December 6, 2011 |
If you've spent the last few weeks trying to get lucky with Next's day-off ticket giveaways for its current menu inspired by childhood, get ready for another challenge. Prior to opening the restaurant back in April, co-owner Nick Kokonas mentioned the possibility of eventually offering season tickets. It looks like the concept is coming to fruition soon. "At some point, likely this month, we will release season [tickets] for next year," Kokonas told us via e-mail. That will include 50 seats per night for the restaurant's next three quarterly menus, which will be inspired by famous Spanish restaurant El...
February 9, 2012 |
Forget the old "buy 10 sandwiches, get one free" business model. A new loyalty program in Chicago is offering customers quirky rewards such as an arm wrestling match at a restaurant or a date with a baker at a cupcake spot. It's all part of Belly, a digital loyalty rewards program for more than 500 businesses in the Chicago area launched in August by Logan LaHive, who teamed up with Lightbank, the investment fund behind Groupon. Looking to expand into other cities across the country, Belly helps businesses replace the "buy 10, get one free" punch cards with the use of one...
November 8, 2012 |
Your girlfriend may have told you size doesn't matter, but when it comes to tailgating, Da Suit Crew says it does. "More is better," said 34-year-old Chad Holsinger of Little Italy. "Always have more. More kegs, more beer, more everything. " Going big means doing your homework well in advance to make sure you're prepared for the big day. "The night before, you have to prep everything," said Dan Bankmann. "You think you're going to get anything done in the morning? Forget it. " In addition to a bevy of good food, Da Suit Crew recommends bringing your party into...
November 15, 2012 |
In ABC's "Last Resort," Navy SEAL James King has come to the rescue of the USS Colorado crew on more than a few occasions, despite claims he doesn't want to get involved in their standoff with the U.S. government. Daniel Lissing, who plays King in the series from Rockford native Shawn Ryan, thinks that makes perfect sense. "He's a Navy SEAL. He's an American and he's patriotic," Lissing said during a phone interview Tuesday. "He's got a lot to make up for, but he still gets a buzz from all the action.
September 24, 2013 |
To celebrate its new location at the Belmont Brown and Red Line station, Dunkin' Donuts is offering a 10 percent discount for items purchased Tuesday only at that location if customers show a Ventra card. Ventra is the CTA's new fare payment system that became available to the public Sept. 9. Chicago Public Schools and university students and CTA employees were the first to get the cards. The CTA said last week it has finished mailing cards to riders who have a Chicago Card Plus and filled out appropriate paperwork.
May 13, 2013 |
The White Sox are offering a $10 off deal for CTA riders a day after the CTA shuts down the southern portion of the Red Line, including the Sox-35th station. Sox fans can use the "SOXCTA" code to purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster for the Boston Red Sox series May 20-22. The Sox will knock $10 off lower box, outfield reserve and bleacher seats, Sox spokesman Marty Maloney said. The CTA will close the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street May 19 to Oct. 19 for track overhaul.