Tag: Marc Schulman

Taste of Chicago by the numbers but Eli's had us at cheesecake

Eli's Cheesecake Company celebrates 37 years at Taste of Chicago!
This year’s Taste of Chicago had the highest attendance rate since 2012 when the food fest moved to a five-day format. Over 1.6 million people enjoyed more than 200 menu items from 66 food restaurants and food trucks in Grant Park over the 5-day festival! By the numbers–Gold Coast Dogs sold over 90,000 hotdogs and... Read more »

The Happiness Club fundraiser features tribute to Oscar Brown Jr.

The Happiness Club fundraiser features tribute to Oscar Brown Jr.
The Happiness Club will host “Opportunity Please Knock” a fundraiser set for Sunday, August 14, at Park West (322 W. Armitage) beginning at 6 pm. This festive party, co-chaired by Maureen and Marc Schulman (Eli’s Cheesecake) will celebrate the 90th birthday of the late composer/activist Oscar Brown Jr. and the opportunities the Club provides for... Read more »

Eli's Cheesecake Company: A Chicago institution celebrates a "sweet" 35th in grand style

Eli's Cheesecake Company team.
Eli Schulman’s first venture into the restaurant business began in 1940 with the popular coffee shop Eli’s Ogden Huddle, later followed by Eli’s Stage Delicatessen– a celebrity hangout for soon-to-be-famous performers like Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. The who’s who of Chicago and the world followed Eli to Eli’s the Place for Steak, a popular... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PICS!)

Burberry’s BIG Grand Opening Party last night, November 29, had every A-lister and fashionista in town in attendance!  The Red Carpet was filled with paparazzi as guests made their way into the event amid flashing cameras.   Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who couldn’t be cuter, greeted guests with a smile as he moved through the... Read more »

Inside Windy City Live's First Year Anniversary Party!

It’s one of my favorite shows in town and I’m so glad they are doing SO well!  Windy City Live hosted its one year anniversary Wednesday night, June 11th, at Epic on Hubbard.  I was expecting this by-invite-only party to be jam packed but it was the perfect amount of people, not too many and... Read more »

Windy City West's 25th Anniversary Party: Celebrities Celebrate Chicago and Honor Tom Ricketts

Michael Mann, Richard Kind, Dennis Farina and Jeff Garlin
M Street Kitchen and Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica were the places to be for the 25th anniversary of Windy City West!   This popular culinary event attracted more than 500 talented Chicagoans from film, television and music for a celebration of food, fun and friendship.  This party began as a way to... Read more »