Viola celebrates legalization in Illinois with a star-studded celebration.
STORY BY JULIA KENT
Viola partnered up with Jue Lan Club to bring the restaurant’s exclusive cuisine from its native New York home to Chica- go for the first time through the weekend. The pop-up, held at a private loft in Chicago was outfitted with exclusive Viola gear as guests were treated to a fine dining experience. Attendees headed to the rooftop for Chicago’s premier smoke lounge—a full stacked sip and smoke experience under the stars.
Saturday, the Jue Lan Club was home to a private bash celebrated Viola founder, Al Harrington’s 40th birthday.
Festivities carried late into the evening at the AfterDark celebrations. Chicago native rapper Vic Mensa took the stage Friday night to kick off the weekend with an exclusive performance set to sounds by DJ M.O.S. Saturday, guests were treated to an overflow of beats from DJ Steph Floss. Vio- la’s AfterDark lineup closed out All-Star Weekend with an energetic set from the prolific DJ Clark Kent. Spotted at AfterDark throughout the weekend: 2 Chainz, Don C, Freddy Gibbs, G Herbo, Jadakiss, Dave East, Fabolous.