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April 12, 2013

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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

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48 Hotel Indigo 312.787.4980 (I-23) 49 Hotel Monaco 312.960.8500 (J-33) 50 Hotel Palomar 312.755.9703 (I-30) 51 Howard Johnson 312.664.8100 (H-28) 52 Hyatt Regency (McCormick Place) 312.567.1234 (L-51) 53 Hyatt Regency (Wacker Dr.) 312.565.1234 (K-32) 54 Inn of Chicago 312.787.3100 (J-29) 55 Intercontinental Chicago 312.944.4100 (J-30) 56 Ivy Hotel 312.335.5444 (K-29) 57 James Hotel 312.337.1000 (J-29) 58 JW Marriott Hotel Chicago 312.660.8200 (H-36) 59 LaQuinta Inn & Suites 312.558.1020 (G-35) 60 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites 312.787.3777 (K-29) 61 Millennium Knickerbocker 312.751.8100 (K-26) 62 Ohio House 312.943.6000 (H-29) 63 Omni Chicago 312.944.6664 (J-28) 64 Palmer House Hilton 312.726.7500 (I-36) 65 Park Hyatt 312.335.1234 (J-27) 66 Peninsula Chicago 312.337.2888 (J-28)

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On Stage LIVE PERFORMANCES....................68 Publisher Walter L. West III Editor Claire Johnson 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

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ON THE COVER COMMITTED Opening day at Wrigley Field (1060 N. Clark) is Monday and the Chicago Cubs are committed to making this year a good one. Wrigley Field has a lot of unique elements. While most ballparks have massive parking lots for tailgating, the easiest way to the stadium is to take public transportation. The redline stops at Addison, just outside the field and several buses have extended routes and schedules on game days. The game starts at 1:20pm, but make sure to get there early, so you can visit one of the many bars on Clark Street. Most have massive windows in the front that they open during warm weather seasons. The rowdy fans will have a good time in the bleacher seats while the stadium fans are generally more reserved. Experience the celebration after the game at Goose Island (3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040), John Barleycorn (3524 N. Clark, 773.549.6000) or Moe’s Cantina (3518 N. Clark, 773.248.0002). For tickets to any Cubs game, call 773.404.2827 or visit chicago.cubs.mlb.com.

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The pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of Big Fish, the new musical based on the movie by Tim Burton, continues tonight at the Oriental Theater. 7:30pm. $33–$100. 24 W. Randolph, 312.977.1700. to Lake Jam-band veterans Widespread Panic open a two-night residency at the UIC Pavilion tonight at 7:30pm. $45. 525 S. Racine, to Racine 312.473.5700. The Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to take on their longtime rival the Detroit Red Wings tonight at 7:30pm at United Center. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.7000. 20 After a prolonged absence from the stand-up scene, comedian Chris Tucker returns to the stage tonight to bring the funny at the Chicago Theatre. 8pm and


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APR 12-19 11pm. $55.50–$75.50. 175 N. State, to Lake 312.462.6300.

13 SATURDAY Kicking off what promises to be another busy summer on the water, the Chicago Architecture Foundation opens its 2013 boat tour season with cruises today at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 5pm. $37.85. 224 S. Michigan, # 3 312.922.3432. The birth of rock n’ roll serves as the backdrop for more than 40 great songs from the 1950s in hit revue Smokey Joe’s Café at the Royal George Theatre. 5pm and 8pm. $25–$46.50. 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. to North The Chicago Wolves lace up the skates to take on the Charlotte Checkers in fast-moving AHL action tonight at Allstate Arena. 7pm. $9-$49. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601. to Rosemont Stephanie Miller leads the left-leaning laughs at the third annual Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 8pm. $38.50–$175. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. to Lake

Two Chicago arts institutions – the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and the River North Dance Chicago – team up for the world premiere of the Cuban/Afro-Caribbean suite Havana Blue tonight at the Auditorium Theatre. 8pm. $32– $76. 50 E. Congress, 312.341.2310. The long-running on-again/offagain reunion of legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac is back on, as the band brings its career-spanning hits to United Center. 8pm. $49.50–$149.50. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.4500. 20

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Sex and violence is the theme of tonight’s presentation of the urban kaleidoscope REACH (Risky, Eclectic Artists’ Comedy Hour) at UP Comedy Club. 7pm. $13. 230 W. # 151 North, 312.662.4562.

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14 SUNDAY Come treasure hunting at Wolff’s Flea Market, Chicagoland’s largest weekly flea market. Wolff’s returns to Allstate Arena with a diverse mix of merchandise, including new items, souvenirs, antiques, collectibles, sports cards, electronics, jewelry, food and more. 6am11:30am. Adults, $2; seniors and kids (6-12), $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont. 847.524.9590.

What’s new in the garden? Find out at the Spring Flower Show, now blooming under the dome at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. 9am– 5pm. FREE. 2391 N. Stockton, # 312.742.7736. 151

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The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble pays tribute to the sound and spirit of Detroit with Motown in Motion today at the Auditorium Theatre. 3pm. $25–$35. 50 E. Congress, # 312.341.2310. 3

Get a glimpse of everyday Chicago through the lens of a remarkable documentarian of urban life in the exhibition Vivian Maier’s Chicago at the Chicago History Museum. 9:30am-4:30pm. Adults, $14; under 12, free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. # 151

Politics and pop culture interweave in the Chicago premiere of playwright Howard Korder’s thoughtprovoking drama In A Garden today at A Red Orchid Theatre. 3pm. $30. 1531 N. Wells, # 151 312.943.8722.

Discover late Roman and early Byzantine treasures from the British Museum in the Tradition Transformed exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am– 5pm. Adults, $18; under 14, free. 111 # S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. 151


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The Chicago Blackhawks welcome the Dallas Stars to town for a 7pm face-off tonight at United Center. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.7000. 20

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The energetic multi-discipline, multi-venue Chicago International Music & Movies Festival (also known as CIMM Fest) kicks off its four-day run tonight with several events, including live music, short films and a Q&A with legendary musician Van Dyke Parks at Constellation. 7pm. $20. 3111 N. Western, 773.234.2466.

TUESDAY Is now a good time to start shopping for lunar properties? Explore the possibilities in the exhibition Life in Space? at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am4:00pm. Adults, $18; kids (3-11), $11. 57th and Lake Shore Drive. # 773.684.1414. 10 The use of black and white is examined in the ongoing exhibition Color Bind at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am-8pm. Adults, $12; children under 12, free. 220 E. # 151 Chicago, 312.280.2660. The Chicago Cubs take the field against the Texas Rangers tonight at 7pm at historic Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison, 773.404.2827. to Addison

Over 100 works by post-war artists whose methods included physically assaulting their works make up the provocative exhibition Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1946-1962 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am-8pm. Adults, $12; children under 12, free. 220 E. # Chicago, 312.280.2660. 151 The Chicago Bulls take on John Wall and the Washington Wizards at 7pm at United Center. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 312.455.4000. Head of Passes, the latest drama from the pen of red-hot playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, opens its world premiere engagement tonight at the Steppenwolf Theatre. 7:30pm. $55. 1650 N. Halsted, to North 312.335.1650.

