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10 sights April showers might bring May flowers, but the month also brings much anticipated spring weather and the chance to get out and see the city.

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Don’t miss what Time Magazine has named the “Best Musical of the Decade.” As the recipient of ten 2009 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical has leaped off the stage and into the hearts of audience members and critics alike. Powered by the music of legendary musician Elton John, Billy Elliot tells a funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy’s triumph against the odds. Set against the historic British miners’ strike of the 1980s, the story follows Billy’s journey as a boy in a small mining town who, after stumbling across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, realizes that his future lay not in the boxing ring, but on stage as a dancer. Rotating in the title role of ‘Billy’ are Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio, Cesar Corrales and J.P. Viernes (Pictured above). Book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darling and directed by Stephen Daldry.

Billy Elliot the Musical is now playing at The Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, located at 24 W. Randolph Street. Recommended for ages 8+ due to some strong language. Tickets range from $28 to $100 and can be purchased at all Broadway In Chicago Offices, by calling 800/775-2000 and online through Ticketmaster or at


f r i d a y, 9 t h The talent and creativity of the School of the Art Institute students is on display at their annual Spring Art Sale. Peruse one-of-a-kind gifts such as photographs, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints and drawings, jewelry, fashion accessories and handmade paper designs. MacLean Center Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan. Today 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm. FREE admission. 312/629-6880. #151


Another in a long line of rock powers spawned in the clubs of Athens, Georgia, the Drive-By Truckers tell the story of the south in their alternative country anthems. Tonight at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield. 8pm. $25. 773/472-0366.

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From leftover St. Patrick’s Day revelers to die-hard Riverdance aficionados, lovers of all things Irish will head to the burbs this weekend for “Songs from the Heart,” the latest offering from the wildly popular all-female sextet Celtic Woman. Tonight and tomorrow at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road in suburban Rosemont. 8pm. $50-$75. 847/671-5100.

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Singer-songwriter Edwin McCain may have scored his biggest hits more than a decade ago with the mammoth singles “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More,” but he’ll have plenty of other material to draw from during tonight’s appearance at Cubby Bear. 1059 W. Addison. 9pm. $25. 773/327-1662. to Addison Ten gallon hats are something of an eccentric fashion choice in Chicago, but don’t be surprised to see a whole herd of them on the North Side this weekend as country star Phil Vassar hits town for a pair of shows at Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed Street. Tonight and tomorrow at 10pm. $37. 312/3373486. to North

saturday, 10th Run for a cause! Two children’s advocacy groups–Voices for Illinois Children and Prevent Child Abuse America–are the beneficiaries of this year’s 13th annual Wrigley Start Early Run & Walk. Columbus & Balbo at Grant Park. 5k run at 9am, 10k run at 9:15am, 1-mile pledge walk at 9:30am, Kid’s Dash at 10am. $20-$35. 773/868-3010. #151

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With her Billie Holiday-esque vocal inflections and her French street busking cred, Madeleine Peyroux has found a way to stand out from the increasingly crowded field of young jazz-pop chanteuses. Tonight at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 7pm and 10pm. $38. 773/728-6000.

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The CTA provides convenient public transportation to many of the city's events and attractions. See the center map spread for 'L' train stops and color-coded lines. Icons on the calendar are for bus or 'L' train lines and include the bus number or the train line color, plus the closest stop. For more information, please consult with your hotel concierge, call the CTA at 836-7000, or visit


Lincoln Park will once again be filled with a mob of monk-like figures, however, it will not be a church gathering, it is the Second-annual Snuggie Pub Crawl! The pub crawl kicks-off with registration at 10:30am at Lion Head Pub & The Apartment, and includes stops at John Barleycorn, Halligan’s, and more. 100% of the proceeds benefit Karama Connection/AC. Orphanage. 2251 N. Lincoln. $18 (online), $25 (at

Ladies, round up your best girlfriends and head to The Venue at Horseshow Casino for Chippendale’s – Ultimate Girl’s Night Out where12 physically perfect male dancers will delight you with the perfect blend of music, hot dance moves, and sensual theatrics. 777 Casino Center in Hammond, IN (just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago). 7:30pm & 10:30pm. $25-$40. 219/473-6060.

With bona fide guitar skills but an apparent weakness for treacly pop tunes, John Mayer kinda-sorta offers something for almost everybody, which helps explain how he’s able to sell out giant venues like the United Center. 1901 W. Madison. 8pm. $34-$77. 312/455-4500.


With veteran drummer Stanton Moore manning the backbeats, the New Orleans jazz-funk collective Galactic heads north to stretch out some of the tunes from its latest release Ya-Ka-May at the Vic Theatre. 3145 N. Sheffield. 8:30pm. $25. 773/472-0366. to Belmont

sunday, 11th The Chicago Blackhawks battle it out against the Detroit Red Wings today at 2pm in the United Center. 1901 W. Madison. 312/455-7000.


Piano phenom Lang Lang and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra tackle a two-concerto matinee program featuring Mozart and Prokofiev at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. 205 E. Randolph. 3pm. $45-$95. 312/704-8414. #151 Australian-born author and two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey joins Writers on the Record host Victoria Lautman at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss his dazzling eleventh novel, Parrot & Olivier in America. 400 S. to Harrison State. 6pm. FREE. 312/747-4050.


As choral music enjoys something of a pop culture renaissance thanks to the hit TV show “Glee,” the Indiana University-based ensemble Straight No Chaser finds its jazzy harmonies back in a brighter spotlight with tonight’s performance at the Chicago Theatre. 175 N. State. 7:30pm. $25-$45. 312/902-1500.

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monday, 12th The Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers today is at 1:20pm in their Home Opener at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field. The series continues on Wed, April 14th and Thu April 15th with first pitch at 1:20pm. 1060 W. Addison. 800/THE-CUBS. See our feature story on page 52 for where to catch the action. to Addison

tuesday, 13th In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. Examine the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation with Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 2-Hour Modern Skyscrapers Walking Tour. 224 S. Michigan. Daily at 1pm. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. 312/922-3432.



The Chicago Bulls go head to head against the Boston Celtics tonight at 7pm at the United Center. 1901 W. Madison. 800-4NBATIX. Pre-game with a delicious Italian meal in the heart of Little Italy at nearby RoSal’s (1154 W. Taylor; 312/243-2357). Join Adam Seger–Mixologist to the Stars–at Italian Village’s Vivere for a four-course meal with cocktail pairings using his acclaimed rum-infused Hum Spirit. 71 W. Monroe. 7pm-11pm. $50. RSVP to 312/332-4040.

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wednesday, 14th Dr. Wiley Feinstein from Loyola University’s English Department talks about one of the most memorable passages of Dante’s Divine Comedy: the episode of Ugolino in the Inferno today at Loyola University Museum of Art. Meet in the Lecture Hall, 820 N. Michigan. 11:30am & 1pm. $35. 312/915-7630.


Come hear the next generation of jazz talent as the Jazz Institute of Chicago hosts a monthly jam session for young jazz musicians, providing students an opportunity to perform with worldclass professionals. Jazz Links Jam Sessions take place at the Randolph St. Café in the Chicago Cultural Center. 77 E. Randolph. 5pm-7pm. FREE. 312/744-6630. #151


thursday, 15th Have you ever wanted to step inside a 40-foot tornado or see giant bolts of lightning crackle above you? You can (unharmed!) at the Museum of Science and Industry’s new permanent exhibit Science Storms, which places you in the middle of nature’s most powerful phenomena. 5700 S. Lake Shore. General admission: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $10 children 3-11. 773/684-1414.


It’s “Dancing with the Classical Stars,” as conductor Esa PekkaSalonen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra welcome the talented hoofers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for a joint program at Symphony Center. 220 S. Michigan. 8pm. $40-$100. 312/294-3000.


friday, 16th Macy’s on State Street hosts the largest Chicago-based Designer Trunk Show of the season featuring established Chicago-based designers. Meet the designers behind some of the finest collections of women’s accessories, handbags and jewelry. 111 N. State. Today and tomorrow from 10am-6pm. 312/781-4884.

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Waukegan. 7pm. $47-$77. 800/982-2787.

The CTA provides convenient public transportation to many of the city's events and attractions. See the center map spread for 'L' train stops and color-coded lines. Icons on the calendar are for bus or 'L' train lines and include the bus number or the train line color, plus the closest stop. For more information, please consult with your hotel concierge, call the CTA at 836-7000, or visit


Jerry Seinfeld returns to the stage of the Genesee Theatre with has uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. 203 N. Genesee in suburban

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Don’t miss what Time Magazine has named the “Best Musical of the Decade.” BILLY ELLIOT the Musical is the heartwarming celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph.

A WILD PLACE TO around the iconic towering 150foot Ferris wheel. Other Pier attractions that you won’t want to miss: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier’s IMAX Theatre and Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze. 600 E. Grand. Sun-Thu 10am8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. 312/595PIER. #124

Recommended for ages 8+. Call for show times. $30-$100. 800/775-2000. to Lake

Based on Salmon Rushdie’s award-winning children’s novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, follows Haroun to the mythical moon of Kahani where he joins forces with shadow warriors, mechanical flying birds, talking fish, and water genies in his quest to recover his father’s magical storytelling powers. DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. Recommended for ages 7+. Tue & Thu at 10am, Sat at 2pm. $8. 312/922-1999.

