Posts tagged "Rich Melman"

Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards

Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards
Congratulations to the six Chicagoans who were recently honored with Living Legends Awards from the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA).  This award honored “exceptional members who have committed their lives to enriching Illinois’ cuisine and culture.”  We love them all and thank them for shining a light on the Windy City’s incredible restaurant culture that is... Read more »

My FAVORITE NEW Year's Eve Party Picks! Watch HERE!

My FAVORITE NEW Year's Eve Party Picks! Watch HERE!
I picked my top NYE parties in Chicago on today’s “You & Me This Morning” on WCIU!  Loved being on again with beautiful co-hosts Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman!  These ladies make getting up at 6 am so worth it! I couldn’t squeeze ALL of my favs in so my apologies to the Lettuce Entertain... Read more »

Gene & Georgetti's Celebrates 70th Anniversary With VIP Party at Park West

Michelle surprised her parents with a cake for their 43rd wedding anniversary.
Steakhouse icon, Gene & Georgetti’s,  celebrated their 70th anniversary in grand style recently with a by-invite-only party at Park West.  More than 300 guests gathered together on Sunday night, January 29th, to honor this venerable institution with a bash produced by daughter and event planner, Michelle Durpetti.  Michelle spared no expense to make this party... Read more »
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My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »

"Women With Heart" Honored at Kickoff for Hearts-a-Bluhm Campaign

Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias with “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign co-creators Julee White and Kathleen Henson. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab recently hosted a private VIP party to kick-off the launch of the much-anticipated “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which will raise awareness for heart health.  A public display of oversized acrylic... Read more »

Elysian hosts NBC Premiere of "The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link"

Bill Zwecker, Chris O’Donnell and Brenda Sexton at the LA Chicago Link taping. I am always so thrilled to be attending ANY parties at the Elysian but this one proved to be quite special.  It was the Chicago premiere of the NBC special, “The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link” presented by Chicago Link Productions... Read more »
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