The music of punk rockers Green Day comes to life onstage in the energetic Tony-winning musical American Idiot tonight at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. 7:30pm. $18–$85. 151 W. Randolph, 312.384.1502. #157

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Try as it might, Chicago just can’t seem to escape its notorious past. For a look at the gangster heyday of the Prohibition Era, hop aboard an Untouchables Tour today at 11am, 1pm and 7pm. $30. 600 N. # Clark, 773.881.1195. 36

The dual stories of an Iraq war veteran trying to overcome the traumas of combat in Jordan and his cousin trying to find connection in Philadelphia intertwine in the world premiere drama The Happiest Song Plays Last tonight at the Goodman Theatre. 7:30pm. $14-$27. 170 N. Dearborn, to Lake 312.443.3800.

A powerful voice and some dramatic piano work will take center stage tonight when Alicia Keys brings her Set the World on Fire Tour to United Center. 7:30pm. $59.50–$125. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500. # 20 Former Aventura frontman Romeo Santos brings the sounds of Bachata to town tonight at Allstate Arena. 8pm. $45-$125. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. The deadpan, guitar-strumming standup of Seattle native Nick Thune takes center stage tonight at UP Comedy Club. 8pm. $20. 230 W. North, 312.662.4562. # 151


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FRIDAY WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Your group can kick back with $20 Buckets of Landshark at KINGSTON MINES while listening to the blues. 2548 N. Halstead, 773.477.4646.

The Chicago White Sox host a three-game weekend series with division rivals the Minnesota Twins with games tonight at 7:10pm, Saturday at 2:05pm and Sunday at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th, 312.674.1000. to 35th The Lyric Opera of Chicago takes its show on the road to present the mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna at Benito Juarez Community Academy in the historic Pilsen neighborhood. 7:30pm. $5. 1450 W. Cermak, 312.827.5998. The Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice for a 7:30pm face-off against the Nashville Predators tonight at United Center. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.7000. 20 Looking for a few laughs amid this plugged-in world we live in? Catch a preview performance of the new sketch comedy revue Reality Check tonight at the Greenhouse Theater Center. 8pm. $15. 2257 N. to Fullerton Lincoln, 773.404.7336. Catch a preview of the latest oneactor musical storybook from the mind of Hershey Felder, as Mona Golabek stars in The Pianist of Willesden Lane tonight at the Royal George Theatre. 8pm. $49. 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000.

SATURDAY Rise and Shine, it’s breakfast time! Enjoy a $9.95 Breakfast Buffet at EMERALD LOOP from 9am–1pm. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200.

SUNDAY Who doesn’t enjoy a good Bloody Mary? $3 Bloody Marys at RUDY’S BAR AND GRILLE. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111.

MONDAY There’s nothing like an expertly made cocktail... Enjoy $6 Craft Cocktail night at SOCCA. 3301 N. Clark, 773.248.1155.

TUESDAY Enjoy one of Chicago’s finest craft beers with $3 312 Drafts at DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400.

WEDNESDAY $6 Grilled Blackened Tilapia Tacos with black beans and green rice at WELLS ON WELLS. 1617 N. Wells, 312.944.1617.

THURSDAY Small Burgers = More Options! $2 Mini Burgers at SIDE BAR. Choose between four options. 221 N. LaSalle, 312.739.3900.


Kids Korner Thurs., Noon–10pm; Fri.–Sat., Noon–Midnight; 1532 # 151 N. Wells, 312.943.1777. A WHOLE AMERICAN NEW LEVEL GIRL PARTY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Kids and parents Molly’s All Creatures of Light: alike will enjoy “The American Party Nature’s BioluminesLedge” at Skydeck at American Girl cence is now going Chicago in the Willis Place teaches girls on at the Field MuTower. The 1,353 about life on the seum. This exhibit exfoot high glass home front during amines flickering bottom balcony World War II on insects, glowing deepallows guests to Saturday. Learn sea fish and many get a bird-eye view Molly’s favorite other creatures that of the city. Daily, dance step while radiate light. Daily, 9am–10pm. Adults, enjoying a delicious 9am–5pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), meal and take $23–$30; Seniors and $12. 233 S. Wacker, home an American students, $19–$25; # 312.875.9696. 157 Girl book and a Kids (ages 3–11), $16–$21. 1400 S. Lakeshore, keepsake booklet. 312.922.9410. BEAT IT! Reservations Mary Macaroni, the required. 7:30pm. $30. 835 N. Michigan, singer, songwriter and guitarist plays at Beat # 151 877.247.5223. Kitchen for their weekly kiddie series on Sunday. Noon. $6. 2100 W. Belmont, 773.281.4444. HOLD THE PEANUT BUTTER to Belmont Immerse yourself in the world of Jellies, where their bell-shaped form is a result of the biological PIZZA, PIZZA process and frills are used to paralyze prey at Families should try Frasca Family Pizza–Making Shedd Aquarium. 9am–6pm. Adults, $31.95– Class on Thurs. for a lesson in making artisan $34.95; Kids, $21.95–$25.95. 1200 S. Lakeshore, pizzas. Adults can sip wine and kids re-create # 312.939.2438. 146 the restaurant’s thin crust. Includes pizza and two glasses of wine. Reservations required. CANDY ANYONE? 6:30pm. $30. 3358 N. Paulina, 773.248.5222. Watch chefs make candy and then take some home to Paulina from The Fudge Pot. This Old Town establishment has been serving the sugary stuff since 1963. Sun.–

HIGHLIGHTS Kids will love Passport to the World: Ireland at the Chicago Children’s Museum where they can learn about Puck Fair and have their pictures taken with the goat king of Ireland. They will also play Irish skittles and make crafts. Live music and dancing will also take place. Fri. & Sat. 10:30am–2:30pm. Adults and Kids, $14; Seniors, $13; Kids under 1, Free. 700 E. Grand, 312.527.1000. 8