With more than 50 acres of shops, restaurants, events, entertainment, and attractions, Navy Pier is Chicago’s flagship site for amusement and good fun. No visit is complete with taking a spin

ately nick-named “The Bean”; and then stop by Crown Fountain, two towering bookends bearing digital images of Chicagoans. Michigan Ave, between Randolph and Monroe. #151

FREE. 312/742-1168.


If the weather isn’t cooperating outside, take the adventure indoors! ESPN Zone’s Sports Arena features a whopping 10,000-square-feet of interactive games and attractions, including a 15-foot Madden NFL Football; ESPN Bowling down 45-foot lanes; MoCap Boxing and Golf; and much more. Afterward, refuel on the classic American menu that caters to both kids and adult tastes alike. 43 E. Ohio. Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 312/644-ESPN. #151

No visit to Chicago is complete without exploring the city’s aweinspiring civic gem, Millennium Park. First, stroll the BP Bridge, a 925-foot winding, whimsical bridge that connects Millennium Park with Daley Bicentennial Plaza and provides an unbelievable view of Chicago’s skyline, Grant Park and Lake Michigan; next find your reflection in Cloud Gate, affection-

Looking for the perfect ending to a fun-packed day? Take the family on a food safari at Rainforest Café where you can relax as the sights and sounds of the rainforest come to life. Kids go wild every Wednesday on Family Night, when kids 10 & under eat for only $1.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée from 5pm-close. 605 N. Clark. 312/787-1501. Bring the ad on this spread for a complimentary chef ’s appetizer! #151

Steve Tobin, creator of the Trinity Root, the first and only 9/11 memorial near Ground Zero in NYC, debuts his new Steelroots series at The Morton Arboretum April 9th. This four-season outdoor exhibition features 14 monumental sculptures –up to 40-feet high– that seem to burst forth from the earth. It’s fine art that visitors are encouraged to touch. I-88 and Rte. 53 in suburban Lisle. Daily 7amsunset. ($11 adults, $10 seniors, $8 youth 2-17, children under 2 are free. Discounted admission on Wednesdays. 630/968-0074.

Now playing at Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell. The action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. 700 E. Grand Ave., on Navy Pier. Tickets are $15-$17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $13 for children and can be purchased via the website at For more info, call 312/595-5MAX.


SHOP AND EAT®® The world-famous Skydeck Chicago gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the city and beyond. Get unobstructed views of Chicago –– 1,353 feet straight down –– when you step out on The Ledge. The Skydeck’s newest addition, this glass bottom ledge brings visitors 4.3 feet from the building 103 stories up, literally bringing the city to your feet. Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker. Daily 10am-8pm. Adults $14.95, children age 3-11 $10.50, children under 3 are free. 312/875-9696. #157

If a challenge is what you’re looking for, search no further than Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze. Part funhouse, part maze, Amazing Chicago brings the sights and sounds of Chicago to life. Get dazzled by Chicago’s first full-sensory maze featuring visual and audio special effects including a mirror maze, spinning light tunnel and more. Fun for all! 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier. Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, FriSat 10am-10pm. Adults $10.95, children 5-12 $9.95. Call 888/893-7300 for more information. #124

Keep your Windy City adventure going with a trip to The Shedd Aquarium, where families will experience dolphins, sea lions, penguins and more at their newly re-imagined Oceanarium and new multimedia marine mammal show, Fantasea. 1200 S. Lake Shore. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Adults $24.95, children 3-11/seniors $17.95. 312/939-2438. #146

The Chicago Children’s Museum present’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Stories, now performing at The Field Museum. Brought to you by Mermaid Theatre’s of Nova Scotia, the production draws upon the magic of black light and fluorescent puppet creations to capture the charm of Eric Carle’s wonderful tales. 1400 S. Lake Shore. Recommended for ages 3-6. Tue & Thu-Fri at 10am & noon, Wed at 10am, Sat at 10am, noon & 3pm, Sun at non & 3pm. Adults $35, children 12 and under $25. 866/811-4111.

Millions of years ago, colossal mammals roamed Europe, Asia, and North America. Explore their lives through monumental video installations, hands-on interactive displays, and more at The Field Museum’s newest exhibit, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. 1400 S. Lake Shore. 9am-5pm. Adults $22, students & seniors $18, children 3-11 $15. 312/922-9410. #146

Lincoln Park Zoo is an oasis where kids can see giraffes, rhinos and much more! 2200 N. Cannon. Daily 10am-4:30pm. FREE. 312/742-2000. #151



April showers might bring May flowers, but the month also brings much anticipated spring weather and the chance to get out and see the city. The air is perfect for a ride on the water and you’re not going to find a better guide than Wendella (400 N. Michigan, lower level of Michigan Ave. Bridge, NW corner, 312/337-1446). Chicago’s original tour boat company offers a variety of lake and river tours to please all tastes. • Why walk it when you can bike it with Bike and Roll Chicago (239 E. Randolph & 600 E. Grand; 888/BIKE-WAY). Choose from their exhilarating Amazing Lakefront, Friendly Neighborhoods, Bikes @ Nite, or Presidential Bike tours. Step inside a 40-foot tornado or see a bolt of lightning crackle over your head at the Museum of Science and Industry’s (5700 S. Lake Shore; 312/6841414) newest exhibit Science Storms. Visitors will experience an up-close look at some of nature’s most powerful and compelling phenomena. View nearly 120 of Matisse’s most ambitions and experimental paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints at The Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan; 312/443-3600). Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 focuses on the most innovative time in his long storied career as an artist.


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AMAZING CHICAGO 600 E. Grand, 888/893-7300. Part Funhouse, Part Maze – 100% FUN at Navy Pier! Navigate your way through 4,000-square feet of exhilarating sensory experiences. Lose yourself in the Mirror Maze, stumble your way through the Spinning Tunnel, stomp out the Great Chicago Fire and much more! Find out for yourself why over 1 million guests have gotten lost here. Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. (Child pass $9.95; Adult pass $10.95; Amazing Value 4-pack $39.95). Recommended for ages 7 and up. Group rates available. (M-30)

Glass balconies put you 1,353 feet & 103 floors over The Windy City! Open daily at 10a.m. • (312)875-9696 Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Dr.


CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER 400 S. State, 312/747-4300, 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 1pm5pm. (FREE)(I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877-CHI-CAGO. The Historic Water Tower across the street from the welcome center is one of only two structures that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Daily: 7:30am-7pm. Tourist information, maps, hotel reservations and sightseeing suggestions available inside. (FREE)(J-27) CITYPASS Call 707/256-0490 or visit Visit five of Chicago’s most popular attractions for one low price. Save 50 percent and avoid ticket lines. CityPass ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and skyscraper views from the Skydeck Chicago or John Hancock Observatory. Good for nine days. Ask for it at the first of the above attractions you visit. ($69 adults, $59 children ages 3-11.) All major cards. GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY 300 N. Central Park, 312/746-5100, Sensory gardens, children’s garden and outdoor Monet garden will provide you with enough oxygen to cover all the grounds. Daily 9am-5pm (Wed open till 8pm). ($5 suggested donation.) Cash only. (West of D-33) JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY 875 N. Michigan, 888/875-VIEW, Voted “the best

This distinctive building offers visitors a memorable experience, from the state-of-theart auditorium to the impressive main lobby. Visitors can admire the art and sculpture. Visitors can explore the exceptional life of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in an exhibit highlighting his life and accomplishments.

view” in Chicago! The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Skywalk open-air viewing deck as well as a new multimedia Sky Tour narrated by David Schwimmer and Espression by Lavazza cafe. 9am-11pm daily. ($15 adults, $10 youth 3-11, children under 3 free.) (J-26) LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY 2391 N. Stockton, 312/742-7736, Always green and lush, find everything from tropical palms to ancient ferns year round. Daily 9am-5pm. (FREE)(G-14) MILLENNIUM PARK Michigan & Randolph, 312/742-1168. One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge, Cloud Gate


reflective sculpture and the Crown Fountain. Daily 6am11pm. (FREE)(J-35) NAVY PIER 600 E. Grand, 312/595-PIER. This redeveloped Chicago landmark houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides and attractions including Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel and the Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows. Outside Chicagoland call 800/595-PIER. Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am10pm. Credits cards accepted vary. (M-30) SKYDECK CHICAGO 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312/875-9696, You haven’t seen Chicago


until you’ve seen it from the world-famous Skydeck located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Beat the crowds and visit during off-hours, after 5pm. And be sure to check out their newest attraction – “The Ledge” – which offers visitors views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily 9am-8pm. ($15.95 adults, $11 children age 3-11, children under 3 free.) All major cards. (G-37)

museums FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS: Mon: Chicago History Museum. Tue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science. Wed: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu: The Art Institute of Chicago (5pm-8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5pm-8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Sun: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sunday every month for children 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Continued on page 14



Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows.

Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun noon-5pm. ($14 adults, $12 seniors & students and children 12 and under free.) Free on Mon. (H-20)

ADLER PLANETARIUM 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312/922-STAR. The first planetarium in the Western hemisphere and the Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy. MonFri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am4:30pm. (General admission: $10 adults, $6 kids 3-14, children 3 and under free.) AE, DC, MC, V (N-43)

DUSABLE MUSEUM 740 E. 56th Place, 773/947-0600. Dedicated to the

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S. Michigan, 312/4433600. Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. New Modern Wing now open. Wheelchair- and strolleraccessible. Mon-Wed & Fri 10:30am5pm, Thu 10:30am-8pm (free 5pm8pm), Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. ($18 adults, $12 children, seniors & students w/ID and children under 14 are free.) All major cards. (J-36) THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION 224 S. Michigan, 312/922-3432. Chicago’s “front door” is dedicated to the city’s world-famous architecture. Tour Center open daily from 9am6:30pm. All major cards. (J-36) CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, 847/835-5440. One of the country’s

most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. Daily 8am-sunset. (FREE)(Suburban) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312/5271000. Hands-on exhibits and activities make every visit special for kids of all ages. Daily 10am-5pm, except Thu 10am-8pm. ($10 adults/children, $9 seniors, children under 1 are free. Free every Thu 5pm-8pm and the first Sunday of every month for kids 15 and under). All major cards. (M-31) CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER 78 E. Washington, 312/744-6630. This

cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. Mon-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am6pm, Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am6pm. (FREE)(I-35) CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM 1601 N. Clark, 312/642-4600. Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history.

collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. $3 adults, $2 seniors/ students, $1 children ages 6-12, children under 6 are free. Free on Sun. (South of M-54) THE FIELD MUSEUM 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312/922-9410. This is your big chance to meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. 9am-5pm daily. (General admission: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors and $10 children 3-11.) Exhibitions may require an additional fee. (K-43) FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO 951 Chicago in Oak Park, 708/848-1976. This complex served as Wright’s private residence, studio and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Call for tours and times. (Suburban) GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM 1800 South Prairie, 312/326-1480. Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s urban masterpiece. Tours: Wed-Sun at 1pm & 3pm. Clarke House Tours: Wed-Sun noon & 2pm. ($10 adults, $9 students/seniors, children 5-12 $6. Free on Wed.) (J-48) JANE ADDAMS HULL HOUSE MUSEUM 800 S. Halsted 312/4135353. This Chicago Historic Landmark built in 1856 and lived in by Jane Addams herself in 1889 is now located on the University of Illinois campus. The museum is open to individual visitors and prescheduled tours during the following hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm. (FREE)(D-41) KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 2100 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview. 847/832-6600. Hands-on exhibits

focused on interactive play to make learning fun. Mon-Sat 9:30am5pm, Sun noon-5pm. ($7.50 adults/children, $6.50 seniors 55+, children under 1 are free.) All major cards. (Suburban) LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART 820 N. Michigan, 312/915-


7600. Chicago’s newest cultural institution dedicated to the exploration, promotion and understanding of art and artistic expression. Open Tue 11am-8pm and Wed-Sun 11am-6pm. $6 adults, $5 seniors, and students and children 14 and under free. Free on Tue. (I-27)

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 220 E. Chicago, 312/280-2660. The most exciting and innovative art of our times. Tue 10am-8pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. ($12 adults, $7 students/seniors, children 12 and under are free. Free on Tue.) (J-27) MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773/684-1414,

Peruse 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Science Storms, and much more. Mon-Sat 9:30am4pm, Sun 11am-4pm. ($15 adults, $14 seniors 65+, $10 children 3-11.) All major cards. (South of P-54) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART 1852 W. 19th St., 312/738-1503. The museum’s permanent collection has grown to more than 1,700 objects featuring the finest of Mexican creativity from both sides of the border. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. (FREE) (West of D-49) NEWBERRY LIBRARY 60 W. Walton, 312/943-9090. A free and independent research library focusing on history and the humanities. Home to an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts and maps. The library offers an array of lectures, seminars, concerts and other public programming. Tue-Fri 9am5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. (FREE)(H-25) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM 2430 N. Cannon, 773/7555100. Grab your field journal and sense of adventure and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon-Fri 9am–4:30pm, SatSun 10am–5pm. ($9 adults, $7 students/seniors, $6 children ages 312, children under 3 free. Free on Thu.) (G-14) SHEDD AQUARIUM 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312/939-2438. Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones to whales, dolphins to sharks, in their natural aquatic habitats. Don’t miss the Shedd’s newly re-imagined Oceanarium with increased opportunities for interaction with the animals,

including the Polar Play Zone. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am6pm. (Shedd Pass: $24.95 adults, $17.95 children ages 3-11). All major cards. (L-43)

tours by land


BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS AND TOURS Millennium Park – 239 E. Randolph; Navy Pier – 600 E. Grand; North Avenue Beach – 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive + 6 other great locations. 312/729-1000,

Largest Rental fleet in Chicago with over 700 bikes to choose from at 9 convenient locations. Great tours by bicycle, segway, or new for 2010 Electric Bikes! Amazing Lakefront Tour by Bike or Segway, Friendly Neighborhoods Tour to Lincoln Park & Wrigleyville by Electric Bike, Presidential Tour of Hyde Park by bike. April Tours by Reservation. Rentals available daily. All major cards. (J-35)(M-30) THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION 224 S. Michigan, 312/922-3432. More than 85 tours year-round. Call for tour schedules. All major cards. (I-37)

tours by water

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING 600 E. Grand, Ogden Slip dock at Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, Enjoy a dramatic, one-hour

Chicago River Architecture Cruise with professional guide– frequent departures daily in April from 10am to approx 5:30pm. Fares: adults $24-$30, seniors $21-$27, children $12-$15. Also offering weekend service on our narrated Lake Michigan boat tours from Navy Pier. Fares: adults $14-$17, seniors $13-$15, children $6 -$8. All tours weather permitting– for daily updated information, group rates or to purchase tickets, call or see website. (M-30)

METRA 312/322-6900, The fastest and most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just 7 minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Avenue to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse, with intermediate stops at Van Buren Street and the Museum Campus/11th St. Station. Prices vary. (J-33)(J-38)

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CHICAGO WATER TAXI Call 312/337-1446 or visit Looking for fun, fast WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Celebrating 75 Years! 400 N. Michigan, lower level of Michigan Ave. Bridge, NW corner, 312/337-1446, Chicago’s

original narrated boat tour, founded in 1935, offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historical sites. Select from their 75 minute Chicago River Architecture Tour, 90 minute Combined Lake and River Tour, Chicago At Sunset Tour, fireworks tours or specialty Wine Tasting Cruises. Frequent departures starting at 9:45am. Prices starting at $25 adults, $23 seniors, $12 kids 3-11, kids 2 & under free. (J-31)

and friendly transportation? Avoid street congestion and hop on board a Chicago Water Taxi. Operating on a closed loop route on the Chicago River shuttling passengers between Madison Street on the south branch and LaSalle Street and Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building on the main branch, this is a great alternative to your traditional cab ride. Frequent departures, call for schedule. (One-way fares are $2 and $4 to Chinatown. All day explore Chicago tickets are $6.) Convenient ticketing Kiosks available at most of our stops.

worship CHICAGO FROM THE LAKE 465 N. McClurg Court, 312/527-2002, Unforgettable ninety-minute lectured boat cruises depart daily. The Architectural River Cruise offers unique perspectives of landmark buildings. The Historical Lake & River Cruise offers a narrative of Chicago history with a gorgeous skyline view. Cruise prices: $37 adults, $31 seniors, $21 children 7-18, under 7 free. Group discounts are available. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. Reservations recommended. Call for hours. (L-32)

transportation CTA 888/YOUR-CTA.The Chicago Transit Authority makes getting around Chicago convenient and affordable. ($2.25 per ride, visitor passes $5.75–one day pass, $14–three day pass.) GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Call 8882The-Van (284-3826) or visit GO Airport Express

offers Chicago residents and visitors a comfortable, safe, convenient and economical ride to and from both departure and destination airports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V


FIRST ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 1301 N. LaSalle, 312/642-7172. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 77 W. Washington, 312/236-4548.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN 126 E. Chestnut, 312/787-4570.

ST. PETERS CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 W. Madison, 312/372-5111.

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From beautiful landscapes to monumental architecture to iconic sculpture, Millennium Park is truly a 21st century creation. Chicago’s civic gem is a 24.5-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. Don’t miss the Park’s exciting exhibition, A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculptures from China, which is comprised of four large-scale sculptures by four leading Chinese sculptors and installation artists.

Free Park Happenings… Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular 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 the park floor.

A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculptures from China Discover why contemporary Chinese art has emerged from a domestic avant-garde movement into one of the fastest growing and most dynamic components of the international art scene with four new large-scale sculptures by four leading Chinese sculptors and installation artists currently on exhibit through October 2010.


