Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something To Think About . . .

A seemingly happy crowd at Roof at theWit. (Photo: Meredith Gregory)

This curious email dropped in my inbox late Tuesday night:

"What are the main factors for you to like a nightclub/lounge? Like, what about the whole process stands out to you as being important? Music, decor, theme, staff, location, name, etc.? Basically just wondering what makes you enjoy a spot & obviously want to return, bring friends, tell people & ultimately deem worth spending $$?"

Hmmmmmmmmm. What do you guys think?! I'd be interested in hearing your answers—as well as I'm certain bar and club owners would be equally curious . . .

STAGE BITES: The Weekly Dining & Drinking Guide

Drake performs Wednesday and Thursday at the Chicago Theater.

Every Tuesday look for the week's top performances paired with the best deals before and/or after the show:

Drake at Chicago Theater. It looks like this R&B star/actor's career has taken off like lightening, and he may have Chris Brown's downfall to thank for that. 2010 has definitely been one hell of a year for Drake, who released his debut studio album ("Thank Me Later") and collaborated with hip-hop royalty: Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, Eminem and Jay-Z on a number of songs. This is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. Opening act is Tyga. 8pm Wednesday, Thursday. Get tickets here. The official after-party goes down at The Shrine, and Drake is confirmed to attend.

Here's Your First Look . . .


. . . at the new logo for GT Fish & Oyster, the seafood-focused resto taking over the old Tizi Melloul space in River North.

Named after its executive chef and partner Guiseppe Tentori, the restaurant is part of the incredibly sucessful Boka Restaurant Group, which is also behind Boka, (where Tentori is also executive chef and partner), Landmark, Perennial and Girl & The Goat.

Boka Group partner Kevin Boehm tells 312DD exclusively that GT Fish & Oyster is expected to open in the winter, sometime in February 2011.