Going out for ice cream is the quintessential summertime date — and it just got even better. Jessica Oloroso brings her Ukrainian Village creamery to the Loop’s new all-local food hall — set for a mid-August opening — where couples (or singles!) can scrap chocolate and vanilla for from-scratch...
Avoid awkward conversations and get to know your date over a game of ping pong at this new Loop spot, the first U.S. outpost of the London-based concept, Bounce. You can still have great meal though — renowned chef Rick Gresh helms the kitchen at adjacent restaurant 1901. 230 N. Clark; Acebounce.com
Chicago foodies know the Shanghai Terrace at the Peninsula Hotel (108 E. Superior) for its exceptional Cantonese cuisine, 1930s supper club atmosphere and stellar view of the Mag Mile. Now, fans can hit up the hotspot earlier in the day and enjoy new flavors when the Terrace opens up for summer lunch.
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