Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Nobu Hotel Chicago makes its debut, Recess unveils a massive patio in Fulton Market, Time Out Market Chicago reopens, Crushed by Giants is Streeterville’s first brewery, Politan Row Chicago spotlights its eclectic food hall vendors outdoors, and BLVD rebrands as a steakhouse.

Nobu Hotel Chicago debuts in the West Loop

The 115-room Nobu Hotel Chicago has made its debut in the hot West Loop neighborhood. The hotel features a Nobu restaurant (scheduled to open soon) and The Rooftop at Nobu, an indoor/outdoor lounge overlooking Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row. The hotel also features 3,245 square feet of meeting and event space.

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Recess unveils a massive patio in Fulton Market

Recess Chicago

Recess has opened one of the largest patios in the city. Surrounded by shipping containers, the 14,000-square-foot patio features a raised platform that can be used as a center stage. Two of the containers open up and convert into bars, while second-floor containers offer semi-private dining.

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Time Out Market Chicago reopens

Time Out Market Chicago
Photo by Jack Li

Time Out Market Chicago, the huge food hall located in the Fulton Market district, has reopened for indoor and rooftop dining. In order to provide adequate social distancing, Time Out Market currently features a reduced roster of restaurants. Reopened food vendors include Arami, Dos Urban Cantina, and Pretty Cool Ice Cream.

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Crushed by Giants marks Streeterville’s first brewery

The newly opened Crushed by Giants, located on Rush Street, is the Streeterville neighborhood’s first-ever brewery. There are plenty of experimental beers on tap, such as the Neon Werewolf (a hazy IPA), to go with the brewery’s casual menu of tacos and sandwiches.

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Politan Row Chicago showcases its eclectic eateries outdoors

The West Loop’s Politan Row Chicago is highlighting one of its eclectic food vendors each week on its outdoor patio. The elegant food hall is known for its lineup of chef-driven, globally influenced restaurants. Some of the vendors include J. Spice, LaShuk Street Food, and Masa Madre.

Learn more about Politan Row Chicago.

BLVD restaurant rebrands as a steakhouse

Fulton Market’s glam BLVD restaurant has rebranded and reopened as BLVD Steakhouse. Keeping its luxe, Old Hollywood-inspired ambiance intact, BLVD has reshaped its menu to focus on steaks and seafood. BLVD Steakhouse offers private and semi-private group dining spaces, including the glitzy Champagne Room that seats up to 60.

Learn more about BLVD Steakhouse.