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Amelia Levin

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Amelia Levin

Amelia Levin is a certified chef and freelance writer covering Chicago's dining and nightlife scene.

The Mid Chicago Article
A Wave of New Club Openings Crashes on Chicago   February 17, 2011
By: Amelia Levin

The New Year brought with it not just a rash of parties, but also new club openings in Chicago.

Public House Introduces Chicago to the "Night Pub"    January 20, 2011
By: Amelia Levin

Public House, a beer-centric, 10,000-square-foot monster of a drinking space in River North caters to the dual crowd of pub-goers and DJ/live performer followers.

Punk Rock Gets the VIP Treatment at Hearts Nightclub   December 22, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

Chicago clubbers, meet punk rock. The brains behind Sound-Bar, Y Bar, Crescendo and Zentra recently opened Hearts, a highly-anticipated, edgy new concept that took almost 3 years to develop.

Alhambra Palace Article
Chicago’s Alhambra Opens as Nightclub on Weekends    November 11, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

The former Alhambra Palace restaurant, a massive, two-story — well —palace, of sorts, in a former Randolph Street warehouse that can hold up to 1,400 people, opens as a nightclub operation tonight.

Proof Chicago Article
Chicago’s Level Reopens as Swanky Proof   September 16, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

Chicago's Level will reopen this week as Proof. The club attempts to attract an older, more sophisticated crowd similar to competitor Cuvee and has undergone a major redesign.

Rockit Burger Rockit Bar & Grill Chicago Article
Fabulous Fan Fare   September 8, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

Bars go upscale — yet easy — with food to court sports fanatics on game day. Find out ways to upgrade your menu to win over the sports fans this fall.

Fox Sports Grill Article
Fox Sports Grill Scores With Good Food and Drinks   September 7, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione,Amelia Levin

Sports bars and restaurants need more than TVs and specials to get people through the door, especially these days with patrons desiring a more well-rounded menu to go along with a multifaceted drinks list.

TouchLife touchscreens Article
Touch, Taste … Profits   September 2, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

Clubs like Spybar in Chicago are now using TouchLife screens at VIP and bottle service tables, which allow customers to select, order and pay for drinks, store their favorites and alert their servers.

Excalibur Chicago Article
Limelight & Excalibur: Celebrating 25 Years in Chicago   August 19, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

On Aug. 22, the former Limelight, now Excalibur/Vision, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Limelight 25th Reunion party. Find out owners Freddy and Mark Hoffmann's secrets to success.

Underground Chicago Article
Lollapalooza Goes Underground   August 5, 2010
By: Amelia Levin

Billy Dec announced he’s launching Underground Nights, a four-night guest DJ series at his downtown club and celebrity playground Underground, coinciding with Lollapalooza Music Festival.

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