Archive for August 2011

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Carlos Zambrano to Go On Disqualified List.

Chicago, Saturday, August 13, 2011. Just announced in Atlanta.  The Chicago Cubs have put right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list, effective immediately. Whether we will ever see Zambrano in a Cubs uniform again is doubtful. For the next 30 days he will go without pay or any activity with the ball club.  During... Read more »

Chicago Food Planet Tour Unwraps the Sights, Tastes and Traditions of Chicago's Chinatown.

Chicago Food Planet Tour Unwraps the Sights, Tastes and Traditions of Chicago's Chinatown.
Chicago, Friday, August 12, 2011. On a beautiful Monday morning in Chicago, I stepped off the Chicago Water Taxi at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown and walked several blocks to Cermak and Wentworth where I started the first leg of my Chinatown Culinary Adventure. Our host (tour guide) Shane Kost, owner and creator of Chicago... Read more »

The Game Launches It's Popular Walking Tour in Chicago.

The Game Launches It's Popular Walking Tour in Chicago.
Thursday, August 11, 2011. Starting today, Chicagoans can play “The Game”, thanks to Stray Boots Scavenger Hunts which is launching their successful walking tour format in the Windy City. “The Game” offers individuals and groups a unique interactive way to tour the city through text messages sent to your cell phone.  Already up and running... Read more »
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Mrs. Fields Cookies Chicago Celebrates Grand Opening With Free Cookies and Latte.

Mrs. Fields Cookies Chicago Celebrates Grand Opening With Free Cookies and Latte.
Chicago, Wednesday, August 10, 2011.  Mrs. Fields®, the iconic fresh-baked specialty cookies and brownies brand, is celebrating the grand opening of its new concept store in downtown Chicago with live music by guitarist Frank Sergi and your choice of a free cookie (reg. $1.79) OR a 16 oz. latte (reg. $3.29) all day tomorrow Thursday,... Read more »

Lord of the Rings Fans Will Want to Make the Quest to Chicago's Ravinia Festival for an Epic Event.

Lord of the Rings Fans Will Want to Make the Quest to Chicago's Ravinia Festival for an Epic Event.
Chicago, Tuesday, August 9, 2011.  Fans of the Lord of the Rings series should start making plans for an epic quest through the forests and over the ravines of Chicago’s North Shore to Highland Park for a special event featuring the film, The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring, accompanied by the Chicago... Read more »

Dine Waterside on The New Patio at Cafe Brauer for the Best View in Chicago.

Dine Waterside on The New Patio at Cafe Brauer for the Best View in Chicago.
Chicago, Monday, August 8, 2011. Off the beaten path but centrally located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, the recently renovated outdoor Patio at Café Brauer is rapidly becoming a favorite watering-hole for those in the know.   This seasonal dining oasis features upscale food at affordable prices and a view that is priceless–overlooking the Lincoln Park Nature... Read more »
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Lollapalooza Food Line-up 2011: An Upscale Taste of Chicago's Trendiest.

Lollapalooza Food Line-up 2011: An Upscale Taste of Chicago's Trendiest.
Chicago, Thursday, August 4, 2011.  Lolla turns 20 this year and she’s looking good–fresh, young and hot.  Her Chicago sibling, Taste of Chicago, turned 31 this June and is showing her age. But wait, Lolla is a music fest not a food fest. Taste is a food festival. Mayor Richard M. Daley, made that perfectly... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces First Ever Chicago Ideas Week 2011.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces First Ever Chicago Ideas Week 2011.
Since Daniel Burnham first drew up the Chicago Plan to the first hot dog, the Ferris wheel and the skyscraper Chicago has always been home to great ideas. Chicago, Wednesday, August 3, 2011.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced today the formation of a seven-day inaugural event, Chicago Ideas Week which will take place from Monday,... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago's New Blockbuster TASS Poster Exhibition, Windows on the War, Only in Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago's New Blockbuster TASS Poster Exhibition, Windows on the War, Only in Chicago.
Controversial Soviet TASS Posters from World War II Show That the Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Sword. Chicago, Tuesday, August 2, 2011.  A new exhibition, Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945, opened Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Regenstein Hall. The exhibition showcases 157 original posters whose... Read more »
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en route takes the Audience on an Urban Adventure of Chicago Like No Other.

en route takes the Audience on an Urban Adventure of Chicago Like No Other.
Chicago, Monday, August 1, 2011.  en route, the centerpiece of Chicago’s summer tourism initiative Urban Excursions in partnership with Chicago’s Shakespeare Theater, is a unique form of theater devised specifically for the City of Chicago by Australian company one step at a time like this. en route, which originated in the streets of Melbourne, Austrailia... Read more »
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