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VAMONDE

A Chicago Insider’s Adventure

From the lair of a notorious Chicago gangster to the infectious groove of a legendary blues club, this adventure will have you socializing, singing, and exploring the city all day (and night!) long. Personally curated by the Vamonde team (a group of foodies, architecture buffs, music fanatics and bar-hopping explorers) this adventure will provide you with the incredible stories and secrets behind some of Chicago’s notorious and renowned spots. Did we mention gingerbread cookies at the Waldorf Astoria?

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    Holiday Treats at the Waldorf Astoria

    Holiday Treats at the Waldorf Astoria

    As one of Chicago’s finest hotels, the Waldorf Astoria is an oasis of luxury hidden behind colonnades, spires, and a majestic motor court. Inside, Chief Concierge Edward Tobin, a member of Les Clefs D’or, always goes above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences for his guests. This holiday season, he has something extra-special in store for you and your family. [Wander inside the spectacular art deco lobby inspired by the style of Coco Chanel, and introduce yourself to the Chief Concierge. If you’re keen on sweets, he’ll take you to Head Pastry Chef’s secret hideaway and teach you how to make holiday gingerbread cookies!]

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    Buddy Guy's Legends

    Buddy Guy's Legends

    Listen to soul-soothing blues while enjoying some good old fashioned southern cooking.

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    Steakhouse Secrets with Harry

    Steakhouse Secrets with Harry

    Long before 33 W Kinzie was known as Chicago’s best steakhouse it was home to Frank Nitti, the famous “enforcer” for the Al Capone gang. Join us as we go underground, into the vault, and within the secret passageways to discover why Thrillist voted this building #1 on its List of Hidden Urban Treasures.

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    CTA Belmont Station

    CTA Belmont Station

    Mosaics embellish the Belmont station – inside and out – in celebration of the diversity, history and liveliness of the Lakeview community.

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    Troy's Place

    Troy's Place

    Red Door is a neighborhood favorite that boasts the biggest patio in Bucktown. Eclectic and delicious plates are made to share, so split some grilled octopus or short ribs, and drink up with some of Chicago’s best cocktails.

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