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CLAIM JUMPER RESTAURANTS OFFER U.S. MILITARY VETERANS
FREE MEAL ON VETERANS DAY
October 20, 2014 –
Restaurants is proud to thank U.S. military veterans by offering a free
complimentary meal to those who have served our country on Veterans
look forward to providing our nation’s heroes with VIP treatment and
the opportunity to enjoy a great meal with friends and family,”
said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry’s, Inc.
“Veterans Day is a special time of year when our country must recognize
and commemorate the heroic service of those who dedicate their lives to
Monday, November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide the brave
men and women who serve our country a complimentary lunch or dinner from
a special menu complete with the restaurant’s signature dishes. Menu
options include favorites such as fresh baked pot pies, Tilapia Bianca,
Roasted Tri Tip Dinner, Roasted Tri Tip Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled
Salmon, Black Tie Pasta and Chicken Fried
special complimentary menu will be available to those who have been
honorably discharged from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or Coast
Verification of service is required.
by California’s Gold Rush history, Claim Jumper Restaurants opened its
first location in Los Alamitos, California in 1977. Today, the popular
concept is an
established family favorite, with 42 restaurants nationwide, including
24 in California. With a modern twist on traditional American cuisine,
the chain’s extensive menu offers a wide variety of food and beverage
choices along with a number of unique menu
items. Claim Jumper is a 100% trans-fat free restaurant offering
vegetarian items and a gluten-free menu. Claim Jumper has been
repeatedly listed in Consumer Reports as the No. 1 restaurant in each of
the markets it operates for food, service, guest satisfaction
for their wide selection of fresh options, the American cuisine
favorite offers guests tasty selections including burgers, sandwiches,
pot pies, specialty salads, pasta, baby back pork ribs, fresh fish,
Certified Angus Beef®, USDA Choice steaks and more. Make sure to save
room for their famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake! All Claim
Jumper breads, soups, dressings and desserts are
made from scratch daily.
Reservations are highly encouraged, as tables fill up quickly. Guests can visit
to find a location near them and to call to make their reservations today.
ABOUT LANDRY’S, INC.
Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational,
diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company
in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and
casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known
concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest
Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick
& Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim
Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of
signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's
and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and
Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; and Biloxi, Miss., with a fifth
location coming to Lake Charles, La. in 2014. Landry’s entertainment and
hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations
including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk,
Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with
deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area,
including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference
Center on Galveston Island.
CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS RELEASES 2015 DATES
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to
announce the 2015 dates of its marquee festivals and events.
2015 Festival & Event Highlights – Dates Subject to Change
Creative Summit and Expo April 16–19 Location to be announced
Chicago Farmers Markets May – October Daley Plaza and citywide
17th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival May 2 Montrose Harbor
Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 23 State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren St.
30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival May 29–31 Location to be announced
Millennium Park Music Series June 1 – August 27 Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival June 12–14 Grant Park
Chicago Bike Week & Rally June 12–19 Citywide
Summer Film Series June 23 – August 25 Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park Tuesdays
19th Annual Chicago SummerDance (dance lessons and live music) June 26 – September 13 Grant Park
35th Annual Taste of Chicago July 8–12 Grant Park
57th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show presented by August 15–16 Shell Oil Products US North Avenue Beach
37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival September 3–6 Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center
17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago September 11–22 Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center and citywide
Fifth Star Awards September 16 Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
Great Chicago Fire Festival produced by Redmoon Summer – Fall in partnership with City of Chicago Chicago River and citywide
20th Annual Chicago Artists Month October Citywide
Chicago Architectural Biennial produced by C.A.B. in October 1 – January 3, 2016 partnership with City of Chicago and Graham Foundation Citywide
SpinOff (contemporary dance series) November Chicago Cultural Center and Storefront Theater
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink November 13 – March 6, 2016 Millennium Park
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 24 Daley Plaza
Santa House November 24 – December 24 Daley Plaza
Caroling at Cloud Gate November 27 – December 18 Millennium Park Fridays
addition to these special events and festivals, DCASE continues to
present year-round programming including visual arts exhibitions at the
Chicago Cultural Center, theater and dance productions in the Storefront
Theater and concert series such as Chamber Mondays, Wired Fridays and
Juicebox, among others. Each Sunday, the Maxwell Street Market offers
an eclectic mix of food and merchandise as well as performances by
permitted street artists.
