December 5, 2012 |
Have you ever wanted to track down your favorite celebrity and ask them to make a message for your voicemail or anwering machine? Plenty of geeks have done that at sci-fi conventions, and most of the time the celeb is very gracious. Of course that tends to annoy all the other folks who are waiting in line to get an autograph, and quite frankly, I think it's presumptious to ask the celeb to do something so above and beyond what is normally done. That is, unless they are trying to raise money for Autism Speaks , which is the case in this very special fundraiser.
January 3, 2013 |
Reservations opened today for Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, which runs Feb. 1-10. More than 200 restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs participate in Chicago Restaurant Week by offering prix-fixe specials, including a $22 lunch and dinner for $33 or $44. View the full list of participating restaurants and make reservations at eatitupchicago.com . Here's a look at the 28 Chicago restaurant that are new additions for this year: ...
April 24, 2013 |
Not to be outdone by neighboring 'hoods Bucktown and Wicker Park, Logan Square now will have its own beer festival as well. The Logan Square Beer Fest , set for Sept. 21 at Logan Square Auditorium , is a new event that organizers Dave Watts and Marcus Osacky said will spotlight 20 breweries, most from the Midwest. "We're looking for each brewery to bring one of their regular seasonal beers and a specialty beer like a collaboration or cask-conditioned or barrel-aged beer, something you could only get at this fest," Watts said.
May 31, 2012 |
Free plug-and-play speaker from Pringles Blast your favorite tunes around the pool or at the beach with a free plug-and-play speaker from Pringles with a mail-in offer. Buy four cans of Pringles Super Stacks, print out the form and mail it with the receipt to get the speaker that pops into an empty Pringles can. Purchases must be made by Oct. 31 and postmarked by Nov. 30. Get the deal at redeyechicago.com/speaker . 10 free tunes from Spin Get 10 free iTunes songs chosen from SPIN magazine's May/June issue.
May 23, 2013 |
The J. Parker, a restaurant/lounge on the 13th floor of Hotel Lincoln, is no longer just for eating and drinking. Hotel Lincoln and Equinox Fitness Club have teamed up for Rooftop Yoga, a yoga class on the rooftop of The J. Parker that debuts in June. The class features Equinox instructors and takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Wednesday throughout the month. Bob Shelley, Hotel Lincoln general manager, said the hotel was in need of a creative way to give members of the community access to the rooftop view, and Rooftop Yoga is a great way to offer something unique to the neighborhood.
November 25, 2013 |
Former Sepia general manager Chris Pappas and The Dawson designer Dan Sheehy are partnering to open The Winchester in Ukainian Village. Located in a building Pappas owns at 1001 N. Winchester, the restaurant will begin serving breakfast and lunch before Christmas and eventually will also offer dinner. “There was a hole in the neighborhood for what we want to do here -- basically a cafe by day with some nice grab-and-go breakfast items that rolls into lunch and dinner,” Pappas said.
January 16, 2012 |
Chicago Restaurant Week has announced its 2012 participants, and the list of 200-plus Chicago-area restaurants includes quite a few new restaurants. The annual event, which this year kicks off Feb. 17 and runs through Feb. 26, encourages diners to make reservations at participanting restaurants offering special menus for $22 lunches and/or $33 dinners (some offer a $44 option instead or in addition). Here are a few highlights as far as new restaurants go: Bistro Voltaire, Bombay Spice, Cantina Laredo, Farmhouse, Filini, Grange Hall Burger Bar, GT Fish & Oyster, Michael Jordan's Steak House, Paris Club, Taverna 750, Three (III)
January 18, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye. 1. How can the Blackhawks newcomers impress you even more? 2. Blackhawks Andrew Shaw and Jimmy Hayes need nicknames. Now! 3. With the rookies playing so well, which Blackhawks should be worried? 4. What's taking so long to figure out what the Cubs owe Boston for Theo Epstein? 5. Why'd David Beckham really turn down an offer to play in France?
September 11, 2012 |
Empty Bottle's Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, of Space in Evanston, are currently prepping their newest venture, The Promontory (1539 E. 53rd St.), for an early 2013 opening. Finkelman - who is also behind Logan Square's Longman & Eagle , a bar-restaurant-hotel hybrid that serves up contemporary American treats such as Kentucky fried quail and roast leg of venison - is keeping quiet about many of the details, including the style of cuisine The Promontory will serve. He did confirm that the owners are currently renovating the building and the space will offer live music events and food.