May 29, 2013 |
California-based pizza company, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, is bringing its two-minute pizzas to Chicago. With the help of its affiliate, Levy Family Partners, Blaze Pizza will develop 15 franchise stores in Chicago and 10 in Miami, with the first locations opening before the end of this year. The build-your-own pizza chain has quite a few competitors -- Giordano's, Lou Malnati's and Home Run Inn, to name a few -- in a city known for its pizzerias. Created by Elise and Rick Wetzel, who is also the founder of Wetzel's Pretzels, Blaze Pizza takes a faster approach to pizza prep.
December 4, 2012 |
Ever wondered if there is shady business going down at the massage parlor a few blocks away? In an article published Tuesday , Center Square Journal took a click through rubmaps.com (caution, link very NSFW), a site that allows users to review massage parlors and comment on alleged extra services that are not advertised on any menu. The site lists 70 locations throughout Chicago, where reviewers use a variety of colorful slang terms and abbreviations to describe alleged sexual favors at massage parlors throughout the city and suburbs.
November 1, 2013 |
Sprinkles Cupcakes and CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls" are teaming up to celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day on Nov. 10. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, Sprinkles locations nationwide are offering a limited-edition 2 Broke Not So Vanilla cupcake, including at Sprinkles Cupcakes Chicago location at 50 E. Walton. The 2 Broke Not So Vanilla cupcake has a graham cracker bottom and vanilla cake with chocolate chips, topped with dark chocolate frosting and a dash of fleur de sel and can be purchased for $3.50.
December 17, 2012 |
McDonalds is hoping you'll make it a McChristmas this year. The fast-food restaurant is urging its franchise owners to stay open on Christmas Day. So, will they oblige and keep deep-frying all day on what is almost undeniably the most celebrated holiday in America? A company rep said that whether or not your neighborhood McDonalds will remain open is up to its owner. There is no official company policy; even corporate locations (the ones owned by McDonald's, not an individual franchise owner)
June 24, 2013 |
Your Blackhawks gear has gone through a lot this postseason. Hats have been flung at TVs. You've sweat all over your sweater during heart-stopping overtimes. Several T-shirts stink of beer after elaborate goal celebrations. That could all end tonight. Should the Hawks hoist Lord Stanley's Cup at TD Garden with a win over the Bruins in Game 6, don't waste any time getting your official NHL champion merchandise. DICK's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority locations around Chicago will provide fans the opportunity to...
January 3, 2013 |
Skating at Millennium Park? So 2012. This year, for the first time ever, Office Max will host two free skating events at Soldier Field, which hasn't hosted a public skating event since the 1930s. Tickets will be given out at various Office Max locations throughout the city. A total of 3,000 passes will be made available to the public starting on Jan. 6. They'll be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to stop by early for your chance to skate at Soldier Field.