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Venue News Oct 24

Very Zen
The new Zen Compound in San Francisco includes the Temple nightclub and Indian-Asian fusion restaurant Prana. Individual areas include the Catacombs, Destiny Lounge and the Shrine. The Destiny Lounge offers space for 150 guests and such audiovisual amenities as 35 TVs, a movie screen and a Halo LED to change the room any color. For more information, call 415/978-9942, ext. 315 or visit or

Good Fortune
The Karma Lounge in Ventura, Calif., features red suede bar stools and light box coffee tables. Other decor features include 3-D modular walls with lotus flower and wave motifs. A heated outdoor patio comes with a bar and stage for live entertainment. The VIP area is sectioned off with Asian-inspired lattice and features plasma-screen TVs. For more information, call 805 290 5227 or visit

Decadent Dining
The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago will open its new restaurant in November. The 200-seat Lockwood restaurant includes a wine room. The restaurant's decor features original Tiffany candelabras and large columns trimmed with wood paneling. Menu options include osso bucco with Jerusalem artichoke puree and Parmesan-Reggiano foam, and buffalo sliders. Dessert options include doughnuts filled with caramel, fruit compote and chocolate. For more information, call 312/917-3404 or visit

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