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DAVE & BUSTERS THE ELEPHANT & THE WHALE Kids and adults alike will enjoy Dave & Busters. When Ella, the star elephant in the circus, This restaurant, bar and game venue features meets a homesick baby whale, the two go on an a variety of arcade games and billiards. Tired adventure at The Elephant & The Whale at the Ruth Page Center for Arts. 1016 N. Dearborn, parents can have a beer while keeping an # 36 872.222.9555. eye on their kids. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., CROWN FAMILY SUPERHEROES 11:30am–11pm. PLAYLAB UNITE! Mon.–Tues., Young kids will like Kids can dust 4pm–11am; Fri–Sat., the Crown Family off their capes 11:30am–2am. Playlab at The Field and head to 1030 N. Clark, Museum. The the Chicago 312.943.5151. Playlab allows them Children’s FREE $10 Game to express themMuseum at Navy play coupon on selves, find their # Pier for Superheroes page 10! 36 own discoveries and Unite! They will test be a scientist for a DISNEY STORE their superpowers through the museum by day. Thurs.–Mon., Kids will love the completing challenges. Daily, 10am–5pm. Adults/Kids, 10am–4pm. General colorful, larger than $12; Seniors, $11; Kids under 1 are free. 700 E. Grand, admission, Adults, life Disney Store 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org $15; Seniors/ where they can Students, $12; Kids find apparel with # 10 (3–11), $10. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. pictures of their favorite characters and dresses like their favorite princesses. Hours vary by location. 717 N. Michigan, 312.654.9208; # 108 N. State, 312.269.4776. 151

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THE FROG PRINCE CONTINUED Frog Prince meets Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother when Happily Ever After isn’t as happy as he expected in The Frog Prince Continued. Shows at Apollo Theatre and best for ages 5–10. Adults, $16; kids, $13. to Fullerton 2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100. INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SURGICAL SCIENCE Aspiring doctors can learn about the medical past, present and future at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Best for ages 10 and up. Tues.–Fri., 10am–4pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $15; Students/Seniors, $10; Kids (4–13), $7. FREE Tuesday. # 1524 N. Lake Shore, 312.642.6502. 151

AIR RACERS Ride along as elite pilots fight for position, wingtip-towingtip in Air Racers at the Omnimax Theatre at Museum of  Science and Industry. Narrated by Paul Walker of the Fast and the Furious, you’ll experience the thrills of the world’s fastest sport from inside the cockpit. Adults, $8; Seniors, $7; Kids (3–11), $6. Prices do not include general admission. 11am, 1pm and 3pm, daily. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414.

RAINFOREST CAFÉ Part adventure and part restaurant, this fun-for-thewhole family eatery is sure to please people of all ages. Bring your wild bunch in on Wednesday night when kids 10 and under eat for just $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entree from 5pm–close. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. Coupon on page 9 good for FREE Chef’s Appetizer or Kid’s Meal!

LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations at the Lego Store in Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., # 11am–6pm. 835 N. Michigan, 312.202.0946. 151

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There is a lot to see and do during spring. Tour boats are just gearing up for the season. WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS (400 N. Michigan, 312.337.1446) offer a number of tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historical sites. The tour guides will provide you with facts in the comfortable heated cabins. Another stop for people of all ages is the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414). The Body World’s production, Animal Inside Out, explores the inner workings of animals and shows the evolution of animals. When traveling around the city, hop on one of the GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING (800.621.4153) trolleys and upper-deckers. Guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour to different attractions or stay for the complete two-hour Circle Tour.

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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. 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 cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36) CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a $1.4 million public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.–Thu., 9am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun., 1–5pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Sun.–Sat., 10am–5pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877.CHI.CAGO. choosechicago.com (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, $94; children (3–11), $79. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (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. chicagoparkdistrict.com (G-15) MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. millenniumpark.org (K-33)

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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 Sun.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Accepted credit cards vary. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Playing on select dates throughout April: Jurassic ParkI An IMAX 3D Experience. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30) 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, 9am–10pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36)

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FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS Tuesday: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, Brookfield Zoo. Wednesday: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thursday: Art Institute (for IL residents Thurs nights from 5–8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Brookfield Zoo. Sunday: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out 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. adlerplanetarium.org (N-43)

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City Cruising No trip to Chicago is complete without a cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. Admire the magnificent Chicago skyline in one of CHICAGO LINE CRUISES (465 N. McClurg, 312.527.1977) liners. The Architectural Cruise explores the birth of the skyscraper after the Great Chicago Fire devastated the area. The tour also touches on Grant Park; Merchandise Mart, which holds more office space than any place in the world except for the Pentagon; and the reversal of the flow of the Chicago River. On the Historical Cruise, guests learn about the ambitious people who helped build Chicago despite many challenges. From Jefferson Davis’s explanation of how a channel could cut through a sandbar, making it easier to get freight in the area through the lake; to fur trader, Jean Baptiste DuSable’s impact on the city, Chicago has a rich history.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. On exhibit: Picasso and Chicago and Irving Penn: Underfoot. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35) CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN One of the country’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for education and research. Daily 8am-sunset. FREE. 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, 847/835-5440. (Suburban) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Hands-on exhibits and activities, including Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard. Daily, 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31) 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: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College. Mon.–Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri, 8am–6pm; Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am–6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)

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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair 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. chicagohs.org (H-19) DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm; closed Mon. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children ages 6–11, $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. dusablemuseum.org (South of M-54) THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Living With Wolves and Titans of the Ice Age 3D. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children, 3–11, $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44) 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+),


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. ilholocaustmuseum.org (Suburban)

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. museum.tv (I-31)

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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. mortonarb.org (suburban)

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HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, the museum provides an in-depth 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. ehfop.org (Suburban)

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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $8, seniors, $6, students, $2. Closed on Mon.; Tue., 11am–8pm (FREE); Wed.–Sun., 11am–6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600, luc.edu/luma (J-27)

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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., noon and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/ seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. glessnerhouse.org (J-48)

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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., noon–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. hullhousemuseum.org (D-40)

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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Things Come Apart. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, 65-plus, $17; and children, 3–11, $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (South of P-54) NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM Connecting generations 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. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60+, $7; children 3–12, $6; under 3, free. Free admission on Thu. for IL residents. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100, naturemuseum.org (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. sheddaquarium.org (L-43)

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AMERICAN SIGHTSEEING Choose from a range of popular daily lectured tours including the Grand Tour of Chicago, the Land and River Architectural Tour (a skyline cruise), Las Vegas In Chicago Casino Tour, among many others. Call for tour schedules. $28 and up. Call for courtesy round-trip service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312.251.3100, grayline.com (I-36)

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CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and London-style double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; and children under 3, free. 773/648-5000, ChicagoTrolley.com GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area. With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2-hour Circle Tour. Prices vary. Call for pick up times and locations, 800.621.4153, grayline.com

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

CHICAGO LINE CRUISES Unforgettable 90 minute lectured boat cruises depart daily. The Architectural River Cruise highlights landmark buildings along the river, while the Historical Lake & River Cruise offers a narrative of Chicago history and gorgeous skyline views from the lake. Adults, $40; Seniors, $33; Kids (ages 7-18), $23; under 7 free. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. 465 N. McClurg Court, 312.527.2002, chicagoline.com (L-32)