Millennium Park can be conveniently reached by taking the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses. Call 312/742-1168 or visit for more information.

Looking for that perfect gift? See what’s in store at some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. Rock out your wardrobe at the Rock Shop located inside Hard Rock Café (63 W. Ontario; 312/943-2252). Be the first to own The Who Signature Series: Edition XXVII limitededition T-shirt designed by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, and check off your good deed for the day as 15% of the proceeds are donated to the charity City of Hope. Want to give a little more? Also available are Shakira Artist Spotlight T-shirts and bracelets benefiting Fundación Pies Descalzos. • Take home a piece of the action when you shop at ESPN Zone (43 E. Ohio; 312/644-ESPN). The ESPN Zone collection features the latest Champion and ESPN apparel as well as city specific memorabilia for fans wanting to commemorate the big win. • It’s a jungle out there… and inside Rainforest Café (605 N. Clark; 312/787-1501). Find jungle-themed merchandise for your wild bunch at the restaurant’s Retail Village, from toys and stuffed animals to souvenir T-shirts and jackets–they’ve got it all! Bring discount coupon in our Kids Korner section on page 9.

The Who Signature Series: Edition XXVII

Shakira Artist Spotlight T-shirts

Rainforest Café Retail Village




Designer resale of ChiCago

* Please call to confirm hours and credit cards. AE: American Express, MC: MasterCard, DC: DinersClub, DS: Discover, V: Visa

50 to 80% off retail!

* Refer to the Metro Map and North Metro Map for corresponding map codes, found in parentheses at the end of each listing.

THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING 159 W. Kinzie, 312/5270533. This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, Art Nouveau & Art Deco, Moderne, Continental silver and Meissen. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. All major cards. (H-31) ASIAN HOUSE 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-4848. A large selection of elegant Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as Oriental 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. (H-31)

New fashions and accessories arriving daily!

658 N. Dearborn St. 312-587-3312



art ATLAS GALLERIES, INC. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312/6490999 or 800/545-2929; 535 N. Michigan, 312/329-9330 or 800/423-7635, For 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 Phillips. 900 N. Michigan hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. 535 N. Michigan hours: Mon & Thu-Fri 10am-9pm, Tue-Wed & Sat 10am6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. All major cards. (J-26)(J-29) LOTTON GALLERY 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312/664-6203, Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by a single family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine art glass in vases, lamps and decorative objects. Though the focus is on showcasing the Lottons’ beautiful glass pieces, the gallery also exhibits quality paintings and fine prints from world-renown artists. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. (J-26)

cd stores


JAZZ RECORD MART 27 E. Illinois, 312/222-1467, The world’s largest jazz and blues store has

Water Tower Pl ace

clothing DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO 658 N. Dearborn, 312/587-3312. Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique


835 N. Michigan Ave. 5th Floor 312.640.8860 |

been described as a “treasure trove” of merchandise and memorabilia. The store features CDs, LPs, 45s and 78s, DVDs and videos as well as posters, T-Shirts, magazines and books. The Mart has an international reputation for its huge selection (over 25,000 different CD titles in stock) and also features extensive offerings of world music, R & B and soul. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the “Blues Hall of Fame” and inclusion on many top ten lists as one of the best independent record stores in the US. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. (I-31)

has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret. Find high-end luxury labels like Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Armani and more at a fraction of the original cost. Also carrying plus sizes. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon6pm. All major cards. (H-29)


19 South Wabash, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60603

153 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 151 Largest selection of cigars, pipes, tobaccos and accessories in the country Worldwide Mail Order Service Free Downtown Hotel Delivery

800/621-1457 312/372-1306 Fax 312/372-1416

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CUSTO BARCELONA Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor, 312/981-3904. Combining the best quality screen-printing with textiles and designs, Custo Barcelona’s fashions feature bright colors and humorous graphics. Besides becoming hot ticket items among Hollywood’s elite, including fashionistas Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman, this award-winning and internationally coveted designer brand is reasonably priced for everyone to enjoy. All major cards. (J-27)

deprtment stores BLOOMINGDALE’S 900 N. Michigan, 312/440-4460. Young, hip and classic fashion coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the “Bloomies” Midwest flagship. Mon-Sat 10am8pm, Sun noon-7pm. AE, MC, V (J-26) MACY’S 111 N. State, 312/781-1000; 835 N. Michigan, Water Tower Place, 312/335-7787. Top fashions for men, women and children as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. Store hours—State: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am6pm; Water Tower: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. (I-34)(J-26) NORDSTROM 520 N. Michigan, 312/464-1515. Notable sections include a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics and the men’s fashions. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. (J-30)


furs CHICAGO FUR OUTLET 777 W. Diversey, 773/348-FURS, “Home of the Furry Godmother” is celebrating over 25 years in the business. You’ll find a wide selection of new, used and vintage furs for both men and women at a fraction of their original cost. And now more than ever you can’t afford not to shop and buy from the Chicago Fur Outlet. Layaway and financing available. Mon and Thu 11am-7pm, Tue-Wed & Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm (hours vary, please call). All major cards. (North of E-11)

Chicago Fur Outlet

Home of the Furry Godmother!

TOUS Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 5th Floor, 312/6408860, Come and discover beautiful European designs at the Barcelona-based luxury jewelry and accessories shop. Style and sophistication define the familyowned brand that dates back to the 1920s. Shop a selection of signature collections, jewelry, handbags and accessories that are in-line with today’s current trends. There’s something for every budget. All major cards. (J-27)





lingerie LOVER’S LANE 888/744-LOVE, “The ultimate store for couples” invites you to experience the fun and excitement of shopping for sensuous lingerie, intimate bedroom toys and romantic gifts. Intimate apparel is available from petite to full-figure sizes. Provocative gifts include sexy menswear, lotions and oils, fetishwear, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop in any of their 29 locations throughout


Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. For stores located in the Chicagoland area, please reference our suburban map or visit Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun noon6pm. All major cards. (Suburban)

shoes & boots



FLORSHEIM Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 5th Floor, 312/335-9884, Carrying men’s shoes for all walks of life since 1892, Florsheim continues to deliver style and comfort with high-quality workmanship. You’ll find a variety of labels, including, Florsheim, FLS, Comfortech and Imperial, crafted for a variety of lifestyles. Mon-Sat 10am9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. (J-27)

shopping malls THE 900 SHOPS 900 N. Michigan, 312/915-3900. Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops, restaurants and covered parking. Mon-Sat 10am7pm, Sun noon-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. (J-27) WATER TOWER PLACE 835-845 N. Michigan, 312/440-3166. At the pinnacle of Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago’s premier shopping destination. Its stunning eight-level atrium is anchored by Macy’s and houses American Girl Place as well as more than 100 specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants. Mon-Sat 10am9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. (J-27) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE 520 N. Michigan, 312/327-2300. Nordstroms anchors this European arcadestyle facility with more than 35 retail shops and food court. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. (J-30)

souvenirs CHICAGO “5” SOUVENIRS 454 N. Columbus, NBC Tower, Lobby Level, 312/467-9537. The only retail store authorized to carry authentic NBC merchandise. Find fun, quirky and original souvenirs from hit shows like “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Heroes, “ “The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show,” and “Judge Mathis.” Carrying everything from T-shirts and tote bags to baseball caps and bobble heads, Chicago “5” Souvenirs is a TV fans one-stop-shop. Plus, visitors will also find an impressive collection of dynamic Chicago souvenirs, including Al Capone and Barack Obama merchandise. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. All major cards. (K-31)

specialty shops ESPN ZONE 43 E. Ohio, 312/644-3776, Shop, dine and play, all at ESPN Zone. This multifaceted entertainment venue has it all. Looking for a gift for that sports fan in your life? Pick up the latest in ESPN & ESPN Zone apparel and souvenirs. Afterward, watch sports on more than 100 brilliant high definition screens, dine on a classic American grill food the whole family will enjoy or test your skills on the interactive, sports-themed games and attractions. Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. All major cards. (I-30) RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, After your dining safari at Rainforest Café, pick up that special souvenir gift from their Retail Village to commemorate your visit. The Retail Village offers a WILD variety of items for the entire family,



including souvenir T-shirts and jackets, stuffed animals of the wild, safari-themed place settings, and much more. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. (H-29)

Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood, Up Down Cigar is a neighborhood institution as well as one of the most famous tobacco stores in the world. Building on nearly 50 years dedicated to the passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down Cigar’s high-end architecture, art and sculpture showcase an extensive selection of rare, premium cigars, pipes, humidors and accessories. This sublime smoker’s experience is a must-stop in Chicago for any cigar enthusiast. FREE PARKING. OPEN LATE EVERYDAY. Mon–Thu10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am–11pm. AE, MC, V (H-19)

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Kinzie — 312/527-0533 Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffanystyle 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.




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John Hancock Center Cheesecake Factory

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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. 159 W.



