Tag Archives: West Loop

Au Cheval (Restaurant, West Loop)

Location: 800 W. Randolph St. Phone: (312) 929-4580 Website: http://aucheval.tumblr.com/ Cuisine: Diner Reservations: Not Taken Walking into Au Cheval on a Friday […]

Redmoon Theater: Engaging Community Through Puppetry, Gadgetry, and Engineering Wonders

Redmoon Theater: Engaging Community Through Puppetry, Gadgetry, and Engineering Wonders

The Redmoon Theater defines its productions as equal parts pageantry, gadgetry, acrobatics, and ephemera. They’re creating out of the ordinary, daring productions that surprise you, dazzle you, and take place in unexpected and new locations.

Let’s Make a Deal: Maxwell Street Market

Before there was Target or Wal-Mart, even before clearance items or sales racks, there was Maxwell Street Market. A bargainer’s haven, the little thoroughfare on the near west side is open every Sunday.

The Aviary (Bar, West Loop)

This Fulton Market mixology hub is a great place to impress out-of-towners, as it really shows the popularity of craft cocktails and the Grant Ashatz dynasty.

Studio L’Amour Burlesque

The West Loop’s Studio L’Amour is run by Chicago’s own Michelle L’Amour, a burlesque goddess known all over the country. In response to pleas from her fans, she opened the instructional studio in June of 2008.

Flat Top Grill (Restaurant, Multiple Locations)

At Flat Top Grill, you are the head chef.

Cobra Lounge (Bar, West Loop)

Cobra Lounge is the line between punk and grunge, distinguishing that you don’t have to be dirty or unpolished to be a bad ass.

The Girl and the Goat (Restaurant, West Loop)

I won’t make any grandiose statements about how this is Chicago’s next Charlie Trotters but I will say Stephanie Izard’s food is even better in person than it looks on television.

Dodo & Dino’s: The Survival of Breakfast

Dodo and Dino’s Morgan Inn have found new life as a merged split personality diner, combining two very different customer basis and two very different legacies. And what a good combination it is.

Publican (Restaurant, West Loop)