MEETING PROFESSIONALS: NEW IN CHICAGO, APRIL 2013
Discover the city's most recent openings, updates and renovations.
BOOK WORLD PREMIERE AT GOODMAN THEATRE
The Jungle Book's
world premiere hits the stage at the Goodman Theatre June 21 through July 28,
2013. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman directs the musical based on an
adaptation of the Disney animated film and the stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more by
or 312.443.3820. Groups save 10 to 20 percent on single-ticket prices. Mention
Choose Chicago when placing your group order and receive an additional 5
percent off tickets, excluding Saturdays at 8pm. Single tickets are also
FOUR NEW CHICAGO
The growing love for sushi has fueled the opening of
these four sushi restaurants. Not all are equipped with private dining space,
however, they offer unique and delicious fare perfect for lunch meetings,
catering or after-work brainstorming.
Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi (formerly Stetson's Chop House), located in the
Hyatt Regency, received a recent facelift that fused the steakhouse and sushi
bar into a sleek hybrid. Private event space is available through the Hyatt
a small open-kitchen sushi spot in Lakeview that masters Asian cuisine mixed
with Western flavors. This unique spot is BYOB and offers attentive service.
Take out and pick up is available, making it a great option for a fast lunch
break during a busy day of meetings.
Umai Japanese Kitchen & Sushi, located in the South Loop, has a menu based in
traditional Japanese cuisine that allows their simple dishes to speak for
themselves. Their full-bar service is ideal for after-work cocktails.
prides itself on finding and serving the highest quality of fish to ensure the
best sushi experience. Sushi Dokku also has catering options, including having
their chefs join any event to prepare sushi for your guests. Chicagoans
rejoiced when owners Angela Lee and Susan Thompson opened Dokku's doors after
their previous restaurant, Sushi Wabi, closed in 2012 after losing its lease.
OPENS LITTLE GOAT
Chef Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat opened
this two-story restaurant in December to serve traditional diner fare made with
farm-fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant is 8,200 square feet with a
bar, diner and artisan bread and coffee shop housed on the first floor. The
second floor has a demo kitchen with classroom space that is available for
private events up to 40 people.
image credit: Umai Sushi
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