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Dine in at Logan Square’s new Mexican restaurant, Quiote. When you finish your delicious tacos and tortas, you can walk downstairs to their speakeasy-style mezcal bar serving cocktails inspired by classic Mexican drinks.
Reeling is the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the U.S. The 35th annual festival will present 30 feature films and 10 shorts programs from 22 countries from Sept. 21-28. There will also be Q&A sessions with directors, writers and actors from the various films.Somerset just opened, and we’re super excited. Located in the Viceroy Chicago hotel, the restaurant has an “approachable American” menu and is part of the Boka Restaurant Group.
Allbirds eco-friendly wool shoes are all the rage, and the company just raised $17.5 million. They have also announced that they will be opening more stores around the country, following a model similar to that of Warby Parker.
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The United States Tennis Association (USTA), the governing sports body for U.S. tennis, rolled out Net Generation during the 2017 U.S. Open Tournament this past weekend. The goal of this new campaign is to inspire the next generation of tennis players by encouraging kids from all backgrounds to get involved with the game. USTA hopes to make tennis more accessible to kids who are interested in playing and eventually further diversify the sport. USTA has created a variety of different teaching programs and learning tools to coach kids at any skill level and connect them with a national community of coaches, players, teachers and volunteers.
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Beyoncé’s birthday was on Sept. 4, and the internet did not disappoint. Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and Kelly Rowland, among others, paid tribute to the singer with a “Formation”-style photo compilation. It’s not all about her, though—Beyoncé’s website quickly turned attention to her Houston relief efforts. That’s why they call her Queen Bey.