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Sunday picks: Professional Bull Riders roar into Rosemont

...s Pfeiffer Concert Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville; then on Monday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$62. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14...

...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14

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...the production. Preview at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the George Fludas Trio: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $10. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

    Sunday picks: Professional Bull Riders roar into Rosemont
    It's man versus beast when the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Chicago Invitational arrives this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$500; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 More than 10 model trains travel through displays of trees from around the world as part of The Enchanted Railroad.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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    Rodeos are not something which interest me much one way or the other, so I won't be bothered to research the thing which is in my memory. But I recall reading in one of the local newspapers a few years back about the use of trip wires to bring down animals (horses, mostly). I think this accusation was made against predominantly Mexican rodeos. I wasn't aware that there were such attractions in the Chicago area, much less that they engaged in something as lousy as using trip wires. I have heard of 'black cowboy' types of rodeos which sounded like they might be interesting to attend.

    I'm not sure why Sandy was impelled to (it seemed to me) defend bull fighting on cultural grounds. Surely, we all can think of odious cultural practices that are forced on humans as well as beasts which have been outlawed in our country.

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Underground Pedway

How safe is the underground pedway near the museums? I know there's an entrance near 1100 S. Columbus Drive near the Aquarium. Input greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    a bomb, your description is on point. The Lake Shore Dr. underpass has always been a little risky, but OK to use if you are aware of the environment around you. The Pedway is a great system downtown, except for accessibility for those with mobility disabilities has not been great.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I've used the underpass to the museum campus countless times without a problem. In fact, I've never heard of anyone having a problem there, though like anywhere there might have been a few incidents. I consider it to be quite safe.

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The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitat...

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 20th, at 25 locations citywide. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals. Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Participating locations near the 2nd Ward include: -Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr. -Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. -Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) -Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th...
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Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

  • Mark Kieras Prairie District Resident

    Website looks awesome! very easy to navigate :)

3 days ago

Weekend picks: See Jim Belushi at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre

...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

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...Saturday, Jan. 13; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

Puccini's grand opera "Turandot" returns for more performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $20-$349. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 21

• Kali Uchis: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $27.50. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the John Dokes Quartet -- The Music of Joe Williams and Nat King Cole: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $20-$25. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• The Inventors, The Flesh Failure, Them Dead Poets, Swell Suburbia: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Weekend picks: See Jim Belushi at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre
    Actor and comedian Jim Belushi takes the stage at the Genesee Theatre along with the Chicago Board of Comedy. More on this, Pheasant Run's All Canada Show, Snuzfest 2018 pajama party and benefit show at Berwyn's Wire and other fun events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

Weekend picks: 'Insomniac' comedian Dave Attell plays Woodfield's Improv

...of "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

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...Saturday, Jan. 13; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 14, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Jan. 15. $20-$45. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org...

Puccini's grand opera "Turandot" returns for more performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $20-$349. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and 27; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 21

• Common Allies at Haymarket Pub & Brewery 7th Beerthday Celebration: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 638-0700 or haymarketbrewing.com.

• Brandon Fox, Rebecca Brunner, Taylor Mallory, Justin Ruff: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at 1st Ward at the Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

• Winter's Jazz Club featuring the Chris Madsen Quartet and Alyssa Allgood -- An Evening of Thelonious Monk: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago. $20-$25. (312) 344-1270 or wintersjazzclub.com.

• Mama Jimi, Bosco, Mike Gassett Band, Josh Flagg: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• The Devil Makes Three, Roebuck: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $23. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Kick ­-- The INXS Experience, PriMary, DJ Greg Corner: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $15-$18. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Weekend picks: 'Insomniac' comedian Dave Attell plays Woodfield's Improv
    Standup comedian and "Insomniac" host Dave Attell takes the mic at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase for a run of shows through Sunday. More on this, the Enchanted Railroad display at Lisle's Morton Arboretum, the premiere of Steel Beam Theatre's "Dry Powder" and other fun events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

5 days ago

“Too Hot to Handel” performance

50 E. Congress Pkwy

    "Too Hot to Handel" performance
    Celebrate the transformative power of music at the Auditorium Theatre with Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, taking place for the 13th consecutive year over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Inspired by Dr. King's message of "beloved community," Too Hot brings Chicagoans together to witness "a contagiously joyous jazz, gospel, and blues treatment of George Frideric Handel's famous 18th-century oratorio" (Chicago Reader).
    http://wgntv.com

6 days ago

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitat...

