CHICAGO -- On this edition of ABC7's 190 North, tour a trendy new hotel that's 'topped' with a real nightlife 'hot spot,' taste two sweet new 'retreats,' check out a kids' climbing mecca, and 'set off' on a spectacular resort 'getaway' in Galena!
We all know the familiar pie-shaped building that sits at Chicago's Six Corners intersection. Now, after a painstaking restoration, this former office building known at 'Northwest Tower' is a hub for a bustling restaurant and nightlife scene, and it even boasts a trendy boutique hotel! The Robey houses 4 distinct locales to have a cocktail or grab a bite to eat, and the two getting the most 'buzz' are their rooftop night clubs. Up & Up offers up a contemporary lounge and a massive terrace, and at Cabana Club, you'll feel like you've landed in Miami with a beautiful rooftop pool, beach furniture and plenty of Latin-inspired small plates.
2018 W. North Avenue
872 315 3050
XO Marshmallow Café/Nadia's Gourmet Grapes
In an attempt to satisfy your cravings for something sweet, 190 North visits a few spots that have taken a unique spin on some old favorites. In Rogers Park, the XO Marshmallow Café has given the marshmallow a makeover. This online/retail outlet has upgraded the marshmallow and infused it with a variety of flavors from vanilla bean, salted caramel, passionfruit to bourbon. Now, customers can enjoy them individually or take a box home after visiting their newly opened brick and mortar location. On the city's far south side, Nadia's Gourmet Grapes has a cult-like following of foodies who are into gourmet grapes. There's the nutty, the blue velvet, the twisted caramel and even the banana pudding covered grape. These specialties can be purchased by the cup if you want to just grab and go or by the tray if you want to bring them as a treat to an event. For more information:
XO Marshmallow Café
6977 North Sheridan
Chicago, IL 606
Nadia's Gourmet Grapes
841 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Eagle Ridge Resort
If you're hoping to squeeze in a last-minute summer getaway, or even looking ahead to some 'fall fun' out in the country, you really don't have to travel far to treat yourself to a lush resort, packed with amenities. Galena's Eagle Ridge Resort offers up golfing, boating, horseback riding, hiking. And now, guests can even soar through the trees on a nearby zip line! And when it's time to unwind, you can also relax at their own spa, go for a swim, and indulge at any one of six restaurants. Their many amenities are making Eagle Ridge a popular destination for meetings and banquets, even for brides and grooms on their special day!
Eagle Ridge Resort
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
It's a kids' dream come true. They can fly through the air, explore a deep cave, and climb the tallest skyscraper! Believe it or not, it's all in one place, called Funtopia. Funtopia is located in The Glen Town Center. Admission is $15 per child/per hour.
2050 Tower Dr
Glenview, IL 60026
Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park
If you think you have to head to New York City to catch the big shows, you would be wrong! In fact, Musical theater lovers flocked to Millennium Park this week, to get a sneak peek of some of the hits coming to 'Broadway in Chicago' Stages this season. Tens of thousands of audience members were treated to tunes from 10 different musicals coming our way! Among them, Wicked, School of Rock, Love Never Dies, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, The Color Purple, Motown the Musical, Waitress, Les Miserables, and the Pre-Broadway premiere of Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville!
Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a great place to embrace nature. But now, it's also a world-class educational institution, thanks to the new Regenstein Learning Campus. Seven acres that include a Learning Center and Nature Play Garden. We explore this exciting hub, from camps on growing plants, learning about bees and butterflies, cooking with fresh ingredients to horticulture, art classes, playing in willow tunnels, splashing in water and rolling on grass-covered mounds.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd