can Science and what you’re looking learn and play with Industry, this for, search no furdifferent painting exhibit featuring ther than Amazing methods in this everybody’s Chicago’s all-ages workshop. favorite Peanuts characters honors the nearly five Funhouse Maze. Paint large-scale coldecades cartoonist Charles Schulz researched, wrote, Dazzle all of your laborative works or designed, and drew his Peanuts strip. You’ll see senses with the mini-masterpieces. original cartoons, Peanuts ephemera, and Schulz’s mirror maze and a Museum closed studio recreated. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. Adults, $20; spinning light tunfor improvements seniors (65+), $19; children (3–11), $13. 57th and Lake nel. 600 E. Grand at Jan. 7–11. Navy Pier, Shore, 773.684.1414. Navy Pier. Call for 700 E. Grand,

Kids Korner


Kids Korner Kids Korner Kids Korner


See the City Inside and Out

The city’s biggest attractions obviously don’t close just because of a little cold weather. Save 50 percent with the CHICAGO CITYPASS ( and get VIP admission to five major Chicago sights: the Shedd Aquarium (above right), Skydeck Chicago, the Field Museum, either the John Hancock Observatory or the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago. Go for an ice-skate 1,000 feet above the city at the JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY (875 N. Michigan, 888.875.VIEW). During the annual Skating in the Sky, running through Apr. 8, enjoy 25-minute ice-skating sessions (top left). Get comfortable in one of the 440 seats in the NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE (600 E. Grand, 312.595.5629) to watch The Hobbit or To The Arctic 3D on a six-story movie screen.


Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.

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, in addition to The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago exhibition. New tours include Tiffany Treasures in Chicago and Pedway East: Warm Walk, Cool Architecture. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people 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. (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., 9am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun., 1–5pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. (I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Also learn about the city’s history: inside Historic Water Works Pumping Station, just off of the Magnificent Mile, is a Chicago Public Library satellite location, with a small Chicago reference collection. Sun.–Sat., 10am–5pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26)


CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry. 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, $84; children (3–11), $69. All major cards. 888.330.5008. 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. “Skating in the Sky” runs through Apr. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $17.50; kids (3–11), 11.50; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. (J-26) LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY Find everything from tropical palms to ancient ferns year round at this lush botanical garden. Daily, 9am–5pm. FREE. 2391 N. Stockton, 312.742.7736. (G-15) MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as

Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.


NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Open Mon.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–7pm. Accepted credit cards vary. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. (N-30)

Sights Sights Sights Sights Sights

ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out the show Deep Space Adventure: The Searcher, along with the special exhibition The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. (N-43)


FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, Brookfield Zoo. Wed.: Art Institute (for IL residents the first and second Wed. of every month), Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Brookfield Zoo. Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Weekdays: Museum of Science and Industry. 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.




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, $17.50; children (3–11), $11; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. (G-36)


NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Playing on select dates throughout Jan.: The Hobbit 3D and To the Arctic 3D. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. (O-30)


“The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Ice-skating through Mar. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. (K-33)

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. On exhibit: Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects and Irving Penn: Underfoot (starting Jan. 17). Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission the first and second Wed. of the month. Adults, $18; children/seniors/students with ID, $12; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. (J-35) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Hands-on exhibits and activities, including Painting Studio and Holiday Ecology. Daily, 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm. Adults/children, $12; seniors, $11; and children under 1 are free. Closed for improvements Jan. 7–11. 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. (N-31) 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: Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. Mon.–Thu., 8am–7pm; Fri, 8am–6pm; Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am–6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34) CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: Lincoln’s Chicago and Shalom Chicago. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., 12–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children 13–22, $12; and children 12 and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. (H-19) 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. (South of M-54) THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts and Images of the Afterlife. 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. (K-44) 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 daily from 11am–4pm. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+),


Sights Sights

MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Devoted to historic and contemporary radio and television. 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. (I-31)


ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust. Mon.–Wed. and Fri., 10am–5pm, Thu. 10am–8pm, Sat.–Sun., 11am–4pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $8; and children (5–11), $6. 9603 Woods Dr. in Skokie, 847.967.4800. (Suburban)

