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In case you’ve somehow been living under a rock (either that, or you just never watch Bravo), a brunette reality star by the name of Bethenny Frankel has recently taken over, well, the world? Perhaps most notably is her Skinnygirl empire, which at its helm sits the Skinnygirl Cocktails® line; it made its first appearance on The Real Housewives of New York a few years back with the Margarita variety. Within the last year, international …
Clubbing Goes CocktailingAugust 19, 2011
A Cheeky girl knows a good cocktail as well as a good nightclub. (We’re savvy like that.) Looking for innovative, elevated cocktails made with house-made ingredients coupled with boutique liqueurs prepared by expert mixologists? Head to Violet Hour, Sable or Sepia. Looking for bouncers, babes, bumping Top 40 hits, shots of Patron and vodka-Red Bulls late into the wee hours of the night… head to Underground, right? Wrong. We are here to tell you that, as of the inception of Benjamin Newby’s latest cocktail menu at Underground, sophisticated cocktails and hot nightclubs are no longer mutually exclusive. One story below Illinois Street and into this lair of late nights, debauchery and scantily … Read more
Who's an Angel? Everyone's a King.January 1, 2010
It’s no secret that Cheeky loves Angels & Kings. They seem to love us, too. We’ve thrown two (insanely successful) events there in the last year (New Year’s Eve 2009 and A Tongue in Cheeky Halloween Party) and we’ve got another event coming up in a couple of weeks. (Keep reading.) On any given night of the week, aside from seeing a packed house full of eclectic Chicago party-goers, your chances of catching Cheeky Health Freak Kelli Zink or co-founder Jessica Zweig partying it up with the AK team are pretty high. Why the affection? Could it be the amazing DJs they seem to host every night of the week? … Read more
Bottle Service is SO Last YearFebruary 27, 2009
Bottle service is SO last year. Why don’t you forget it and opt for a table kit instead? What’s a table kit, you ask? Well, I headed to the Underground to find out what Benjamin Newby, GM and cocktail creator, had concocted. The latest offering is a cocktail experience, where well-trained servers in Cold War Era booty shorts take an artisan approach to pouring a drink. Seeing that I had just come from Rockit (where I had my first Kobe beef with brie burger, followed by a couple of vodka martinis with three bleu cheese olives – more on that obsession later), I could really only handle two of the kits. I … Read more