Thursday, July 31, 2008
Hopkins' seventh and final episode, airing next Thursday, August 7 at 10 p.m. EDT, will feature Elza's "I'll Carry You." Listen for the song to play at the end of the show, and don't forget to tune in tonight to hear more of Elza's tunes. Tonight's episode airs at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Her new album (not yet released) "Gettin' Free" can be heard on iTunes and at http://www.elzamusic.com/. You can also learn more at Sonicbids.com. For more information on Hopkins, please visit http://hopkins.abcnews.com/.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Chef Packer has designed a varied and exciting new menu that journeys throughout Asia. The dining room is stunning and the lounge is one of the hottest spots around (perfect for after work or weekend cocktails for those in the area or willing to travel north).
In preparation for next week's media dinner, Cindy photographed the delicious new menu items. Here's a sneak peak of some of the items!
Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad, Asian Pepper Short Ribs, Blood Orange Creme
(Left to Right) Whole Tempura Striped Bass, Asian Pepper Short Ribs, Sticky Five Spice Honey Glazed Spare Ribs, Togarashi Seared Ahi Tuna
Check out these great drinks to go along with the savory dishes: Karma’s refreshing Mai Tai is a delicious blend of Malibu Coconut Rum, Meyers Dark, grenadine, and orange and pineapple juice.
The Geisha Martini is crisp and refreshing with its combination of Absolut Mandarin, Passionfruit, Pom and cranberry juice. Yes please!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
There have been a lot of guests at today's event, including members of the media and the gluten-free community. Media were even able to chat with people living with Celiac disease, and Deerfield baker and the Gluten-free Queen Lisa Albertson led everyone on a guided tour of the bakery's gluten-free production facility. The room was buzzing. We heard cries... delicious. I can't believe it's gluten-free. One woman said that it's been over 15 years since she had cake like this. Several people had tears. The children all had smiles. Thank you Kurt and Lisa! You've outdone yourself.
...from Laura Hansen's blog "Best of the Best Dining Chicago" ...
You can barely see Jennifer A., but there is a good shot of Shochu!Why am I posting this? Because you would not beleive how many people in Chicago search on Jennifer (and Vince Vaughn). They also want to know every other single place in Chicago that ”the stars” go to eat. Call it a shameless way to gain visibility (and you would be right!). They would certainly want to know where these celebs dine more that the places I haunt! LH Rocker John Mayer had a concert just outside of Chicago on Friday night at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois. Although girlfriend Jennifer Aniston wasn’t spotted at the show, that didn’t mean she wasn’t there!After the show the two lovebirds cooped up in a posh Chicago hotel and weren’t spotted again until Saturday. Trying their best to be elusive, the couple secretly headed to one of Jen’s favorite Windy City restaurants for dinner, Mia Francesca’s in Lincoln Park.The couple dined on a two hour long dinner, that went well past the restaurant’s usual closing time, in a private room upstairs. Check out the picture above that a Boots reader sent us of John and Jen swiftly exiting the restaurant into their chauffeured SUV!“They seemed really happy to be together,” a source told us. “But they weren’t very friendly or receptive to a few fans waiting to say hi!”Mayer and Aniston checked out on Sunday and headed to Colorado where John had a concert that night.Post courtesy of: http://thesebootsaremadeforstalking.com/?p=7848
Friday, July 25, 2008
More about the sold out benefit: cooking with Alice is the Palmer House executive chef Stephen Henry. On the menu, a Chicken Nicoise Salad with loads of market fresh vegetables as well as a baked stuffed Peach with Vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Don't miss Chicago's best bbq food feast ! It's the annual Green City Market Summer Barbecue taking place Thursday, July 17 from 6-8 pm in Lincoln Park! Sample delicious tastings featuring a bounty of market products prepared by more than 50 of Chicago's top Chef's.
Day of Event:
One of the best summer events in Chicago, this grand picnic is held in the lovely Lincoln Park, with the fabulous Chicago skyline as a backdrop. This beautiful venue is ideal to showcase some of Chicago’s finest chefs. All of their dishes are prepared using the bounty of the market.
Locally made wine, beer and other tasty beverages are all included. Indulge all of your senses with Chicago’s best food, gorgeous views and great music.Please visit the Green City Market Summer BBQ for all sorts of information about the Green City Market events.