THE MORTON ARBORETUM A 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of more than 4,100 kinds of trees, shrubs, and plants from around the world. Daily, 7am–sunset. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $12; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $9; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in suburban Lisle, 630.968.0074. (suburban)


HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, the museum provides an indepth look at the life of the famous author. Sun.–Fri., 1–5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 and under)/seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. MC, V. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. (CTA Green Line to Oak Park stop)

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $6, and seniors, $5. Closed on Mon.; Tue., 11am–8pm (FREE); Wed.–Sun., 11am–6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600, (J-27)


GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s urban masterpiece. Designed in 1886, the house is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building: Wed.–Sun., 12 and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. (J-48)

JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM This Chicago historic landmark was built in 1856. 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., 12–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. (D-40)


$12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. (Suburban)

Sights Sights Sights Sights Sights

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., 12–5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312.663.5554. (J-39) MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $15; seniors, 65-plus, $14; and children, 3–11, $10. Free general admission weekdays in Jan. for IL residents. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 57th and Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. (South of P-54) 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: The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today. 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. (D-38) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. On exhibit: Backyard Monsters. 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 Thu. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100, (G-14) SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm. Sat.–Sun., 9am–6pm. Shedd Pass: Adults, $28.95, and children, ages 3–11, $19.95. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. (L-43)




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 14 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $35; seniors, $25;


children (3–12), $17; and children under 3, free. Good for three days. Holiday Lights tour starts Nov. 23. $26. 773.648.5000.


Sights Spotlight

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; and children under 12, free. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. (K-27)

AMERICAN COACH LIMOUSINE Providing reliable service to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports, American Coach Limousine caters to groups big and small. Mini buses, vans, and stretch limousines are available for larger parties and sightseeing tours. 312.670.7777 or 888.709.5466.

CTA CTA provides train service from both O’Hare and Midway airports to downtown. See transportation map in this issue for ‘L’ train course. $2.25 per ride. Visitor passes: $5.75 for a one-day pass, $14 for a three-day pass. 888.YOUR.CTA. 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.

ZOOS BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. At the Children’s Zoo, see farm favorites such as cows, pigs, and llamas, plus get up close and personal in the petting zoo area. Daily, 10am–5pm. Open 365 days a year. 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. (Suburban) LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens on Chicago’s lakefront. See the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House. There’s also the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Minutes from downtown hotels. Daily, 10am–4:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. (H-17)

Millennium Park

Presented by

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, running through Mar. 10, 2013; and more.

M U S T S E E AT T R A C T I O N S Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined walkway that spans the length of the Park. Cloud Gate: The brilliant stainless steel curves of what has affectionately become known as “the Bean” mirrors both the skyline above and curious onlookers below. 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. Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953.

F R E E PA R K H A P P E N I N G S 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: Enjoy free ice-skating (skate rental is $10) every day. Mon.–Thu., 12–8pm; Fri., 12–10pm; Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–9pm. Self-Guided Lurie Garden Tour: Open 6am–11pm year round, Lurie Garden is living art. Stroll at your own pace with a brochure from the Millennium Park Welcome Center. 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.

Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses.


Remember Your Trip

It’s always fun to collect a little something from each city you visit to display in your home. ATLAS GALLERIES’s (535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330; 900 N. Michigan, 312.649.0999) annual Winter Sale offers tremendous savings now through Jan. 31 on the best selection of contemporary and classical artists, including painter Michael Cheney, who sees Chicago as his muse. The CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP (224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432) sells all kinds of Chicago-themed goodies, from DVDs about exploring the city by “L” train to rubber-backed coasters featuring striking images of Chicago skyscrapers (top left). Nearly everything in the ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE (63 W. Ontario, 312.942.2252) sings “Chicago,” including the collectible “Chicago” glass and bottle opener pictured at bottom left.


Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.




