190 North: December 11, 2016

190 North
Monday, December 12, 2016

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, December 11 at 11:00 p.m. on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors.

Southern Cooking in Chicago

Diamonds Sports Bar and Grill offers sports and other viewing parties, Karaoke, Game Nights, slot machines and more! There's plenty of typical bar food plus mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and smothered turkey chops! Owner Princess Lomax brings her mother's recipes to this Southside venue. For a real taste of the South on the North Side, Luella's Southern Kitchen is the place to eat and be. Named after his great grandmother Luella, Chef/Owner Darnell Reed has spent more than 20 years in restaurants, from dishwasher to executive chef. He's taken southern cooking to new heights by brining his fried chicken, using a low and slow dark roux with his chicken gumbo, milling the grits in house and turning out a killer buttermilk sweet potato pie!

For more information:

Diamonds Sports Bar and Grill

1413 W. 127th

Calumet Park, IL



Luella's Southern Kitchen

4609 N. Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL



Junior Ninja Warriors

As cold weather swoops over the city many parents begin to fear cabin fever! Well one new business aims to help keep kids active all year long. Chicago's new Junior Ninja Warriors is an indoor fun zone with plenty of fun things to do for children under 16! For just $10 and hour, kids can climb, jump, walk and hang on a variety of obstacle courses that are simply exhilarating. This concept inspired by the popular TV show has plans to open several gyms in the suburbs in the coming year!

For more information:

Junior Ninja Warriors

2915 W Montrose Ave,

Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 877-3524


RH Chicago, The Gallery at the 3 Arts Club/3 Arts Club Café

Department stores and dining go 'hand in hand' around Chicago, but how many home furnishing stores do you know that offer up delicious dining spots in the midst of the showroom? Restoration Hardware recently opened up a whole new concept in the Gold Coast neighborhood and along with providing shopping and three distinct dining spots, this trendy retailer has managed to revive a gorgeous piece of Chicago history. The century-old building housed thousands of young female artists over the years but is now home to 70-thousand square feet of RH home furnishings and the Three Arts Club Café, Pantry and Wine Vault.

For more information:

RH Chicago, The Gallery at the 3 Arts Club/3 Arts Club Café

1300 N. Dearborn

Chicago, IL 60610




Broadway in Chicago

Playing now at the Oriental Theatre is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" - a five-time Tony Award-winning production that tells the story of a 15-year old boy who tries to prove his innocence after being accused of killing his neighbor's dog. At the Cadillac Palace, audiences will fall in love with Cameron Macintosh's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom the Opera". Another production receiving rave reviews is "The Bodyguard" - based on the Oscar nominated film. Just off its run in London's West End, "The Bodyguard" stars Grammy nominee and R&B sensation, Deborah Cox. And of course, Broadway's hit production "Hamilton" is still wowing audiences at the Private Bank Theater.

For more information:


3D Printer Experience

The 3D Printer Experience is the only storefront in the country that allows for an event space, an education space, professional design and 3D printing space. Here, customers can imagine, create and work with an artist to design their very own 3D model. While most of the printing is created using a model, another way to get an image is through the scanning technology.

For more information:


3D Printer Experience

333 N LaSalle St,

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 896-3399

Chicago Botanic Garden

For the past eleven years, thousands have flocked to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see the Wonderland Express because it's a great family tradition that's filled with plenty of awe and wonder. This exhibition that will be on display from now until January 2, 2017 features a variety of moving trains, statues and miniature iconic landmarks made from reclaimed materials. Periodically throughout the day, snow will fall on the heads of visitors adding to the excitement of this place.

For more information:

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, IL 60022

Main: (847) 835-5440


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