190 North: September 11, 2016

190 North
Monday, September 12, 2016

CHICAGO -- On this 190 North special, we explore new seafood restaurants in Chicago and some of the best mole sauce in Chicago. Dionne Miller visits a water therapy studio that's popular with athletes. Mark Nilsson checks out the tiny house trend. Janet hosts Broadway in Chicago in Millennium Park, while Ji Suk Yi explores everything the 31st Street Harbor has to offer.

Seafood Restaurants

Chicago's seafood scene is certainly making waves as a few restaurants are delighting guests with some of the most appetizing entrees. First up, Snaggletooth in Lakeview is a tiny space bursting with big flavor. Co-owners Bill Montagne and Jennifer Kim are experienced chefs who know what their customers want. Next, Firefin Poke Shop, a new lunch spot in the loop is Chicago's answer to a Hawaiian favorite. Poke bowls are filled with ahi or albacore tuna, salmon, chicken, tofu or snow crab with a variety of toppings over rice, greens or noodles. Lastly, Glenn Fahlstrom's latest restaurant project, Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market on Belmont is a family-friendly option serving fresh fish and seafood, breakfast all day and even some options for land-lovers. There's a full bar and a fish market so customers can take home fresh fish to cook themselves.

For more information:


2819 N. Southport Ave



Firefin Poke Shop

10 S. LaSalle St



Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market

1258 W. Belmont



Sol de Mexico

Chicago's food scene is loaded with great Mexican options and most of the standouts offer a tasty mole on the menu. A Cragin neighborhood outpost is making a name for itself by perfecting these sophisticated sauces. "Sol de Mexico" is a dream come true for a Mexican immigrant Carlos Tello and his mentor, Clementina Flores. The duo opened Sol de Mexico a decade ago and loyal diners swear the 7 varieties of moles served at Sol de Mexico are the best available 'North of the border'!

For more information:

Sol de Mexico

3018 N. Cicero, Chicago


Float Sixty

In need of a little R&R well now everyone can relax and unwind in a foot of water thanks to the owners of River North's Float Sixty - a water therapy studio where guests float in ten inches of water and 1000 pounds of Epsom salt. This hugely popular relaxation technique is making a name for itself now that a few local athletes have dropped by.

For more information:


Float Sixty

303 W Erie Street, Lower Level,

Chicago, IL 60654


Tiny Trend

The saying "good things come in small packages" was probably what the owners of Titan Tiny Homes were thinking when they started building pint sized pads a year ago. Located in South Elgin, Tiny Titan Homes is the premier tiny house builder in North America having built over 20 homes in its first year. Consumers interested in buying these intimate dwellings have the choice of living in either a 24 or 28 foot home that's about 300 square feet.

For more information:

Tiny Titan Homes

1640 Shanahan Drive

South Elgin, IL 60177



Broadway in Chicago

Every year, theatre lovers flock to Millennium Park for a chance to preview some of the most riveting theatrical productions coming to town. This time audiences were in for a treat as the cast of "Fun Home", "Stomp", "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Aladdin" belted out tunes and performed scenes from the hottest musicals expected to take Chicago by storm. The annual concert produced by Broadway in Chicago has never disappointed the countless fans who clamor for a seat in the pavilion or nearby on the lawn.

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31st Street Harbor

Who doesn't like summertime in the Chi? Well now boat lovers can take advantage of all the amenities at Chicago's newest playground - the 31st Street Harbor. Since it's unveiling a few years ago, this harbor has become the go to spot for all ages when the sun is shining and the water is warm. With a capacity of one thousand boat slips and a 3000 foot breakwater, 31st Street has been dubbed the greenest harbor in the world in part to its eco landscaping.

For more information:

3155 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60616