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Alla Vita

There was so much excitement when Alla Vita (The new Italian restaurant from the Boka restaurant group) opened and we must tell you, the hype is real. Not only is the restaurant beautiful, the food is some of the best Italian food we’ve ever had in Chicago and that’s saying a lot because we have some of the best restaurants. Alla Vita features Boka Executive Chef Lee Wolen’s pastas, pizzas, and other Italian hits out of a wood-burning oven. Kehoe Designs has transformed the space into a gorgeous modern garden. A greenery pergola forms an arch above diners, with string lights and rock wall behind the bar emphasizing the outdoor-indoor aesthetic. The light wood floors are hand-painted with flowers and a massive sculpture with waves...

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Rosemary

Rosemary is a new Italian/Croatian restaurant that has recently opened. Located in the historic Fulton Market district of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, Rose Mary is Chef & Owner Joe Flamm’s debut restaurant inspired by his Italian heritage and the bold, bright flavors of Croatian cuisine. The restaurant was named for Flamm’s grandmothers, Mary and Mary Rose, and the herb rosemary, which grows natively along the Italian and Croatian coastlines. Rosemary has a gorgeous interior as well as an outdoor area. Our favorite dishes were the grilled cucumber salad, baby octopus, funghi risotto, and the wild halibut (will melt in your mouth.) And make sure to leave room for the squash cake for dessert! Rosemary is located at 932 W. Fulton Market and...

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The Hoxton Hotel

The Hoxton Hotel opened today in the West Loop in Chicago. This international hotel has recently made their presence in the U.S. They have hotels in Paris, London, Amsterdam, New York, Portland and now Chicago. We were blown away with how gorgeous this hotel is. They have 2 restaurants (one on the lobby level and one on the rooftop) a very sexy basement bar, a mezzanine level with meeting rooms, a coffee shop, and a rooftop pool and lounge. You really don’t need to leave! The lobby instantly felt welcoming if you wanted to just sit and have coffee and work on your lap top or have a glass of wine and socialize. We will definitely be back very soon....

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The Darling

Chicago is known for its swanky restaurants and bars. We recently discovered the Darling which just opened a few weeks ago. Located at 905 W. Randolph in the west loop, this lounge has an interior like no other. Hang out, listen to music and sip craft cocktails in their “library.” The Darling is open from 4pm to 2am daily.

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Aba

Lettuce Entertain You has just opened their new restaurant, Aba, in the west loop. After Ema in River North has been a success we weren't surprised they created something so similar to it. Ema means mother in Hebrew and Aba means father. You will see Israeli inspiration throughout the menu as well as Mediterranean flavors. Aba's third floor space has a stunning rooftop with a lot of greenery and gorgeous decor. Aba is located at 302 N. Green St. and is open from 4pm-12am daily. 

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