If you were in Manhattan, you’d probably just load up a car and head to the Hamptons to surround yourself with as many lobster rolls and hammocks as possible.
But since you’re in Chicago, just go here: The Hampton Social, an easygoing ode to beachside resort towns everywhere, opening tomorrow. (Here we have a slideshow and a menu.)
To get a feel for this place, picture the beach house of your dreams. You’re envisioning: nautical rope-wrapped chandeliers, whitewashed planks and, obviously, a refrigerator stocked with red velvet gelato right when you walk in.
You’ll come here around lunch with coworkers for crab cakes, glasses of cold rosé and lobster-topped, wood-fired pizzas.
You’ll come here around dinner with everyone you know. Start with oysters, then carefully consider the menu’s Lobster Overload section—lobster rolls, lobster salad, lobster deviled eggs.
You’ll come here when you and your group are celebrating nice and easy. Take over the beach lounge area with its gas fire pit and its netted hammocks and feel the gentle breeze waft in.
Everyone deserves a good waft.