Hamilton

A show so nice. I saw it twice. Italian Village After dinner at Revival Food Hall, we headed over to the the bar at Italian Village. My friend’s godfather is THE Vinny, who has been bartending there for over 60 years! He only works days so I didn’t get to say hello, but if you’re in the…

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Boka

Boka serves creative, contemporary American food using seasonal Midwestern ingredients in an elegant but non-formal setting. There are different dining sections, a bar area, and a cozy back patio open during good weather. The cocktail and wine program is strong and they have citrus or herbal house made sodas. The sound level is conducive to conversation…

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Lowcountry

I had always imagined Cajun/Creole seafood boil restaurants as hyper, boisterous places where you get messy. Lowcountry was relaxed, happy, bright and clean and the sound level was surprisingly quiet. On a bitterly cold Saturday night in January, the streets of Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood were barren but each seat at Lowcountry was occupied and there were people…

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