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UP DOWN CIGAR 1550 N. Wells, 800/5-UPDOWN or 312/337-8505, Located in the heart of


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IWAN RIES & CO. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312/372-1306, Since 1857, Chicago’s oldest family business, celebrates over 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. More than 100 brands of cigars and 20,000 pipes in stock. Humidors, lighters and accessories available. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm. All major cards. (I-35)





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WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312/642-2540, A unique knitting & needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of knitting yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. MonSat 9:30am-4:45pm. All major cards. (I-25)


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alfresco dining They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day out right at YOLK (1120 S. Michigan, 312/789-YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312/787-2277) where you’ll find creative breakfasts, specialty juices, and private label premium coffee. Voted “#1 Breakfast in Chicago” by FOX and “Best Breakfast” by Citysearch, YOLK’s unique menu, egg-ceptional service, and sunny interior are an award-wining combination. • If a juicy steak is what you’re hankering for, Kinzie Chophouse (400 N. Wells; 312/822-0191), emanates an old Chicago feel with its cozy dining room, jazzy background and delicious selection of steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. • A relative newcomer, River North hotspot, Sushi Taiyo (58 E. Ontario; 312/440-1717), features contemporary sushi, Asian fare and a cocktail menu that includes high end and regional sake in addition to unique martinis, wine and Japanese beers. • Veteran Thai spot Star of Siam (11 E. Illinois; 312/670-0100) has garnered rave reviews from just about everyone in town. The bi-level space is built for casual comfort—from the pillows in the cozy booths to the swift service and traditional Thai dishes.


Kinzie Chophouse

Sushi Taiyo

Star of Siam



M-F 6am-3pm S-S 7am-3pm

* Please call to confirm hours, credit cards and outdoor seating availability. * AE: American Express, MC: MasterCard, DC: DinersClub, DS: Discover, V: Visa * Price symbols indicate average price for dinner entrée. $: under $10, $$: $10-$15, $$$: $15-$25, $$$$: $25 up

american ESPN ZONE 43 E. Ohio, 312/644-3776, A favorite among sports fans, this food, drink and games emporium features more than 100 brilliant high definition TVs, including a giant 16-foot-wide HD projection screen and 10,000-square-feet of sports-themed interactive games and attractions. Enjoy American grill favorites such as baby back ribs, a variety of burgers, salads and pasta, as well as popular kids items like macaroni and cheese, mini burgers and chicken tenders. And best of all, every dining seat has the perfect view of every play. Sun-Thu 11am11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. All major cards. $$ (I-30)J


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* Refer to the Metro Map and North Metro Map for corresponding map codes, found in parentheses at the end of each listing.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, Boasting the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serving up the best in American cuisine. This legendary institution serves juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, fajitas, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, and more in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Hard Rock merchandise available—store opens daily at 10am. Food served Mon-Thu11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am11pm. All major cards. $$ (H-29)J HARRY CARAY’S TAVERN NAVY PIER 700 E. Grand; 773HOLY-COW, Conveniently located on Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern offers a familyfriendly menu, a museum-quality collection of Chicago sports memorabilia, 30 HD flat screens TVs throughout, and an expansive patio for the warmer months. All major cards. $$ (M-30) LLOYD’S CHICAGO 1 S. Wacker, 312/407-6900. American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails and pre-theater dinner and is just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre. Mon-Fri 11:30am8:30pm. Sat on opera nights 5pm-7pm. All major cards. $$$ (G-35)

tropical jungle canopy featuring creative cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. The Retail Village offers a wide variety of souvenir items, including stuffed animals, kids plate sets, and more. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. $$ (H-29)J WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT 539 N. State, 312/467-9696. From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves award-winning burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, seafood and more all grilled to perfection over char-


RAINFOREST CAFÉ 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, An adventurous dining experience under a

coal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ (I-30) WEST EGG CAFE 620 N. Fairbanks, 312/280-8366. Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, hearthealthy dishes also available. Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, SatSun 7am-3pm. All major cards. $ (K-29)J

RED LIGHT 820 W. Randolph, 312/733-8880. Seasonal American, French, Thai and other Asian ingredients create dishes like Peking duck with orange ginger cranberry sauce. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (D-34)




TAMARIND 614 S. Wabash, 312/379-0970, Contemporary décor accents traditional Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian cafe to create a classic, yet eclectic dining experience. The menu covers most of Asia, including a delicious variety of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese entrees as well an impressive selection of sushi. Special pre-fix dinner available for $31. Open daily 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ (I-39)


42 East Superior 312.867.1492

WEST EGG CAFE 620 N. Fairbanks, 312/280-8366. 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. Dine outside on the sunny sidewalk patio. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. All major cards. $ (K-29)J YOLK 1120 S. Michigan, 312/789-YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312/7872277, Voted “Best Breakfast” by

“Always a yummy choice...” -Zagat Survey

Citysearch, Yolk is the talk of the town. Located in the city’s trendy South Loop neighborhood, guests can egg-spect new and creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites like frittatas, omelettes, benedicts, French toast, crepes, skillets and more. Lunchtime options include gourmet salads, wraps, burgers and sandwiches. Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, SatSun 7am-3pm. $ (I-42)(G-27)J

brit/scot ELEPHANT AND CASTLE PUB & RESTAURANT 111 W. Adams, 312/236-6656. Warm and welcoming, North America’s leading British pub and restaurant concept is the informal home to some of the world’s best fish & chips, single-malt scotches and jolly good times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquet and meeting space is available. Mon-Fri 6:30ammidnight, Sat-Sun 7am-midnight. All major cards. $$ (H-36)

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DRAGONFLY MANDARIN 832 W. Randolph, 312/455-1400, Winner of Best Chinese Restaurants 5 years in a row, Dragonfly Mandarin presents a genuine Chinese dining experience amidst an elegant yet casual atmosphere. Doubles as a lounge and late-night club. Open daily from 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$$ (D-33)



THE BERGHOFF 17 W. Adams, 312/427-3170. This Chicago icon has been part of Chicago’s dining scene for over 110 years. Featuring a diverse menu from classic German dishes to contemporary sensations, it’s sure to satisfy every generation of guest. Restaurant: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am10pm, closed Sun. Lower Level Café: Mon-Wed 11am-2pm, Thu-Fri 11am-2:30pm. Lunch Counter: Mon-Fri 10:45am1:30pm. AE, MC, V. $$ (I-36)

NEW! EPIC 112 W. Hubbard, 312/222-4940. Industrial and refined, contemporary and traditional, American and French. A restaurant of epic proportions, Epic is led by a team of seasoned talent: including, executive chef Stephen Wambach. All major cards. $$$$ (H-31)


contemporary american


LAO SHANGHAI 2163 S. China Pl., 312/808-0830. From the owner of the celebrated Lao Sze Chuan comes a Shanghaifocused menu in Chinatown Square. Mon-Thu 11am10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$$. (H-50)


Italian Cucina 1154 W. Taylor 312-243-2357





Serving Fine Indian Cuisine for 36 Years “It’s curry and rice dishes pass every taste test with flying colors.” – Chicago Sun-Times

100 E. Walton Chicago 312-664-1700

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ELEVEN CITY DINER 1112 S. Wabash, 312/212-1112, Slurp down an authentic soda fountain drink or serious Milk Shakes while enjoying aged Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese fries, Fluffy Omettes, Giant Salads or the renowned hand-sliced Deli Meat Sandwiches at this old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop. Breakfast served ALL day. Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-10:30pm, Sat 9am10:30pm, Sun 9am-9pm. All major cards. $ (I-42)J MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI 1141 S. Jefferson, 312/939-2855, Since 1942, this cafeteriastyle institution has served piled-high sandwiches. There’s the signature corned beef, excellent brisket, and tasty, peppery pastrami. Get a side of Manny’s famous original crisp potato pancakes and check out the full menu for a variety of delicious steam table entrees. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and carry out. Mon-Sat 5am-8pm, closed Sun. All major cards. $ (E-43)




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THE MELTING POT 609 N. Dearborn; 312/573-0011, Stir things up at this stylish fondue eatery. Choose from 6 different cheese fondues, entrees with prime meats, lobster & seafood, 4 cooking styles and vegetarian options. Look for an amazing list of wines to pair with your meal. Don’t forget to save room for their famous chocolate fondue. Daily noon-2am (Sun noonmidnight). All major cards. $$$ (H-29)

german CHICAGO BRAUHAUS 4732 N. Lincoln, 773/784-4444, Excellent German and American cuisine. Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks and roast duck. Steaks, chops and fish specials also available daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon, Wed & Thu11ammidnight, Fri & Sun 11am-2am, Sat 11am-3am, closed Tue. All major cards. $$ (Northwest of A-1)

indian GAYLORD INDIA 100 E. Walton, 312/664-1700. This popular Indian restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic East Indian cuisine in the River North. The menu includes vindaloo, tandoori, and curries. Sample a little bit of everything at the lunch buffet: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, SatSun noon-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$$ (I-26)

