190 North - June 25, 2017

CHICAGO -- It's SUMMER in Chicago...so, on this episode of ABC7's 190 NORTH, we're having lots of fun in the 'great outdoors'!

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In Part 1 of 190 North, Ji shows you the hottest tables in town to dine outdoors.

First, Windy City Live's Ji Suk Yi takes a tour of the city's best places to dine 'al fresco'. Then, our Mark Nilsson suits up to 'sail' through the trees in Chicagoland's first Treetop adventure course and Zip Line! 190 NORTH host Janet Davies finds the perfect pint-sized amusement park to entertain your wee 'Pirates'..plus, she finds out how to 'blow off some steam' like a lumberjack! You'll also see a whole new 'take' on a tavern... where the drinks truly are 'do it yourself'! Then, find out which Broadway shows are bound for the Chicago stage... from a couple classics to a pre-Broadway premiere every Parrothead will LOVE!

Outdoor dining tour
It's THAT time of year! When Chicagoans move outside to eat. From River North to Logan Square, we checked out three distinctive restaurants that offer up great 'al fresco' options.

Americano 2211
2211 W. North Ave
Chicago, Il 60647

Parson's Chicken & Fish
2952 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Beacon Tavern
405 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Red Arrow Tap Room
All Chicago beer 'buffs' are going to want to check out this unique new spot to get their 'suds'! The Red Arrow Tap Room in Suburban Elmhurst lets -you- pour your own brews. They have 48 varieties 'on tap'. Customers get a pour pass that keeps track of how many ounces they've consumed and 'caps' the customers at 32 ounces. Wine lovers aren't left out either, Red Arrow has self-pour wines too! The concept is the only one of its kind in the Midwest!

Red Arrow Tap Room
111 E. First St
Elmhurst, IL

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In Part 2 of 190 North, we take to a brand new zip line adventure perfect for adrenaline junkies everywhere.

Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure Course
You probably thought you head off to Wisconsin or Michigan.. to hop on a zip line? Well, think again... Chicago's Western Suburbs now boast the area's first Zip Line Attraction. Go Ape opened up in the Bemis Woods Forest Preserve in Western Springs just more than one year ago! Go Ape's Treetop Adventure course is a pretty intense workout.. and currently, just for folks ages 10 and up. But never fear, later this summer, Go Ape's 'Treetop Junior Course' will open for the little ones!

Go Ape
1100 Ogden Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558
(800) 971-8271

Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park
Pirate's Cove is an institution in the Northwestern suburbs. It opened nearly 40 years ago and offers up all kinds of pirate-themed fun, from adorable attractions and pirate shows.. to 'tame' rides for your little ones. Families can either pack a picnic or buy lunch at Pirate's Cove's own concession stand. The park is run by the Elk Grove Park District so, prices are low... just $12 per child.. and adults are always free. Pirate's Cove hosts a variety of fun events throughout the summer too.. they close for the season in mid-September.

Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park
901 Leicester Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL

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In Part 3 of 190 North, ignite your inner lumberjack and learn the art of axe throwing.

Thunderbolt Chicago Axe Throwing
We've found the perfect way to get rid of stress! Throw Axes! We learn all about a Canadian hobby that's hit Chicago. ABC7's Janet Davies takes lessons and hurls her way to tranquility!

Thunderbolt Chicago Axe Throwing
4842 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641

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In Part 4 of 190 North, a Broadway classic is back in town, and a Broadway musical from Jimmy Buffet.

Broadway in Chicago upcoming shows
Windy City audiences can always catch some of the biggest productions on the stage.. thanks to Broadway in Chicago! From a couple classics..and a comical 'skewering of Shakespeare'... to a pre-Broadway premiere every 'Parrothead' will LOVE, there's so much to see this summer and beyond. Janet rounds up some of the hottest shows coming to town!!

To buy tickets visit www.broadwayinchicago.com