Chicago summer duo – Square Roots Festival and LEYE opens Ēma

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Square Roots Festival 2016 opens on Lincoln Ave. between Montrose and Wilson this year with two outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and over 50 acts, compliments of  The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.  Hang out at this Lincoln Square tradition and check out the unique vendors, delicious local food, and more than 30 craft beers. July 8 (5-10pm), 9 (12 to 11pm) & 10 (12 to 9pm).

There’s no official charge but donations are suggested ($10 for adults, $5 for seniors/kids, $20 for families). For more info, visit

Ēma, just opened in the Hyatt Place at 74 W. Illinois, is a new gem in the crown of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Serving Mediterranean small plates – lamb, beef, lots of vegetables – meant for sharing, it’s open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm and Fridayand Saturday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, with lunch coming soon. Rotisserie Ēma will open in July 2016 with lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4:00pm. Check out the menu here.