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How Three Dots and a Dash Revived Tiki Bars; Where Lolla Performers Go; More

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RIVER NORTH—Three Dots and a Dash, Lettuce Entertain You's subterranean tiki bar, has no doubt been a huge success in its first year. Partner and master cocktailer Paul McGee chatted about how, why, and whether tiki will become the next big thing.

AROUND TOWN—Where to many of this year's Lollapalooza performers like to eat and drink? They revealed that this week, which you can read all about right here.

LOOP/RIVER NORTH—Chicago's first Shake Shack, the wildly-popular burger chain from New York uber-restaurateur Danny Meyer, is finally under construction on Ohio Street. And there's already a second one in the works for Michigan Avenue.

BERWYN—White Sox all-time-great slugger Frank Thomas is hoping to open his brewpub, Big Hurt Brewhouse, by early September.