Seen on the Scene

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Weekend Photos: Beer Hoptacular

We were elated to hear that Beer Hoptacular, one of our favorite beer fests from 2011, was returning for an encore. With the promise of more space, more food, and yes, more beer than last year…

2 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Grid

The Grid, a sleek, below-grade lounge, hit the scene last month, shortly after Baume & Brix opened upstairs. We were curious to see if it has what it takes…

2 years
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Weekend Photos: Homestead’s Season Closing Party

What does a restaurant as hyper-local as Homestead—a West Town rooftop bistro that grows much of the produce on its fresh, comfort-food menu—do when cold weather shuts down the gardening season?…

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2 years
ago

Nightlife Photos: Bears/Packers Game at Frontier

You likely spent the weekend trying to forget about Thursday’s Bears/Packers showdown, but our photos from Frontier are worthy of a brief revisit. It was a festive, packed house of Bears’ faithful (along with a sprinkling of Cheeseheads, of course). At the risk of pouring a dash of salt in your wounds, peruse our gallery here.

2 years
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Weekend Photos: Darkroom’s Last Call

Sunday night marked the end of Darkroom’s eleven-year run. One of the first residents of the now-bumping Chicago Avenue, the Ukie Village club…

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Weekend Photos: Dîner en Blanc

One thousand picnickers donned their chicest summer whites and descended on the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Lawn Friday night for Dîner en Blanc, a flash mob-style BYO picnic…

2 years
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Weekend Photos: City Winery

City Winery, the West Loop spinoff of the NYC restaurant/bar/operational winery/music venue, made its debut last week, and we couldn’t wait to pop in on Friday night…

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Weekend Photos: RM Champagne Salon

After months of delays, RM Champagne Salon, home to what’s arguably the city’s premier selection of Champagne and sparkling wine, popped its first cork earlier this month…

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Weekend Photos: The J. Parker

As soon as the skies cleared on Friday night, the city’s finest arrived in droves, eager to take in the sweeping views—and craft cocktails—at Hotel Lincoln’s swanky new addition…