River North

Signature Drink: Jimmy Two Times

Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, il Porcellino is one of the latest ventures from the Lettuce Entertain You group, offering a cozy restaurant honing in on classic Italian-American comfort food. Seasonal menus feature homemade pastas that use locally sourced ingredients, plus a wide-ranging cocktail program. The Jimmy Two Times was inspired by the movie “Goodfellas” and boasts the flavors of rye whiskey, ginger and grapefruit.

New Leadership Joins Kinzie Hotel

Kinzie Hotel, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, hired Maurese Nelson as the new director of sales and marketing.

"I was attracted to Kinzie Hotel because it's an independent and I can instill my own selling style here," says Nelson. “The owner, Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, is investing in the right type of talent. I'm confident I can get people to buy into this product because I truly believe it's second to none. We offer a personal touch that separates us from competitors."

Deskpass Gives Access to a Giant Co-Working Network

If your work office is too noisy or your home office is in too much disarray to actually get anything done, there’s an app for that. It’s called Deskpass, from a Chicagobased company called Desktime, and it offers a subscription platform providing an online directory of 25 co-working spaces you can reserve with the tap of a button.

For $199 a month you can have a different workspace every day, or for $99 you can reserve a new space eight days out of the month.

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