Full Hour Reflexology Massage

Regular price $70* Includes shoulders, head, neck and back massage *Appointment Only

910 S. Michigan Ave. Suite #120

Mon-Sat 10:30am -10pm | Sun 11am-10pm

(312)986-8091 | (312)986-8096


ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics, 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. (J-29) (J-26)



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)


THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, and oriental rugs, along with art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. More than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)

Shopping Shopping Shopping Shopping

Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.

we’ll keep you in stitches A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting 67 East Oak Street, Fourth Floor (312)642-2540

LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by a single family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass vases, lamps, and decorative objects. The gallery also exhibits paintings and fine prints from world-renowned artists. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun. 12–6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203. (J-26)

CLOTHING DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret. Find high-end luxury labels including Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton at a fraction of the original cost. Also carries plus sizes. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. (H-29) 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, footwear, and children’s apparel. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518. (J-26) (D-18)

DEPARTMENT STORES MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. State St. location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. Water Tower location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. (I-34) (J-26)

Designer resale of ChiCago of ChiCago

20% off one item with this ad!

NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca, which includes a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics, and women’s, men’s, and kids’ fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun, 11am–6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. (J-30)

JEWELRY New fashions and accessories arriving daily!

658 N. Dearborn St. 312-587-3312 20

PANDORA Pandora delivers genuine, high-quality jewelry, and accessories at affordable prices. Its new style of charm bracelet, both unique and fashion forward, is adorned with diamonds, precious gemstones, and hand-blown Murano glass beads and charms, each representing a memorable moment in one’s life. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, Level 7, 312.915.0647. (J-27)



SPA AT DANA Relax and rejuvenate at the Spa at the Dana Hotel, with services from deep tissue massages to no-chip manicures. Mon.–Sat., 8am–9pm; Sun., 8am–6pm. 660 N. State, 312.202.6040. (I-29)


DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. Through Jan., the price is discounted to $36 (see ad on page 19). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. (J-41)


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. (E-11)



Shopping Shopping Shopping Shopping

Art & Antique Notes



JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. 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. (I-31)


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.

900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am– 7pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. (J-27) BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN–SHOPS ON STATE The shops in this city-block-long, five-story-tall mall include Akira Chicago, Anthropologie, Disney Store, PUMA, Steve Madden, Sephora, and Zara. Located in the Loop, Block Thirty Seven has direct access to CTA Red and Blue Lines. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. (I-34) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE 50 specialty shops, 17 restaurants, 5 hotels—anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–7pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. (J-30) WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. (J-27)


THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated new 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.


CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP Take Chicago’s fabulous and fascinating architecture home with you with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Purchase a 4D cityscape puzzles or a LEGO model of the Willis Tower to build at home, or buy a book about the history of individual Chicago landmarks. Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432, ext. 240. (J-36) HARLEY-DAVIDSON For fans of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, this store in Chicago’s River North neighborhood doesn’t sell any actual bikes, but there are bikes on display for you to swoon over, plus plenty of Harley apparel. With sweatshirts, T-shirts, gloves, leather goods, hats, gifts, and collectives, you can announce your love of Harleys to





John Hancock Center Cheesecake Factory


H&M The Columbia Store TOPSHOP


HERSHEY’S Chicago Historic Water Tower


Walgreens Neiman Marcus Gino’s East 9


Superior The Disney Store

Rush St.

Crate & Barrel Cartier

Grand Lux Levi's Store Ann Taylor Texas de Brazil Harley Davidson 58


Grand The Shops At North Bridge




Michigan Ave.

Elan 63 Furs



Lookingglass MCA Theatre

Chicago Place


Water Works Visitor Center


Banana Republic

Friends Sushi


Broadway Playhouse American Girl Place Water Tower 74 Place



Mies van der Rohe



Huron The Apple Store The Garmin Store

Erie 96 69

Ontario Coach




Gap Allen Edmonds Atlas Galleries Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse 57



Wrigley Building Wendella

Tribune Tower Pioneer Court Shoreline




UP DOWN CIGAR Building on nearly 50 years of passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors, and accessories. Free parking. Open late. Mon.–Thu.,10am–11pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun., 11am–11pm. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN or 312.337.8505. (H-19)




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. (I-35)

900 North Michigan Shops Lotton Gallery

St. Clair





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; closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)

Patagonia Walton


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. (H-29)



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. (H-29)





NEW ERA CAP COMPANY New Era Chicago® is in the heart of the South Loop’s State Street Shopping district. With hundreds of styles to choose from, including the iconic 59FIFTY® fitted cap and fedoras from the EK® collection. Mon.–Thu., 11am–7pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 207 N. State, 312.663.4495. (J-33)

Oak St.


