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SHOPPiNG Shopping Over 20 million tourists and residents alike flock to the Magnificent Mile every year to experience world-class shopping, fine dining and five-star hotels. Michigan Avenue is home to over 460 retailers, 275 restaurants, 50 hotels, plus several museums and theaters. Named one of the “Great Avenues of the World,” Michigan Avenue stands amongst Fifth Avenue in New York City, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the Champs Elysées in Paris and Bond Street in London. TOPSHOP Topshop, the famous British fashion chain, will be coming to 830 N. Michigan Ave. in autumn 2011. This will be the second Topshop location in the u.S. after its first location opening about two years ago in New York City. The new store will carry contemporary merchandise directly from Topshop in the united Kingdom and its men’s line, Topman. The store will not include items from Kate Moss’s fashion line as she debuts her final collection this year. 14 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE THE 900 SHOPS The 900 Shops, comprised of 70 luxurious retailers, like Gucci, Michael Kors, L’Occitane, Mark Shale and Charles David, can fulfill every retail desire. Located in an architecturallystunning, seven-level property, visitors at 900 N. Michigan Avenue can ask for an Exclusively 900 Card at the Concierge Desk for special offers. One can easily spend an entire day at The 900 Shops shopping at Bloomingdale’s, working out at Equinox, dining at Forty Carrots and relaxing at Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa. THE SHOPS AT NOrTH BriDGE The Shops at North Bridge, located at 520 N. Michigan Ave., is a must-see when perusing the Magnificent Mile. Anchored by Nordstrom, the Shops at North Bridge also include over 50 retailers like BOSS Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, Louis Vuitton, Sephora and Armani Exchange. For a sweet treat, visit Vosges and try a Black Pearl Exotic candy bar or a Mo’s Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar. For more substantial dining, try Cosi for its flat-bread sandwiches or Weber Grill for its classic burger. WATEr TOWEr PLACE Since its opening in 1975, Water Tower Place has defined Chicago’s retail prominence and vitality. The eight-level property features over 100 stores like Coach, Macy’s, American Girl, Betsey Johnson, Lacoste and Forever 21. On the lower level, visitors can dine at Food Life, which offers various types of cuisine at different food stations, or Mity Nice Grill. Theater-goers can also enjoy a play at the new 550-seat Broadway Playhouse Theater.
estaurant Guide AvENUES Avenues, located at the Peninsula Hotel, was recently awarded four stars by Chicago Magazine and Chicago Sun- Times. Chef Curtis Duffy thoughtfully prepares each contemporary dish with the best of seasonal ingredients. While Duffy takes over the exhibition kitchen, Michael Muser, Wine Director, creates an unforgettable experience as he expertly pairs each dish to the perfect wine. 312.573.6754 • 108 E. Superior St. www.peninsula.com DiTkA’S Mike Ditka, former NFL player, coach and commentator, makes his guests feel special by greeting them personally, as he stays in the restaurant several nights a week. Ditka’s offers traditional American cuisine, including steaks, salads, seafood and the famous “Fridge Burger.” Chef Tom Kenny also serves up “Da Pork Chop,” which is “In a league all of its own,” according to the menu. 312.587.8989 • 100 E. Chestnut St. www.ditkasrestaurants.com HArry CArAy’S Named for the late Hall of Fame baseball announcer, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse has served up some of the best steaks and Italian cuisine in Chicago since 1987. A favorite of celebrities and sports players, the restaurant displays hundreds of photos of those who have dined there. Guests can check out various sports memorabilia in display cases while hanging out with friends and family in the energetic atmosphere. 312.828.0966 • 33 W. Kinzie St. www.harrycarays.com rivA Often combined as dinner and a show with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Riva, located at Navy Pier, serves up some of the best surf Chicago has to offer. Guests can enjoy breathtaking lake views while enjoying jumbo lump crab cakes, fresh oysters, lobster bisque or a variety of other entrées. Executive Chef Luigi Garcia will make you feel welcomed, as well as delight your palate. 312.644.7482 • 700 E. Grand Ave. www.rivanavypier.com SiGNATUrE rOOm AT THE 95TH Dubbed “The Restaurant Chicago Looks up To,” the Signature Room sits high on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center. It features American cuisine and a lavish Sunday brunch. Guests who come to enjoy splendid food and excellent service may also find themselves transfixed on the sweeping 360-degree views of the entire city. 312.787.9596 • 875 N. Michigan Ave. www.signatureroom.com SPiAGGiA Claiming virtually every culinary award, including James Beard Award Best Chef Midwest, the Ivy Award and “Chicago’s Top Italian Restaurant” by Zagat, Spiaggia stands a step above the rest in terms of Italian cuisine. Owner Larry Levy was inspired to create his restaurant after observing Italian families relax on vacation at the Mediterranean beach of Forti di Marmi. Spiaggia, which means “beach” in Italian, showcases the worldclass Italian cuisine of Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano, sophisticated wine list and contemporary setting. 312.280.2750 980 N. Michigan Ave., Level 2 www.spiaggiarestaurant.com rESTAUrANT GUiDE TimOTHy O’TOOLE’S A rambunctious sports bar in its simplest form, Timothy O’Toole’s is the perfect place to grab a beer and watch the game. A favorite of Streeterville residents, guests can choose from 32 beers on tap and a large menu that includes eight different kinds of chicken wings. It also offers the “Big Tummy Challenge” which entails eating over a pound of hamburger, fries and onion rings. Those who succeed in devouring the massive burger win an O’Toole’s t-shirt. 312.642.0700 • 622 N. Fairbanks Ct. www.timothyotooles.com yOLk As the name suggests, Yolk specializes in breakfast items including omelets, scramblers, frittatas and even egg-topped breakfast pizzas. For those who dismiss eggs, Yolk also offers an impressive menu of pancakes, waffles, crepes, oatmeal, salads and sandwiches. Combined with its lively atmosphere and attentive staff, Yolk has quickly become one of Chicago’s favorite breakfast destinations. 312.822.9655 • 355 E. Ohio St. www.yolk-online.com 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE 15