Meet Kristina Magro

KRISTINA MAGRO 25, Ukrainian Village Behind the bar: Thursdays-Saturdays at Fulton Market Kitchen in the West Loop, Sundays at Bordel in Wicker Park Bartending bio: "It was the diviest of all dive bars," said Kristina of her first bartending gig at age 19. "You were just popping bottles [of beer] and shots of whiskey. I genuinely don't think I ever made a cocktail there." At 21, she started bartending at Jameson's in Joliet, near her hometown of Channahon, Ill. "That's where I learned how to speed bartend and make the best chocolate martini in the world," she said. (The secret? Frangelico and heavy whipping cream.) After moving to Chicago, she worked at Lincoln Park sports bar Derby and the

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First, a local interiors pro won a national TV competition. Then, a stop-and-stare architecture installation took form on the north side. And an heirloom-quality furniture line was launched. Yes, 2014 was a big year in Chicago design­. Here, we give props to those that deserve it in each category­—including readers' choice. BEST RESTAURANT INTERIOR // Fulton Market Kitchen For us, dining out isn’t just about what you eat, but where. Fulton Market Kitchen is a restaurant that clearly understands that sentiment. Conceptualized and co-designed by Daniel Alonso, the space is equal parts contemporary restaurant and uberhip gallery. Incorporating a wide variety of mediums and styles, the decor is

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Fulton Market Kitchen

311 N. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.733.6900  //  Email: info@fultonmarketkitchen.com


Hours Of Operation:

Monday - Saturday 5PM - Close

Kitchen Hours:

Monday - Thursday 'til 10PM ; Friday - Saturday 'til 11PM

Friday & Saturday late-night Bar Menu 11PM 'til Close