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Have Drinks at Robie House, Changes at The Radler, More Intel

Plus, DAS Doner closes and Hillary Clinton talks deep dish.

The Radler chef and owner in front of tables that are now gone
The Radler chef and owner in front of tables that are now gone
Marc Much

—Beginning April 1, you can have drinks and snacks on Fridays inside one of the most renowned architectural pieces in the country. Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Hyde Park is kicking off a "April After Hours" happy hour series, Curbed reports, serving cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and hosting live music every Friday that month. Tickets, which cost $30 for Trust members and $35 for non-members, are available here.

—A little more than two years after being the first dedicated restaurant to open on that ballooning Milwaukee Avenue block in Logan Square, The Radler has morphed into a casual German beer hall. The entree section is gone in favor of sandwiches and a burger, two-top tables are replaced by wood-paneled pub-style booths, and there are no more hosts.

—Meanwhile, DAS Doner, The Radler's connected fast-casual German kebab spot on Fullerton, is closed. Indian popup Bombay Breakdown is taking over the space for the weekend to serve sandwiches and other casual fare from 5:30 until late on Friday and Saturday, and owner Adam Hebert says they're "weighing our options" with what to do with the space in the future.

—Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton appeared on "Steve Harvey" and the suburban Chicago native was pressed on her take on deep dish pizzaRedEye reports. Her answer? "Well, probably at this point in my life, thin crust," Clinton, ever the diplomat, said. "I've eaten a lot of deep dish over the years and enjoyed every bite of it."

—In unrelated news on celebrities talking about Chicago restaurants and bars, it turns out that "Saturday Night Live" star Aidy Bryant once lived above raucous Wrigleyville country bar Houndstooth Saloon, she revealed in a GQ story. Terming it a "very bro-y bar," Bryant, whose apartment was over the back patio, says that "at 2 a.m. people would go there to pee, puke, or have a full breakup. I would watch all of it."

—Suburban stalwart Vie Restaurant has opened a renovated lounge area with a dedicated bar menu, according to a release. Chef/owner Paul Virant's menu has wings, cheddar cheese straws, wood-grilled rabbit livers, and more; while beverage director Bill Anderson has new cocktails there.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House

5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 Visit Website

Vie Restaurant

4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 246-2082 Visit Website

Houndstooth Saloon

3369 North Clark Street, , IL 60657 (773) 244-1166 Visit Website

The Radler

2375 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 276-0270 Visit Website

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