For updated information on these and
other DCASE events, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase, like Department of
Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Facebook or follow @ChicagoDCASE
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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events The
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated
to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This
includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector,
independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a
framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via
the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a
worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable
cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Got A Music Tech Startup? Sign Up For The 'Elevator Pitch Shark Tank'
Tues., Nov. 4, Music Biz is hosting the “Music Startup Academy:
Startups, Rights & Artists” in New York at General Assembly. This
time, we are including an “Elevator Pitch SharkTank” – give your three
to five minute pitch to industry leaders including Bill Campbell,
Barefoot Media LLC; Richard Cruz, PepsiCo; Rob Dippold, Primary Wave
Music; Myles Grosovsky, Q Prime; YiPing Ho, Warner Music Group; Jon
Vanhala, Thesis Ventures; and David Wander, Roc Nation.
If you’re interested in pitching, after you register
for the event, you must complete your startup/app profile in our Music Startup Network,
if you have not done so already. Please complete as much detail as
possible. Profiles without robust information will not awarded a pitch
program will also include discussions around music licenses and
operations. It’s a great program for junior level staffers and students
Nashville Entrepreneur Center Launches Music Business Accelerator
Music is the only concentrated music business accelerator in the US,
recently unveiled by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and Country
Music Association (CMA). Startups from around the world will be invited
to apply for the accelerator program. Only six to eight applicants will
be selected, and they will each be awarded a minimum of $20,000
investment to start their businesses in exchange for equity. The program
leverages the EC’s proven accelerator formula with the industry
strength of title partner CMA, for the development of the music
has the highest intensity of music industry jobs than any other US
city, so whether it is our songwriters, publishers, or music companies,
Nashville has it all,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “It is great to see a group
of local companies invest in music technology startups. Nashville’s
front door for innovation is the EC, and this music accelerator will
only enhance our creative economy.”
For more info on Project Music, including how you can apply as a startup or become a sponsor, investor or mentor, click here
Two Views On The Future Of Streaming Music Services Hypebot
like Thom Yorke and David Byrne can rage against the dying of the light
as much as they want, but that won’t prevent streaming from eventually
becoming the dominant way music is distributed and consumed. Is what we
have right now perfect? No. The whole thing is still a money pit for
everyone involved except the consumer. Since big problems still exist,
though, shouldn’t more people be talking about how they can be solved?
David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, and MIDiA
Consulting’s Mark Mulligan weight in on the conversation.
How Optimistic Should Retailers Be About Their Big Season? eMarketer
sales will experience the biggest holiday-season boost in several
years, according to predictions from the National Retail Federation
(NRF). The industry group expects a 4.1% increase in November and
December retail sales, excluding auto, gas and restaurant sales.
the past several weeks, you may have noticed some activity on Tudor
Court as our contractor W. E. O'Neil prepared the site for construction.
This included the taking down of the Woman's Library Club building
(including reclamation of the exterior brick
for use in the new center) and re-grading of the dirt on site.
complete with hard hats, gold shovels, and ceremonial turning of dirt
–marked the official beginning of construction! Now that we've broken
ground, W.E. O'Neil will work over the next 18 months or so to make our
new home a reality. We will soon see the foundation laid and the walls
This exciting week also included Monday evening's edition of Chicago Tonight on WTTW,
which featured Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and architect
Jeanne Gang (Founder and Design Principal of Studio Gang Architects) in
conversation about our project.
For more coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony, visit the press section of our website!
(Pictured above) From left to
right: President of the Board of Trustees Christopher S. Pfaff, Bill
Sick, Trustee Stephanie Sick, Trustee Sara Cohan, On to a New Stage Campaign Honorary Co-Chair Mary Winton Green, On to a New Stage
Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs Alexandra C. Nichols and John D. Nichols,
Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, architect Jeanne Gang (Founder and
Design Principal, Studio Gang Architects), Executive Director Kathryn
M. Lipuma, Trustee and On to a New Stage Campaign Honorary Co-Chair Jennifer Litowitz, On to a New Stage Campaign Co-Chairs Ellis Goodman and Trustee Gillian Goodman, On to a New Stage Campaign Co-Chair Elaine Tinberg, and Trustee Mary Pat Studdert. Photo by Abby McKenna.
