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Room 21: One Year Later

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 30, 2008 8:39PM


You know when you've walked into a Jerry Kleiner-owned restaurant. Subsequently, most reviews of Kleiner restaurants can be just as interchangeable. When Room 21 opened last year, the main selling point of the South Loop restaurant was its rich Prohibition-era backstory. In his review of Room 21 from March, Anthony noted that, given the building's history, "the finished interior unfortunately looks like every other Kleiner restaurant: lots of red velvet and eclectic colors."

Room 21 celebrates its first anniversary this evening with a pricey "Flappers Ball" that, given our current economic state, reflects the 20s and 30s in a completely different way. The $75 cover gets you passed hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails, live swing music and dance lessons, Charleston performances, vintage car displays and "flapper girls." They're also encouraging attendees to wear 20s attire, so go as a Dust Bowl Okie.