Archive for July 2011

Dusk Variations August 2011 in Chicago's Millennium Park Kicks Off With the Turtle Island Quartet.

Dusk Variations August 2011 in Chicago's Millennium Park Kicks Off With the Turtle Island Quartet.
Chicago, Thursday, July 28, 2011. Back for a third season, the free Monday Night Concert Series, Dusk Variations kicks off with the classical fusion trendsetters Turtle Island Quartet (TIQ) this Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park.  The 2011 concert series will continue every Monday through... Read more »

West Side Story Revival Scores Big in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

West Side Story Revival Scores Big in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Chicago, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Tonight, tonight won’t be just any night.  Tonight through August 14th, the tour of the smash-hit Broadway revival of one of the most popular musicals of the 20th century, West Side Story, will command the stage at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre showcasing what could arguably be one of the best... Read more »

The 2011 Green City Market Chefs BBQ Awards on Show Me Chicago.

The 2011 Green City Market Chefs BBQ Awards on Show Me Chicago.
Chicago, Monday, July 25, 2011. The First Annual SMC Awards for The Green City Market Chefs BBQ’s annual summer soiree and benefit in Lincoln Park have been announced.  Please note that this is an unscientific survey.  Feel free to agree, disagree or add your input. Although the temperature was sizzling on Thursday in Chicago with... Read more »
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Beat the Chicago Heat With Prairie Fire Cool Salads.

Poached farm egg from Genesis Growers on top of Three Sisters Garden farmer greens with local bacon and Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese.  Photo credit: Grant Kessler.

The Best Summer 2011 Cocktails in Chicago on Show Me Chicago.

Show Me Chicago is showcasing eight original summer concoctions combining the synergy between locally grown produce and craft spirits from some the city's top mixologists.  Check out their creations in the gallery below then go to www.greencitycocktails.com to get the recipes or try them this Thursday July, 21, 2011 at Chicago's Green City Market Chef's BBQ.

Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit 2011: Chicago's Grandest Picnic.

Green City Market Chef's BBQ Benefit 2011: Chicago's Grandest Picnic.
Chicago, Monday, July 18, 2011. Nearly 100 of Chicago’s Top Restaurants featuring a who’s who of the city’s celebrity chefs will be preparing your dinner at the highly anticipated Green City Market Chef’s BBQ Benefit this Thursday from 5:30p.m. to 8p.m. This grand picnic has become one of the hottest tickets of Chicago’s summer event... Read more »
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Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Chicago: Methinks We Doth Protest Too Much.

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Chicago:  Methinks We Doth Protest Too Much.
Chicago, Sunday, July, 17, 2011. The 26-foot “Forever Marilyn” sculpture which was unveiled last Friday on Chicago’s Pioneer Court has become the target of controversy.  “Sexist”, “creepy”, “wrong”, “bad taste”, “porn”, decry many.  Others say, “I think it’s really neat”, “I love it”, “It’s fun”, “Outrageous, in a good way”.  Around the globe people are... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks in the News: Fan Convention plus Blackhawks Restaurant.

Chicago Blackhawks in the News: Fan Convention plus Blackhawks Restaurant.
Chicago, Friday, July 15, 2011.  Here come the Hawks.  It’s off-season for Chicago’s beloved Blackhawks but that doesn’t keep them from being in the news.  This week many of the anointed including Patrick Kane gathered at O’Hare International Airport for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that opened the “Blackhawks Restaurant” in Terminal 2 (near Gate E-3).  According... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2011: Ten Unique Ways to Experience Chicago.

Chicago Summer 2011: Ten Unique Ways to Experience Chicago.
Plan an Urban Excursion. Are you considering a staycation this summer, hosting visitors from out of town, or are the kids are bugging you that “there’s nothing to do”? If so, the solution is right before your eyes. You can EXPLORE CHICAGO! Discover the real Chicago from tacquerias in Pilsen to ice cream treats at... Read more »
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Marilyn Monroe Bigger Than Life on Chicago's Pioneer Court.

Marilyn Monroe Bigger Than Life on Chicago's Pioneer Court.
Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  Just in time for the weekend, a 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe replicating her famous subway scene in “The Seven Year Itch,” will be unveiled this Friday at 7:00p.m. on Chicago’s Pioneer Court.  As of today the statue, by New Jersey based artist Seward Johnson is half-complete with the lower... Read more »
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