HOUSE OF BLUES STORE Get your official House of Blues Chicago gear here, including Jake and Elwood T-shirts, HOB mugs, shot glasses, hats, key chains, and Blues Brothers DVDs and CDs. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. (H-32)



the world through your wardrobe. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. (I-29)

This Week

In Chicago

A 1









J 1



In Chicago

Mercury Theatre Waveland

i.O. Theatre

Cornelia Brown Line


Henderson School


North Ave. (1600 N.)

20 A


1 2 3 4 5







Best Western 773.244.3434 (E-6) CitySuites 773.404.3400 (D-8) Days Inn 773.525.7010 (E-10) Hotel Lincoln 312.254.4700 (G-18) Inn of Lincoln Park 773.348.2810 (F-11) 6 The Majestic 773.404.3499 (F-5) 7 The Willows 773.528.8400 (F-10)




11 12 13 14


Air Tran American Amtrak British Airways CTA GO! Airport Express Greyhound Metra

Lincoln Pk. W. Stockton

Sedgwick Orleans





Lincoln Park Zoo

16 17

Wisconsin Menomonee Willow

Eugenie Royal George Theatre Second City Purple Line

Steppenwolf Theatre


Mohawk Cleveland


y ur sb ng Ki y ce n ar our M b y Cl aud M


ton Els

18 19

Lincoln Park Oz Park Dickens




Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Howe Larrabee



Victory Gardens Theatre

Bissell Fremont Dayton Halsted (800 W.) Burling Orchard


Kenmore Sheffield (1000 W.)

Magnolia Racine (1200 W.) Clifton Seminary




De Paul



N 41




Fullerton (2400 N.) De Paul University Belden


Lover’s Lane Location

rk Cla

n Li

ln co






Apollo Theater



41 U.S. Route

(2800 N.)



CTA “El” Stop

Wellington Oakdale Surf




3 Diversey


# Hotels

Dr. non Diversey Harbor Can


Magnolia Racine (1200 W.)

Wayne Lakewood



Ashland (1600 W.) Bosworth Greenview




Halsted (800 W.)


(about a 10 min. walk)

Comedy Sportz Theatre Briar St. 2 Theatre Briar



Belmont (3200 N.) Fletcher Barry

Clifton Seminary Kenmore




Lake View




1” = .5 miles ord atf Str horne Hawt 1 Roscoe




Belmont Harbor

Wrigley Field

Addison (3600 N.) Eddy



Lake Michigan ay adw Bro



re Drive Lake Sho


This Week






North Ave. Beach






rk C la

Irving Park (4000 N.)


NUMBERS  TO  KNOW 800.247.8726 800.433.7300 800.USA.RAIL 800.247.9297 888.YOUR.CTA 888.284.3826 800.231.2222 312.836.7000


Chicago History Museum



20 L

Northwest St. Peter’s Church 110 W. Madison Southwest United Yellow Cab




800.225.2525 312.372.5111 800.435.9792 800.241.6522 312.TAXI.CAB


Fill Up, and Stay Warm

Thick steaks, juicy burgers, rich pasta dishes—winter food is comfort food. At CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE (60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100), find hand-cut USDA Prime porterhouses, New York strips, and prime rib, all aged from 28 to 75 days (above right). Enjoy the charred and juicy steaks with a glass of red from a wine list twice honored by Wine Spectator magazine. At RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE (69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111), you’ll find delicious burgers served on pretzel buns, with your choice of fresh-cut fries, homemade chips, waffle fries, or sweet potato fries (top left). At HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE (33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966), an order of Butternut Squash Ravioli, made with brown butter, sage, Tuscan kale, pine nuts, and ricotta salata, just might make you yelp, “Holy Cow!”


Please call to confirm hours, prices and credit cards accepted.

