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  • Smoke Daddy is a fun Wrigleyville option for Cubs games!

    Check out the food and views!   Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville thesmokedaddy.com  

  • Empowering women through different initiatives in the workplace

    We’re talking to several women who work for companies that support and empowers women through different initiatives Talbots: Beth Muszynski- Talbots District Director for the Greater Chicagoland area Vosges Haut-Chocolat & Wild Ophelia: Katrina Markoff- Founder and CEO Kendra Scott: Tara Cruise- Community Relations & Events Manager Talbots: Beth – https://www.talbots.com  Brand Mission: Talbots is a national women’s retail brand designed for smart shoppers who rely on gracious service, great quality and timeless pieces.How they empower women: For the fourth year in a row, […]

  • Chicago’s Very own, Malört’s being produced back in Chicago for the first time since the 80’s

    CHICAGO — Love it or hate it, one of Chicago’s Very Own will be back home; Jeppson’s Malört is being produced back in sweet home Chicago for the first time since the ‘80s. Today is a good day, Chicago. Your Jeppson's Malört is coming back home. https://t.co/gCCZql1XSc — Jeppsons Malört (@JeppsonsMalort) October 5, 2018 According to Block Club Chicago, the Chicago liqueur icon is packing up production in Florida and heading back home to be produced and bottled at CH Distillery […]

  • Low-calorie boozy push pops now available at Walt Disney World

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Adults rejoice! There’s finally something for mom and dad to indulge in at Walt Disney World. You can now get your hands on some boozy push-pops at Disney’s Paddlefish Restaurant. These icy treats are similar to the Flintstones-themed popsicles of yesteryear, just with alcohol. The cocktails are crafted by the folks from Buzz Cocktails. View this post on Instagram “Now this is magically delicious”– @people on @buzzpopcocktails at Paddlefish! Photo by @disneysprings A post shared by Paddlefish Restaurant […]

  • Al Capone’s 2-flat in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood for sale

    CHICAGO — You can now own a piece of Chicago history. Chicago’s most famous gangster’s two-flat Park Manor home is on the market for $109,900. Al Capone, his mother and his wife all lived in the historic home, located at 7244 S. Prairie Ave., back in the 1920’s. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the asking price is $109,900. The two-flat stands on the equivalent of 2.8 standard Chicago 25-by-125 foot lot in a neighborhood of mostly bungalows and two-flats. The house was […]

  • Love at First Sip – A Valentine-Inspired Cocktail Class at IL Porcellino

    Love at First Sip – A Valentine-Inspired Cocktail Class at IL Porcellino ilporcellinochicago.com Tuesday, February 12 RECIPES: Love at First Sight (French 75): This cocktail is light, playful, and effervescent. It represents the honeymoon phase of a relationship. Ingredients 1 oz. London Dry Gin .5 oz. fresh lemon juice .5 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. Giuliana Prosecco Lemon peel, for garnish Method 1. In a mixing tin, add all the ingredients except for the prosecco. Shake vigorously (you want to “wake it up, not rock it to […]

  • Hudson Taylor Live In Studio 1

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 7:00 PM City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 Irish duo, Hudson Taylor released their long-awaited debut album “Singing for strangers” in 2015. The multi-instrumentalists honed their craft busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as all over Europe and in fact gained the albums name from their love of entertaining anyone who would stop and listen. Having spent the majority of 2017 recording their next album and touring – […]

  • Chicago Soul Jazz Collective in Studio 1

    Wire 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL Wed February 13, 2019 8:30 pm CST (8:00 pm DOORS) http://www.chicagosouljazzcollective.com Bio: Chicago Soul Jazz Collective is a jazz ensemble dedicated to performing the classics from the early 1960’s Soul Jazz Era. The Collective plays an extensive repertoire of songs by such luminaries as Ramsey Lewis, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine and many more. Now, the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective announces their debut album, Soulophone and a record release party at Wire in […]

  • Eat Travel Rock with Kelly Rizzo and Valentines Day 

    You’ll likely find Kelly Rizzo behind the scenes and off the cuff with famous chefs, musicians and industry heavyweights as host of the award-winning entertainment series Eat Travel Rock TV. Rizzo’s passion-turned-profession always brings the best food, travel and music together in rockstar fashion. Eat Travel Rock with Kelly Rizzo and Valentines Day www.EatTravelRock.com  and/or Instagram @eattravelrock 

  • Universal Orlando now has a butt-naked troll that farts glitter

    ORLANDO, FL — It’s official, Universal Studios Orlando now has a butt-naked farting troll. Happening only in Florida, you can find a trio of dancing trolls — with one of them acquiring a special skill. Universal Orlando has a new character in one of its theme parks based off of a character from the 2016 Trolls animated movie. The troll, named Guy Diamond, is naked and farts glitter. Yes, really. Yes, he actually farts glitter! A character from @DWAnimation's #Trolls, Guy Diamond, is […]

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