We wanted to share some of our favorite new hot spots in Chicago. Whether you're looking for a place to eat, drink, shop or just take a break from the craziness of NeoCon, here are some great suggestions.
SPACE 519 is a concept store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just off of the Magnificent Mile. Owners Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel curate an assortment of unique and hard to find items across a broad range of categories. They focus on a finely edited assortment of women’s apparel and accessories, men’s accessories, green apothecary, inspired home goods, as well as unique books and gifts.
Photo Courtesy of Space 519
Prairie School is a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bar from James Beard Award-winning bartender Jim Meehan and Heisler Hospitality. The space was thoughtfully designed to pay tribute to Wright's work in America and Japan, including a space in the back of the bar inspired by a Japanese tea room. The Cocktail menu pulls from these inspirations as well, featuring seasonal drinks influenced by the 24 short seasons of Japan created with Midwestern wine and spirits.
Prairie School Entrance
Don't pass up the opportunity to eat what is considered one of the best burgers in America at The Loyalist. The patties are a mix of short rib, chuck and ground bacon, the pickles are housemade and topped with American cheese and pickled onion. Whether you're looking for something light or hearty, sweet or savory, The Loyalist offers a la carte fare, with fresh ingredients sourced from a farm just 20 miles south of Chicago.
The Loyalist Cheeseburger + Fries
CH/LL Chicago Meditation and Massage is located conveniently across the street from The Mart. Stop in for a meditation class, a yoga session, or get a quick chair massage in between NeoCon activities.