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. Sun.–Mon., 7am–9pm; Tue.–Sat., 7am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855. New location in the South Loop: 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9942. (J-38) ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. (H-29) 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, highenergy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29)

“but there’s way more than just eggs here.” Serving Breakfast and Lunch Mon - Fri 6am to 3pm Sat - Sun 7am to 3pm

River North

747 N. Wells 312.787.2277

South Loop

1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK


355 E. Ohio 312.822.YOLK

Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining


JOHN BARLEYCORN A classic Chicago sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn serves specialty, half-pound burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) (Suburban) LLOYD’S CHICAGO American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s, just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre, specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails, and pre-theater dinners. Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–8:30pm. Sat. on opera nights, 5–7pm. All major cards. $$$. 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900. (G-35) Family owned and operated!

“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

let your palate explore Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.

RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. (J-35) WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT Dine on award-winning KettleBurgers, grill-fired pizzas, wood-smoked barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, and seafood, all grilled to perfection on authentic Weber kettles. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 6:30am–12am. All major cards. $$$. 539 N. State, 312.467.9696. (I-30) 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 BELLYQ BellyQ is the third restaurant from Chicago chef Bill Kim. It focuses on modern interpretations of Asian barbecue. 1400 W. Randolph, 312.563.1010. (West of D-33)

open daily 11am-11pm 614 South Wabash 312-379-0970


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, (I-39)

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. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. (J-30) TEXAS DE BRAZIL Texas de Brazil features a 50-item seasonal salad area and flame-grilled cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage, all carved tableside. Mon.–Fri., 5–10pm; Sat., 4:30–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$. 51 E. Ohio, 312.670.1006. (I-29)


Party Fondue Style

EGGSPERIENCE PANCAKES & CAFÉ Eggsperience a delicious selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items, such as savory omelets, crepes, burgers, and paninis. Open daily, 6am–4pm, and late-night downtown. All major cards. $$. 35 W. Ontario, (312.870.6773), Glenview (847.998.5111), Naperville (630.548.1000), Park Ridge (847.939.3976), and Bannockburn (847.940.8444), (H-29)

Chicago’s most unique & interactive dining experience.

Present this ad and receive 20% Off of your entire bill! 609 N. Dearborn | (312)573-0011 (at the corner of Dearborn and Ohio)

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 •

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining


ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing 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. 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. (I-42) 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) YOLK Open in three locations, 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.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277. (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

Dining Highlight


dine in - carry-out - delivery - catering sun.-thur.(11:30am-10pm) fri.-sat.(11:30am-1am) special menu

710 n rush • (312)787-8998


ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located 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. (I-42)

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 table entrees. Specials change daily, from stuffed cabbage on Tue. to meatloaf with spaghetti on Sat. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 5am–8pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. (E-43)

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. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. (H-29)

GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. (Northwest of A-1)

INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouthwatering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. (I-41)

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining


INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (more than 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11am–2:30pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–3pm. Dinner: Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun.–Thu., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$. 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500. (I-30) INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. (H-29)

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. (Northwest of A-20)

838 West Randolph (312) 733-3379

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 40

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. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Tue.–Fri., 5–10pm; Sat., 5–11pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36) 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, 11am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36) VIVO Celebrating 20 years in the Randolph Street Market District, Vivo offers Italian food in a chic setting. When it comes to true Italian cuisine, few rival this rustic and stylish veteran. Call for hours. 838 W. Randolph, 312.733.3379. (West of D-33)

d Delivereot piping h r to you hotel!

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 Sun, Mon, Tue 11 am - 1 am Thu, Fri, Sat 11 am - 5 am

Voted #1 Burger in Chicago “Home of the Milkshake Martini” 69 East Madison Street (between Michigan & Wabash)

800 N. Dearborn | (855)749-2667

(312) 332-8111

voted #1 P I Z A N O ’ S P I Z Z A & P A S TA

Thin Crust Pizza In Chicago – by the Oprah Show

“A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” - Frank Sinatra

GOLD COAST GOLD COAST TATE ST. 864 N. S 864 N. STATE ST. 312-751-1766 312-751-1766 (S TATE & CHESTNUT)


GLENVIEW 1808 N. WAUKEGAN 847-486-1777

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining



“Serving Chicago’s Authentic Deep Dish Pizza”

5 Off!


any $25 food purchase w/ad excludes breakfast

PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, serving Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, and some of the best fresh-juice margaritas in town. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–12am; Sun, 3–10pm. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. (G-29)

