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A TKO: Playful PAMA Punch

By: Debra Lipson

August 18, 2014
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Sunday Fundays are best spent with friends and booze. Of course, Cheeky combined this fab pairing over the weekend with its PAMA Brunch Punch Party! Family style plates (included an ooey, gooey turkey eggs benedict and berry-topped waffles) were washed down with signature PAMA Liqueuer cocktails. Amid bites and glasses, the gabby group chose a refreshing riff on punch from three contest entries. Missed out on the fun but still wanna sample the sip? Check out Amber Gibson’s Brunch Punch winning recipe: Playful PAMA Party Punch Ingredients: 1/2 cup PAMA Liqueur 1 cup Aviation Gin 1/2 cup Makers Mark 1 cup grapefruit juice 2 cups watermelon juice 3 Tbsp. Demerara syrup Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients over ice and with some fruit …  Read more

Pizano’s Lincoln Park Opening

By: Jen Pircon

August 11, 2014
cheeky speaks

Chicago is serious about its pizza. And Pizano’s is no exception. Founded in 1991 by Rudy Malnati Jr., Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta is cooked up with rich, Italian tradition topped with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant opened its newest location in Lincoln Park last week, marking its fifth location in the Windy City. What keeps Chicagoans’ appetite thriving for Pizano’s? Although its deep dish gives Chicago-style pizza a run for its dough, it’s Pizano’s famous thin crust pizza that keeps people craving more. Oprah called the pizza “her favorite” and USA Today listed it as Top Ten in the Nation. Cheeky’s opinion? A resounding “Agreed!” as the pastry-like thin …  Read more

Time for a Summer Toast with Veuve Clicquot

The Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck is Taking Chicago by Storm

August 5, 2014
Kaleigh Glaza

With Lollapalooza in the rearview mirror, the summer is winding down, and it’s time to make the most of every last moment of this golden season. And there’s no better way than with a golden toast! Luckily for Chicago, the Veuve Clicquot’s cross-country mail truck tour is making its stop here this week. Adorned in the classic Veuve Clicquot yellow hue, the truck has been delivering exciting surprises in cities across the country, but this week is going to be chalk full of events worth popping a bottle of bubbly for. You can celebrate the start of the Chicago tour this Wednesday, August 6, at the newly opened Fig & Olive restaurant …  Read more