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 20th, at 25 locations citywide. Live holiday trees can be dropped off inside tree corrals set up at any one of the 25 designated Chicago Park District locations. The holiday tree recycling program is not able to accept wreaths or garlands. Ornaments, lights, tinsels, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off and trees should be removed from any bags when placed in the tree recycling corrals. Trees recycled through the program are turned into mulch, wood chips for use at Chicago Park Districts and materials for use by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Participating locations near the 2nd Ward include: -Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr. -Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. -Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) -Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland For more information on recycling in Chicago visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program will run from Tuesday, January 6th...
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Jan 09

Police release photos of man wanted in South Loop attack

The attack happened about 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to an alert asking for the public’s help.

    Police release photos of man wanted in South Loop attack
    Chicago police have released photos of a man suspected of hitting another man in the head in the South Loop in November, critically injuring him. The attack happened about 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to an alert asking for the public's help.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 09

+20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter

Orange Theory Fitness (1005 S. State)

Poke & Roll (555 S. Dearborn)

Mercat a la Planxa (reopens 638 S. Michigan)

Timothy's Hutch (636 S. Michigan)

Hax: Hop's and Hamburgers (733 S. Dearborn)

Gordo's (729 S Dearborn)

Bulldog Ale House (15 E. 9th)

Himalayan Express (606 S. Wabash)

Not Just Cookies (901 S. Plymouth)

Pazzo's (825 S. State)

Mai Tai (614 S. Wabash)

Art of Pizza (727 S. State)

Belly-up Smokehouse and Saloon (1132 S. Wabash)

• TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)

• Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)

• TBD Asian Restaurant (1234 S. Michigan)

• TBD Medical Services Business (41 W. Congress)

• Taco Bell Cantina (407 S. Dearborn)

• Taco Madre (823 S. State)

• Poke Burrito (453 S. Dearborn)

• Blaze Pizza (511 S. State

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Bar Method (2112 S. Michigan)

Air Aerial Fitness (1317 S. Michigan)

University of Chicago Center for Advanced Care (1101 S. Canal)

The Chicago Firehouse (1401 S. Michigan)

Pizano's Pizza (2106 S. Indiana)

Parish 14 (2333 S. Michigan)

Pure Barre (1336 S. Michigan)

EZ Dental (1466 S. Michigan)

Brighter Dental of South Loop (1620 S. Michigan)

Weissbluth Pediatrics (1471 S. Michigan)

Title Boxing (250 W. Roosevelt)

Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash)

Royal Puppies (2000 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (2001 S. State)

Cycmode (1333 S. Wabash)

Half Sour (755 S. Clark)

Kome (1303 S. Michigan)

Steve Bite's (80 E. Cermak)

Jamaica Jerk Villa & Bar (2216 S. Michigan)

Asian Cajun (2113 S. State)

Clark St. Cross Fit (730 s. Clark)

D'Jons Barbershop (1514 S. Wabash)

Lakeside Grocery (1912 S. State)

Lofty Aspirations (1934 S. Wabash)

Phenomenal Fitness (1450 S. Michigan)

Freshii (1154 S. Clark)

Health Elements (79 E. 16th)

• Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)

• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)

• Natural Girl (1547 S. State)

• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)

• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)

• TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)

• Team Rehabilitation (2100 S. Michigan)

• Dollop Coffee Co (801 S. Financial

• Willow Creek Community Church (1319 S. State

    +20 is Our Official Count for the 2017 Sloopin Business Counter
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
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Jan 09

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Dec 24

Updated Jan 08

44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to

Mercat a la Planxa will offer regular brunch and dinner menus on Christmas Day and the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Christmas Day brunch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Christmas Day dinner, 5-9 p.m. 638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com.

