The Ritz-Carlton has a new restaurant that’s heavy on the steak and pasta. You’ll eat Garganelli with lamb Bolognese and black truffle butter-covered filets there. Then, you’ll mosey over to Torali Bar for a gin drink with Earl Grey-infused vermouth served with optional rooftop views. Solid moseying.
A new luncheteria, Honeygrow, is about to make its Chicago debut in the West Loop. Its signature honey bar will be there. So will something called the Capone, a stir-fry made with Italian sausage and roasted red peppers. And you. You can be there, too.
Should the sweaty crowds of Lollapalooza not necessarily appeal to you, there is golf to be played. Spend the night in one of Grand Geneva’s 29 new villas, complete with fire pit and pool access. Then spend the day on Wisconsin’s finest links. Fire pits > mosh pits.
There are dive bars, and then there are bars that look like dive bars in the former swimming pool of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. This is about the latter, which will be popping up to pay tribute to the Chicago drinking staple with things like beet-pickled eggs and rye Old Fashioneds. Close enough.
Welcome to Chicago’s first contract brewery. That statement probably doesn’t mean a lot to you. Just know that it brews other people’s beer. People like Begyle, Maplewood and War Pigs. And you get to drink it in the brick- and subway tile-covered tasting room. Thanks, contract brewery.