Smyth and the Loyalist

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Smyth and the Loyalist

The Loyalist.
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Smyth and the Loyalist

Photo by Galdones Photography.
Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Smyth and the Loyalist

The Loyalist bar.
Photo by Galdones Photography.
Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Photo by Galdones Photography.Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Photo by Galdones Photography.
Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Smyth and the Loyalist

Smyth.
Photo by Galdones Photography.
Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Smyth and the Loyalist

Photo by Galdones Photography.
Courtesy of Smyth and the Loyalist.

Smyth and the Loyalist

Smyth.
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Roister, Field Museum, and Lake Michigan: John and Karen Shields’ Chicago

This week, we’re covering EXPO Chicago and its surrounding events. To give you an insider look at the city, we’re talking to a few exceptional locals who are sharing their favorite spots to dine, drink, relax, and see art at. Below, we hear from Chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, co-owners of Smyth and The Loyalist.

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP:
We’re huge fans of Roister whenever we have a night off. Grant [Achatz] is a genius in the kitchen and he nails the casual fare there just as much as at AlineaLe Bouchon for a date night because it’s where we had one of our first dates together. Our bartender Kirill has some great cocktails downstairs at The Loyalist, but if we’re going out for a drink, you can’t beat Deliah’s. It’s a classic!

WHERE TO SEE ART:
With two young girls, we don’t see as much art nowadays, but they love the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium for our days out as a family.

WHERE TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN:
A lot of our time off is spent at The Farm, but we love to go to the beach as a family too. You can’t beat Lake Michigan in the summertime!

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