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Simple, rustic and inspired by old world traditions. Top Chef fan favorite Fabio Viviani has arrived in the Windy City to seduce Chicagoans with his smart, simple, homemade Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and charming charisma – who can resist that accent! Fabio collaborated with the fine folks at DineAmic Group, Lucas Stoioff and David Rekhson (of Bull & Bear and Public House), who are expanding their successful brand with this latest edgy venture – what a winning package. Lights. Camera. …
Find Chicago's Finest in the GoldcoastFebruary 19, 2013
I work hard, play hard and sleep soundly in the Goldcoast. All of my hard work, play dates and slumber constantly drives me into the best of my neighborhood establishments for libations and refueling…not to mention just a good old fashioned time in general. I have a passion for good food and drink but along with that comes my insatiable craving for aesthetically pleasing environments. I can safely say when it comes to establishments in the Goldcoast, I am an expert. I have tried it all. If you are available tonight, I will personally show you to my favorites, or if you have four minutes now, I will run down my … Read more
Plan Your V-Day Date Night with CheekyFebruary 12, 2013
Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s almost February 14 and you need something to do. Take some helpful tips from Cheeky and make a reservation at one of these romantic date spots for Valentine’s day. 1. Sixteen Strategically perched on the 16th floor of the Trump, this Michelin rated restaurant in the heart of the city promises an extraordinary dining experience. With great views of the lake, the Chicago river and beautiful architecture, not to mention the delicious menu options, grab a specialty martini and try one of the four- or eight-course tasting menus. 2. Pelago If you’re looking for great Italian food, you’ve come to the right spot. Chef and owner, Mauro … Read more
Play Ball at River North's Posh New Sports BarDecember 18, 2012
Sporty and sleek. Here comes a haute heavy hitter! A new one-of-a-kind upscale sports bar, gastropub experience in Chicago has arrived. The official grand opening of Municipal Bar + Dining Company took place on Friday night and drew an all-star turnout. VIP arrivals on the red carpet included Brian Urlacher, Jonathan Toews, Major Wright, Charley Oakley, Al Montoya, and Chicago icon Michael Jordan, who still can wow a crowd like no one I’ve ever seen! I must admit, I did make my way over to the booth to snap a pic of “His Airness” chillin’ with Urlacher and friends. Media personalities Anna Davlantes, Lou Canellis, and Kelli Zink were amongst the … Read more