Bring your appetite for the sixth annual Chicago Restaurant Week and get an introduction into Chicago’s extraordinary culinary scene. Enjoy top fare at value pricing at more than 250 restaurants throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. This 10-day festival runs from February 1 through February 10 (2013) and will feature prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.
Savoy @ The Mid
February 1, 2013 12:00am
Meet The Mid, Located In Chicago’s Meatpacking District In The West Loop, It Meets Somewhere In The Middle Of The City Between Chicago’s Downtown And The Neighborhoods Within The City; Somewhere In The Middle Of A Live Music Venue And An Upscale Nightclub.
The Mid Seems To Be In Tune With Live Music And Nightlife To Give Music Lovers The Ultimate Concert Experience. The 801-Person Venue Is Located At 306 N. Halsted.
Outside The Doors Of The Club, The Great Views Of The Downtown Skyline Remind You Of The Wonderful City Of Chicago. Inside The Mid, You Will Find Three Full Service Bars, Ample Room For Dancing, Cozy Booths And Table Seating, And A VIP Room Equipped With Its Own Bar And DJ Booth. With The Second Floor Balcony And Seating, There Is Not A Bad Seat In The House, And The Dual-Floor Bathrooms That Are Bigger Than Some Apartments. Simple Modern Touches Like Exposed Brick And Dark Wood Floors Make The Place Look Rich Yet Relaxed. All Of These Elements Keep With The Venue’s Direction To Pave The Way For Music-Centric Clubs In Chicago
Want a no-brainer regular Date Night? Sign up for Session IV at Penguin Foot Pottery for you and your spouse!
The next 4-week session at Penguin Foot Pottery begins May 31st. Check out their summer schedule here.
Some highlights that may interest you: Wednesday night’s 7-9 is now a 6-week intermediate class. Students will be introduced to more demos and techniques than the regular 4-week beginning class, and will have the opportunity to explore these with more time on the wheel.
Classes will begin to fill up this week so now’s to time to register! Visit Penguin Foot’s website at www.penguinfoot.com
If you find yourself at the Do Division Fest on June 4th or 5th check their booth out!
It’s official: the beaches are open today!
Okay, we realize that it is barely over 50 degrees today so swimming may be out of the question but the lakefront is a great place to walk, eat, jog, catch some rays, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago shores.
Our favorite? Grab some snacks, an old blanket, and have some cuddle time on the beach!
The 2011 beach season runs Friday, May 27 to Monday, September 5. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty at all beaches from 11:00 am to 7 pm daily. Some beaches open earlier for swimming mid-summer; visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/beaches for details.
Beach rules include: Swim only when lifeguards are present. Obey lifeguards. Follow posted beach rules. No glass on the beach. No alcohol. No smoking. Do not feed birds. Properly dispose of food, diapers and other refuse. Grilling is only allowed in designated areas and coals should be disposed in the provided containers.
Check the swim status before you go by calling (312) 74-BEACH (742-3224), visiting www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/beaches, or texting the name of your beach to (312) 715-SWIM (7946)
We hope you enjoy this summer at the lake.
Yes, it is finally time for Chicago’s summer neighborhood festivals to begin! I know that winter stuck around a little longer than most of us would like, but grab your honey and head to Lincoln Park for a perfect ‘Date Day’. The festival is taking place near the corner of LaSalle and Stockton, at the south end of Lincoln Park.
Better Homes and Gardens is sponsoring this year’s Lincoln Park Chill and Grill, an opportunity for you to try some great local eats, learn a bit about grilling and to meet our own hometown celebrity chefs. You can also just enjoy the outdoors, drink a beer and listen to a local band on their Lakeside Stage.
The festival runs May 21st: 11:00am-6:00pm and May 22nd: 12:00-5:00pm. Entry is free and you can pre-purchase tasting cards on the event website for a discount. $12 purchased in advance and $15 at the festival. One tasting card will get you three beers , four small plates of food or combinations thereof. They will also be offering full-sized sandwiches, water and soda. Try some great eats from the West Town Tavern, Girl & the Goat, Belly Shack, Hot Chocolate and others!
Hands on grilling classes are available for $30, some of these classes offered by celebrity chefs such as Ted Allen and Stephanie Izard. Art Smith will be emceeing the Grilling Showdown Contest – celebrity contestents to be chosen prior to the challenge.
We will see you there! Bon Appetit!!
As mentioned before, my husband and I love spending our date night’s at one of the Chopping Block’s couples themed cooking classes. It’s hands-on, a perfect opportunity to learn and new skill, it’s also a great time to spend with other couples, indulging in some wonderful food.
Please check out some of the classes offered this month:
Date Night: Hangin’ at the Hacienda – Vamanos! Bring a date and have fun making these all time Mexican favorites.
Queso Fundido; Authentic Carne Asada with Corn Tortillas, Salsa Verde, Queso Fresco and Mexican Crema; Mexican Rice and Borracho Beans; Flan Misterioso (Chocolate-Cajeta Flan Cake).
Couples Cooking: Hawaiin Luau – Immerse yourself in the sun-drenched food of the Hawaiian Islands.
Mango and Shrimp Spring Rolls; Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Volcano-Spiced Pineapple Relish; Coconut Rice; Passion Fruit Chiffon Pie.
Table for Two: Spring Dinner Party – At the Chopping Block, every table is the chef’s table. Bring a friend and watch one of our expert chefs work some kitchen magic to create a soul-satisfying feast. This cooking lesson includes a full meal, so come hungry!
Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Focaccia; Celery Root, Parsley, Shaved Fennel and Watercress Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette; Pan Roasted Chicken
The Chopping Block has two locations – One in Lincoln Square and the other at the Merchandise Mart. If the class you desire is booked, be sure to check both places!