A Taste of Golden State In Chicago

Diti Kohli | September 18, 2019 | Food & Drink

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Vibrant Baja- focused fare pairs perfectly with the verdant interiors

Looking to try mouthwatering Korean barbecue tacos ($4) or a bourbon-peanut ice cream drumstick ($8) at The Laurel Room? Well, the clock is ticking. Created by the team from Pacific Standard Time, the new seasonal rooftop destination, with its smattering of lush plants and elevated furniture, closes in October—until next year, of course. “The Laurel Room is inspired by the food and the energy of coastal California,” explains executive chef Erling Wu-Bower, who spent a handful of growing years there with his chef mother. Diners’ senses are whisked away by the Baja-inspired flavors—think oysters ($4 to $4.50) and guacamole ($8)—and enviable modern decor. Come for the food; stay for the feel of a Golden State escape. “We wanted it to feel like you were enjoying a spring day in Los Angeles,” adds Wu-Bower, “but with killer Chicago views.” 640 N. LaSalle Drive, 8th Floor, 312.736.1740

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Photography by: ANJALI PINTO/COURTESY OF THE LAUREL ROOM