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Situated at the thriving intersection of Chicago’s Six Corners in Wicker Park, Café Robey combines modern American dining with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a new menu and drink program. Head chef Kevin McAllister churns out delectable menu items like pastrami-style duck and brioche french toast, while the new drink menu offers delights such as this Sloe Burn.
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Members of The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) placed their bets for a good cause this summer at the 11th annual Pony Up for the Kids fundraiser event, held at Arlington International Racecourse. Proceeds went directly into a fund for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to local students pursuing degrees in hospitality. (See the latest winners on page 45.) To date, the program has awarded $400,000 to deserving students. Guests were able to enjoy the racecourse’s private Beverly D.
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