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Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About RPM Steak

Fun Facts About Chicago's Hottest Restaurant

October 6, 2014

We have all heard the buzz surrounding the Melmans’ and celebrity couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s, newest restaurant venture, RPM Steak. If the three month waiting list is not proof of their success, we don’t know what is. Although several publications have already been written about RPM Steak, we got the inside scoop on eight little secrets every Cheeky girl should know. 1. Scene and Be Seen: RPM Steak was physically designed to be a “scene and be seen” restaurant. The large, open dining room allows for interaction between tables, and guests located in the back bar can get a clear view of the entire establishment via the large mirrors on the …  Read more

Harvest 2014 Santa Barbara Style

Enjoy the Harvest Among the Vines from Winemaker Steve Fennell

September 30, 2014
Steve Fennell in Vineyard
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The Cheeky Wine Guide

Readers of Cheeky Chicago know the scoop when it comes to fall–the latest fashion trends, not-to-be-missed new restaurants, etc.–but I’ve got some news on the latest vintage just harvested. Now, as Cheeky Wine Guide readers know, I usually share my explorations of the harvest in Napa; this year I’ll share with you some tidbits from the wine region north of Santa Barbara known as Sta. Rita Hills. Referred to as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay country, I’d like to let you hear from a winemaker who specializes in both varietals. Steve Fennell from Sanford Winery–yes, the Sanford that was in the movie Sideways–just finished picking his last Pinot Noir grapes from the amazingly beautiful vineyards that surround the …  Read more