Kevin Boehm’s Guide to Chicago

The James Beard-nominated restaurateur shares how he does downtime

by Carly Boers | July 19, 2017 11:00 am

The man behind celebrated haunts like chef Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat launches his 18th restaurant, The Bellemore[1], this season. Here are his favorite spots in Chi-Town.

Power Lunch: Sumi Robata Bar[2] serves superauthentic, robatayaki in a small, discreet setting. Chef Gene Kato’s food is always beautiful and served with laser precision.

Date Night: My favorite restaurant in the world, Alinea[3], accomplishes the rare feat of providing theatrics, hospitality and some of the best-tasting food on the planet.

Retail Therapy: My house is pretty modern, so I like to balance that with items that are weird and vintage. I can find both at Architectural Artifacts[4], where it’s easy to kill hours.

Field Trip: Steppenwolf Theatre[5]’s ensemble cast has an embarrassment of riches, and some of its premieres, like August Osage County, have gone on to worldwide fame.

Written by Carly Boers

Endnotes:
  1. The Bellemore: http://bokagrp.com/
  2. Sumi Robata Bar: http://www.sumirobatabar.com/home/
  3. Alinea: http://alinearestaurant.com/
  4. Architectural Artifacts: http://www.architecturalartifacts.com/Default.asp
  5. Steppenwolf Theatre: https://www.steppenwolf.org/

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