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Posts from May 2015


Remington's just opened earlier this month, but it's already causing quite an uproar. On a stretch of Michigan Avenue that used to be blanketed with popular chain bakeries, Remington's represents the beginning of a shift to luxury hotels and upscale dining. It also addresses the problem of where to hold a business meeting in the Loop. Previously, the most accessible and private dining space for large groups was in River North. Remington's offers several different options, including a breathtaking wine room that comfortably seats at least 12.

W Chicago Lakeshore

Lake Michigan is arguably Chicago’s greatest natural resource. It provides water for many to drink, a place to swim, and a a seemingly unending vista that can be a place for reflection after a day (or night) well spent.

Once upon a time, many hotels offered visitors and locals alike a place to rest their heads close to this field of azure. Today, there are few. One such well-appointed place is the W Lakeshore Chicago, which still offers a place for comfort, cocktails, and conversation. Come on in, stay awhile and explore your surroundings. 

Matt Kirouac

Now that the weather has finally turned, spring produce finally has had enough time to sprout and blossom. One of the most exciting times of the year to dine, restaurants throughout Chicago are filling their plates and their glassware with an abundance of springy ingredients. Here's where to get your fresh fix:

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