1372 W. Grand Ave.
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Tempesta Market is an international grocery and deli that specializes in charcuterie, craft sandwiches and other delicatessen eats. It comes courtesy of a father-and-son duo, Agostino and Tony Fiasche, who are also behind Nduja Artisans Salumeria.
Look for hearty sandwiches like the "Beet Streets" with marinated beets, Marcona almonds, apple, and pickled red onion on multigrain or "The B. Franklin" with roasted turkey, cheddar, pickled fresno chilies, avocado and pea shoots.
There is also a selection of appetizers and charcuterie, like the 'nduja arancini and charcuterie cones that come with crackers.
With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out 29 reviews, Tempesta Market has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Nikhil R., who reviewed Tempesta Market on February 5th, wrote: "Great service and friendly staff and really accommodating to our requests. We ordered the Dante and Qx2 salad along with the eggplant appetizer. Their menus look seasonal (which is a good thing)."
And Lisa P. wrote: "I was really excited to try out this new deli and it greatly exceeded my expectations. We were immediately greeted by the owner who came out from behind the counter to explain everything to us and offered samples of their famous sausage spread (it was amazing)."
Tempesta Market is open daily from 10am-8pm.
AIRE Ancient Baths
800 W. Superior St.
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Meant to evoke luxurious Roman hot springs, day spa AIRE Ancient Baths recently made its way to Chicago. The spa has six other locations, including in New York.
Inside the restored factory, first built in 1902, guests can choose from a variety of services and packages, centered around the thermal baths and massages. (You can see the full list of services and packages here.)
AIRE Ancient Baths' current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 42 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Era L., who reviewed AIRE Ancient Baths on January 30th, wrote: "This place is heaven on earth! They have done an excellent job executing a serene, relaxing spa experience. I felt like I was on vacation in some exotic locale the entire time I was there."
And Jessica Y. noted: "The pools were spectacular. There's a cold, tepid, hot, saltwater, and indoor/outdoor pool as well as 2 different saunas, one with eucalyptus mist. My favorite was probably the saltwater pool where you could float and listen to the soothing music playing within the pool."
AIRE Ancient Baths - Chicago is open daily from 9am-11pm.
1721 N. Elston Ave.
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Fort Willow is the DMK Restaurant group's (Fish Bar, Ada Street, Rec Room) newest establishment. It features modern American fare with international influences and an extensive list of libations.
On the menu, look for fluke crudo with shaved black radish, pickled chilies and scallion vinaigrette; duck rillette with cucumber and warm naan bread; and Alaskan king crab legs with chili butter.
For signature cocktails, offerings include the Bengali daiquiri with rum, grapefruit and Chinese five spice and the Vespa with vodka, akvavit, dill, lillet and St. Germaine. (You can see the full menu here.)
Fort Willow currently holds four stars out of five reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Ashley C., who reviewed Fort Willow on January 31st, wrote: "The inside has a great ambiance. It is dark and cozy. The giant willow tree gives it a whimsical vibe. The plates are designed to be small and shareable so you can try more things (they are smaller than Ada and priced accordingly)."
Brittany F. noted: "As a huge fan of Ada Street and I was extremely excited to try Fort Willow and it did not disappoint! Its taken over as my new favorite DMK restaurant."
Fort Willow is open Friday and Saturday from 5pm-2am and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5pm-midnight. (It's closed on Monday.)