Posts tagged "Mariano's"

Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

Nina Mariano and ZZAZZ Production's Tracey Tarantino with opening night showgirls.
We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano’s NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy’s Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese... 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 »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

Ladybug Bash Showcases "Stars & Cars" to Benefit Atia's Fund! (Plus Video!)

Ladybug Bash Showcases "Stars & Cars" to Benefit Atia's Fund!  (Plus Video!)
It was a night filled with celebration, hope and inspiration for the second Annual Ladybug Bash held this year at Grossinger City Autoplex.  Host and organization founder, Dina Manzo, greeted each and every guest on the Red Carpet in a stunning champagne colored gown by Rivini.  Dina, as I’m sure you know, just finished filming... Read more »