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a dramatic, one-hour Architecture River Tour  with professional, entertaining guide! Multiple departures daily from two locations– from 10am to dusk from Gateway Park (southwest corner) Navy Pier and daily from 9:45am to dusk from Michigan Ave. Bridge (northeast corner). Adults, $32-$35; Seniors, $29–$32; Children, $18–$21. All tours weather permitting. For daily updated information, group rates or to purchase tickets call 312.222.9328 or visit shorelinesightseeing.com


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WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historic sites. Frequent departures, starting after 9:00am. Prices start at $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for kids ages 3–11, and free for kids ages 2 and under. Fireworks and Sunset Cruises also offered. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com. (J-31)

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N AIRPORT EXPRESS - GO Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation to and from both airports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888.2THE.VAN. airportexpress.com

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PICASSO AND CHICAGO is the first major Picasso exhibit organized by the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) in almost 30 years. The exhibit coincides with the centennial of the Armory Show at the Art Institute where Picasso’s exhibits were displayed in an American museum for the first time. The exhibit features several works, many from his Blue and Rose periods, his Cubist years and his post–World War II production. Picasso and Chicago Pablo Picasso. The Red Armchair, 1931. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saidenberg. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. boasts over 250 of Picasso’s work including sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings and ceramics. The Art Institute of Chicago is open Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm and Thurs., 10:30am–8pm. General admission is $23 for adults and $17 for seniors and students. Call 312.443.3600 or visit artic.edu for more.

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. americancoachlimousine.com

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. transitchicago.com METRA The fastest and most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just seven minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Ave. to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. Prices vary. 312.322.6900. metrarail.com (J-33) (J-38)


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BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. Popular exhibit Dinosaurs Alive! is back. Travel back in time when these animals ruled the earth. Daily, 10am–5pm.

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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. lpzoo.com (H-17)

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CHICAGO WATER TAXI  A fun, fast, and friendly way to experience Chicago, with convenient stops at Union and Ogilvie Train Stations, Clark/LaSalle Streets, and the Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, and Chinatown. A fun way to go from place to place while enjoying a fantastic view. One-way fares starting at $3. All day tickets are $10. 312.337.1446. chicagowatertaxi.com

Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; and children under 2, free. General admission is free Tue. and Thu. through Dec. $10 for parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in suburban Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban)

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Millennium Park

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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. You’ll find entertainment aplenty at Millennium Park, so come on out and enjoy the free park happenings.

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. 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.

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


Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. 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.

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Lurie Gardens: A 2.5–acre paradise for green-loving urbanites, this collection of flora brings to

Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953.

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life Chicago’s motto “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

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Shopping

Spring is in the Air

Chicago is a year-round shopping mecca, but as the temperature increases so does everyone’s desire to spend time outside. Motorcycle riders will want to go to HARLEY DAVIDSON CHICAGO (66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666) for their riding accessories and apparel. With warmer weather comes baseball season. A good place to get your Cubs attire before going to the game is SOUVENIRS @ JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY (875 N. Michigan, 888.875.8439). They have a wide selection of baseball attire and Chicago memorabilia, perfect for you or as gifts to bring back to family and friends. Another great spot to grab a special treat for you or family or friends is UP DOWN CIGAR (1550 N. Wells, 312.337.8505). With graduation season quickly approaching, cigars are the perfect add-on for any gift and a great way to celebrate the graduate’s big day or any special occasion.

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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)

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ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)

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WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET The Midwest’s largest all-outdoor flea market with more than 700 dealer spaces. Shop a diverse selection of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, and food. Admission: adults, $2; seniors ages 62-plus/kids ages 6–12, $1; and kids under 6, free. Open April 7, 6am–3pm; April 14, 6am–11:30am; April 21, 6am–12:30pm; April 28, 6am–3pm. 6920 N. Mannheim at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847.524.9590. wolffs.com (Suburban)

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CURLY TALE FINE ART Art with a sense of humor includes original paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearable art, glassworks, and sculpture. Tue.–Sat., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 16 W. Erie, 1st Floor, 312.202.1664. curlytalefineart.com (J-29)

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ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)

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LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by the Lotton family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass, vases, lamps and chandeliers.    The gallery also features original paintings by world–renowned artists, such as Tang Wei Min and Gyula Siska. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun. Noon–6pm. All major credit cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203,  lottongallery.com (J-26)

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AKIRA Local boutique carries women’s clothing. Items for all budgets are available under the different colored labels. Hours vary by location. 835 N. Michigan, 312.951.5508; 108 N. State, 312.346.3355. shopakira.com (J–27) (I–34)

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H&M Fashionable and affordable European chain offering men and women’s vibrant, modern clothing. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 22 N. State, 312.263.4436; 840 N. Michigan, 312.640.0060. (I-36) (J-26) LULULEMON ATHELETICA Wide selection of yoga and exercise attire. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and eager to help. Hours vary by location. 930 N. Rush, 312.915.0627; 900 N. Michigan, 312.951.5923. lululemon.com (J–25) MEN’S WAREHOUSE This men’s retail mecca has a variety of expanded sizes and styles for all types of occasions. The friendly sales associates will have you leaving liking the way you look. Hours vary by location. 112 S. State, 312.781.0817; 535 N. Michigan, 312.312.1903. menswarehouse.com (I–36) (J–30) TOPSHOP This UK–based destination store carries a large assortment of women’s clothing. Chicago boasts one of the four US free–standing stores. Also includes


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TopMan. Mon.–Wed., 10am–8pm; Thurs.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–8pm. 830 N. Michigan, 312.280.6834. topshop.com (J–27)

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NORDSTROM RACK The more economical version of Nordstrom’s department stores, this smart and stylish department store carries designer brands also. 24 N. State, 312.337.5500; 101 E. Chicago, 312.254.3660, shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-rack (I–35) (J–27)

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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. nordstrom.com (J-30)

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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. macys.com (I-34) (J-26)

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BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip and classic fashion for women, men and children coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the Midwest flagship. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.440.4460. (J-26)

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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. memorablecharms.com (J-27)

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Family of Art ATLAS GALLERIES has been a firm fixture in Chicago since their establishment in 1967. The Petr family has been helping guide both large and small collectors from past artists such as the Old Masters, Renoir and Rembrandt, as well as more current artists Jean-Claude Gaugy and Angel Botello (pictured). The friendly staff at both locations helps assist both collectors and browsers with their extensive inventory ranging for contemporary to classic. Atlas Galleries ships internationally and delivers locally. Atlas Galleries at 535 N. Michigan is open Mon.–Fri., 10am–9pm; Sat., 10am–6pm; Sun., 11am–5pm. Call 312.329.9330 for more information. Atlas Galleries second location is in the Shops at 900 N. Michigan, level 6. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 11am–6pm, 312.649.0999. atlasgalleries.com

TIFFANY & CO. This Michigan Avenue location of the venerable jewelry company offers plenty of sparkle. Call for hours. All major cards. 730 N. Michigan, 312.944.7500. (J-27)