The following prominent Chicago chefs will be participating in the Summer BBQ:
Rick Bayless - Frontera Grill and Topolobampo
Nancy Brussat and Noe Sanchez - Convito Cafe and Market
Helen Cameron - Uncommon Ground
John Caputo - A Mano
Greg Christian - Greg Christian Catering and Events
Federico Comacchio - Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Terry Crandall - Peninsula Hotel
Christopher David - NoMi at the Park Hyatt
David DiGregorio - Osteria Via Stato
Kendal Duque - Sepia
Herb Eckhouse - La Quercia in Dubuque, IA
Kevin Erving - Ritz Carlton Hotel
Paul Fehribach - Big Jones
Tim Graham & Meg Galus - Tru
Susan Goss - West Town Tavern
Roger Herring - Socca
Kevin Hickey - Four Seasons Hotel
Stephanie Izard - Chicago Top Chef
Paul Kahan & Koren Grieveson - Blackbird and Avec
Bill Kim - Le Lan
Christine McCabe - Park Grill
Shawn McClain - Custom House, Green Zebra, and Spring
Mark Mendez - Carnivale
Carrie Nahabedian - NAHA
Martial Noguier - 160 Blue
Ina Pinkney & Barry Sorkin - Ina’s and Smoque BBQ
Freddy Sanchez - Adobo Grill
Mindy Segal - Hot Chocolate
Debbie Sharpe - The Goddess and Grocer
Bruce Sherman - North Pond
Brian Shustrick - Limelight: Food Illunminated
Pamela Fitzpatrick - Fox and Obel
Sofia Solomon and Judith Schad - Capriole Farms Goat Cheese and Tekla, Inc.
Mark Sparacino - Prosecco
Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris - Prairie Grass Cafe
Jason Stern, Christine Cikowski & Joshua Kulp - Sunday Dinner / Eat Green Foods
Giuseppe Tentori, Ryan Poli & Benjamin Browning - Boka, Perennial, and Landmark Grill
Heather Terhune - Atwood Cafe
Paul Virant - Vie
Carol Wallack - Sola
Eric Young - Scoozi!
Shelley Young - The Chopping Block
Dean Zanella - 312 Chicago
The Plitt Company, Premium Seafood
Purdy Family Fisheries
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sample Deerfields Bakery Gluten-Free Cookies this Saturday at Whole Foods on North Lincoln in Chicago
Monday, July 14, 2008
During the 11 a.m. news, Chef Raymond explained the difference between St. Louis Spare Ribs vs. the better-known Baby Back Ribs. Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Restaurants has both on the menu, but sells more Baby Backs (9 to 1).
Anchors Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez were eager to taste Chef Raymond's New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp and Green Chili Mac 'N' Cheese which he also demonstrated live in front of a crowded sidewalk of fans. Recipes for the Barbecue Shrimp and Mac 'N' Cheese can be found at the ABC 7 Chicago Web site.
Sweet Baby Ray's has two restaurant locations (249 E. Irving Park Rd., Wood Dale; 630-238-8261; and 800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village; 847-437-9555). For the complete menu and other information about the restaurant and catering program, visit http://www.sbrbbq.com/ or http://www.sbrcatering.com/.
(Photo Credit: ABC 7 Chicago)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
Watch "Hopkins" Thursday Nights on ABC and pay attention to the background music by breakthrough singer songwriter Elza
You may be asking: "Why is Kurman telling me this?" Our client Elza is the featured female singer/songwriter debuting 12 future hits (we hope) during the series.
There's been a lot of media interest in "Everything to Me," from Elza's namesake album "Elza," and "Wide Open." Her new album (not yet released) "Gettin' Free" can be heard on iTunes and at http://www.elzamusic.com/. You can also learn more at Sonicbids.com.
Elza's music is not new to the television scene; she has been featured on numerous network series including the WB's Smallville. Her soulful, acoustic sound forms a compassionate musical score and compliments the struggles and heroic efforts of the doctors featured on "Hopkins." This spotlight on Elza'a talent as a singer and a songwriter has catapulted her to new heights. We expect her to keep rising as the star she is!
To schedule an interview with Elza, please contact Cindy Kurman at Kurman Communications 312-651-9000.
Press here to check out Elza's website or here for the press release.