Celeb Supping in the Second City

Some suggestions on where some Hollywood power couples should eat in Chicago.

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Toni Guinyard
Are they dating or not? That seems to be the question that always arises with “Twilight” series stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who are also on-screen lovers. They’re so dark and mysterious that we’d love to get them into Blue 13, where the chef and owner are all tatted up, glowing skulls line the bar, and hard rock rages throughout the dining room. They cannot leave without ordering the infamous truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and Steak and Egg on Acid.
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Celeb-spotting in Chicago is hardly rare, but wouldn't it be super sweet if we spotted a power couple or two smushing on Valentine's Day?! Food blogger Audarshia Townsend, aka the 312 Dining Diva, has some tips on where some celeb couples should sup in the city.
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Toni Guinyard
Are they dating or not? That seems to be the question that always arises with “Twilight” series stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who are also on-screen lovers. They’re so dark and mysterious that we’d love to get them into Blue 13, where the chef and owner are all tatted up, glowing skulls line the bar, and hard rock rages throughout the dining room. They cannot leave without ordering the infamous truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and Steak and Egg on Acid.
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Toni Guinyard
We’d send striking supermodel Naomi Campbell and her billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin to Sixteen, in the Trump Hotel, because if he’s finally ready to pop the question after their two-year romance, this is the spot. Rates start at $20,100 for their “once-in-a-lifetime” package, which includes accommodations in a Grand Deluxe Lake View suite, private chef dinner for two in the room, treatments at the spa, bubbly and a diamond ring from the Ivanka Trump Jewelry Collection.
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Bradley Cooper appears to be nothing like his daring character in “The Hangover” when he’s with new live-in girlfriend Renee Zellweger. Since they seem like they’ve lost their edge, we’d call in a favor and make a next-to-impossible reservation at Schwa, where owner/chef Michael Carlson is certain to shake them up with his eccentric degustation and offbeat soundtrack ranging from The Clash to NWA.
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Now that Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods are sorta back together, they’re going to try to avoid the paps like the plague. We’d suggest they’d seek out the upstairs hidden room at Bucktown intimate hot spot Takashi—and make sure there are no sharp objects around just in case Tiger gets busted checking out the server.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z are known for frequenting trendy New York burger joints Shake Shack and Pop Burger, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled up in front of DMK Burger Bar in a stretch SUV. Supposed new vegetarian Jigga would digga the No. 12 (Portobello stuffed with Muenster, Arugula and marinated tomatoes); while Sasha Fierce would indulge in a No. 9 (organic turkey burger paired with blue cheese cole slaw).
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Engaged hipster hotties Russell Brand and Katy Perry would certainly feel right at home at Longman and Eagle, located in hipster ‘hood Logan Square. He’s a life-long vegetarian; she’s not. The butter-roasted catfish with collard greens, grits, okra and ham hock-truffle relish is perfect for Perry, while Brand would dig the slow-roasted cauliflower amped up with Beluga lentils, golden raisins, pickled mango and cucumber raita.
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“Jersey Shore” fan favorites Snookie and The Situation hooked up in the hot tub in the season finale, but that doesn’t mean we’d send them off to the Sybaris. We know how much they love to have fun, so we think they’d be good sports at Dick’s Last Resort, where the servers are known to get a little sassy with customers over fried seafood in buckets.
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We’re huge "Mad Men" fanatics around here, so we’re curious about where Don Draper would end up now that he's a single man living on his own. We'd put our money on The Pump Room, known for shaking up authentic classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned (Draper’s fave), Side Car and Manhattan. A single man on the prowl like Draper would definitely go for the beef tartare or crispy short rib sandwich.
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Speaking of singles, we hear Jennifer Aniston, Gerald Butler, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Simpson are all back on the market. They’ll fit right in at Old Town Social, ideal for mingling with other sexy singles. Before they go on the hunt they’ll need sustenance, and OTS is serving up grass-fed burgers, BLTs (with pork belly), a beer-battered whitefish sandwich, and a vegetarian sandwich stuffed with chickpeas, marinated goat feta, sweet peppers and salsa verde.
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He’s a Super Bowl champ and she’s the reality star that just seems to get bigger and bigger. Think “epic” when describing Kim Kardashian and her New Orleans Saints boyfriend Reggie Bush, who’d certainly find their way to Epic if they were in town. The resto just happens to be doing a special multicourse Val’s Day menu, which includes an eight-ounce smoked sea salt filet in Bordelaise sauce and a raw bar plateau of East/West Coast oysters, Taylor Bay scallops and jumbo prawns. And because they’re a “super” couple, an elevator will whisk them to the mezzanine, which overlooks the main dining room. $65 per person ($95 with wine pairings)
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Local homeboy Kanye West and arm candy Amber Rose seem like they’re up for almost anything, so we think they’d appreciate The Pink Monkey, an upscale Loop restaurant showcasing more than 100 topless dancers. That’s right: Order a steak and get the cheesecake later.
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