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The Cheeky Fall Special You Can’t Miss

By: Dana Hartung

September 8, 2014
Cheers Crafthouse Special
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It’s hard to believe that summer is officially over–where did summer go, Chicago?! Now it’s time to welcome fall, and Cheeky obviously has the perfect plan for you to celebrate the new season. Hint: it involves the perfect bottled cocktails handcrafted by the recently named Bartender of The World, Charles Joly, and some of the hottest BYOBs in town!  Are you ready to celebrate, ladies? The Contest All summer long, Cheeky has been buying cocktail lovers a bottle of Crafthouse Cocktails to be delivered to their BYOB table every Wednesday night. Well, with summer ending and the start of fall, Cheeky has stepped up the competition to offer you an even juicier prize. Yes, that’s right–think of …  Read more

Leah Caplanis: A Cheeky Chick You Should Know

By: Debra Lipson

July 14, 2014
Leah Caplanis
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Leah Caplanis is the 31-year-old CEO of SOCIAL Enjoyments, a deliciously refreshing, sparkling sake line hitting Chicago area Whole Foods, Mariano’s and The Goddess and Grocer shelves this month! Not only is this entrepreneur a sharp gluten-free cookie (she just finished her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business), but Leah is also a survivor. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010. Instead of complacency, Leah turned what could’ve been a setback into a successful startup. Now primed to dethrone Bethenny Frankel as the reigning queen of female-empowered alcohol, she discusses her journey through perseverance, holistic healing and the true meaning of life balance. What’s Cheekier than …  Read more

Savor Mexican Flavor and Live Más!

By: Debra Lipson

July 14, 2014
Mas halibut tacos
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I’ve never met a fish taco I didn’t like. Tortilla wrapped, charred seafood goodness layered with zesty toppings — it’s edible paradise on a platter! Last week, a girlfriend and I sank our teeth into the city’s latest offerings at Más. The recently opened West Loop spot is helmed by Executive Chef and Partner Yanitzin Sanchez (Sabor Saveur, CiNe). Sanchez’s modern Mexican menu riffs on culinary fusion with savory tacos, fresh crudos, an array of dips and shareable plates featuring Latin and global influences. The food focus is undoubtedly fresh, seasonal fare with an authentic kick evident in playful presentation and unusual flavor pairings. Less is truly more at Más. A swanky, …  Read more