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Ali Wong Enjoys Alinea After Admitting She Poked Fun at the Fancy Restaurant in ‘Always Be My Maybe’

Actress and comedian Ali Wong is no stranger to Chicago’s restaurant scene and on Thursday night she made an Instagram post extolling the virtues of the city’s only full three-Michelin-starred restaurant. Wong was at Alinea in Lincoln Park and shared a bit of a revelation: Her 2019 rom-com Always Be My Maybe, which she co-wrote and co-starred in, included a restaurant scene that heavily influenced by the Chicago restaurant.
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Esmé, Chicago’s Artist-Inspired Tasting-Menu Restaurant, Gets a Mid-August Opening Date

The wait for Esmé is almost over: Opening day is August 17 and reservations for the hotly anticipated restaurant from Next alum Jenner Tomaska go live Monday afternoon. Tomaska and wife Katrina Bravo want to give Lincoln Park a different type of fine dining restaurant, allying with local artists — including notable photographer Paul Octavious — in creating special collaborative meals.
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Hotel Portion Progresses at Partially-Open St. Regis Chicago

Exterior work continues around the hotel portion of the partially-complete St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower), a 101-story mixed-use skyscraper in Lakeshore East. Rising 1,191 feet at 375 E Wacker Drive, this supertall tower now ranks as Chicago’s third tallest building. Developed by Magellan Group, the tower will house a 191-key hotel on the first 11 floors, while the remaining floors will comprise of 393 condominiums. St. Regis Hotel and Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, manages both the hotel and residential portion.
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