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20 East will offer Christmas Day brunch with a hot chocolate bar, monkey bread, baked crabcake Benedict and a smoked salmon board. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 20 E. Delaware Place, 312-397-3633, 20eastchicago.com.

The Albert will host a three-course, family-style Christmas Eve and Christmas Day supper with items like heirloom turnips, dry-aged Painted Hills beef rack, au gratin potatoes and a cranberry-ginger cobbler. $75/person, 2-9 p.m., 228 E. Ontario St., 312-471-3883, thealbertchicago.com.

...the day and end in dessert. $21.95/adults, $12.95/children 12 and younger. 909 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-2378, annsather.com...

...flan. $55/adult and $24/children ages 4-12, 2-10 p.m. both days. 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441, artangosteakhouse.com...

...Brunch is $22 per person, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572, barromachicago.com...

...bone marrow pudding pie. Dinner is $52 per person, 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725, bigjoneschicago.com...

...m., and 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day. 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400, bistronomic.net...

...York sirloin and other chef specials. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535, boothone.com...

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! will serve tapas and bloody marys, waffles with house-made chocolate-hazelnut spread, and breakfast paella with Spanish sausage. Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000, cafebabareeba.com.

...m. to 1 p.m. brunch and 2-8 p.m. dinner on Christmas Day. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com...

...p.m. brunch on Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day, 2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965, commonwealthchicago.com...

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab offers bone-in fillet, Florida stone crab claws, Dover sole and fried chicken. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637, joes.net.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya will serve ramen and Japanese-inspired hot cocktails, like Fuyu Koshu, made with pinot noir, haku sake and Akama shochu. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150, kizuki.com.

Koi will serve a 10-course prix fixe holiday menu with dumplings, satay, spicy chicken wings, kung pao chicken, garlic prawns, tempura banana and chocolate lava cake. $30/person, 624 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-6969, koievanston.com.

...percent off during lunch and dinner. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve., 1924 W. Division St., 773-772-6251, makrestaurant.com...

Maple & Ash will offer its full regular menu Christmas Eve with one special holiday item. You can order the fire-roasted seafood tower, dry-aged steaks or ricotta agnolotti, or choose the four-course, chef-selected menu. Noon to 9 p.m., 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888, mapleandash.com.

...30 p.m. Christmas Eve dinner; 2-8 p.m. Christmas Day brunch and dinner. 11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324, michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie...

Mastro’s Steakhouse will add specials to the regular menu, including a cocktail called the Winter Whisper, made with RumChata, Kerrygold Irish Cream and D’usse Cognac. 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 3-9 p.m. Christmas Day; 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100, mastrosrestaurants.com.

Mon Ami Gabi will serve French classics, like escargot, steak frites, onion soup and beef bourguignon. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886, monamigabi.com.

Osteria Via Stato will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, a multicourse meal featuring seafood dishes, like lobster, shrimp and fennel risotto. The Italian meal comes with dessert and sides. $59.95/person, 4-9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com.

...55 for children 12 and under, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888, chicago.peninsula.com...

Il Porcellino will serve Christmas Eve dinner with items like pan-seared scallops and a Maine lobster over linguine. 4-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800, ilporcellinochicago.com.

R.J. Grunts will offer an all-you-can-eat brunch Christmas Eve with salad bar, pecan bread pudding French toast, mini Belgian waffles and more. Brunch, $15.95, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the restaurant will be open until 7 p.m.; 2056 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-929-5363, rjgruntschicago.com

RPM Italian will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, with dishes like whole roasted lobster and wild Dover sole. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Dinner is $85/person, noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888, rpmrestaurants.com.

RPM Steak will serve its traditional dinner menu, as well as seasonal specials. Noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990, rpmrestaurants.com.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will feature a surf-and-turf special of twin cold-water lobster tails, with a choice of steak. 2-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day; 431 N. Dearborn St., 312-321-2725, ruthschris.com.

