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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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‒ Secret Source ‒ REBECCA MESSINA latest carnivorous concept to the heart of River North this summer. The 12,000-square-foot dining spot boasts sleek design, a lively patio, and creative fare like fried deviled eggs, superfood salads, a king crab avocado stack, and 28-day wet-aged prime NY strips, bone-in rib eyes, and filet mignons cut in-house by the restaurant's master butcher. 615 N. Wabash St.; steakhouse-chicago 3 ARTS CLUB CAFE Hogsalt Hospitality founder Brendan Sodikoff says of this airy retreat at the center of RH's fab Gold Coast gallery, "It's a place where anyone can feel at home." True—but it helps if you're wearing designer duds to fit in with the über-chic crowd of lunching ladies. 1300 N. Dearborn St., 312-475-9116; III FORKS STEAKHOUSE Tucked into the Lakeshore East complex north of Millennium Park, this sleek downtown destination scores with a primo rooftop lounge and an updated steakhouse menu that tempts with plates like lamb meatballs, seared scallops with bacon jam, prime double-cut pork chops, and an impressive selection of prime, dry-aged, and Wagyu beef. 180 N. Field Blvd., 312-938-4303; OUT & ABOUT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Considered one of the world's finest museums, this prized institution houses more than 300,000 works of art—including such treasures as Grant Wood's American Gothic and Georges Seurat's La Grande Jatte—and welcomes 1.5 million visitors each year. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600; CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM On display at this must-visit cultural institution through November 26 is "Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America," which explores nine major events in US history when the nation was threatened from within its own borders. 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642- 4600; DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Explore the history and culture of America's black communities in diverse exhibits like "Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality" and "A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story," as well as works by notables such as Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600; FIELD MUSEUM This natural history nerve center is beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil SUE, as well as dynamic exhibitions and the new interactive Grainger Science Hub. On view through January 7, 2018, is "Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life," an examination of the importance of some of the museum's more than 30 million specimens. WHO: Global chief marketing officer, Beam Suntory. HOME 'HOOD: "Lincoln Park—beautiful streets, restaurants, and great parks. We're next to DePaul campus, which keeps us feeling young." GO-TO: "We love Summer House Santa Monica (1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4100;, as they treat our kids so well—and us, too." HIDDEN GEM: "Even if you hate carbs, you have to eat the bread at Floriole (1220 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-1313; Their baguette can stand up to the best pâtissières in Paris." ARCHITECTURAL INSPO: "We went to Millennium Park the other day, and it was the first time I'd seen the Jay Pritzker Pavilion—it was just awe-inspiring to come upon it so unexpectedly." HOW I DE-STRESS: "Taking the kids out to dinner and hearing about their day. Nothing de-stresses better than the perspective of a 7- and 9-year-old." FASHION ESSENTIAL: "I have a great leather coat from a store in Paris called Les Petites that I look forward to wearing every fall." PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BEAM SUNTORY 148 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922- 9410; GREEN MILL This century-old nightclub was a favorite of the Al Capone set and still attracts jazzheads from around the world for performances by Patricia Barber and the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. INSIDER TIP: The Uptown Poetry Slam (Sundays, 7 – 10 pm) is a rollicking celebration of the spoken word, hosted with lacerating wit by slam poetry legend Marc Kelly Smith. 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878- 5552; HARRIS THEATER From hosting performances of world music and international dance to serving as home to local companies like Hubbard Street Dance and Chicago Opera Theater, this sleek, subterranean Millennium Park oasis has evolved into one of the city's most compelling cultural venues. 203 E. Randolph St., 312-334-7777; MILLENNIUM PARK From expansive lawns and an extraordinary live music venue to a duo of crowd-pleasing public art installations in Anish Kapoor's iconic Cloud Gate ("The Bean") and Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, this 25-acre playground has become the epicenter of downtown Chicago. INSIDER TIP: Stroll across Frank Gehry's sinuous bridge toward the lake to discover the kid-tastic Maggie Daley Park, with climbing walls and slides aplenty. 201 E. Randolph St., 312-742-1168; MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, this institution celebrates innovation with interactive exhibits that explore green energy, space travel, future tech, and more. INSIDER TIP: On a scale of 1 to 10, the baby chick hatchery scores an 11 for cuteness, eliciting "oohs" and "aahs" from all ages. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414; NAVY PIER Chicago's number-one attraction, with more than 9 million visitors a year, celebrated its centennial in 2016 with an extensive redesign, including a new all-weather Ferris wheel that soars a towering 196 feet. 600 E. Grand Ave., 800-595-7437; The SOURCE: SCENE

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