190 North: April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:49PM
CHICAGO - ABC 7's 190 NORTH, with host Janet Davies, showcases some of the latest and greatest experiences on Chicago's lifestyle and entertainment scene. This half-hour special airs Sunday, April 23 at 11:00 PM on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors. The beautiful and newly revamped Navy Pier is the backdrop for this edition of 190 NORTH.

Part 1 of 190 North: April 23, 2017

190 NORTH takes viewers on a magic carpet ride to Broadway In Chicago's spectacular production of Disney's Aladdin. From the big screen, to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago theatergoers are the first in the country to experience the thrilling North American touring production of Aladdin, which is launching right here in the Windy City.

Part 2 of 190 North: April 23, 2017


Next, 190 embarks on a stealth mission to learn more about a top secret restaurant for wanna be spies and foodies alike - Safehouse. A themed restaurant dedicated to all things spy-related, viewers will get intelligence on the tasty food, multiple bars, dance floor, lounge and fun experienced by those visitors who are able to crack the secret password!

If your weakness is sweetness, then 190 NORTH'S visit to three Chicago bakeries putting a new spin on a classic cookies, is a must see! Cookie Spin, Warm Belly Bakery, and By the Park Bakery will leave viewers wanting more in 190's Cookie Round-Up.

Part 3 of 190 North: April 23, 2017


It's a mind-blowing, largest single collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia in the world. 190 takes viewers to Navy Pier for Exhibitionism, that rocks with Stones' art, wild costumes, album cover art, instruments, diaries with set lists and even a replica of the apartment where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first lived. It's a segment rock n' rollers won't want to miss.

Then, 190 checks into Freehand, the trendy new spot located in downtown Chicago where visitors can stay for as low as thirty five dollars! With amazing amenities, great location, and the Broken Shaker Bar (named for one of the top 50 bars in America), this hotel is not making it easy for visitors to leave.

Part 4 of 190 North: April 23, 2017


Finally, some Chicago dealerships are going full throttle when it comes to awesome amenities. While car shopping at Arlington Lexus you can enjoy watching a movie in their movie theater, a little putt putt on their putting green, and for the kids - an indoor playset!

Rubye Wilson and Holly Grisham are the producers of 190 NORTH.

April 23rd 190 North
A Disney classic hits the Chicago stage... go 'undercover' at a top-secret new Chicago restaurant and nightclub... visit a new breed of bakery that celebrates cookies.. get a tour of what's new at Navy Pier, including a massive tribute to the Rolling Stones and see where really savvy travelers are spending the night here in the Windy City!

SafeHouse Chicago
Move over James Bond! A new generation of spies now have an undercover home in Chicago. Our Mark Nilsson visited SafeHouse Chicago, our very own version of the legendary Milwaukee spy-themed haunt. All spies can come in out of the cold (after passing a clearance test) It's a spy museum filled with artifacts like a piece of the Berlin wall and the flight deck off a real WWII plane. Interactive icons like a Cone of Silence Table and a Stealthy Selfie Booth are just some of the experiences waiting for operatives. Hungry agents have a large choice of burgers, salads, fish, deserts and appetizers along with 2 bars staffed by magician/bartenders. A truly one of a kind experience not to be missed!

SafeHouse Chicago
60 E Ontario
*look for a red door and sign that says International Exports,LTD
Chicago, IL
312-3131-007
www.safehousechicago.com

New Cookie bakeries
We've all heard of chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin, right?... but several enterprising families are 'shaking up' Chicago's cookie selections... by launching a whole new breed of bakery where cookies are 'king'! In Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood, there's "CookieSpin" - a bakery that prides itself on deep dish cookies served warm and in a variety of flavors. Just a little north of there is the bakery "By the Park", in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This boutique retail outlet stocks its shelves with cookies named after various well known parks. And lastly, there's the "Warm Belly Bakery" in Chicago's West Loop that serves a pound cookie that is made to share or eat all by yourself.

Cookiespin
4350 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
773-739-9400
www.cookiespinchicago.com

Warm Belly Bakery
1148 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 265-0780
www.warmbellybakery.com

By the Park
2342 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 585-7553
www.bythepark.com

Aladdin
The musical inspired by the classic Disney movie opened on Broadway back in 2014... now, for the first time.. a North American tour of the Tony-nominated show has launched! Audiences in Chicago are the first to see the tour! Adam Jacobs, the original Aladdin from the Broadway production heads up this touring cast at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Aladdin will be in Chicago until September 10th

For tickets:
www.broadwayinchicago.com

or visit the box office:
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 West Randolph
Chicago
(312) 384-1502

What's New at Navy Pier
Boasting shops, great food and attractions, its no wonder that Navy Pier is the 'top leisure destination in the Midwest'! In fact, 9 million people visit Navy Pier each year. But with a massive renovation still underway, things are changing at this historic pier each day. We decided to 'show off' the latest additions to Navy Pier:

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago
www.navypier.com

Brown Sugar Bakery
(773) 224-6262
www.brownsugarbakery.com

Tiny Tavern
(312) 374-3923
www.tinytavern.com

A Cultural Conversation Mural
*located near the South Window of the new Food Experience

For information about the artist:
www.petenawara.com

Exhibitionism
*through July 30 2017
For Tickets:
www.stonesexhibitionism.com

Chicago Children's Museum
(312) 724-0181
www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Freehand Chicago-190 Big Deal
Freehand Chicago is the country's first hotel/hostel hybrid. This trendy hotel is set in the heart of River North.. and boasts its own nightlife and dining destination... but it also boasts one of the most inexpensive hotel accommodations around. Their Quad Bunk rents for only $35/night! You have your own, bed, locker and breakfast... but share the bunk suite and full bathroom.

Freehand Chicago
19 East Ohio St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 940-3699
https://freehandhotels.com/chicago/

Amazing Auto Dealership Amenities
Now, if you're shopping around for a vehicle... you've probably noticed some Chicago car dealerships are 'upping the ante' when it comes to amazing amenities! How about a 50's-style diner, movie theater, golf simulator, fitness center, massage suite and an indoor kiddie playground?! Yep, many of these features sound more like mall destinations, than auto dealer amenities!

Lexus of Arlington
1510 West Dundee Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
847-991-0444
www.lexusofarlington.com

Fields Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM
2800 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL
(847) 446-5100
www.fieldschryslerjeepdodge.com
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