ask Chase about
architecture • burgers • fine dining • boutiques • cocktail bars • asian food • museums
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a creative strategist working in digital media. I also like taking pictures.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Nico - These Days, Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers, Coltrane - Lush Life, Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better, Kanye West - See You In My Nightmares, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Think I Wanna Die, Katy Perry - Teenage Dream.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
The Simpsons, Mr. Show, The Sopranos, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Name some spots in Chicago that are good for a Tinder date.
1st -Sawada, 2nd - Mott Street, 3rd - Maude's
Who’s your hero and where in Chicago would you take them out for a serious hang?
Obama - I'd ask him.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Grailed (online), Notre Shop (Chicago), RSVP Gallery (Chicago), Black Blue (online/Minneapolis), Penelope's (Chicago).
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
I make sure to do the things I love.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Chicago and where did you get it?
Black Truffle Ravioli - Schwa
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Chicago that you particularly like?
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Chicago? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Grace - the tasting menu, $600 (I didn't pay)
What restaurant in Chicago looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Where can you get the best cocktail in Chicago? Which one do you like?
The Violet Hour, Negroni. If it's summer, Negroni Slushie at Parson's.
Where would you take your partner in Chicago if you wanted to really pamper them?
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Cheese Curds is the answer to both questions.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Chicago?
Anywhere with deep dish.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Chicago?
What are the Chicago spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Au Cheval, MCA, Art Institute, Rainbo Club, Architecture Boat Tour, Big Star, Anywhere along the lake, The Aviary, any type of sporting event.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Chicago. How do you spend it?
Au Cheval burger
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Tokyo, endless stuff to explore.