Shaw’s Crab House will serve a special brunch menu on Christmas Eve, with roasted leg of lamb, honey ham, holiday pies and cookies. Brunch is $75/adults and $20/kids 12 and under. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722, shawscrabhouse.com.

...to 2 p.m. and dinner is 2-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At 1954 N. Halsted St., 772-634-4101, stellabarra.com...

Tanta will serve Christmas Eve dinner with such specials as uni ceviche, wagyu carpaccio, crispy pork shank with Peruvian corn pepian, and seafood. 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700, tantachicago.com.

...p.m. dinner, Christmas Eve; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch, Christmas Day; 160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160, toralichicago.com...

...m.; dinner is $85 for adults, $40 for kids 5-12, 5-10 p.m.; 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com...

    44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to
    For a time meant to be full of joy, Christmas can sure be stressful. You're expected to decorate, host and also throw together an extravagant meal - I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Make it easier on yourself by letting one of the many restaurants open during the holidays take care of dinner, so you can focus on giving your loved ones some quality time.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Thanks for the tip, but I'd rather go to one of my favorites, Trattoria Gianni.

  • What about Sapori on Halsted and Shubert? One of my favorites.

Jan 08

Wabash Reopens In South Loop After Falling Ice From Frozen Fire Escape Causes Closure

Ice had encrusted a fire escape and other parts of the front of a building at 615 S. Wabash St. Saturday night after a sprinkler system broke on an upper floor, according to Chicago Police at the scene.

    Wabash Reopens In South Loop After Falling Ice From Frozen Fire Escape Causes Closure
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Part of Wabash Street in the South Loop reopened early Monday after being closed over the weekend due to falling ice. Ice had encrusted a fire escape and other parts of the front of a building at 615 S. Wabash St.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 08

Busted pipes create ‘Mother of all Icicles’ in downtown Chicago

Police closed a section of South Wabash near Harrison around 5 p.m. Saturday after a pipe burst in a storage building, freezing as it flowed out of a window on an upper floor. Images show the aftermath: giant icicles are hanging from a wrought-iron fire escape that is roughly 20 stories tall.

    Busted pipes create 'Mother of all Icicles' in downtown Chicago
    CHICAGO - Part of a busy street remains closed after water from a busted pipe froze to encase a fire escape on a high-rise building downtown. Police closed a section of South Wabash near Harrison around 5 p.m. Saturday after a pipe burst in a storage building, freezing as it flowed out of a window on an upper floor.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 07

Ice-Covered Building Causes City To Close Section Of Wabash In South Loop

A broken sprinkler system on an upper floor of a building at 615 S. Wabash caused the front to become covered in ice, according to Chicago Police officers guarding the scene.

    Ice-Covered Building Causes City To Close Section Of Wabash In South Loop
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A section of Wabash Street in the South Loop was closed Saturday due to falling ice. A broken sprinkler system on an upper floor of a building at 615 S. Wabash caused the front to become covered in ice, according to Chicago Police officers guarding the scene.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 07

Part of Wabash Avenue closed in South Loop due to hanging ice from high-rise building

According to the Chicago Fire Department, a broken sprinkler system on an upper floor of the building at 615 S. Wabash Avenue caused the front and fire escape to become covered in ice. It quickly froze over, causing a major hazard.

    Part of Wabash Avenue closed in South Loop due to hanging ice
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Save the Tables: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 178 Chicago restaurants

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7 p.m. Spanish tasting menu, $95; vegetarian tasting, $65. 312-765-0524.

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Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Special a la carte New Year’s Eve menu. 312-243-1535.

Artango Bar & Steakhouse, 4767 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $75 (before 7 p.m.) and $85 (8:30 p.m. and later). Live music. 872-208-7441.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Vegetable-forward, a la carte menu. 312-265-1745.

Bar Roma, 5101 N. Clark St. Table for two at noon (brunch menu), table for two at 7 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-942-7572.

