|Inside City Tavern - Image from Chicagoist|
We lived in the South Loop for years - trust us, it's never been a great restaurant destination. There are occasional exceptions like Acadia and solid standbys like South Coast Sushi, but for anyone living south of Roosevelt, interesting food is hard to come by. That has changed in less than a month. Not one, not two, but three restaurants have all opened at the intersection of 14th and Michigan.While the post starts out with a little bit of a slap to the face, generally speaking it's still a positive PR piece for the neighborhood.
The PR game for Chicago neighborhoods is always a tricky one and perception is an ebb and flow of change. Here in the Sloop it seems like there isn't much middle ground, it's either the neighborhood sucks or this place rocks! We're constantly dealing with negatives (see story about Roosevelt CTA station) and positives like this one in the Chicagoist. The reality is that it's an evolution...and hopefully a positive one.
It's not unique to our neighborhood, but it's always something to be aware of.
Anyway, it's good to see good news disseminated to the broader city!