Posts tagged "Chicago"

Chef To Leave Four Seasons For Rockit Concept

So, this is huge news. Critically acclaimed Chef Kevin Hickey is leaving Four Seasons for a new concept with Rockit Ranch Productions in the old Dragon Ranch space. Chef Hickey has been with Four Seasons for 18 years and led his team in his native Chicago to a Michelin star and AAA Five Diamond Status.... Read more »

5 Cheap Date Ideas And How To Make Them Awesome

5 Cheap Date Ideas And How To Make Them Awesome
A cheap date idea can be a GREAT date idea. Honestly, all most of us are looking for is some effort. Going on a date with a man who clearly is investing his time in you shows that he values you and that is a really sexy thing. Elaborate and expensive dates are wonderful, but... Read more »

A Tribute to Matt Ryd - Hearts Are Breaking For You, Friend

UPDATE: I just came across a wonderful piece dedicated to Matt. I wish I’d written this. ——- Yesterday, I was very, very saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Matt Ryd, a Chicago singer/songwriter/producer/friend. Matt was a talented musician, but, more than that, his reputation as “the nicest person you’ll ever meet” preceded him. As... Read more »
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Hot Guy Stars In Hot Comedy Show

Hot Guy Stars In Hot Comedy Show
You may remember Donny Rodriguez of Wood Sugars Comedy from my 2013 list of Hot Guys from Chicago I’d Totally Make Out With. And it’s true. He, his brother Eliaz and their friend Jeff are super funny, charming, talented babes. And now, you’ve got the chance to see them live and in action with Wood Sugars... Read more »

Is It Time To Leave Chicago?

Is It Time To Leave Chicago?
My city is referred to as Chiraq. We are the murder capital of the U.S. Over the 4th of July weekend, there were 72 shootings in Chicago. SEVENTY TWO! So, when the Illinois legislature overrode the governor’s veto on conceal and carry yesterday, that got me thinking: Is it time to get the funk out... Read more »

Chicago Is The Best Kind Of Lover

Chicago Is The Best Kind Of Lover
I’m in love! Men come and go, but this torrid affair I’m having with Chicago is the real deal. We’re committed, and I’m passionate about my boo. Chicago is the longest and most fulfilling relationship I’ve ever had. Chicago is an architect, athlete, urban dweller and nature enthusiast. It’s into art, music and theater. Chicago... Read more »
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Chicago Guys I'd Totally Make Out With: 2013 Edition

Chicago Guys I'd Totally Make Out With: 2013 Edition
In 2009, I published a list of Chicago Dudes I’d Totally Make Out With. The list ranged from DJs to fashion designers and writers. I made out with zero of them. This is 2013. Let’s give this list of hot guys another shot. Valentine’s Day is next week, so here’s a little man-candy gallery for... Read more »

Hot Chicago Bachelors 2009 - Where Are They Now

Ah yes, this handsome, talented and successful man.

<a href="www.twitter.com/arturogomezrrp">Arturo Gomez</a>is one of the partners of Rockit Ranch Productions. In other words, he's one of the dudes running Chicago's most buzzed about nightlife and dining scene.

Most recently, the group opened <a href="www.dragonranchchicago.com">Dragon Ranch Moonshine &amp; BBQ</a> in River North. This downhome fusion spot hosts <a href="http://www.dragonranch.com/2013/01/a-c-e-country-club/">Country Club</a>, a new Saturday party launched last week.

There is more to come as a sixth project is underway in the old Martini Ranch location, where RRP is developing a new Mexican concept. Margaritas and nachos are my personal poison, so I will be parking myself in a permanent seat.
In December 2009, I made a list of hot Chicago men that I would totally make out with. The list went a little wonky when I moved from one online host to another and most of the info went up in smoke! With a new year  and thoughts on crushes, I thought it might be fun to... Read more »

Get <3poon'd: Do You Know This Girl?

Get <3poon'd: Do You Know This Girl?
  My handsome, successful friend, Philip Chang, met a mysterious blond babe at the Big Shoulders Fund Ball at Adler Planetarium on Friday, September 28. It’s a cute boy-meets-girl, boy-thinks-girl-is-pretty-awesome, boy-loses-sight-of-girl story. Let’s help boy-find-girl. If I share this with all my friends and you share it with all your friends, someone is bound to... Read more »
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Strep Throat SUCKS!

Last week, I had a really bad case of strep.  I’m gonna be honest.  I really thought people who complained about strep were huge wusses.  I mean, it’s just a sore throat.  Fast forward to me literally sweating through my dress and all over the chair during a really important meeting last week, because I... Read more »