The Barn, 1016 Church St., Evanston. Table for two at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $70; four-course menu, $85, five-course menu, $100. 847-868-8041.

Beatrix, 519 N. Clark St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-284-1377.

Beatrix Streeterville, 671 N. St. Clair St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-642-0001.

Beatrix Fulton Market, 834 W. Fulton Market. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-733-0370.

BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. Saving a table for four, available any time. Regular menu plus special family-style menu available. 312-563-1010.

Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Special NYE menu $45, $75 with beverage pairings. 773-275-5725.

Bites Asian Kitchen, 3313 N. Clark St. Table for two 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu) and table for four at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Regular menu. 773-270-5972.

Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. Table for two and for four at 7:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $65; beer ($25) and wine ($35) pairings available. 312-955-0439.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. Live music. 312-649-0535.

Brickhouse Tavern, 3647 N. Clark St., is holding five tickets ($80) to the first-ever New Year’s countdown in the Park at Wrigley. Expansive passed-food options, premium drink package, party favors, midnight toast and more; doors open 9 p.m. Tickets via brickhousetavernchi.com, or call 312-579-3637.

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 773-862-5555.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! 2024 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-935-5000.

Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State St. Table for two at 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu), table for two at 7:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Three-course menu $59.99, with optional cocktail pairings for $15.99; regular menu also available. 312-955-0014.

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, 1401 S. Michigan Ave. Tables for two and four at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-786-1401.

Chop Shop. 2033 W. North Ave. Table for four at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $60; regular a la carte menu also available. Performance by Har Mar Superstar at 8 p.m. 773-537-4440.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 4 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-792-3502.

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $79. 312-764-1908.

Commons Club (Virgin Hotel Chicago), 203 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $85. 312-940-4747.

Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., is saving four tickets ($60) for its 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors and midnight toast. 773-697-7965.

Daisies, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $55; optional wine pairing $25. 773-661-1671.

Davanti Enoteca, 1359 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-226-5550.

The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Three-course menu, $72. 312-384-1242.

Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St. Table for four at 5 p.m. Seasonal Italian menu. 312-754-0700.

Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. Table for four at 10 p.m. Four-course menu, with shot of tequila, $89. Live mariachi. 773-661-6454.

Dusek’s Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Five-course menu, $65 (optional beer pairings $25, wine pairings $35). 312-526-3851.

Eden, 1748 W. Lake St. Table for two and for four at 9 p.m. Special a la carte menu. 312-366-2294.

El Che Bar, 845 W. Washington Blvd. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu featured. 312-265-1130.

Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $85 (optional wine pairings $45), plus a la carte menu with supplements. 312-733-1314.

Ema, 74 W. Illinois St. Table for two at 6 p.m., and two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-527-5586.

The Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular upscale-pub menu. 773-489-5050.

Fizz Eater and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu of retro burgers, shakes, phosphates. 773-839-3499.

The Florentine, 151 W. Adams St. Table for two or four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte Italian menu. 312-660-8866.

Formento’s, 925 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-690-7295.

Found, 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Table for two at 8 p.m. Midnight in Paris party features five-course, shared-plate menu for $75. 847-868-8945.

Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. 312-482-8800.

Hearth Restaurant, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 9 p.m. Four-course menu, $70; regular menu also available. 847-570-8400.

The Herbarium at Bad Hunter, 150 N. Halsted St., Table for 6 at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $80. 312-912-4882.

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, 2700 W. Chicago Ave. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Three-course menu, $60; six-course menu, $120; caviar tasting, $90. 773-661-9577. (See review here.)

Honey’s, 1111 W. Lake St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Four-course, west-European menu, $85. 312-877-5929.

Hub 51, 51 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 6 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Regular menu with specials. 312-828-0051.

Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 7 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Featuring family-style supper and holiday specials. Midnight toast. 312-959-0800.

Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard St. Table for two at 7:30, table for four at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu of favorites, plus specials. 312-595-9440.

Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. at La Cantina, The Village and Vivere restaurants, each serving its regular menu and Champagne from large-format bottles. 312-332-7005.

Ixcateco Grill, 3402 W. Montrose Ave. Table for two at 6:45 p.m., table for four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte menu and specials. BYO. 773-539-5887.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine, 624 Davis St., Evanston. Table for two at noon (dim sum brunch), kids countdown table for four at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte menu and $30 tasting menu available. 847-866-6969.

Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Three-course Vietnamese menu, $75. 312-255-0088.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Table for two at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve lobster bash includes all-you-can-eat lobster, side dishes and New Year’s swag, $75. Limited a la carte menu also available. 773-913-3774.

Macello Ristorante, 1235 W. Lake St. Table for four at 7 p.m. and table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-850-9870.

Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two and table for four at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu. 708-328-3091.

Mariscos Sirena, 3658 W. Lawrence Ave. Table for four at 7 and 9 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $45; regular menu also available. BYO. 773-961-7016.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Table for four at 5:30 p.m. Five-course modern-French tasting menu, $95. 312-646-1386.

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St. Table for two at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Five-course sharing menu, $45 (2 1/2-hour open bar $50 additional). 312-329-9555.

mfk, 432 W. Diversey Parkway. Table for two at 9 p.m. Seasonal a la carte menu. 773-857-2540.

Mi Tocaya Antojeria, 2800 W. Logan Boulevard. Table for four at 6:30 p.m. Seasonal, regional-Mexican dishes. 872-315-3947.

Mity Nice Bar & Grill, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Two tables for up to four guests at 12:30 p.m. Brunch menu. 312-335-4745.

Mott St, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tasting menu (15 courses) with sparkling wine toast, $75.

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu for $99.99. 312-664-2727.

Naoki, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 773-868-0002.

Nonnina, 340 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu plus Italian specials. 312-822-0077.

Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu, $95. 312-642-8450.

Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood, 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Special three-course dinner, $65. 847-328-0399.

Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-421-0077.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular, seafood-focused menu. 312-202-6050.

PR Italian Bistro, 3908 N. Sheridan Road. Table for four at 8 p.m. Blackboard menu will feature a la carte “foodie countdown” of its most popular dishes. 773-404-8955.

Proxi, 565 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-466-1950.

The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $75. 312-733-9555.

Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan St. Table for four at 6 p.m. in dining room; table for four at 8:30 p.m. in the bar. A la carte menu with specials. 312-763-6564.

Riva, 700 E. Grand Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 7 p.m., table for four at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Regular menu with specials, fireworks view. 312-644-7482.

River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. A la carte NYE menu of River Roast favorites, including prime rib and whole duck. 312-822-0100.

R.J. Grunts, 2056 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for two at 7 p.m. A la carte menu. 773-929-5363.

SafeHouse Chicago, 60 E. Ontario St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-313-1007.

Saint Lou’s Assembly, 664 W. Lake St. Table for six at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $55 ($90 with optional wine pairings); a la carte menu also available. 312-600-0600.

Salero, 621 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four-course Spanish-inspired menu, including black-truffle and lobster paella, $75. Wine pairings and bar packages available. 312-466-1000.

Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6:30 p.m.; table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular menu with specials; special Champagne prices. 312-880-0130.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 7 and 9 p.m. Titanic-themed menu, starting at $60. 773-697-4413.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern, 201 N. State St. Table for four at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-239-9400.

Steadfast, 120 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-801-8899.

Stella Barra Pizzeria, 1954 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-634-4101.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular a la carte menu and Peruvian holiday specials. 312-222-9700.

Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., is saving four tickets ($40) for an 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors, midnight toast. 773-360-1869.

Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Regular menu and specials. 312-664-9600.

312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Drive. Table for four at 7 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-696-2420.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Court. Holding two tickets to annual, sold-out party. $15 includes Champagne split or beer tallboy, plus DJ, dancing, midnight toast. 312-642-0700.