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LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop  into any of the  30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit the website. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE. loverslane.com (E-11) (Suburban)

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MASSAGE/BEAUTY SERVICES BLISS SPA Located inside The W Hotel, this tension-fighting facility features treatment rooms and Bliss trademark touches. Call for hours. All major cards. 644 N. Lakeshore, 877.862.5477. (L-29) DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT Opened in early June in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. The regular price for a foot massage is $70, but through Apr., the price is discounted to $39 (see ad on page 27). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com (J-41) MASSAGE ENVY This massage clinic offers customized massage therapy for every busy body. Walk-ins welcome. Call for hours. All major cards. 345 E. Ohio, 312.222.0808. (K-30) PENINSULA SPA Located inside the lavish, five-star Peninsula Hotel, this will be a day at the spa you won’t soon forget. Call for hours. All major cards. 108 E. Superior, 312.573.6860. (J-28)


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BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN, SHOPS ON STATE This four–story mall includes Disney Store, Magnolia Bakery, Sephora, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Steve Madden and Zara among others. Mon.–Sat.,

S P E C I A LT Y SHOPS AIBI This specialty store features clothing and accessories by different local designers with the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI). Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. 44 E. Grand, 312.836.1041. aibi.com (J–30)

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900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 12–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. shop900.com (J-27)

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. shopwatertower.com (J-27)

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THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels— anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–7pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. theshopsatnorthbridge.com (J-30)

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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. jazzmart.com (I-31)

10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. blockthirtyseven.com (I-34)

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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.

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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. architecture.org/shop (J-36)

HARLEY DAVIDSON Find clothing, helmets and all of your other riding needs at the Harley Davidson downtown location. Fine motor clothing is available as well as a great selection of tees, pins, coffee cups and all of your souvenir needs. All apparel is Harley Licensed and the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to help you fulfill your needs. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. chicagoharley.com (J–30)

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. houseofblues.com (H-32) P.O.S.H. Browse an eclectic assortment of vintage hotel silver, restaurant china, and flea market finds. The items sold at P.O.S.H. are often one-of-a-kind or limited in quantity. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 11am–5pm. 613 N. State, 312.280.1602. poshchicago.com (K-30)

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.

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A wild variety of items for the entire family, including souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and safari-themed place settings. Set in a rainforest with plants hanging from the ceilings and walls and animatronic animals. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri, 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29) ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE Stock up on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Featuring classic tees, jackets, hats, and accessories, as well as a wide selection of collectables. Opens at 10am daily. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)


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LEGO STORE Innovative displays, in-store family events and kidfriendly play areas make this LEGO Store a fun, muststop-shop. Call for hours. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor, 312.202.0946. (J-26)

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AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Features contemporary clothing for young girls and their American Girl dolls, a café, dolly hair salon and more. Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm. All major cards. 835 N. Michigan, 877.AG.PLACE. (J-26) BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP Kids and adults alike will love “building” their own customized teddy. Mon.–Thurs., 10am–8pm; Fri., 10am–10pm; Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–8pm. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, 312.832.0114. (N-30)

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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. updowncigar.com (H-19)

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WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A knitting and needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm; closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)

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SOUVENIRS @ JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY A great place to get all of your Chicago memorabilia. From picture frames to clothing, this is a great place to find a keepsake for a loved one….or yourself. All major cards. Open daily, 9am–11pm. 875 N. Michigan, 888.875.8439. (J-26)


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A Real Taste for Garlic

April is national garlic month and Chicago is a great place to taste it in different cuisines. DAO (230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000, pictured top left) is a good place for authentic Thai. Their Kai Kra–Tiem (pepper and garlic chicken) is sure to please garlic lovers. VORA (1028 N. Clark, 312.929.2035), a recently opened Gold Coast Asian-fusion establishment is another place to try. This contemporary hot spot serves a number of Japanese and Taiwanese dishes certain to tickle your garlic taste buds. For a classic, Italian meal, The Village in ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANTS (71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005, picture bottom left) is an excellent choice. Italian Village Restaurants have three separate eateries featuring a number of garlic dishes. No matter what cuisine you prefer, there is something garlicky to stimulate everyone’s tastes...

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AMERICAN NEW! AMERICAN JUNKIE Two-level stocked bar and grill boasts an large menu, drink list, and retractable roof. Sun.–Fri. 4:30pm–2am. Sat. 4:30pm–3am. $$. 15 W. Illinois, 312.239.0995, americanjunkiechi.com (I–30)

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

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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. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9942. artists-cafe.com (J-38) THE BERGHOFF This Chicago icon has been part of Chicago’s dining scene for over 110 years. Mon.–Fri., 11am–9pm; Sat., 11:30am–9pm.; Closed Sunday. All major cards. $$ 17 W. Adams, 312.427.3170. theberghoff.com (I-36)

NEW! BREWSTONE BEER COMPANY Brewstone Beer Company serves great food in a casual atmosphere with beers from America’s finest breweries. Catch the big game on televisions around the dining room and bar or just relax and enjoy one of their salads or burgers. Family friendly with all items on the kids menu only $5. $$. Daily, 11am–2am. 414 N. Orleans, 312.464.9456. chicago.brewstonerestaurant.com (G–31)

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NEW! CRAFT PUB & EATERY Housed inside of former Excalibur and Vision nightclubs, first-floor pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with a full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26)

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EPIC Industrial and refined, contemporary and traditional, American and French.  Mon.–Thurs., 11:30am–Midnight; Fri., 11:30am–2am; Sat., 4pm–3am. All major cards. $$$$ 112 W. Hubbard, 312.222.4940. (H-31) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck Reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. Free parking at 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4) THE GRILLROOM CHOPHOUSE & WINEBAR With a warm ambiance, this urban chophouse and wine bar is a great destination for power lunches, business meetings, or intimate dinners. Enjoy prime

steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads, and more. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 33 W. Monroe, 312.960.0000. restaurants-america.com (I-36) HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29) 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. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. johnbarleycorn.com (H-31) (E-15) (D4) (Suburban) LOCAL ROOT CAFÉ Right between Michigan Ave. and Navy Pier, this café serves organic and sustainable salads and sandwiches, poutines, flatbreads, and mussels, plus a full breakfast and brunch menu. Full bar. Call for hours. $$. 601 N. McClurg, 312.643.1145. localrootchicago.com (L-29)

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.

