Seen on the Scene

June 2010

4 years
ago

Watching the Crosstown Classic at Cork & Kerry at the Park

Despite dropping the final game of the series, it was the White Sox who emerged victorious, four games to two overall, when the Crosstown Classic—excuse us, the BP Crosstown Cup—wrapped Sunday on the South Side. Sox fans, though, have another reason to cheer this season: Cork & Kerry, Beverly’s long-popular Irish pub and one of our 100 best bars, has opened a second location within spitting distance of the Cell…

4 years
ago

On the Green Carpet @ Summer Lovin’ 2010

For anyone who has fantasized about walking the red carpet, last Friday provided a prime chance to be photographed in that glittery dress or skinny tie. Summer Lovin’—Chicago’s annual mixer featuring our 20 most eligible singles, cohosted by the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital at the Museum of Contemporary Art—included a photo backdrop sponsored by Ravinia, and the well-heeled crowd couldn’t…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Phoenix Lounge @ The Wit

So, the Phoenix—a new mezzanine-level lounge open Tuesday through Saturday inside The Wit hotel—hasn’t reached the same stratospheric popularity as Roof, its older sibling that launched on the hotel’s 27th floor last year. And without Roof’s skyline views and open-air vibe, it’s probably not going to. But remember last summer, when you were cursing your spot in line down on the sidewalk, waiting to be…

4 years
ago

Watching the Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup at State

It’s official! The Blackhawks took home the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, beating the Flyers 4-3 in overtime. Our photographer caught an exuberant crowd following the game breathlessly at State Restaurant & Café, in Lincoln Park, where all 100 flat-screen TVs were tuned to the ice. Browse our photos below, then relive the glory of games 1 and 5

4 years
ago

Watching the Blackhawks Win at Stanley’s

Sunday night’s victory brought the Blackhawks within one game of taking home the Stanley Cup—and, other than the United Center, what better place to watch the drama unfold than at the aptly named Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap? Our photographer dropped by the Lincoln Park bar to snap locals’ reactions to game 5…

4 years
ago

Watching the Blackhawks Win at Market

Not even the outstanding views from Market’s rooftop deck could detract attention from the Blackhawks’ nail-biter of a win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Our photographer headed to the one-year-old West Loop sports bar, just a slap shot from the United Center, to capture the drama, the elation, the beer, as patrons watched…