August 1, 2012 |
It's Lolla time, y'all! I've been invited to hang out and play in the 2012 Lollapalooza Celebrity Kickball game. This year's game will be held in front of the South Stage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. This year we will be fighting over a trophy from Fender made from an actual guitar. More details here. Here's who's playing: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) Tommie Sunshine Har Mar Superstar Kaylee Defer (Gossip Girl) Ald. Proco Moreno LP (Lollapalooza Artist)
January 8, 2012 |
Culinary stars have always taken to the airwaves to show their talent - people like Rachael Ray, Graham Kerr and Emeril Lagasse wouldn't be household names if it weren't for those who came before them. But the new generation of cooking shows - and the kitchen masters who inhabit them - continue to be hot properties on cable and network programming. According to TV ratings from zap2it, almost 1.7 million people watched the Dec. 7 episode of "Top Chef" and more than 6 million watched the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen.
August 19, 2013 |
Cemitas Puebla 3619 W. North Ave. 773-772-8435 Looks like: The United Nations. Head over around lunch and you'll find a cross-section of Chicago, all breaking cemita bread. Smells like: Spit-roasted garlic- and onion-spiked meat Sounds like: The clank of spatulas dancing on a flattop grill, plus the hissing of freshly popped bottles of Mexican Coke --- He drips with sweat. Customs officials rifle through his suitcase at the Mexico City airport.
April 4, 2012 |
They both made Chicago proud on Bravo reality TV show “Top Chef.” They both became known on said show for saying exactly what was on their minds. And now Dale Levitski and Chuy Valencia are both bringing their colorful personalities and inventive food to a stretch of North Broadway in Lakeview that's ready for a breath of fresh air. Last week, Sprout executive chef Levitski opened French-American bistro Frog N Snail (3124 N. Broadway) with partner Mike Causevic. Valencia, who until recently was the chef at...
March 28, 2012 |
Spring is showering new and returning TV series, movies and specials upon viewers. Here's a calendar of upcoming shows. As is always the case, I will update as I learn about more. Sunday, April 1 10 a.m. | "Ultimate Spider-Man," Disney XD (series premiere) 11 a.m. | "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," Disney XD (season 2 premiere) 7 p.m. | "Titanoboa: Monster Snake," Smithsonian Channel (special premiere) 8 | "Game of Thrones," HBO (season 2 premiere) 8 | "Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations," PBS (2-parter premiere; concludes April 8)
March 23, 2013 |
The last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others. "Warehouse 13" comes back to Syfy, while the network debuts its long-in-the-works "Defiance. " Starz' "Spartacus" says good-bye just in time for the exciting new series "Da Vinci's Demons. " "The Borgias" on Showtime and "Veep" on HBO begin news seasons.