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What’s New in the Neighborhood?

What’s New in the Neighborhood?

What’s New in the Neighborhood?

Chicagoland is a great place to enjoy the classics, but also an ever-changing place, full of fun and delicious openings weekly.  Here are a few new exciting locations we’ve picked for this week’s edition:

Kavi Gupta Gallery
219 N. Elizabeth St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Kavi Gupta plays host to the brand new and exciting collaborative group effort of artists titled, “Assisted.”  Curated by Jessica Stockholder, the project highlights various artists who want to showcase their work in an alternative exhibition.  Stockholder will also be featuring a solo exhibition titled “Door Hinges.”  Both exhibitions will run from Sept. 12 through Jan. 16. 

Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Arts Club of Chicago will host the work of Kerstin Brätsch at their Gold Coast location.  The German artist based in New York City will be presenting her work that goes beyond painting and attempts to open the work though visual, linguistic and methodological associations.  The gallery is open from Sept. 15 through Dec. 19. 

Shake Shack
4905 Old Orchard Ctr.
Skokie, IL 60077

With this week comes the third Chicagoland Shake Shack opening.  The popular burger joint comes to Skokie’s Westfield Old Orchard Mall.  With the other two locations in River North and the Chicago Athletic Association, this marks the first Chicago suburban location.  So come down to Westfield, grab a burger and a famous Shake Shack concrete.  The frozen custard delights vary in flavor offerings and many Chicago brewed beers are available at this location, including Revolution, Goose Island and Founders.

Lowcountry
3343 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Lowcountry brings Cajun flair to Wrigleyville beginning Sept. 15.  The new restaurant (formerly Blokes & Birds) is set to bring some Cajun flavor to the otherwise boring bars full of bros.  At the new restaurant you can get your seafood by the pound and enjoy a good old-fashioned karaoke session.  That’s right, I said karaoke.  At Lowcountry they’re offering private karaoke rooms for customers at $35 an hour (according to their menu posted online) or a free karaoke session if you and your crew of six spend over $180.  You can’t have a restaurant in Wrigley without plenty of drinks available and at Lowcountry you get all the offerings and then some. 

Forbidden Root
1746 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

The much-anticipated brewpub is slated for an opening in October, but we’re already excited about it.  Forbidden Root is taking over the 8,000-square-foot space that used to be the Hub Theater and transforming it into a bar, dining area, private dining area, retail space and brewery.  The restaurant will comfortably host 150 guests.