Designed by HGTV personality Antonio Ballatore, the space drew inspiration from street artistry and its intersection with pop culture—maybe Banksy by way of Lady Gaga? Aiko, a New York City-based artist, anchors the first show, which also features pieces by Chicago artists.
Manhattan will be shaken or stirred at a "mixology stage," which can convert to a DJ booth. Chef Sam "SammyD" Demarco has designed a menu of small plates—called "Sammy D'Lites"—including tuna poke atop plantain chip "nachos", an FBBBLT (Fame's Bao Bun BLT) and an Avocado Toasty sandwich.
Given its location on the boundary of Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, Fame's art will have to contend with the actual street art and graffiti that graces nearby walls and buildings.
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