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Option Room Opens; Big Star Holiday Closures; More

The Option Room
The Option Room
Photo: Urban Daddy

FINANCIAL DISTRICTThe Option Room (401 S. LaSalle), an intimate wood-laden bar behind the Board of Trade, is now open. It's a perfect spot for a quality bourbon or a quick beer after work (or between meetings). Urban Daddy has a good slideshow. [UD]

WICKER PARKBig Star will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will only be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve. They will be open for regular business hours on New Year's Day (11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.) [EaterWire]

LOOP—Grab a seat at State & Lake for a New Year's Day brunch and a noon kick off of the Bears game, which will be shown on six new 60-inch flat screens. [EaterWire]

SOUTH LOOP—Sloopin has some intel about a new pastry shop and a new tavern coming to South Michigan Avenue. [Sloopin]

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