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INDIA HOUSE 59 W. Grand; 312/645-9500, With an exhibition kitchen, this River North


emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Don’t let the over 150 choices intimidate you; there is something for everyone, including an extensive selection of vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. Dinner: Fri-Sat 5pm11pm, Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$ (I-30)

irish EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL 216 N. Wabash, 312/2630200, This modern Irish Mega Pub serves up traditional Irish fare and comfort food favorites all day and night in a spacious, sophisticated dining room while also boasting a 40-foot wood bar, expansive drink list and numerous TVs throughout. Green with envy other bars? These over-achievers have it all, including weekend brunch. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am2am. All major cards. $$ (I-33)


a menu heavy on Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites at this popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant. Sample the extensive menu at the daily lunch buffet featuring a variety of traditional dishes, from samosas (fried potato dumplings) and chana masala (a tangy chick pea stew) to a rotating selection of lamb, fish, and chicken specialty dishes. Lunch buffet daily from 11:30am-3pm for $11.95pp. Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm. All major cards. $$ (H-29)


INDIAN GARDEN 247 E. Ontario, 312/280-4910, Vegetarian & non-vegetarian options dot

located in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood at the corner of Kinzie and Wells

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italian BELLA BACINO’S ITALIAN BISTRO & PIZZERIA 75 E. Wacker, 312/263-2350, Priding themselves on authentic homemade preservative-free dishes like Penna al Bolognese and Veal Saltimboca and an award-wining wine cellar with more than 300 selections, Bella Bacino’s is great from start to finish. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 8am10pm. All major cards. $$ (I-32)

Rd in Lombard, 630/932-7673; 604 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling, 847/808-9898; 15350 South 94th Ave in Orland Park, 708/349-6262. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$ (J-30)J

CLUB LUCKY 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, Online reservations. Feel like you’re in a 1940s traditional Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Generous portions of traditional Italian food are served. Chef ’s specials daily and private parties, & outdoor patios available. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and


BUCA DI BEPPO 521 N. Rush, 312/396-0001, This family-style restaurant offers whopping servings of flavorful Italian fare steps from the Magnificent Mile. Other locations: 90 Yorktown

fun! Kitchen hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 4:30pm-11pm. Sun Brunch 10:30am2:30pm & Sun Dinner 3:30pm-10pm. Lounge open until: Mon-Thu 12:30am, Fri 2am, Sat 3am, Sun 11:30pm. All major cards. $$$ (Northwest of A-20)

NEW! FRANCESCA’S ON CHESTNUT 200 E. Chestnut, 312/482-8800. Francesca’s Family of Restaurants opens its



20th location in the Seneca Hotel. Chef Armando Suarez lead the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic pastas, pizzas and other delicious Italian dishes. All major cards. $$$ (J-27)

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LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, Located on the lower level of the mini-empire known as the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy in an intimate setting. Most celebrated wine list in the Midwest. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: Tue-Fri 5pm10pm and Sat 5pm-11pm. All major cards. $$$ (H-36) PETTERINO’S 150 N. Dearborn, 312/422-0150, Located in Chicago’s exciting theater district, in the city’s “Loop” area, Petterino’s offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic specialties in a 1940s setting that celebrates the Golden Age of Glamour. Pre-theatre and after work specials are available daily. Every night after 7 pm, Petterino’s offers a three-course dinner for $19.95. Mon 11am-10pm, Tue-Thu 11am-10:30pm., Fri-Sat 11am11pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm. All major cards. $$$ (H-33) ROSAL’S 1154 W. Taylor, 312/243-2357, Feel like family at this warm trattoria located in the heart of Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood where a meal of homemade Sicilian specialties awaits. RoSal’s silver-screen tradition—the monthly “Big Night” dinner party—recreates a 10-course feast like in the movie. Good Food, Good Friends and Good Wine is more than their motto, it’s their promise. Dinner: Mon-Thu 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm, closed Sun. All major cards. $$$ (West of E-43) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants - “Three Great Restaurants Under One Roof ”) 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, Owned and operated by the

Capitanini family since 1927, the Village features Northern Italian cuisine served in an intimate setting complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small “Italian village.” Most celebrated wine list in the Midwest. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun noon-midnight. All major cards. $$$ (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants - “Three Great Restaurants Under One Roof ”) 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, This Contemporary Italian restaurant fea-

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turing modern flavors as well as dĂŠcor is a DiRoNa fine dining award winner and has received accolades from both Esquire and the Wine Spectator as one of the best new restaurants. Most celebrated wine list in the Midwest. Lunch: Weekdays 11am-2:30pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5pm10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, and closed Sun. All major cards. $$$ (H-36)




NACIONAL 27 325 W. Huron, 312/664-2727. Latin cuisine inspired by each one of the 27 Latin countries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (F-28)


CUATRO 2030 S. Wabash, 312/842-8856. Latin and Caribbean flavors combine at this South Loop eatery that features a seafood-centric menu among various other entrees. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (I-49)

NEW! THE PURPLE PIG 500 N. Michigan, 312/464-1744. Featuring housemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare plus an extensive yet accessible wine list from Jimmy Bannos Jr. & Sr. (Heaven on Seven) and Scott Harris (Mia Francesca). All major cards. $ (J-30) SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio, 312/644-9159. At this Streeterville fixture just steps away from the Mag Mile since the 1970s, you’ll find standard Mediterranean fare served in a cozy, intimate setting. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (J-30)



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pizza BELLA BACINO’S ITALIAN BISTRO & PIZZERIA 75 E. Wacker, 312/263-2350, Priding themselves on authentic homemade preservative-free dishes like Penna al Bolognese and Veal Saltimboca and an award-wining wine cellar with more than 300 selections, Bella Bacino’s is great from start to finish. A recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for six years in a row. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am11pm, Sun 8am-10pm. All major cards. $$ (I-32)J 312/201-1441; 135 E. Lake, 312/616-1200; 236 S. Wabash, 312/939-4646; 815 W. Van Buren, 312/421-1221; 223 W. Jackson, 312/583-9400. Come see why their stuffed pizza has been



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coined ‘World Famous’. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ (I-27)(G-34)(J-33)(I-37)(D-38)(G-37)J PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA 864 N. State, 312/751-1766; 61 E. Madison, 312/236-1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847/486-1777. Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” To that end, brighten up your day with a homemade order of gnocchi and pesto or baked mostaccioli, but save room for what’s been voted the “#1 thin-crust pizza in Chicago.” Mon-Fri & Sun 11am-2am, Sat 11am-3am. AE, MC, V $$ (I-26)(I-35)(Suburban)J


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CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker, 312/346-3500; 35 S. Washington, Naperville, 630/717-3500, The freshest seafood in the city can be found at Catch 35, just a short walk to Chicago’s Theatre District. Featuring Lake Superior Whitefish, grilled Scottish Salmon and Asian specialties like the Chilean Sea Bass and Szechwan Scallops. And for steaks lovers try the Bone-in Ribeye, a chef’s cut New York Strip or the Filet Mignon Medallions. Featuring Live Jazz Tue-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 6:30pm-9:30pm. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm. Dinner: Daily. All major cards. $$$$ (I-33)(Suburban) HOLY MACKEREL! 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630/953-3444, Combining fresh seafood, fresh cocktails as well as a fresh take on a vintage


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THE FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells, 312/664-5264, A classic Chicago rib joint that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue baby backs around since 1969. An excellent selection of prime steaks, chicken, chops and seafood. All-seasons outdoor patio. Mon-Thu 4:30pmmidnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 11:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ (G-21)

HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 33 W. Kinzie, 312/828-0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847/699-1200; 70 Yorktown Center Westin Lombard, 630/953-3400; Legendary Italian Steakhouse serving the finest prime, aged steaks and chops, Italian favorites in a truly warm “Chicago” atmosphere. (Chicago) Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am2pm, Sat-Sun – bar only. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5pm10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-10pm. Bar: Daily 11:30pm-close. Call other locations for hours. All major cards. $$$$ (I-31)(Suburban)

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KINZIE CHOPHOUSE 400 N. Wells, 312/822-0191, A classic steakhouse with a comfortable neighborhood feel. Excellent dry-aged beef including New York strips, porterhouses, bone-in filets and veal chops. Seafood and pasta entrées available. Private party rooms. Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 4pm11pm, Sun 4pm-9pm. All major cards. $$$ (H-31) NINE 440 W. Randolph 312/575-9900. Known for style and substance, Nine combines visual flair with a first class dining experience. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ (F-34) SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water, 312/670-0788, Enjoy an undefeated

sushi FRIENDS SUSHI 710 N. Rush, 312/787-8998, Conveniently located just steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot is ideal for both casual lunching and romantic dining. Featuring a delicious selection of traditional and specialty maki, sushi and sashimi as well as entrees, including steamed sea bass and grilled rib eye. Daily lunch specials and late night menu. Thu-Sat 11:30am-2am, Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm. All major cards. $$ (I-28)


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dining experience at Shula’s Steak House, where they offer only the best beef money can buy. One of the top five steak houses in America, Shula’s offers a variety of steak and seafood entrees from flash fried lobster tail to the infamous 48oz porterhouse. Mon-Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 5pm10:30pm. All major cards. $$$$ (J-31)

