Tunnel Chicago: Unconventional Cool

Chicago's newest premier lounge, Tunnel, opened its doors in February 2015. As the name suggests, the nondescript entrance on Kinzie Street opens to a hidden covered staircase inspired by London’s infamous urban tunnels.

Opening: Old Crow Smokehouse Is Smokin' Hot in Chicago

A little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll is what you’ll find when you enter Old Crow Smokehouse, the latest from Chicago based designer, Rocco Laudizio and Slick+Design. The newest addition to Lakeview’s popular Wrigleyville strip is serving up an eclectic BBQ inspired menu in true slick style.

Mercer One Thirteen: Chicago Hybrid

Laudizio says he wanted the lighting to be an active design element and have the ability to change the room’s mood via color. To meet that goal, he incorporated RGB DMX-controlled LED lighting behind the glass image panels and along the bar fronts. His criteria was to have unlimited color-changing options in a double-density LED strip light with a beam angle of 120° and brightness of 350 lumens per meter.

Adventure on Rush Street: Pan-Asian

Created by Rocco Laudizio, founder of Chicago-based Slick & Design Inc., the interior features cool blue lighting, a recessed mosaic ceiling and whitewashed beech wood floors and tables.


The unexplored and unexpected is now unveiled. Inspired and designed by Rocco Laudizio [slick+designusa] and Roman Sanchez, Mercer-one thirteen is a sophisticated urban forest that peaks lively conversation and is truly a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Tree bark, sleek wall coverings, bold natural graphics and the warmth of the enchanting fireplace wall create a welcoming gathering place.

Dick’s Pizza & Pleasure

Milwaukee/Chicago-based designer, Rocco Laudizio of Slick+Design USA, and real estate/nightclub-restaurateur, Thomas Wackman, hook Milwaukee’s attention with new vanguard concept. A smart, enticing bend to fare and cocktails, Dick’s Pizza & Pleasure pushes artisan style pizza, house made milkshakes and nightlife a step far beyond.


Sexy and young. Cool and hip. These are the recurring buzz words that Slick Design founder Rocco Laudizio pitched as he spoke about his Chicago steakhouse project. But there’s one word that describes it all — red.