CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The February issue of Chicago magazine, on newsstands Thursday, features 68 handpicked bars in Chicago perfect for 18 common occasions, from dancing the night away to cementing a business deal. Find out where you can drink around the clock in the annual Best Bars feature, as well as where to fill your growler, listen to live music, spike your dessert, bring your kid, and go on a third date. In Consider the Bartender, well-known author and Esquire Magazine fiction editor, Tom Chiarella, writes about what makes a great bartender, and how long-time Billy Goat Tavern bartender, Jeff Magill, is a prime example.
The Chicago Spire was supposed to be the second-tallest building in the world, but instead it is currently the city's largest crater. Burdened with immense amounts of debt, the developer who started the project nearly a decade ago has yet to release plans for the site. Chicago decided to take matters into its own hands, challenging five local architecture firms (SPACE Architects + Planners, VOA, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, UrbanLab, and CLUAA) and one landscape architecture firm (Hoerr Schaudt) to come up with unique visions for the site. After the Spire showcases the six original ideas, one of them being an underground data storage facility that powers a municipal hot tub.
In What About Bob?, Chicago profiles Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul in the popular Breaking Bad series. A Naperville, IL native, Bob has held several big-time gigs over the past two decades, appearing on The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Entourage, among others. He discusses his "fuzzy" celebrity status - of people either loving him or not knowing who he is - until he finally found wider recognition and respect through his character as Saul, who will embark on his own new journey in the upcoming prequel, Better Call Saul.
Other stories from the February issue include:
- City Life: Battle of the Surge – Chicago reveals three tricks to outsmart Uber's demand-driven "surge pricing" and takes a look at what exactly causes a "surge."
- Dining: Intro – The latest trend in the food industry is here with Intro, a new restaurant concept by the founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Rich Melman. Not only does the cuisine and vibe change every few months, but the chef does as well.
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