Dining Highlight

545 N. LaSalle St. (312) 464-1872

MOE’S CANTINA Spanish and South American tapas are on the menu at this raucous Mexican cantina. Rock music, wrought-iron chandeliers, and plasma TVs set a spirited scene for Moe’s famous margaritas and popular mesquite-grilled skewers and tacos. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am; Sun., 11am–2am. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000. Also at 3518 N. Clark. (I-31)

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. (I-29)

NEPALESE CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from, 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. (I-41)

PIZZA 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. (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban)


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, (H-30)

SEAFOOD BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Run, Forrest, Run to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located on the fabulous Navy Pier, just a short walk from Ohio Street Beach and Michigan Ave. shopping. 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. $$. All major cards. $$. 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. (N-31)

A bright restaurant in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood. We’re sure you’ll find dishes in the eggsperience selection to please any appetite!

35 West Ontario • Chicago, IL 312.870.6773 • Open Daily 6am - 4pm Late Nite Thu - Sat 10pm - 6am

River North’ s Fine Mexican Food  & signature Margaritas  At Very Reasonable Prices! HAPPY HOUR

ALL APPETizERs 1/2 OFF with your purchase of any beverage at the bar or high-top tables 5pm-8pm everyday.


Keep up with your favorite teams on our  18 - Giant 55" TV's •  Patio seating available.

(1) FREE entree with EVERY purchase of an entree of equal or greater value. This offer is valid for EVERYONE in your party. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other offers, specials or promotions. Not valid after 9pm on Friday or Saturday. Must present this coupon at time of ordering.

316 W. Erie •  312.642.2400 • Open 7 Days sunday-Friday: 11:30am to 2am •  saturday 11:30am to 3am

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining

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. (I-27)

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 or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. (I-33) (Suburban) HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood and fresh cocktails, as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3444. (Suburban)



CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with some 1,400 historical photos, this steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. Wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. (I-29) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops--Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. (I-31) (Suburban)

620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366

“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


MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAKHOUSE Basketball legend Michael Jordan brings his restaurant concept to the InterContinental Chicago. Dine on USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, upscale comfort food, fresh seafood, and a variety of artisanal wines, local craft brews, and specialty cocktails. Bar: daily, 11am–2am. Lunch: daily, 11am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun., 5–9pm. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8823. (J-30)

SUSHI 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. Daily lunch specials. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. (I-28)

THAI 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. Call for hours. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. (J-29) SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Call for hours. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. (I-28) STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. (I-30)

“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine

11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100

This Week

In Chicago

Introducing visitors and locals to great restaurants weekly since 1920!

Be sure to follow us on

Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining

WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves juicy burgers, slow-smoked barbecue, thick Black Angus steaks, and more, all grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 539 N. State, 312.467.9696. (I-30)


All Kinds of Clubs

Chicago’s clubs are so much more than dark, thumping dance halls (but we’ve got plenty of those too, if that’s your thing). It’s time for some post-holiday blues as the award-winning Buddy Guy (above right) returns to Chicago for his annual month-long residency at his blues club LEGENDS (700 S. Wabash, 312.427.1190). For more than 43 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 (top left). Chicago is also known for its comedy clubs, including IO (3541 N. Clark, 773.880.01990, which has featured such famous names as Chris Farley and Tina Fey. Every Thu. at 8pm, see America’s Next Great Game Show. Jan.’s featured game show is “Rabbit Hole,” a trivia-themed show that requests—nay, requires!—audience participation.


Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.



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.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. (E-13)




Nightlife Nightlife

GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer for more than 20 years offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Specialties include Honkers Ale, 312, Green Line, and Matilda. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Also offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items such as duck Reuben sandwiches and their legendary Stilton burger. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. Plenty of free parking at 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071. Second location near the Addison Red Line stop at 3535 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, 773.832.9040. (D-19) (D-4)

Nightlife Nightlife Nightlife Nightlife Nightlife

Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.

CABARET CLUBS BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences from around the world for more than 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. (H-38)


Live Blues 7 Nights a Week!