Tuscany on Taylor, 1014 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 6 and 8:30 p.m., and table for six at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Regular menu with chef specials, midnight toast. 312-829-1990.

20 East, 20 E. Delaware Place. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Regular menu; Champagne toast at midnight. 312-397-3633.

Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four course menu, $75; wine pairings and bar packages available. 773-935-9663.

The Albert, 228 E. Ontario St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $125; wine pairings $75 additional. 312-471-3883.

The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course cocktail tasting menu with food bites, $135. hospitality@theaviary.com.

Bellemore, 564 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 8:30 p.m. Six-course tasting menu, $85 (wine pairing $45 additional). 312-667-0104.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Tasting menu, $125; regular menu also available. 312-715-0708.

Blvd, 817 W. Lake St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. Family style menu, $125, includes Champagne toast. DJ, dancers and other surprises. 312-526-3116.

Brindille, 534 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting menus (ranging $125-$250 with wines) available. 312-595-1616.

Cafe Robey, 2018 W. North Ave. Table for two at 9 p.m. Four-course dinner with wine pairings, $110 ($75 without pairings). 872-315-3084.

Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with holiday specials. 773-871-2100.

Duck Duck Goat, 857 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 7 p.m. Fixed-price dinner, $70; optional beverage pairing $30. 312-902-3825.

The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Five-course menu, $95; seven-course menu, $120. Wine pairings available. Midnight toast and party favors. 312-724-8811.

Fremont, 15 W. Illinois St., is saving five tickets ($125) for its A Night in Disguise party; package includes premium bar, passed appetizers, midnight toast. Tickets at fremontchicago.com, or call 312-874-7270.

Geja’s Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave. Saving a table for two or four for 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-8999.

Gibsons Italia, 233 N. Canal St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-414-1100.

GT Fish & Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. Table for four at 7:15 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-929-3501.

GT Prime, 707 N. Wells St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-600-6305.

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 N. Rush St. Table for four at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-640-0999.

Izakaya at Momotaro, 820 W. Lake St., is holding four tickets for its Countdown to New Year’s Eve party. Premium bar, passed hors d’eouvres, Champagne toast at midnight. $125, tax and tip included. 312-733-4818.

The J Parker, 1816 N. Clark St., is holding two tickets for its Roaring ’20s party, which starts at 9 p.m. Premium beverages, passed appetizers, dessert station, DJ Kareem and midnight toast, $125. 312-254-4747.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 E. Grand Ave. Table for four at 11 p.m. Regular menu; prosecco toast at midnight. 312-379-5637.

Joy District, 112 W. Hubbard St., is saving four tickets ($150) for 8 p.m. party. Bar package, passed hors d’oeuvres, hosted Champagne bar 8-9 p.m., DJs, midnight toast. 312-955-0399.

Katana, 339 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5:30 and 8 p.m, and table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular sushi and robata menus featured. 312-877-5544.

The Kennison, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. Five-course menu with wine pairings, $110. 312-981-7070.

La Sirena Clandestina, 954 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu available. 312-226-5300.

Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph St., is holding four tickets for its ’70s-themed New Year’s Eve party, starting 8:30 p.m. Food stations and passed food, open bar, DJ and dancing, $150. 312-888-3455.

Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Place. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Regular menu. 312-642-3400.

Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple St. Two tables for two at 7:45 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu with specials, Champagne toast at midnight. 312-944-8888.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Eat Like Mike NYE package, $125; $150 with optional beer and wine pairings. 312-321-8823.

Monteverde, 1020 W. Madison St. Table for two at 7 p.m.; two bar seats at 9 p.m. Early seating features four-course menu, $110; late seating features five-course menu, $125, and includes live music and midnight toast. 312-888-3041.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Table 81 (corner table, best view) being held for party of four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting options. 312-321-6242.

Nico Osteria, 1015 N. Rush St. Table for two at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $110; regular menu also available. 312-944-7100.

Osteria Langhe, 2824 W. Armitage Ave. Two tables for four at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $85, or $135 with half-bottle of sparkling wine. Champagne toast. 773-661-1582.

