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  • 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 […]

  • New study shows a link between tequila and weight loss

    After that football game (and half-time show) this is welcomed news!  According to Delish, there’s a link between tequila and weight loss.  This is great news for everyone that works on this show! According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar.  Researchers found that mice who’d been given a standard diet, and then drank water with […]

  • Avondale landing Chicago’s third Portillo’s location

    CHICAGO — It’s been slim pickings for Chicagoans that live outside of the River North and Taylor Street neighborhoods if you’ve got a hankering for that famous chocolate cake and hot dog. That’s all about to change.  The hotdog, Italian beef and chocolate cake kings of Chicago are heading to the northwest side. Specifically, at the southeast corner of Addison Street and Kimball Avenue, smack dab in the middle of Avondale and Irving Park.  According to TimeOut Chicago, the 9,000-square […]

  • Goose Island brews up new ‘Dibs’ beer exclusively at its Chicago taproom

    CHICAGO–Dibs or not to Dibs, that’s the question Goose Island Beer Co. wants to know. According to Eater Chicago, Goose Island has unveiled a beer honoring the controversial Chicago winter tradition.  It comes in the form of a new porter, called Dibs.  It comes in two different cans:  The light blue “Anti Dibs” and the orange “Pro Dibs” allowing Chicagoans to pick their allegiance. This is exclusive to Chicago, celebrating the art of dibs; the practice of digging out your […]

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