Posts tagged "dining"

Groupon offers fancy dining at a discount through Reserve, here's who's participating in Chicago

Groupon is offering a solution for slow nights at high-end restaurants for its owners, and discounted rates to the diners who want to try them without breaking the bank, through Reserve. A select few in Chicago have had access to the service since May but it has since expanded to everyone inĀ Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Los... Read more »

The 'Diner en Blanc' Adventure

This Saturday was Chicago’s first Diner en Blanc which translates from French to Dinner in White. The concept gained steam after this article appeared in the New York Times. It detailed this uber-secret picnic that not only has over 10,000 people attend but has managed to stay secret for 20 years. Pretty dope to eat... Read more »

ChicagoNow Blogger Makes RA Sushi's 'Maki Madness' Final Four

As mentioned in this post, my friend and fellow blogger, Amanda (Restaurant Rolodex) participated in RA Sushi’s Maki Madness.   It was a sushi eating contest done up to resemble the bracket elimination rounds of March Madness. Amanda annihilated the competition in the first round by finishing two entire rolls of sushi while most were... Read more »
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An Average Night in Paris (Club)

The food at Paris Club is AMAZING but that was about the only thing that really stood out. Definitely go and see what all the talk is about but there’s no real need to go back (until the rooftop lounge opens to grab a summer drink). Atmosphere: Part of the problem I have with Paris Club... Read more »

Looking for Something New To-Do? Try 'Sushi & Sake 101' at SushiSamba

My newest obsession is SushiSamba (504 N. Wells), the staff is great and on my last visit I had the Peruvian Hot Chocolate-it is unreal to say the least. SushiSamba’s Peruvian Hot Chocolate It was at this last visit that, Jon, one of the managers let me know about their Sushi & Sake 101 class... Read more »

Things To-Do in Chicago Feb. 21-26

Monday, Feb. 21: Chicago’s Restaurant Week kicked off Friday, Feb. 18 which means that for ten days, over 200 restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner (that doesn’t include the cost of drinks or gratuity). Click here to receive a complete list a participating restaurants. Tip:... Read more »
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Paris Club Fails Where Billy Dec Succeeds: Social Media

Updated March 1, 2011 You need to read Scott Stratten’s, unMarketing if you are in ANY business about creating relationships (so, really…everybody?). It simply explains social media, why it’s important and how one consumer’s negative (or positive) experience can completely change brand prospective. True life. This is the Paris Club/Billy Dec unMarketing experience…. If you’ve... Read more »

Collecting Chicago To-Dos Feb. 7-13, 2011

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  Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago Here are the top picks of what to-do in Chicago the week of Feb. 7-13. Monday: Watch the season premiere of the ‘Chicago Code’ on FOX at 9 p.m. E.T. Reviews have been positive and Chicagoans will have fun guessing the location of shoots. Tuesday: Hit up Beauty Bar where... Read more »