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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Some Recent Chicago Openings to Check Out

Some Recent Chicago Openings to Check Out

WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with Plate Magazine senior editor Amy Cavanaugh to talk about some of her favorite new Chicago spots.

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Amy recommends checking out The Pink Squirrel for a taste of Wisconsin supper club culture and retro fun.

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How about getting a cocktail at a bar that evokes the feeling of walking into a Frank Lloyd Wright house? Amy says fans of architecture and sophisticated drinks should make plans to stop by Prairie School.

 The bar at Prairie School. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

The bar at Prairie School. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

Check out the design details on these bar stools 

 Bar stools at Prairie School. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

Bar stools at Prairie School. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

And a visit to Prairie School isn't complete without a Highball

 Whiskey Highball. Photo Credit Jackie Gillum

Whiskey Highball. Photo Credit Jackie Gillum

If you're a fan of charcuterie & craft sandwiches (who isn't?) ... Amy says make some time to check out Tempesta Market.

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How about some caviar? Looking for something a little different, stop by Heritage Caviar Restaurant & Bar

 Photo courtesy of Heritage Caviar Bar & Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Heritage Caviar Bar & Restaurant

And Amy says don't be intimidated if you've never had caviar before, the servers will help with any questions.

 Photo courtesy of Heritage Caviar Bar & Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Heritage Caviar Bar & Restaurant

And finally, Amy is extremely impressed by chef Jimmy Papadopoulos' new restaurant, Bellemore

 Dining room at Bellemore. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier. 

Dining room at Bellemore. Photo credit Anthony Tahlier. 

If you make it to Bellemore, try the oyster pie 

 Oyster Pie ( a savory oyster custard topped with osetra caviar, a touch of creme fraiche, green apple dressed with lemon & dill ): Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

Oyster Pie (a savory oyster custard topped with osetra caviar, a touch of creme fraiche, green apple dressed with lemon & dill): Photo credit Anthony Tahlier

 

You can find Amy Cavanaugh's work at plateonline.com and follow here on Instagram

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