Five Medal-Worthy Offerings For Olympics Season

Ariel Cheung and Jaclyn Jermyn | February 14, 2018 | Feature Features

We're carrying a torch for the Winter Games and all the festivities that go along with them. If you're anything like us, you'll want to embrace these new experiences from some unlikely Chicago businesses and wind up feeling like an Olympiad.
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Go for the Gold
Coinciding with USA’s quest for medals, the Spa at JW Chicago has launched a brand new facial treatment utilizing 24K gold. For $205, luxuriate in the benefits of nano-gold technology and Knesko’s topical marine based collagen gel treatment and leave glowing like Chloe Kim after she dominated the snowboard half pipe. 151 W. Adams St.

Curl Up
Celebrate Team USA at The Gwen hotel as they partner with Windy City Curling Club to provide hands-on demonstrations and instructions on the hotel’s outdoor, iceless curling rink. DJ J. Stereo will set the mood and Chef Matt Jergens has dreamed up a menu of appropriately Korean-inspired bites like Bulgogi Beef Sliders on scallion pancakes and curried cauliflower skewers. So get cozy and “brush” up on your curling terminology. February 25, lux lodge pass $30, 521 N. Rush St.

Aw Shucks!
For a taste of success, head to Cold Storage for the Oyster Olympics (happening for the duration of the games). Monday through Friday, during happy hour, enjoy $1 oysters. Whoever receives the gold, silver or bronze painted oyster will get theirs on the house. It’s a win-win. Through Feb. 25, 3PM-6PM, 1000 W. Fulton Market

Winning Combination
Wicker Park sushi hot spot Kizuki gets a gold medal in giving back for the Winter Olympics. For every $6 octopus dumpling izakaya plate it sells through Feb. 25, Kizuki will donate $1 to the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. The dumplings, served with aonori, okonomi sauce and bonito flakes, are delivered on a plate sporting the Olympic rings, fashioned with imported Kewpie mayonnaise from Japan. 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Torch Song
Down on State Street, a special Olympics-themed drink is sure to light up your night at Weber Grill. The torched rum cocktail will be available for $10 through Feb. 25. While the restaurant plays select competitions in its bar area, toast your favorite athletes and sip on a warm blend of rum, chocolate bitters and a mulled pineapple juice made with allspice, cloves, peppercorns and vanilla beans for a fiery concoction with a slow burn. 539 N. State St.


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