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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. eddebevics.com (H-29)


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. $$$. 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900. lloydschicago.com (G-35) MIDTOWN KITCHEN + BAR Serving an array of mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches surrounded by warm mahogany and oversized light fixtures. The bar offers a large selection of wine, craft beer, and specialty cocktails. Mon.–Fri., 11am–10pm. All major cards. $$. 203 N. LaSalle, 312.379.5086. midtownbarchicago.com (H-33) 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

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ONE NORTH KITCHEN & BAR Serving American cuisine with French and Italian influences. Mahogany and slate flooring and deep leather booths add to the urban atmosphere. Mon.–Fri., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$ 1 N. Wacker, 312.750.9700. restaurants-america.com (G-35) PARK TAVERN Serving delicious food, including dishes such as Animal Tots (tater tots with pulled pork, cheese curds, fried egg, and gravy), and craft beer, poured from your own table tap. All major cards. $$. 1645 W. Jackson, 312.243.4276. parktavernchicago.com (West of D-37) PRIMEBAR Order contemporary American food, from garden fresh salads and two-handed sandwiches to signature specialties such as Three Floyds beer-battered fish and chips. Mon.–Fri., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 155 N. Wacker, 312.884.0000. primebarchicago.com (G-34)

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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. rainforestcafe.com (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. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35)


TOWNHOUSE KITCHEN + BAR Featuring wood-paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, this restaurant and wine bar provides an elegant yet casual feel. Townhouse’s menu offers a large selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads, and entrees to suit any taste. Mon.–Fri., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 111 S. Wacker, 312.948.8240. restaurants-america.com (G-36) WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT Dine on award-winning KettleBurgers, grill-fired pizzas, wood-smoked barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, and seafood, all grilled to perfection on authentic Weber kettles. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 539 N. State, 312.467.9696. webergrillrestaurant.com (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. bellyqchicago.com (West of D-33) TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, tamarindsushi.com (I-39)

NEW! VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Korean dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Call for more information. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)

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TAVERN AT THE PARK Offering a French-infused American menu. Try Tavern classics such as the Millennium Burger, a steak burger topped with duck confit, fois gras, dijon aioli, and Emmental cheese on a pretzel bun. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 130 E. Randolph, 312.552.0070. tavernatthepark.com (J-33)


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Pizza for All River North boasts a lot of great dining options including PIZZERIA ORA. Known for their deep–dish pizza, but also offering thin crust, this eatery has a number of toppings and some creative combinations for their customers to choose between. Customers who walk on the wild side will love their Taco pie with mild salsa, special cheese blend, seasoned ground beef and taco fixings. The Marina is another original combination with scallops, shrimp, squid, green onion, tomato, basil green olive cilantro and olive oil. Pizzeria Ora also has a number of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Pizzeria Ora is located at 545 N. Lasalle. Open daily for breakfast at 6:30am and lunch at 11am. Closes at midnight Sun.–Thurs, and 1am on Fri.–Sat. For more information, call 312.464.1872 or visit pizzeriaora.com. See coupon on page 59.

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BRAZZAZ Enjoy the churrascaria experience with the finest hand-selected USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp all prepared in the delicious, artful culinary style of the gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar, an array of side dishes, an extensive wine list. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri., 11am–2pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat., 4–10:30pm; Sun., 1–9:30pm. All major credit cards. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. brazzaz.com (J-30)

B R E A K FA S T DOUGHNUT VAULT Northside pastry heaven serving up deliciously flavored doughnuts and coffee. All major cards. $ 400 1/2 N. Franklin. www.thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com 

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EGGSPERIENCE PANCAKES & CAFÉ Eggsperience a delicious selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items, such as savory omelets, crepes, burgers, and paninis. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 35 W. Ontario, (312.870.6773), Glenview (847.998.5111), Naperville (630.548.1000), Park Ridge (847.939.3976), and Bannockburn (847.940.8444), eggsperiencecafe.com (H-29)  ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on  renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar.  Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42) SUNNY SIDE UP & COFFEE SHOPPE This historic brownstone from the 1890s is made up of multiple levels of dining. Sunny Side Up also has an organic Coffee Shoppe with an in-house pastry chef. Oscar Lump Crab Omelet and are a few of the amazing breakfast items available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 42 E. Superior, 312.930.4242. (I-28) 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, hearthealthy dishes also available. Bonus: insulated


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. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

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. mannysdeli.com (E-43)

FONDUE CHINESE TOPWOK Sushi Taiyo’s new sister restaurant, located on the 2nd floor, offers Chinese cuisine and creative cocktails in a new, contemporary space. Sun 11:30am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm. All major cards. $$. 58 E. Ontario. 312.440.1717. www.taiyochicago.com (I-29)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexican-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples—jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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GEJA’S CAFÉ Romantic fondue dining. Flamenco and classical guitarists help set the mood. Children under 10 not allowed. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 340 W. Armitage, 773.281.9101. (G-17)

FRENCH BISTRO VOLTAIRE Classic French restaurant makes it easy to forget you are in Chicago. Mon-Sat., 5pm–11am. $$$. 226 W. Chicago, 312.265.0911, bistrovoltaire.com (H–27) CYRANO’S FARM & KITCHEN Imagine yourself on the  Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris, sipping a glass of wine and noshing on modern French cuisine at a charming café. 546 N. Wells. 312.467.0546, www.cyranoscafeontheriver.com. (J-32) PARIS CLUB Approachable French fare in a casual, urban setting. Nightclub by night. Mon.–Wed, 4pm–Midnight; Thurs., 4pm–2am; Fri., 4pm–2am. Sat., 4pm–3am; Sun., 4pm–10pm. All major cards. $$ 59 W. Hubbard, 312.595.0800.

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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. elevencitydiner.com (I-42)

CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as steaks, chops, and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon., Wed., and Thu., 11am–12am; Fri. and Sun., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am; closed Tue. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (Northwest of A-1) HOFBRÄUHAUS This replica of legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany takes great pride in giving its guests the same unforgettable experience serving authentic German dishes from freshly baked pretzels to bratwurst. Wash down delicious dishes with German brews. Call for hours. 550 Park Place, Rosemont, 847.671.2739. hofbrauhauschicago.com (Suburban)

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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)


GREEK ATHENA A traditional restaurant located in Greektown known for its fine dining. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 212 S. Halsted, 312.655.0000. (D-37) PARTHENON Located right in the heart of Greektown, this restaurant is one of the oldest in the neighborhood and boasts over 140 dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 314 S. Halsted, 312.726.2407. (D-37) PEGASUS Lively Greek atmosphere highlights a menu of traditional Mediterranean staples. Mon.–Wed., 11am–10pm; Thurs., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–Midnight; Sun., 11am–10pm. All major cards. $$ 130 S. Halsted, 312.226.3377. (D-36)

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

614 S. Wabash | (312)379-0970 www.tamarindsushi.com

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CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999, curryhouseonline.com; 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601, nepalhouseonline.com (I-41) (J-44)

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

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EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Guinness New York Strip, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Weekend breakfast and daily specials. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com. (I-33)

FADÓ IRISH PUB Traditional Irish favorites such as Shepherd’s pie, potato pancakes and corned beef. Mon.–Thurs., 11:30am–2am; Fri., 11:30am–3pm; Sat., 10am–3am; Sun., 10am–2am. All major cards. $$ 100 W. Grand, 312.836.0066. (H-30)

