ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 2 - Late Spring

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photography by Jeff Schear (odenkirk); ShutterStock (park) // this issue // on my r adar Spring in Chicago is always a time for new adventures, and here are two I'm anticipating. 1. Chicago's ready for some football! I'm looking forward to embracing the NFL Draft when it hits our city on April 30—especially the interactive fan experience, dubbed "Draft Town," happening in Grant Park. 2. C Fish-House, from David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse, is one of the most talked-about new restaurant openings of the season. It's certain to become a favorite among residents and visitors alike. Celebrating the release of our Spring issue with cover star Bob Odenkirk at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel and Spa. Having spent nearly 20 years Here, I feel more than well acquainted with downtown Chicago. From Edgewater to the West Loop and everything in between, there's not a neighborhood I haven't explored or a corridor I haven't canvased. But what makes Chicago great isn't just what's in the city proper: Surrounding communities like Winnetka, Lake Forest, Highland Park, and other areas offer equally trendy dining, shopping, and more. I love visiting these burgs to see what's happening outside the concrete jungle. This spring reasons abound to step out of the city, chief among them the opening of Gene & Georgetti's Rosemont location. That Chicago's oldest steakhouse is expanding is a major milestone, and kudos to Rich Ciota and Tony, Marion, and Michelle Durpetti for keeping it in the family all these years. Being able to now indulge in the restaurant's famed veal Parmesan at two different spots is certainly a development to be savored. Also worth anticipating? Furniture titan Art Van's continued Midwest expansion. The flagship store, slated for a late-spring opening in Downers Grove, will not only boast the sleek signature furniture for which the brand is famed, but will also be the only provider in Illinois of Michigan-based brand Scott Shuptrine Interiors. Of course, the suburbs aren't the only hive of activity. If you haven't yet made it there, I strongly encourage checking out Pinstripes in River East, which recently made its downtown debut. Complementing its Northbrook, Oak Brook, and Barrington locations, the new 33,000-square-foot space boasts indoor bocce courts, bowling lanes, and upscale Italian-American fare—perfect for satisfying both your inner child and inner gourmand. With everything on the horizon, the season is stacking up to be nothing short of a strike. 1 2 Follow me on Twitter at @danuslan and on Facebook at dan uslan 26 letter from the President and Publisher

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