Advice | October 31, 2014 9:00 am

Best of October

Chicago horrors. John Malkovich. Let's review.

By The Editors

The 9 Scariest Rooms in Chicago
The Chicago House of Horrors is what a haunted house would be, if that haunted house made you wallow in the terror of day-to-day Chicago. Vegan burgers. Comparisons with New York. The Cubs. Enter only if you must. Check it out.

5 Must-Know Restaurants. Let’s Go. 
Because Chicago loves its new eateries almost as much as it loves its lakefront paths, we bring you Table Stakes: a monthly series that rounds up the city’s best new food and drink. Herein: our picks for October. Check it out.

Never Lose Your Wallet Again
Protect yourself from nosy nancies with Salt Card, a credit card-sized gizmo that automatically unlocks your phone when you’re nearby, and locks it when you’re not. Works in tandem with an app that also keeps tabs on your wallet. Check it out.

You Look Handsome in a Tie
The necktie is your I-Pass: wear one, and you get to where you want to go faster. Which is why you should visit Tie Bar’s first ever pop-up shop, now open in LP. Also on offer: pocket squares, cufflinks and, yes, tie bars. Check it out.

Seeing John Malkovich
John Malkovich: the consummate chameleon. Case in point: a new exhibit coming to Chicago in which the actor channels history’s most iconic photographs. Opens 11/7. Check it out.