2 Stages • 2 Bands Doors Open 8:00PM Showtime 9:30PM Till 4AM • 5AM Sat.

$300 OFF Cover Charge with Ad

773-477-4646 • 2548 N. Halsted

For Private Parties Call Dave at 773-491-4774

CO C KTA I L LOUNGES CLUB LUCKY 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. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon.–Fri. at 11:30am, Sat. at 4:30pm, and Sun. at 3:30pm. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. (NW of A-20) DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or post-theater 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, (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–1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. (I-28) MOE’S CANTINA Exposed brick walls and state-of-the-art sound systems provide the ambiance while you enjoy a cocktail list featuring housemade sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am– 3am; Sun., 11am–2am. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000. Also 3518 N. Clark. (I-31)



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. (NW of D-19)


Nightlife Nightlife

HARD ROCK CAFÉ In addition to live music (on Mon. and Thu.), 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–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am– 11pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29)


THE BACK ROOM The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from the lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes timeless hits, jazz, blues, big band, and R&B. Showtimes nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. Thu.–Sat.: DJ starts at 1:30am. $20 cover and two-drink minimum. Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am. 937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. (I-25)




EXCALIBUR Voted Chicago’s Best Nightclub by the Chicago Tribune, this city landmark features multiple club environments under one roof. Find fresh beats and incredible effects in Vision nightclub, retro dance hits and live DJs in the Cabaret, and late-night dining. Wed.–Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. Major credit cards. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944, (H-29)




UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation, stage comedies, or family comedy seven days a week. While you’re watching, enjoy food from the fullservice kitchen (including Chicago favorites from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria or Eli’s Cheesecake) or drinks from a bar with a no-drink minimum. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. (G-20)


SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, Second City has seen countless stars get their start, including Dan Ackroyd, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. See the Second City’s 100th Revue: Who Do We Think We Are? on the Mainstage. Or see We’re All in This Room Together on the E.T.C. Stage. Tue.–Thu., 8pm; Fri.–Sat., 8 and 11pm; Sun., 7pm. $23–$28. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. (G-20)


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. (D-5)

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. (H-32)

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. (H-29)

TAV E R N S & SPORTS BARS JOHN BARLEYCORN A neighborhood sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn has a full-service bar and a stellar beer list. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899;


3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) (Suburban)

W I N E /C H A M PA G N E BARS ENO Indulge your passion for wine, cheese, and chocolate in an intimate setting inside the InterContinental Chicago. A gourmet cornucopia awaits—superb wines, an outstanding international menu of cheeses, and a tasty host of handmade chocolate truffles and bars. Mon.–Thu., 4pm–1am; Sat., 1pm–am; Sun., 1pm–10pm. All major cards. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8738; 200 N. Columbus, 312.946.7000. (J-30) (K-33) POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE With an unrivaled champagne list, Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s top bubbly bars. In addition to serving some 200 selections, Pops also has a full bar, live music (the Dan Effland Trio plays jazz favorites every Sun.–Tue. at 9pm), and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Located in the River North entertainment district. Sun.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 1pm– 2am. 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. (I-30)

The Glass of Charles Lotton Lotton Gallery

! " " !$


"! !

"! ###


On Stage I.O. 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. The cast shines with talent reminiscent of alumni that include Mike Myers, Chris Farley and more. Call for schedule.

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, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $22. Located steps from the red, brown and purple line Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit


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, both locally and nationally famous. This weekend: see Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle's Show) through Jan. 20. With comedy shows seven days a week, including improv and sketch shows, UP also features a full-service kitchen and a full bar with no drink minimum. Make a dinner reservation in advance, and receive priority seating at the show.

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.

On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage On Stage


Celebrating 45 Years in Chicago “Our family has been scouring the world for over 40 years. We’re proud to say that if you want to see the best views in Chicago, we’ll show you the best art in the world” – Diane Petr Hasenstab, President

Graceful Nest

Bamboo Amongst the Oaks

LaSalle Street Bridge Impression

The Raising of Lazarus

535 N. Michigan Ave.

900 N. Michigan Ave.

(312) 329-9330 (800) 423-7635

(312) 649-0999 (800) 545-2929

KEY This Week In Chicago  

January 18, 2013 Issue