Archive for January 2014

Valentine’s Day 2014: Ten Ideas for Valentine Fun in Chicago

Valentine’s Day 2014: Ten Ideas for Valentine Fun in Chicago
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day 2014 is just around the corner and the pressure is on to find the perfect way to celebrate.  Valentine’s Day is a tough ticket…it can be costly, cliche and crowded. SMC has put together 10 Valentine happenings in Chicago…plus a stay-at-home option (#11). If you are thinking about popping... Read more »

Chinese New Year Events in Chicago and Envisioning China Festival

Chinese New Year Events in Chicago and Envisioning China Festival
On the heels of Chinese New Year 2014, starting January 31 (typically celebrated over a two-week period), the University of Chicago will kick off a five month Envisioning China Festival of Arts and Culture.  The new festival, now through June 15, 2014, will feature over 40 events and exhibitions related to Chinese cultural history at... Read more »

Top Ten Food Trends 2014: What's Hot in Chicago Restaurants and Bars

Top Ten Food Trends 2014: What's Hot in Chicago Restaurants and Bars
If you are a foodie–and it seems almost everyone is–(have you ever posted a picture of your meal on on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest?)–then it’s time to get with what’s trending in the food world for 2014.  Who will be this year’s stars and who will have to go back to waiting tables? Each year,... Read more »
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Clark the Cub: Chicago Cubs Mascot Target of Unbearable Ridicule

Clark the Cub: Chicago Cubs Mascot Target of Unbearable Ridicule
Poor Clark, the Chicago Cubs new mascot, has been having a rough time this week.  The cute cartoon Cubbie bear has become the target of unbearable and undeserved ridicule from social media as well as national television and print media Clark, who made his debut Monday evening visiting children at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental... Read more »

The Butler Speaks Book Review: Is Housekeeping an Art?

The Butler Speaks Book Review: Is Housekeeping an Art?
After meeting Charles MacPherson, butler extraordinaire, and receiving a review copy of his book “The Butler Speaks” at a luncheon in a private dining room at Travelle in Chicago’s Langham Hotel, I became aware of how little I know about “The Art of Good Housekeeping.” Lucky for me, a few days later, I found the... Read more »

Chicago Events Calendar 2014: A Look Ahead to the Really Big Events of 2014

Chicago Events Calendar 2014:  A Look Ahead to the Really Big Events of 2014
Today Show Me Chicago has put together a roundup of some of the really big Chicago events for 2014. Many of the old favorites return, along with some newbies including The Great Chicago Fire Festival plus a duo of blockbuster anniversary blow-outs. 1. Chicago Restaurant Week Hungry? Whet your appetite at Chicago Restaurant Week with... Read more »
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Free Tickets to the 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show on Show Me Chicago

Free Tickets to the 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show on Show Me Chicago
The 10th Annual 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, January 11 and 12 and Show Me Chicago is giving away ten pairs of tickets–one pair each to the first ten people who request them. PLEASE NOTE: The ticket requests were overwhelming–the ten pairs of tickets were gone... Read more »

Chicago’s Ten Most Fascinating Women: Show Me Chicago Announces its List for 2013

Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, 36, has received a number of accolades including recently being named the 2013 Sommelier of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. After stepping away from ten years as host of the popular "Check Please!" television series, Singh has been concentrating on her restaurant and wine bar, "The Boarding House."  She continues to shine with award nominations and praise coming from the likes of the Eater and  Jean Banchet Awards. Celebrities flock to her four-story restaurant with the TV series "Betrayal" filming multiple episodes there. At 36 years of age, it looks like there is still a lot in the future for this "fascinating" lady.
Show Me Chicago has named its list of Chicago’s ten most fascinating women for 2013.  The women on this list are powerful but in addition they hold a certain charisma or “umami” that delicious mysterious quality that puts them in this special category. Subscribe to Show Me Chicago by email If you would like to... Read more »
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