I TA L I A N CLUB LAGO Serving pasta, salads, panini, and more, it’s a familyowned spot devoted to simple food and good service. Call for hours. 331 W. Superior, 312.951.2849. clublago.com (G-28) CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (Northwest of A-20) EDUARDO’S ENOTECA Fresh light Italian and small plates.  Delivery and catering available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 1212 N. Dearborn, 312.337.4490. eduardosenoteca.com (I-23) 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. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)

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THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)

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. italianvillage-chicago.com (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. Mon.–Wed., 11am–10pm; Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri., 11am–12am; Sat., 5pm–12am. 838 W. Randolph, 312.733.3379. vivo-chicago.com (West of D-33)

MEDITERRANEAN CITY WINERY The only functioning winery in Chicago, this 30,000square-foot venue also serves Mediterranean-inspired food and features live music and comedy. Mon.–Sun., 5pm–12am. 1200 W Randolph, 312.733.9463. citywinery.com/Chicago (West of D-33) PURPLE PIG Three of Chicago’s top chef’s under one roof create Mediterranean fare and offer a wide array of wines. $$$. Call for hours. 500 N. Michigan, 312.464.1744, thepurplepigchicago.com (J–30)

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

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MEXICAN MOE’S CANTINA Spanish and South American tapas are on the menu at this raucous Mexican cantina. Rock music, wroughtiron 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; 3518 N. Clark. moescantina.com (I-31)


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

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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. patronschicago.com (G-29)

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 Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999, curryhouseonline.com; 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601, nepalhouseonline.com (I-41) (J-44)

PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 633 N. Wells, 312.943.1124; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR The traditional pizzeria spices things up with its new location in Chicago’s South Loop. With new deep-dish pies, such as the Hunter Rabbit (rabbit sausage, spinach, roasted carrots, and parmesan), as well as the old standards, it wouldn’t be a sports bar without a craft beer list featuring a dozen local brews. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39)

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Delicious Mexican Food

PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872. pizzeriaora.com (H-30)

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SEAFOOD 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. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CAPE COD ROOM Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, this seafood gem is one of Chicago’s old school fine dining classics. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. Located in The Drake Hotel at 140 E. Walton, 312.440.8414. (J-26) CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6:30–9:30pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban)

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(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 coupon at time of ordering.

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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. All major cards. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban)


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A Chicago Classic Nestled away in University Village is a quaint delicatessen that’s over 50 years old. MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI opened shortly after World War II by current owner, Ken Raskin’s, Russian-born grandfather. The family-run cafeteria is one of the last of its kind, serving soup, a number of salads and almost every sandwich one could imagine. Known for their massive signature sandwich, the Corned Beef Reuben, and their potato pancakes, it’s hard to consider the other scrumptious sandwiches of the day and save room for cake, pie or pudding for dessert. Manny’s Coffee Shop & Deli is located at 1141 S. Jefferson (312.939.2855) and offers free valet. Open Mon.–Sat., 6am–8pm. mannysdeli.com See coupon on page 52.

HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood and fresh cocktails, as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Sun.–Thu., 6am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 6am–10pm. All major cards. $$$$. 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3444. holymackerelseafood.com (Suburban)

5pm–midnight; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–1am. $$$. 151 W. Erie, 312.274.1111, tavernita.com (H–29)

SHAW’S CRAB HOUSE Serving top-grade fish and shellfish and inventive sushi and sashimi combinations. Call for hours. $$$. 21 E Hubbard, 312.527.2722. (J-31)

CARSON’S: THE PLACE FOR RIBS Famous for its barbecue baby back ribs. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 612 N. Wells, 312.280.9200. (G-29)

CAFÉ BA BA REEBA Specializing in tapas, this Spanish restaurant has a warm and colorful atmosphere that goes along with their made to order paella. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 2024 N. Halsted, 773.935.5000. (E-16) CAFÉ IBERICO A vivacious atmosphere compliments a colorful menu, Café Iberico is best known for their tasty tapas. Mon.–Thurs., 11am–11:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1:30am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$ 737 N. LaSalle, 312.573.1510. (H-31) TAVERNITA This river north restaurant and bar features small plates and other Spanish dishes. Open for lunch daily. Sun.–Tues., 5pm–11:30pm; Wed.–Thurs.,

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STEAKS, CHOPS AND RIBS

CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4–11:30pm; Sun., 4–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29)


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HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban)

KEEFER’S The Chicago River never looked better than from inside Keefer’s, the famed steakhouse that infuses a taste of France into their menu, producing unique steaks, seafood, and bistro options. In the Kaffe dining room, enjoy overstuffed sandwiches and salads. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 20 W. Kinzie, 312.467.9525. keefersrestaurant.com (H-31) MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAK HOUSE Basketball legend Michael Jordan brings his restaurant concept to the InterContinental Chicago. Dine on hand-selected USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, upscale comfort food, fresh seafood, and a variety of artisanal wines, local craft brews, and specialty cocktails. Bar: daily, 11am–2am. Lunch: daily, 11am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun., 5–9pm. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8823. michaeljordansteakhouse.com (J-30) MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE A top-rated restaurant known for its tableside menu presentation and for its mouthwatering steak and lobster. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 1050 N. State, 312.266.4820; 65 E. Wacker Pl., 312.201.0410, mortons.com (I-24) (I-33)

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THE FIREPLACE INN 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., 4:30pm–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am; Sun., 11:30am–12am. All major cards. $$$. 1448 N. Wells, 312.664.5264. fireplaceinn.com. (G-21)


WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves juicy burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick Black Angus steaks, seafood, and more, all grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 6:30am–12am. All major cards. $$$. 539 N. State, 312.467.9696. webergrillrestaurant.com (I-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. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)

SIMPLY THALIA At Simply Thalia, the philosophy is simple: "Simply healthy, simply fresh, simply delicious!" The menu features the flavors of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, and China, as well as a large sushi selection. All major cards. $$. 108 N. State, pedway level, 312.750.9098. simplythalia.com

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NEW! VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Korean dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Call for more information. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)

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. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. Delivery available to all

“The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune

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SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com. (I-28)

STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com. (I-30)

V EG E TA R I A N THE CHICAGO DINER Meat free since 1983. All vegetarian, mostly vegan menu. Dine in, Carry out, Vegan Bakery. Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am–10pm. 3411 N. Halsted. 773.935-6696. veggiediner.com (E-6) GREEN ZEBRA This vegetarian contemporary has a specific focus on locally produced, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Mon.–Thurs., 5:3pm–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10pm; Sun., 5pm–9pm. $$. 1460 W. Chicago, 312.243.7100, greenzebrachicago.com “The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Chicago’s nightlife takes the spotlight. Go to historical Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison, 773.404.2827) for a Cubs night game. Wrigley Field didn’t have night games until 1988 because they didn’t have lights installed until then. Good thing that they have them now because the games are a lot of fun and GOOSE ISLAND WRIGLEYVILLE (3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040) is a fun bar to celebrate a “W” afterward. The theatre crowd will love the pre-Broadway production of BIG FISH at Oriental Theater (24 W. Randolph, 800.775.2000). This musical production is based off of the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton. See it here before it moves to New York. For a unique nightlife experience, go to CASTLE’S CABARET (632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944) which is a celebration of unabashed humor and dancing on a live stage.

