Siam Pasta has been serving classic Thai dishes since 1993 with a focus on the bouquet of aromatic, fiery spices that give each dish its personality. Diners whet their appetites with nibbles of chicken satay or baby egg rolls before savoring plates of spicy, crispy duck or cashew chicken. The cooks also toss rice, glass, or egg noodles with barbecue pork, roast duck, and sauces that transform the dish into spicy crazy noodles, pad thai, or curried chicken pasta.
At School of Rock, working musicians help aspiring rockers master the fundamentals needed to perform everything from quaking drum beats to shredding guitar solos. During the Rock 101 program, students attend weekly private lessons and regular group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of stepping out on stage together for a final performance at a real local venue. Both locations also offer summer camps, including a term focused on songwriting and recording, at the end of which students step into an authentic studio to record songs on its high-tech gramophones.
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After the art of beading wrapped up Ayla Phillips Pizzo in its colorful embrace, she followed her passion to open Ayla's Originals, eventually creating her own line of jewelry, Ayla's Own, which has been featured in the Field Museum. On the walls of Ayla's shop, strings of Czech glass beads, gemstones, shells, and African beads boast enough colors to represent a rainbow or pay homage to a crayon collection. Filling the shop's floor space, cases brim with marcasite silver, oblong chunks of turquoise, and polished emeralds and sapphires. Bauble-stringing beginners can participate in regular classes taught by talented and worldly jewelry-smiths that concentrate on various curricula, from creating dewdrop bracelets to wire wrapping the hands of a diamond-store security guard.
With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.
Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.
The father-and-daughter owners of Factory Vintage Clothing curate a collection of vintage apparel and accessories from the 1930s to the 1980s, earning attention from costumers at Steppenwolf and the Goodman Theater as well as staff at film companies. Clients can accessorize vintage frocks ($12–$300) such as the 1950s red-satin holiday dress ($48) with bangle bracelets ($3–$9) or the 1950s white-sequin holiday clutch ($20), which catches looks with a surface as glitzy as a bedazzled snowflake. A sequin-cardinal tacky holiday cardigan ($31) adorns merrymakers at themed holiday parties, and customers can dispose of incriminating photos of pre-Christmas North Pole raids in a 1950s green-ceramic unicorn ashtray ($17). Or, to escape winter doldrums, shoppers can luau with a 1970s tropical neck tie ($16) and a 1960s yellow floral cotton hawaiian shirt ($37).