NUNN IN THE OVEN
The Hampton Social gathers together to debut a new menu
Sat. May 21, 2022 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn
The Hampton Social's motto is "Rosé all day," but all night should be added to the expression because the party doesn't seem to stop until the wee hours of the next morning with The Bassment right directly below the establishment. The festivities begin with a bang [Bang Bang Shrimp that is] at 353 W. Hubbard Street, one of several locations in this popular chain of American cuisine-focused restaurants across Illinois and beyond.
Beach-themed cocktails are the best way to begin your journey at the breezy open-air dining room of The Hampton Social. The Getaway is an appropriately named tequila-based drink that adds lemongrass and citrus to the concoction and is garnished with a unique feather. Take a trip to Summer in the East End, a cocktail that combines Aperol spritz with cucumber and strawberry, or sip on an Ocean Eyes beverage that is a mixture of Sneaky Fox Vodka, coconut and lavender. There's nothing like sniffing the floral scent of lavender that's scientifically proven to end feelings of everyday anxiety.
For appetizers try some family-style starters such as the hand-breaded Bang Bang Chicken or the Colossal Crab Cake bathed in Green Goddess salad dressing. A new must-try entree is the savory balsamic glazed skirt steak that is served on top of asparagus and elote-inspired street corn. Finish off the dining portion of the evening with a refreshing slice of tres leches pound cake and wash it down with a powerful Starlet Espresso Martini!
The nautical decor gives a vacation vibe that fits perfectly with the menu and unpredictable weather sometimes found in Chicago. Relaxing after a long day with a little rosé sets the tone for a quick getaway on Hubbard Street. Other locations in Illinois include downtown Streeterville, Skokie, Burr Ridge and South Barrington.
This successful company is rapidly growing thanks to ventures in Orland and Naples, Florida. The Nunn's hometown of Nashville may turn out to be the most popular Social Hampton destination yet!
One may feel as though they are in Miami with the security team that protects the hidden door of the downstairs Bassment club at the same address as above ground. Live music, comfy couches and bottle service are all part of the late-night experience as patrons can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with possible VIP options.
Try your luck with two chances at winning a $250 credit to be used on your bill at TheHamptonSocial.com or TheBassmentChicago.com after a quick sign-up for a newsletter. Set up a reservation while on the website and plan to make new friends at this Social experience along the way.
June is not only Pride month but rosé month and this team is celebrating by hosting an immersive tasting on Sunday, June 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Shore Club, 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive with the hunky Brody Jenner spinning some upbeat tunes for rosé revelers. Score tickets at Eventbrite.com where several price options are offered that range from $75 to $3,000. Raise your glass and toast to The Hampton Social!