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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. kingstonmines.com (E-13)

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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 and Green Line. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. 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. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

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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. thebatonshowlounge.com (H-38) CABARET (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) Housed inside of former Excalibur and Vision nightclubs, this is a celebration of unabashed humor dancing and entertainment on a live stage. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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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. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers

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COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19)

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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; 3518 N. Clark, 773.248.0002. moescantina.com (I-31)

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LAIR LOUNGE (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) Housed inside of former Excalibur and Vision nightclubs, this posh space offers guests an intimate lounge experience. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

UNTITLED Behind the unmarked door is a trendy, elegant restaurant and bar. Live jazz and big band music plays while guests sip custom cocktails and share small plates. Proper attire required. Tues.–Wed., 4:30pm–1am; Thurs.–Fri., 4:30pm–2am; Sat., 4:30pm–3am; Sun., 4:30pm–midnight. 111 W. Kinzie, 312.880.1511. untitledchicago.com (I–31)

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FRIENDS SUSHI The modern, sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)

SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) Housed inside of former Excalibur and Vision nightclubs, this is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for preor 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, downtownbarandlounge.com (I-31)

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Publisher’s Pick

Funny & We Know It UP COMEDY CLUB (230 W. North, 312.662.4562) is a mix of comedy acts open seven nights a week featuring stand–up acts, sketch and improve comedy. Located in Piper’s Alley, adjacent to sister-comedy club, The Second City. The cabaret–style club boasts a full kitchen and bar without a drink minimum and plenty of laughs. Guests can snack on crispy mozzarella sticks among many other appetizers before and during shows or enjoy a full meal with the signature “UP” burger. Long Island drinkers will enjoy The Chicago River and non-drinkers will enjoy a list of non-alcoholic drinks. Seating at UP is intimate, with a maximum of 285 people. Must-see shows include Improv All–Stars (Mon., 8pm) and What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You (Tues., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 4pm) a performance about Chicago.

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 long-form improvisation, which has made the theater famous. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5) SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, Second City has seen countless stars get their start, including Dan Aykroyd, 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. secondcity.com (G-20) UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor,  312.662.4562.  upcomedyclub.com  (G-20)

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PALLADIUM (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This five-story nightclub (formerly Excalibur and

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Vision nightclubs) has DJ’s spinning both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

E N T E R TA I N M E N T DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade/bar. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with two full-service island bars and one full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26)

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EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with an expansive drink list including 16 tap beers, over 35 bottles, signature cocktails & more. Catch all of your favorite basketball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am– 2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)


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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. Proper attire. Open at 7pm. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000. redheadpianobar.com (H-29)

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HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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HARD ROCK CAFÉ In addition to live music (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. Call for hours. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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THE BACK ROOM The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. $20 cover + two-drink minimum. 937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. backroomchicago.com (I-25)

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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 and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Call for hours. 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. popsforchampagne.com (I-30)

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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; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899. johnbarleycorn.com (H-31)(D-4)

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GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39)

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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. Call for schedule. chicago.ioimprov.com.

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 Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE Royal George Cabaret Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. The smash hit production moves to The Royal George Cabaret Theater! Don’t miss this rocking and rolling production the  Chicago Tribune  calls “a retro party night, and these performers deliver a fine way to forget the stresses of the week!”  Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, such as “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “Jailhouse Rock.” With a cast of nine plus a four-piece band, the return of this fun-filled night out is sure to bring crowds to their feet again. For more information call 312.988.9000 or go to SmokeyJoesCafeChicago.com.

UP UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. The Second City’s newest venue, UP Comedy Club offers a diverse array of stand-up comedians, improv revues and sketch comedy shows. This weekend: see Four Girls (And A Guy) April 11-13. With comedy shows seven days a week, 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.

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LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N. Michigan, 312.337.0665. Chicago’s Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Still Alice, based on the New York Times Bestselling Novel. Professor Alice Howland is at the peak of her career studying the human brain when her own mind begins to falter. Fiercely independent, she battles to preserve her way of life, even as confusion clouds her thinking and her memory begins to fail. This world premiere adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel is at the same time heartbreaking and hopeful. For more information visit lookingglasstheatre.org

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Editor’s Choice Still undecided about what to do in Chicago? Here are a couple of our favorites:

Smokey Joe’s Back in the 1950s Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were American songwriting and record producers. The two collaborated with a third partner and their careers took off when they formed Spark Records in 1953, which is when they recorded Smokey Joe’s Café. The show, Smokey Joe’s Café is an award-winning musical revue now playing at Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000). It originally opened in Los Angeles for a trial run and then moved to Broadway in 1995. It ran for 2,036 performances making it the longest running musical revue in Broadway history. The revue features 39 pop standards including rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues. Some hi-lights include “Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.” The original Broadway cast won a Grammy award in 1996. Performances for Smokey Joe’s Café are Thurs. and Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 5pm and 8pm; Sun., 2pm and 6pm; Wed., 2pm. Tickets $38-$46. Visit smokeyjoescafechicago.com for more. Before the show, be sure to stop by Weber Grill (539 N. State, 312.467.9696). The restaurant and bar won’t have the same free-wilding music, but it will have great steaks, barbecue, burgers and a large selection of craft beer. 68

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Editor’s Choice Still undecided about what to do in Chicago? Here are a couple of our favorites:

Cinema con Sabor The 29th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival is being held April 11 through April 25 at AMC Loews Theatres (600 N. Michigan, 312.255.9347) this year. The two–week festival is more than just about films, it’s a celebration of Latino culture and the global human existence. The film festival opened on Thursday with a tribute to Mexico. The closing night will include a Tribute to Brazil. Over 160 films are shown and most are in Spanish with English subtitles. The audience has a chance to participate in discussions with local and visiting filmmakers. The film festival is non-competitive with the exception of the coveted Audience Choice Award and the Gloria Achievement Award. The Gloria Award will be presented on Fri., April 19. Tickets are $11, with some discounts available. Visit chicagolatinofilmfestival.org for the complete schedule. A good place to eat lunch or dinner before or after a few screenings is Su Casa Mexican Restaurant (49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041). This River North eatery has been serving traditional Mexican fare since 1963 and is located only a couple of blocks from the theater. Open Sun.– Thurs., 11am–Midnight; Fri. and Sat., 11am–1am. 70

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