SUSHI TAIYO 58 E. Ontario, 312/440-1717, The latest River North hotspot, Sushi Taiyo sushi bar and restaurant features contemporary sushi, sashimi, updated Asian fare and a cocktail menu that includes an array of high end and Regional Sake in addition to unique martinis, champagne, wine and a selection of Japanese beers. Open for lunch and dinner daily. MonThu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri –Sat 11:30am-11:30pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm. All major cards. $$ (I-29)



TRIAD SUSHI LOUNGE 1933 S. Indiana, 312/225-8833. Start with appetizers like tuna tartare or oyster shooters and stay for an entrée of grilled Sapporo salmon or five-spice pork chops. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (J-48)










the Fireplace Inn 1448 N. Wells St. 312.664.5264 Carryout/Delivery 312.943.7427

1492 TAPAS BAR 42 E. Superior, 312/867-1492, Housed in a1864 Victorian Mansion, 1492 invites you to travel across Spain, and its colonies, in every bite. Featuring an extensive menu ranging from new Spanish and Nuevo Latino cuisine to traditional and signature tapas, 1492 offers a state-of-the-art dining experience in a cozy ambiance that is quite lively. Some specialties are: paellas, fideua (the traditional shrimp and calamari with thin spaghetti from Spain), Sangria, and an award-winning wine list. Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm, FriSat noon-11:30pm, Sun noon-9:30pm. All major cards. $$$ (I-28) MESÓN SABIKA 1025 Aurora in suburban Naperville, 630/9833000, Mesón Sabika offers diners a taste of Spain with a delicious selection of hot and cold tapas, Spanish entrees, paella, soup, salads, deserts and more. All major cards. $$ (Suburban)

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MERCAT A LA PLANXA 638 S. Michigan, 312/765-0524. 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. $$$ (J-40)

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thai DAO 230 E. Ohio, 312/337-0000, This authentic Thai restaurant has a wide variety of traditional dishes, served in comfortable surroundings. Specialties include beef, chicken and an array of curry dishes. The action of the Magnificent Mile is only a half block away. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $ (J-29)

STAR OF SIAM 11 E. Illinois, 312/670-0100, Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics for several consecutive years. A major influence in creating the popularity of Thai food not only in Chicago but also throughout the country. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $ (I-30)


SINGHA 340 N. Clark, 312/467-0300, This affordable and excellent restaurant is known for its variety. Dishes include spring rolls, chicken satay, papaya salad and seafood entrees. The excellent selection of soups includes tomka (chicken and coconut milk). Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm. All major cards. $ (I-32)

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SILVER SPOON 710 N. Rush, 312/944-7100. Only steps from the Magnificent Mile, Zagat-Rated Thai fare like Banana Blossom Salad, Duck Curry, Soft-Shell Crab Thai-style. Vegetarian-friendly. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Lunch, dinner, carryout and delivery. MC, V $ (I-28)

“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 Buffet: 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

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Any night out on the town in Chicago is literally music to your ears. Powered by the music of Elton John and riding the momentum of ten Tony awards – including Best Musical of 2009 – the touring production of Billy Elliot the Musical settles in at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph; 800/775-2000) for what could be a long stay in the Downtown Theatre District. • For the best in blues on the North Side, Kingston Mines (2548 N. Halsted; 773/477-4646) is the city’s goldmine. Here you can catch not one, but two bands on two stages seven nights a week. Bring discount coupon on page 47 for $3 off. • Follow the face of the pretty gal outside and you’ll find your way into The Redhead Piano Bar (16 W. Ontario; 312/640-1000). Sing along with a martini in hand as the rotating line-up of piano players pound out favorites like “Sweet Caroline” nightly. • You haven’t experienced Chicago, until you’ve seen Blue Man Group (Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted; 773/348-4000). With an infectious score, performed on custom-made instruments invented by Blue Man musicians, dazzling visuals and an irresistible sense of fun, the Blue Man Group is a performance experience unlike any other.

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tual who’s who of blues stars over the years, from Magic Slim to Eddie Shaw. A truly intimate location that gets you up close and personal with the acts. Cover charge. Music starts at 9:30pm. Sun-Fri 8pm-2am, Sat 8pm-3am. All major cards. (E-13) BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash, 312/427-1190, Owned by the legendary Buddy Guy, this is one of Chicago’s premier blues clubs, offering the best of local and national blues talent. Take a walk around the club and check out the incredible collection of rare blues memorabilia. Excellent Cajun menu. Cover charges vary. Live music during lunch on weekdays from noon2pm. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 5pm-3am, Sun 6pm-2am. All major cards. (J-40) KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted, 773/477-4646, Two bands on two stages provide non-stop music at this “Legendary Blues Mecca.” The best Chicago blues acts appear seven nights a week, with an early guitar set starting at 8pm on Thu and 7 :30pm on Fri and Sat. Restaurant serves barbecue, catfish, wings and more for late-night dining. Cover charge: Sun-Wed $12, Thu-Sat $15. Sun-Thu 8pm-4am, Fri 7pm-4am, Sat 7pm5am. All major cards. (E-13)

bowling 10pin BOWLING LOUNGE 330 N. State, 312/644-0300, Adjacent to the House of Blues, this hip upscale bowling lounge features 24 state-of-the-art lanes topped by eight HD video screens that are supported by nightclub quality audio system. Come knock down some pins in style, and enjoy signature martinis served alongside upscale American classics designed for sharing. Mon-Thu noon-1am, Fri noon-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-1am. All major cards. (I-32)

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cabaret clubs

cocktail lounges CAVA LOUNGE 42 E. Superior, 312/867-1492, The newest addition to the popular 1492 Tapas Bar, Cava keeps the lower level grooving with Latin beats, a full spirit bar and Spanish cuisine. Thu-Sun 7pm-2am. All major cards. (I-28)


BATON SHOW LOUNGE 436 N. Clark, 312/644-5269, This show has the nation’s longest-running female impersonation, Las Vegas-style revue, and has been delighting audiences from around the world for over 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon & Tue. Show times are Wed-Sun at 8:30pm, 10:30pm & 12:30am. All major cards. (H-38)

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CLUB LUCKY 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, Online reservations. The 1940s “Supper Club” and cocktail lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or enjoying an intimate cocktail. Try our famous killer martini with jumbo hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon-Fri at 11:30am, Sat at 4:30pm, and Sun at 10:30am. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. (Northwest of A-20)



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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. ThuSat 11:30am-2am, Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm. All major cards. (I-28) IZAKAYA HAPA BAR AND LOUNGE 58 E. Ontario, 312/202-0808, A restaurant lounge featuring a menu of Japanese small plates and creative cocktails in a upscale lounge setting. Izakaya Hapa can also accommodate private parties for up to 250. Mon-Thu 5pm10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11:30pm, Sun 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $ (I-29)

comedy clubs COMEDYSPORTZ 929 W. Belmont, 773/549-8080, An audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages and events. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times each week, so it’s never the same twice. Performances: Thu at 8pm, Fri at 8pm & 10pm and Sat 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $21. All major cards. (D-7) iO 3541 N. Clark, 773/880-0199, The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating hilarity for over 25 years. iO. has two theaters, each with its own bar, that have different theatrical offerings. The Del Close Theater features sketch comedy as well as stylistic shows like Improvised Shakespeare and Whirled News Tonight, while the Cabaret features their signature long form improvisation, which has made iO famous. Guests often stick around for a second show after discovering how fun performances can be. Performances seven nights a week, show times vary. All major cards. (D-5) THE SECOND CITY 1616 N. Wells, 312/337-3992. Making people laugh since 1959. Mon-Thu 8pm, Fri-Sat 8pm & 11pm, Sun 7pm. All major cards. (H-19)


gentlemen’s clubs

BUTCH MCGUIRE’S 20 W. Division, 312/337-9080. Hit up the jukebox, chow down on Reuben sliders, shoot some pool, and make a friend or two at this legendary, Gold Coast Irish pub. Call for hours. All major cards. (I-23)


irish pubs


VIP’s – A GENTLEMEN’S CLUB 1531 N. Kingsbury, 312/664-7400, Chicago’s most sophisticated gentlemen’s club features over 200 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls who perform continuous stage shows and intimate table dances. Guests must be 21+ and properly attired. No cover charge before 6pm on weekdays. Mon-Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 6pm-5am, Sun 8pm-4am. All major cards. (West of E-20)

EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL 216 N. Wabash, 312/263-0200, Get your Irish on into the wee hours of the morning in Chicago’s Loop! In addition to offering a full restaurant menu until close, this modern Irish Mega Pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar, expansive drink list including aged whiskeys, specialty martinis, and a perfect pint of Guinness. Numerous TVs throughout tuned to the sporting event of the day. Kitchen open late night. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am-2am. All major cards. (1-33) LIZZIE MCNEIL’S IRISH PUB 400 N. McClurg, 312/4671992. Escape the hustle and bustle of Navy Pier at this inviting Irish pub. Call for hours. All major cards. (K-31)

jazz clubs ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB 11 E. Hubbard, 312/642-6805. A historic establishment with casual dining and live jazz. Covers vary. Call for hours. All major cards. (I-31)

live music THE BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush, 312/751-2433, Follow the red-bricked corridor into one of the city’s most intimate nightclubs. A sophisticated, sultry atmosphere blends nicely with the rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly also includes blues, pop and R&B. Show times & cover charges vary. Two-drink minimum. Private party room available. Sun-Fri 8pm-2am, Sat 8pm-3am. All major cards. (I-25)


