Charles Joly and his The Office
The plan was to keep whatever goes on in the basement of The Aviary a secret. But then the media decided Charles Joly needed to be to Chicago drinking what Charles Trotter was to Chicago eats. Next thing you know, he’s on TV more than Billy Dec and when GQ claimed Chicago as the “greatest place in America to get your drink on” his face opened the eight-page spread. He got so big you won’t be able to check him out anymore, as he’s stepping down from The Aviary in a few days. But that’s Chicago for you. Secrets never die here, they always somehow seem to find a life.
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Best of Chicago 2014