Archive for November 2011

Get to know the Chicago tap scene with "Tap Like Water" tomorrow night

Get to know the Chicago tap scene with "Tap Like Water" tomorrow night
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you’ve probably notice my love of tap dance. It’s an art form that deserves infinitely more appreciation than it gets. And I’m also a tap dancer. I know I’m always recommending various shows you should go see, but this time I’m underlining it: you must go... Read more »

Have you been to Chicago's oldest steakhouse?

Have you been to Chicago's oldest steakhouse?
I’m embarrassed to say that I only recently heard of Gene & Georgetti, Chicago’s oldest steakhouse. This year actually marked this classic establishment’s 70th anniversary, opening its doors in 1941. The epitome of “old Chicago,” Gene & Georgetti is the godfather of Chicago steakhouses. The steakhouse was founded by Italian immigrants Gene Michelotti and his partner Alfredo Federighi,... Read more »

The raciest craft fair you've ever been to...

The raciest craft fair you've ever been to...
It’s after Halloween which means retailers across the country have already dusted off the Christmas trees and stuck them right in the middle of every mall. Giuliana and Bill Rancic are even lighting the Marshall Field’s Macy’s on State Street Christmas Tree tomorrow. I’m taking a stand and will not be introducing holiday events until... Read more »
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Baconfest 2012 - Date, venue and early bird tickets announced!!!

Baconfest 2012 - Date, venue and early bird tickets announced!!!
The creators of this glorious experience have just announced the date and venue for Baconfest 2012: Saturday April 14th at the UIC Forum. It’s six months away, and I’m already excited! Baconfest!!! Believe it or not 2012 will be the fourth year for this annual bacon orgy, and it doesn’t show any signs of losing popularity.... Read more »