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Chicago magazine

Chicago magazine January 2015

Since 1970, readers have turned to Chicago magazine for expertise on Chicago’s dining, shopping, and entertainment scenes, as well as for award-winning reporting on the key people and issues in the city. Get your digital subscription to Chicago magazine today.

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12 Issues


1 min.

THE BRISTOL 2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555 The ingredients—braised cabbage, tender smoked ham, and potato—sound straightforward, but with a brown jacket that’s more crisp pastry than chewy dumpling, these are some rogue ’rogi. $13 BOHEMIAN HOUSE 11 W. Illinois St., 312-955-0439 Served on mismatched porcelain plates with roasted carrots and hearty gravy, these imperfect braised-beef-cheekstuffed specimens may as well have been plucked from Babka’s kitchen. $13 LONGMAN & EAGLE 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110 Longman chefs up the humble dumpling: Two won ton–like shells filled with potato and cabbage share the spotlight with juicy venison sausage, pickled mustard seeds, and a smear of rye bread purée. $15 POLAK EATERY 1043 N. California Ave., 312-675-8385 Pierogi dominate the menu here, and you better believe this kitchen knows its dough. Order the slightly browned beauts with whichever fillings (and toppings) you desire, but…

1 min.
northwestern medicine plastic surgery

Northwestern Medicine Plastic Surgery is recognized on both a national and international level for their innovative contributions to the art and science of plastic surgery. Our team is made up of four highly skilled, board-certified surgeons who perform the full spectrum of facial plastic, breast and body surgery, including: • Facial aesthetic surgery • Complex breast and cancer reconstruction • Body contouring and breast enhancement surgery • Minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox, lasers and fillers Our surgeons also specialize in state-of-the-art microsurgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, hand, facial fractures, complex wounds, peripheral nerve surgery and scar surgery. The group has exceptional expertise in breast reconstructive procedures incorporating the innovative use of implant-based reconstructions as well as those using the patient’s own tissues (DIEP flaps and fat grafting). 675 North Saint Clair Street Suite 19-250 Chicago, Illinois 60611 312-695-6022 northwesternplasticsurgery.com…

1 min.
the hot list

SHAKE SHACK This NYC transplant gave the L.A. transplant Umami Burger a whole seven weeks of fame before muscling in on the local burger wars. 66 E. Ohio St., 312-667-1701 DOVE’S LUNCHEONETTE Order the torta, a crispy sandwich with ham and cheese so perfect you will have a moment. 1545 N. Damen Ave., 773-645-4060 ROXIE’S BY THE SLICE Brendan Sodikoff takes on pizza by the slice, and the earth moves under Bucktown’s streets. 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. RPM STEAK The name of the gigunda truffle-rich Millionaire’s Potato could refer to the price or the calories—or both. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990 MOMOTARO Between dinner and izakaya, you have 14 menu categories to plow through. Probably best to start with a drink. 820 W. Lake St., 312-733-4818 OAK + CHAR River Northers: A cozy new place…

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northwestern medicine immediate care / convenient care

On-site physicians, no appointments needed and open 7 days a week. When you’ve got something minor that needs attention fast, get breakthrough medicine close to you. • Cold, cough or strep throat • Minor eye injuries • Fever or flu • Small cuts or scrapes • Eye, ear or skin irritations and infections • Sprains, strains or pulls • Minor fractures, burns, bruises or bleeding • Nausea and / or vomiting Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 312-694-CARE (2273) immediatecare.nm.org Cadence Convenient Care Monday 6 Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday 6 Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. convenientcare.nm.org…

3 min.
chance encounters

I AM VERY VERY LONELY Leon: The title suggests he’s feeling alone and fatigued from his success. My guess is that’s a really common experience. Managing one’s success is very difficult. This is not the castle this is just the casa tonight / Ain’t no Nala so my Simba ain’t gon’ be Mufasa tonight Leon: Mufasa is the active, aggressive man, but he doesn’t want to be Mufasa. He wants to be Simba. He just wants somebody to come over and take care of him. It’s the fantasy of the booty call. HOME STUDIO I’m the only minor minority in priority / Sippin’ gin and tonic while I plot upon authority / Author of my horoscope, feeling like the oracle Leon: This is the height of his bravado and grandiosity: “I am the master of my…

4 min.
virgin voyage

When you’re the ingénue on one of the season’s most talked-about new shows, accolades come from the oddest places. “I was walking my dog, and these two burly guys in a pickup truck stopped and yelled, ‘Hey! Are you the virgin?’ ” says Chicago native Gina Rodriguez, the lead in the CW comedy Jane the Virgin. “I smiled and nodded and was like, ‘Yep, that’s me.’ ” She laughs. “They were like, ‘Our wives love your show!’ ” Loosely based on the Venezuelan telenove-la Juana la Virgen, the series tells the story of Jane, a 23-year-old virgin whose world is upended when a distracted doctor artificially inseminates her by mistake. A tonal descendant of the ABC dramedy Ugly Betty (executive producer Ben Silverman helmed that show, too), Jane is a sharp,…