"An Evening in the Chinook Lounge" with Chef Mickey Neely - The Hideout1354 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago,IL
07/17/2017 6:00 PM - 07/17/2017 8:00 PM
"An Evening in the Chinook Lounge" with Chef Mickey Neely
Mondays in July Chef Mickey Neely looks to pair the timeless allure of the Wisconsin Supper Club dining experience with a little bar tucked into Chicago’s industrial corridor, The Hideout.
The menu includes a 5-course meal and a cocktail menu made available from Campari. With seatings at 6:00 & 8:00 PM, and weekly dinner-time entertainment ranging from musicians, comedians, poets, and magicians, folks can swing by right after work or a little later on for the kind of Wisconsin opulence that summons palatable nostalgia—transporting us back to a kitchen, dinner table or conversation somewhere - all the while comfortably nestled around long, family-style banquet tables in the Hideout’s back hall, the Chinook Lounge.
For those who want to enjoy the atmosphere, but want a more casual experience, fresh made sandwiches will be available in the front bar.
AJ was a 5 year old when a friend of the family pulled 3 ropes out of their pocket and turned them into one rope.
As a young teenager, he took a job at a magic shop and it was there that he really started to study and hone his skills.
At 17, he began working as a magician in restaurants and developing his close-up material. One day, a customer said, “come do magic at my kid’s birthday party” That first party was a train wreck. A confused flutter of shiny shirts, silks, and sponges.
14 years have passed since little Timmy’s 6th birthday. AJ became relentless in developing the perfect family show, determined to instill in children that love of magic that he felt when he was a kid.
While on that quest, he diligently worked on his close up magic routines, receiving several awards for some of them along the way. His venues changed from restaurants to connecting guests at galas and weddings.
In college, he fused his love of spoken word and music with his magic to create an engaging stage show for live music venues and concerts that utilizes musicians and dancers and engages audiences 21+.
AJ has a modern approach to the classics, and fresh ideas for the future of magic.
Drawing on these years of different experiences, AJ’s magical skill set is quite diverse, and his style is more than unique; it’s downright impressive.