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CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: DECEMBER 2013

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CHICAGO'S MICHELIN, BIB GOURMAND WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The famed Michelin Guide released the winners of the 2014 Chicago guide, awarding a record 25 restaurants with stars. Alinea remained the only three-star restaurant in Chicago, maintaining its position among the elite few that have received that ranking around the world. This year also marked the inclusion of two more two-star restaurants, Sixteen and Grace, bringing the number to four total. Five restaurants earned their first stars this year, including El Ideas, The Lobby, North Pond, Elizabeth and Senza.

The Michelin star announcement came a couple days after the Bib Gourmand's, with more area restaurants than ever making the list of dining at good value. These are awarded to restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (not including tax and gratuity). Sixty-nine Chicago restaurants made the list, including 21 newcomers.

See the full list of Michelin Star winners and Bib Gourmand winners.




CUBS ANNOUNCE CELEBRATION EVENTS FOR WRIGLEY'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

The Chicago Cubs unveiled details for the season-long party celebrating historic Wrigley Field's 100th birthday. The "party of the century" will include a number of events held throughout the season, as well as throwback uniforms, specialty food from years past, collectible bobble heads, special guests and much more. The team will pay tribute to the 100 greatest moments in Wrigley Field history, and revealed a commemorative logo that will be stamped on everything from exterior signage around the field to individual game balls.

See all the details




NEWSIES TO HIT CHICAGO

Broadway In Chicago announced that the Tony Award®-winning musical smash Newsies will play at Bank of America Theatre next year. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical chronicles the tale of Jack Kelly and his band of newsies as they battle against the publishing titans Pulitzer and Hearst. The Broadway hit has received dozens of theatrical nominations since its debut in 2012, and is one of the most critically acclaimed shows of recent seasons. It will play in Chicago Dec. 10, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015.

Find out more about the show


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