Mark Your Calendar, Preppy: There’s a Saved by the Bell-Themed Diner Opening

04/20/2016 at 12:10 PM ET

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It may only be Wednesday, but our week has been officially made thanks to the announcement that a Saved by the Bellthemed eatery will set up shop in Chicago this summer.

Fan of the kitschy ’90s series can dine in the pop-up restaurant—aptly named Saved by the Max—which draws inspiration from the diner where the Saved By the Bell‘s characters Zach Morris, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, A.C. Slater, Jessie Spano and Samuel “Screech” Powers hung out on the show.

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Saved by the Max will open its doors on June 1st in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, and is said to capture the feel of the group’s go-to hangout spot.

“After just one meeting I knew that this space was perfect for us,” Derek Berry, Saved by The Max’s founder, said. “We needed a place that would allow fans to feel as if they’ve been transported back to Bayside and are fully immersed in the universe of the show.”

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The eatery, which will offer dinner, weekend brunch and late-night snacks, boasts a menu that caters to the Saved by the Bell superfans: AC Sliders, Preppy BLT, Macaroni & Screech, Belding Fries, Miss Bliss Candied Bacon and a Lisa Turtle Milkshake.

And if midnight snacks aren’t your jam—the space is open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., excluding Saturdays when the diner closes at 3 a.m.—Saved by the Max is also planning fun events like a costume contest, karaoke, trivia, dance parties and a special performance by a Zack Attack cover band.

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As is common with TV-themed eateries (never forget Friends‘ Central Perk!), Saved by the Max is creating plenty of buzz among fans. According to the pop-up diner’s Facebook event page, 23K users are interested and 6.9K have marked they are attending.

—Grace Gavilanes

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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