Seen on the Scene

July 2010

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Bar 10 Doors

The Bar 10 Doors—say it out loud, faster now; that’s right: “the bar-ten-ders"—opened last week in Little Italy (1259 W. Taylor St.; 312-226-1611) next door to its slightly older sibling, the eclectic global-tapas spot and eccentrically punctuated One. Six One. “We’re looking to get American craft beers and…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Curio

Modeled after a speakeasy and tucked underneath the popular River North restaurant Gilt Bar (230 W. Kinzie St.), Curio opened in mid-June as a welcome spot for sipping hand-crafted cocktails and admiring some Prohibition-era décor. Our photographer dropped by Friday night and caught a small but stylish crowd lounging on the luxurious leather…

4 years
ago

Boiler Room Opens

The new spot previously anticipated as Nice Slice Pizza Bar—a venture from the folks behind Simone’s, with a similarly eye-popping interior kit out by the same design team—opened Thursday in Logan Square, and our photographer was on site to document the vast sea of pies, the endless pints of craft brews, and the—daylight!—line down the block…

4 years
ago

Rooftop Lounging at Epic Sky

Wednesday is the busy night at Epic Sky, a new open-air lounge on the roof of the River North restaurant Epic (our dining department’s pick for most striking décor of 2010)—which means you have a full day to round up a crew and claim your spot tomorrow at the 28-foot bar. Our photographer stopped by last week and found a lively happy-hour-and-beyond crowd…