Chicago dating spot

09 Apr

Romantic enough for a date night and inventive enough to surprise even the most jaded of palates, this time-tested favorite promises a great atmosphere (including a breathtaking “living wall” punctuated with anthropomorphized animal paintings) and even greater food.Brendan Sodikoff's award-winning donut shop sets the bar unattainably high with its supremely dense, moist old-fashioned-style donuts.The crave-worthy dough rings come in flavors like toasted almond, classic buttermilk glazed, and lemon-poppy seed, and in limited production daily, which means, once they sell out, they're gone 'til the next morning. All-swine-everything is the name of the game at this Mag Mile staple from Jimmy Bannos Jr.Stepping inside this cocktail bar is like teleporting back to a delightfully campy 1960s Wisconsin supper club, complete with glittering vinyl booths, formica tables, and vintage treasures aplenty, as well as a two-lane bowling alley for those who prefer their cocktails with a side of friendly competition.Owner/mixologist Dustin Drankiewicz's rotating menu features nostalgic classics like the namesake dessert-y Pink Squirrel, a Grasshopper, a Brandy Alexander, and even non-alcoholic options like milkshakes and ice cream.

Purists can enjoy traditional bites, like negi hamachi and toro, but if you really want to do Sushi-san right, you should embrace their unique experiences: a walk-ins-only "Let's Roll" hand roll menu, and a reservations-recommended "Oma-Kaze" menu guided by chef Kaze Chan himself.Sushi-san is the latest spot from the minds behind Ramen-san, and it lives up to its heritage.Following a meticulous renovation project, this breathtaking historical building now operates as a boutique hotel that houses several food and drink options, including Chicago’s second Shake Shack outpost and a rooftop restaurant and open-air terrace with a beachy vibe. The game room bar boasts a built-in bocce bay, billiards, shuffleboard, and a beverage program designed by Paul Mc Gee.There's also a Prohibition-era whiskey bar, and a fully reimagined Cherry Circle Room inspired by CAA menus dating back more than a century.With 75 seats, a tree-fort motif, and menu that reads like a world tour, DMK's latest offers something for every palate, as well as hard-to-resist daily specials and cocktails during happy hour.The Traveler's Sour (gin, mezcal, pink pepper, and melon) and the cacao-rye-based Big Easy shine among the house cocktails, while the Middle East-inspired labneh, the Thai-influenced charred broccoli, and the Mexican-leaning pork meatballs with hatch green chiles and salsa verde will whisk your tastebuds off to a faraway land.