JAZZ SHOWCASE 806 S. Plymouth, 312/360-0234. A legendary all-ages, non-smoking jazz club. Call for hours. Cash only. (I-41)

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn, 312/923-2000. A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. Call for current schedule. All major cards. (H-32)

piano bars



THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario, 312/640-1000, Enjoy one of The Redhead’s signature martinis or your favorite cocktail 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; the smartly dressed, eclectic clientele is reminiscent of the classic Chicago nightclub. Proper attire required. Sun-Fri 7pm-4am, Sat 7pm-5am. All major cards. (H-29)

taverns & sports bars BULL AND BEAR 413 N. Wells, 312/527-5973. Even in this economy, the Financial District can still be quite enticing. Trade in your rollercoaster day of stocks for a luxury sports bar. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ (G-31) THE CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison, 773/327-1662. Located across the street from Wrigley Field, it’s no wonder this 30,000-square-foot multipurpose venue serves as “the place” to party after the game. Hours vary (opens early when Cubs play at home). All major cards. (D-4)

ESPN ZONE 43 E. Ohio, 312/644-ESPN (3776), If you’re looking for the ultimate place to dine and watch your favorite games with friends and family, you’ve found it! ESPN Zone Chicago is for sportsenthusiasts of all types and ages. Enjoy delicious American grill food while watching your favorite team on a 16-foot big screen and more than 100 other HD televisions. Then, make sure to visit the action-packed Sports Arena featuring 10,000-squarefeet of interactive games and attractions. The ultimate in sports viewing, this dining and entertainment mecca awaits you at ESPN Zone! Sun-Thu 11am11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. All major cards. $$ (I-30) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB 1800 N. Clybourn, 312/9150071 and 3535 N. Clark, 773/832-9040. Beer enthusiasts would be amiss to skip this local favorite offering more than 50 different ales and lagers. Call for hours. All major cards. (D-19) HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, It’s always a rockin’ good time at this legendary institution. Besides boasting the largest collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, Hard Rock serves up the best in American cuisine. Hard Rock merchandise available—store opens daily at 10am. Food served Mon-Thu11am-mid-


HARRY CARAY’S TAVERN WRIGLEYVILLE 3551 N. Sheffield, 773/327-7800, The perfect

THE LODGE TAVERN 21 W. Division, 312/642-4406. This Gold Coast dive bar offers cheap drinks, free peanuts, and nostalgic tunes on the jukebox. Call for hours. All major cards. (I-23) PJ CLARKE’S 302 E. Illinois, 312/670-7500. A Chicago tradition since 1986, PJ Clarke’s offers a relaxing, comfortable yet classy atmosphere with a large selection of great American classics. Call for hours. All major cards. (K-30) ROCKIT BAR & GRILL 22 W. Hubbard, 312/645-6000; 3700 N. Clark, 773/645-4400. Rockit is leading the

TAVERN AT THE PARK 130 E. Randolph, 312/552-0070. Delight in a moderately priced wine list, classic and specialty cocktails, and Frenchinfused American menu. Call for hours. All major cards. (J-33) TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S 622 N. Fairbanks, 312/642-0700. A boisterous, bar atmosphere makes this Streeterville spot the place to go for fun. With over 40 TVs and 3 big screens, they’re also the place for sports. Enjoy the game while munching on traditional bar food. Free wireless Internet. All major cards. (K-30)

wine bars BEVIAMO WINE BAR 1358 W. Taylor, 312/455-8255. This pretty and

trendy nook in Little Italy is an ideal post-dinner stop. The lush silk-and-velvet décor and dim lighting serve as the perfect backdrop for an evening of sipping wine. BeviAmo offers more than 100 wines from Italy, France, Germany and California, at very affordable prices. All major cards. (West of E-42) BIN 36 339 N.Dearborn, 312/7559463. Choose from over 50 wines while savoring their delicious contemporary American fare in either the tavern or cellar. Tavern hours: Mon-Wed noon-11pm Thu noonmidnight, Fri-Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-10pm. All major cards. (I-32) ENO 505 N. Michigan, 312/321-8738. Located in the InterContinental, ENO is an upscale, approachable and lively lounge that offers an easily paired selection of wine, cheese and chocolate. Wine Director Shara Bauer along with a staff of wine professionals specialize in a fun, no-pressure education and friendly interaction with guests – from the novice wine sipper to the oENOphile. All major cards. (J-30)


blend of a lively sports bar and classic tavern, Harry Caray’s Tavern is located across the street from Wrigley Field and was voted Best Sports Bar in Chicago by Best of Citysearch. Check out their new Navy Pier location! All major cards. $$ (North of H-15)

traditional bar and grill into the 21st century with culinary twists and a comfortable, stylish atmosphere that blends natural elements with modern design. The energetic restaurant and lounge features affordable, delicious cuisine like the Rockit Burger (kobe beef, melted brie and a side of truffle fries). Try the signature drinks, too. All major cards. (J-31)(North of G-15)


night, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ (H-29)


go cubs go!


Over the years the Chicago Cubs may have earned the nickname “Loveable Losers.” But these are not your grandfathers’ or even your fathers’ Cubs. With “Big Z” Carlos Zambrano, who will be the Opening Day starter, Ted Lilly and Ryan Dempster leading one of the best pitching staffs in MLB, and a well-balanced batting lineup that will leadoff with Ryan Theriot – the 2010 Cubs are outfitted for another solid season. On Opening Day, April 12th, although the ivy is not yet in bloom and the wind is likely to be howling, “The Friendly Confines” will host a raucous crowd of diehard hopefuls looking to belt out the first of many “Go Cubs Go” this season. Stay tuned for a great season! And win or lose, the surrounding neighborhood of Wrigleyville will be geared up for another electric baseball season with fans enjoying pre- and post-game drinks and festivities at neighborhood stalwarts like Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 N. Sheffield; 773/281-5356) and Bernie’s (3664 N. Clark; 773/525-1898). Of course, to make Opening Day complete, it only makes sense to cap off the afternoon by paying fitting tribute to a Cub patron saint with a trip Harry Caray’s Tavern (3551 N. Sheffield; 773/327-7800). Located just steps from the stadium and fan club headquarters for the recently resurrected West Side Rooters Social Club, Harry Caray’s Tavern sports a mammoth 10 foot HD TV (the only precision engineered StarGlass HD TV in the Midwest) and a menu ranging from great bar food and paninis to their famous Holy Cow!® Burger Bar. Another winning establishment from Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, comes Captain Morgan Club® (corner of Sheffield & Addison; 773/404-4750). Located at Wrigley Field itself, fans can practically feel the roar of the crowd as they feast on ballpark favorites like Chicago-style all beef franks and yellow corn tortilla nachos with sharp cheddar cheese and pickled jalapenos. The Eat Well, Drink Better restaurant group brings a new addition to the Clark Street strip with Rockwood Place (3466 N. Clark; 773/880-2222). This self-proclaimed local “dive bar” features a menu heavy on healthy food options as well as a vast selection of whiskeys and microbrews. Or take in the game day action just up the street in the stylish trappings of Nate Berkus (of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”) designed Rockit Bar & Grill (3700 N.Clark; 773/645-4400) while enjoying seasonally inspired comfort food with a contemporary twist. The Chicago Cubs Home Opener against the Milwaukee Brewers is Monday, April 12th with a 1:20pm first pitch at Wrigley Field at 1066 W. Addison Street. The series continues on Wednesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 15th at 1:20pm. Call 773/404-2827 for any lastminute availability.


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NUNS, NUNS, NUNS Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. Check out three of the funniest

interactive shows in the city. The always-funny “Sister” deals with saints, sinners, and movie reviews in three distinct comedies. Late Nite Catechism, by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, runs Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm. Put the Nuns in Charge! by Vicki Quade, runs Friday at 8pm. And Saints & Sinners, Vicki Quade’s newest comedy, runs Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $30. Call 312/988-9000. COMEDYSPORTZ 929 W. Belmont. This smart, fast and funny interactive improv show has moved to a new location just steps from the red, brown and purple line Belmont El stop for a whole new season of high-end comedy and laughs. 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-bar battle of comedy. Performances: Thu at 8pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $21. Call 773/549-8080 or

I.O. 3541 N. Clark. 773/880-0199. For more than 20 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.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive. 866/811-4111. Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia ’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, April 8 - May 2. Best suited for ages 3-6. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia draws upon the magic of black light and fluorescent puppet creations to capture the charm of three favorite Eric Carle stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Since 1999, this show has delighted audiences on several continents. Tue & Thu-Fri at 10am & noon, Wed at 10am, Sat at 10am, noon & 3pm, Sun at non & 3pm. Adults $35, children 12 and under $25. Tickets at or by calling 866/811-4111.


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