Sundays at Camp Dawson

The unassuming corner patio of The Dawson at Grand & Halsted is massive when you peek over it’s wooden fence. On Sundays it becomes Camp Dawson, a playground where gimlets are served in a giant Hendricks Gin thermos. The concept of Chicago’s identity as a city in a garden is best exemplified in a space…

Ravinia Reveal

The revamped Tree Top is third restaurant in what is easily the Chicagoland’s most compelling music venue. Levy Restaurants has partnered with the Ravina Fesitival for menus that range from lawn and tent catering to all-inclusive private party packages. In most cases Lawn Bar, Tree Top and Park View dining areas will be open before…

Speyside Single Malt in Chicago

The sister distilleries Glenfiddich and Balvenie are two of single malt scotch’s big five producers. The misconception is that Glenfiddich, Macallan, Balvenie, Glenlivet, and Glenmorangie make smoke forward, peaty whiskies. The reality is that 90% of their products are in fact not peated. If you’re like me, the thought has always been that scotch whiskey…