A couple in Chicago bought a 19th-century church and turned it into a private home and event space for the community.

The couple opened the restaurant — known as Saint Emeric — to host dinners and shows three times per week with the help of a house chef. They also welcome visiting chefs to host a residency; the chefs can even sleep in a private room in the basement.

"We had that rolling pretty hot and heavy right up until the pandemic hit," Jacoby said.

However, Saint Emeric does not welcome walk-ins. To dine and enjoy a show at the restaurant, you have to sign up to the private club on their website to book a table, Jacoby said.