Prime & Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus a la carte special menu including Dover sole and beef Wellington. 312-726-7777.

Quartino, 626 N. State St. Table for four at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-698-5000.

Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8 p.m. A la carte menu; deposit required at booking. hospitality@roisterrestaurant.com.

RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie St. Table for four at 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Regular menu with luxury specials. 312-284-4990.

Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. Table for two at 9:30 p.m. Six-course menu, $125. 312-441-1920.

Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6 p.m. Three-course menu, $125. 312-787-9596.

Somerset, 1112 N. State St. Table for two at 6:15 p.m., table for four at 8:15 p.m. and table for two at 10:15 p.m. Four-course menu, $135; beverage pairings available. 312-586-2150.

SteakBar, 1500 N. Wells St., is saving five tickets ($100) for its American Hustle party. Package includes premium drinks, passed appetizers, dessert hour, party favors, midnight toast. Tickets at steakbarchicago.com or call 773-966-0404.

Steak 48, 615 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. and two tables for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-4848.

Swift & Sons, 1000 W. Fulton Market. Table for two and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-733-9420.

Torali Italian-Steak, 160 E. Pearson St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus an $85 surf-and-turf special. 312-573-5160.

Travelle Kitchen + Bar, 330 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Fixed-price menu, $175; wine pairings $60 additional. 312-923-7705.

Vol. 39, 39 S. LaSalle St., is saving two tickets ($145) to the library bar’s Paris in 1920s themed party...

Wildfire, 159 W. Erie St. Table for two at 5:45, 6:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-787-9000.

Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. and a table for two at 8:30...

Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 5 p.m. Multi-sensory, 14-to-16-course menu, $425. hospitality@alinearestaurant.com.

Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7:45 p.m. Seven-course menu, $150; add $55 for standard wine pairing, $125 for reserve. 312-337-6070.

Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Eight-course tasting menu by chef Brian Fisher, with wine pairings, $200. 872-206-8553.

Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $185; prix-fixe menu, $130. 312-663-8920.

GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie St. Table for two at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Early seating features five-course menu for $180 ($125 without wine pairings); late seating features six-course menu for $230 ($155 without wine pairings). 312-337-0101.

Next, 953 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8:45 p.m. Grand tasting menu, featuring dishes from acclaimed chefs around the world, $385 including midnight Champagne toast. hospitality@nextrestaurant.com.

Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Fifteen-course menu, $190. 312-877-5339.

Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 5 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $175. 312-588-8030.

Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Ten-course Autunno (fall) dinner, $350. 312-280-2750.

Temporis, 933 N. Ashland Ave. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Serving a special 10-course menu, $150; wine pairings available for $95 or $165. 773-697-4961.

Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. Six-course menu with wine pairings, $230 ($140 without pairings). Live mariachi music, Champagne toast. 312-661-1434.

    Save the Tables: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 178 Chicago restaurants
    Welcome back to our annual Save-the-Tables feature, wherein you, the alert reader, get a shot at impossible-to-get New Year's Eve tables that I, your not-so-humble servant, have set aside. OK, actually, the restaurant owners themselves are the generous folks who set these reservations aside. But they're all in my name.
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  • Just read some of this thread. Steve sounds like your the only one impressed with yourself. Whats the big deal about an Eve of the Eve party at Merch Mart that anybody could drop $160 for. It's not some exclusive shindig that's by invitation only. You can see Maggie Speaks...

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    Just read some of this thread. Steve sounds like your the only one impressed with yourself. Whats the big deal about an Eve of the Eve party at Merch Mart that anybody could drop $160 for. It's not some exclusive shindig that's by invitation only. You can see Maggie Speaks at any of the numerous summer fest's all over the city ( but not downtown!! ) every summer for free. I don't think anybody at the party was all that impressed with you either Steve or you wouldn't be spending your time on EveryBlock with all us dumb paupers. Poor Steve. Too smart and rich for everyone.

  • Correction: he is neither.

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