• New Venue Spotlight: Rhyme Or Reason

    The 1970s make a comeback at Wicker Park Restaurant

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • New Venue Spotlight: Rhyme Or Reason

    The 1970s make a comeback at Wicker Park Restaurant

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     
  • New Venue Spotlight: Rhyme Or Reason

    The 1970s make a comeback at Wicker Park Restaurant

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

The 1970s are alive and well at Rhyme Or Reason. The new restaurant, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, boasts an intriguing cocktail program and “American eclec - tic” menu, all built around the retro theme.

“We think the ‘70s was one of the greatest eras,” says Rhyme Or Reason partner Le’Qoinne Rice. “New music, new booze and different types of cuisines were being introduced and accepted in America. It was truly a great time to dance and celebrate life.”

Executive Chef Chris de la Cueva says the menu is unlike anything guests would usually see on nearby Division Street. Customers can indulge in dishes such as Moroccan Lamb Meatballs and Duck, Duck Pie as well as flirty cocktails like the Sex Machine.

The unique restaurant seats up to 202 guests and has pri - vate dining space available with regular live music and a variety of event packages.

An empowering approach to leadership makes Jill Torke, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a superwoman in the city’s hotel scene.

 

Think creative F&B always has to be expensive? Think Again. We asked a hotel, a restaurant and a conference center to create three menus at three different price points - and they delivered. 

 

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.