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Time Out Market Chicago announces an event series with Erick Williams and a hidden tiki speakeasy

We're teaming up with Lost Lake co-owners Paul McGee and Shelby Allison and Virtue Restaurant chef-owner Erick Williams

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

When it opens later this year, Time Out Market Chicago will be one of the city's largest culinary and cultural destinations, boasting 50,000 square feet of space across three floors. We're packing every square inch with delicious things to eat, drink and do. The latest additions to our stacked lineup include Secret Sound, an exciting new cocktail concept from Lost Lake co-owners Paul McGee and Shelby Allison, as well as an enriching culinary event series from chef Erick Williams of Virtue Restaurant. Plus, we're rounding out our offerings with a calendar that's packed with some seriously awesome happenings. Take a closer look at a few of the amazing things you can do inside Time Out Market Chicago when it opens later this year.

A hidden speakeasy from Paul McGee and Shelby Allison of Lost Lake fame: You'll need something to wash down all of the delicious eats at Time Out Market Chicago, and we found just the folks to help us: Mix masters Shelby Allison and Paul McGee are debuting Secret Sound on the market's second floor. This covert watering hole specializes in the tropical, rum-soaked tiki drinks that earned Lost Lake the title of Best Cocktail Bar in America at Tales of the Cocktail last year, Bar of the Year at the 2018 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards and 2018 finalists for Outstanding Bar Program at the James Beard Awards.

A culinary event series from chef Erick Williams of Virtue Restaurant: Throughout his celebrated career, chef Erick Williams has made it a priority to donate his time and expertise to the community. At Time Out Market Chicago, he'll host an educational event series that gives Chicago youth a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be a chef, which will include hands-on demonstrations, an open discussion and dinner. "I'm excited about this collaboration between Virtue and Time Out Market Chicago," Williams says. "The activations we will bring to the food and cultural market are committed to philanthropic causes. This will be a wonderful opportunity and space to inform our city's youth about food and get them excited about it."

An events calendar that'll keep you coming back: Time Out Chicago isn't all about food, and neither is Time Out Market Chicago. We're curating a fun-filled lineup of events that brings the magazine to life, from performances by up-and-coming bands and DJs to rooftop tai chi, interactive First Friday markets, and boozy tap takeovers with some of the city's best breweries and craft workshops. Hey, we're here every day, and we wanna have a good time.

Stay tuned for additional details on our final chef lineup and more exciting happenings at Time Out Market Chicago, opening later this year at 916 W Fulton Market in the heart of the West Loop.

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