Everything around it has changed, but the Palace Grill stays the same. The club sandwich is still about four feet tall, and people still leave the place with smiles on their faces. Folks who worked at the old Chicago Stadium and then the United Center would come over for lunch because there was nothing else around here. Now the diner’s a gathering place for Hawks fans. And for Hawks. The team and my staff are in here a lot. I think the Cup itself has been in here 13 or 14 times.

Palace Grill with Rocky Wirtz
Left: Keepsake sequined polyester dress, $300, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Right: Gabrielle dress, $895, Azeeza, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Ponte Vecchio 18-karat gold and diamond cuff, $13,800, 18-karat white gold, yellow gold, and diamond bracelets, $2,780 each, Stephen Webster 18-karat gold and pavé diamond ring, $5,500, and 18-karat rose gold and diamond earrings, $7,000, Razny Jewelers, 109 E. Oak St.Photos: T. Harrison Hillman; Styling: Jessica Moazami
Palace Grill
Gucci sequined silk dress, $9,500, Ikram. 18-karat gold and garnet ring, $10,500, Lester Lampert. Leather and crystal platform shoes, $2,390, Gucci.

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