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SHOP SMART AND SUPPORT A LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lord & Taylor Hosts “FUNdraising Day: Shop Chic and Make It Count” Nov. 4
Lord & Taylor at Oakbrook Centeris
teaming up with local, not-for-profit organizations to raise money in
style. On Tuesday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., guests will have
the opportunity to attend FUNdraising Day
at Lord & Taylor to shop for the latest trends, support their
favorite not-for-profit organization and enjoy food and entertainment.
By purchasing a coupon book – for only $5 – from one of the
participating not-for-profit partners or on site, shoppers will
be entitled to exclusive deals throughout the store.
Day will allow Lord & Taylor to support not-for-profit organizations
throughout the greater Chicagoland area while rewarding guests with
Leading up to the event, participating organizations will be selling $5
coupon booklets – all proceeds of which will benefit the not-for-profit
organizations. Lord & Taylor also will donate additional money to
the two not-for-profits that sell the most tickets,
as well as to the two not-for-profits that generate the highest event
Day is a great event that gives guests the chance to donate to a
not-for-profit of their choice while benefitting from amazing deals on
the latest fashion, cosmetics and fragrances,
and accessories,” said Ravi Paudel, general manager for Lord &
Taylor at Oakbrook Center. “We are excited to host this event and to
support worthy organizations in the communities where our customers
local, not-for-profit organizations will be participating in this event
to raise money for a variety of deserving causes, ranging from animal
rescue to housing
Black Diamond Charities, located in Lake Zurich, equips underserved children
with school supplies, and helps veterans transition back to civilian life.
Community Nurse Health Center
is located in La Grange and serves residents
of the western suburbs of Chicago. The organization helps those who
have limited access to care, providing them with integrated health care
services and education.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity
is the locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International. The organization works in partnership with the community
to build affordable housing for limited-income families.
DuPage Homeownership Center
provides a full range of services to promote responsible,
sustainable homeownership, with an emphasis on serving first-time
homebuyers, low- and moderate-income households and homeowners in
is an organization that connects donors and volunteers with local
opportunities to give back and get involved. Giving DuPage also offers
training opportunities and provides a board recruitment and placement
program for local not-for-profit organizations.
located in Carol Stream, strives to place retired racing and
at-risk greyhounds into responsible, loving homes, educate the public
about the breed and provide greyhounds access to high-quality medical
Hanover Park Community Resource Coalition
offers a safe and supportive environment
at several locations that provide multiple educational resources to
both children and adults through tutoring, mentoring and advocacy by
trained and dedicated volunteers.
Helping Hand Center,
located in Countryside, serves children and adults with
developmental disabilities. The organization offers a range of programs
and services, including outpatient therapies, high school transition,
residential homes, employment services, adult developmental training and
special recreation programs.
Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry
provides hunger relief to families in
Oak Park and surrounding communities, including portions of the city of
Chicago. In 2013, the organization fed 43,937 individuals.
or by calling 630-574-8000. To purchase FUNdraising Day coupon books,
contact your preferred not-for-profit organization or visit Lord &
Taylor at Oakbrook Center starting October 23.
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About Lord & Taylor
& Taylor is an upscale specialty department store that has built a
reputation for attentive customer service and high-quality merchandise
focused on apparel
and accessories. Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is America's oldest
department store and one of America's premier retailers. Today, Lord
& Taylor operates 49 full-line stores in 10 states and the District
of Columbia, four Lord & Taylor outlet stores and
lordandtaylor.com, the company's online store.
SEVEN THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AT THE 2014 CELEBRITY CHEF BALL Chicago’s premier culinary event provides many unique experiences this year.
The Celebrity Chef Ball may be 26 years old this year,
but each year is like a brand-new event and 2014’s bash is no exception.
Here are seven things you don’t want to miss at the Celebrity Chef Ball
on Friday, November 7, benefitting Meals on Wheels Chicago:
1)Amazing new venue
– The Celebrity Chef Ball will be held at Morgan Manufacturing,
Chicago’s newest event space located
at 401 N. Morgan Street. Housed in a completely renovated, pre-Chicago
Fire building, Morgan Manufacturing offers over 32,000 square feet of
space and provides a stunning setting for this year’s event.
2)Tasting Lounge Sponsored by Goose Island Brewery
– Enjoy this great new feature at the Chef’s Tasting Party where six
restaurants will be providing an interactive tasting experience
featuring Goose Island beers specially paired with their dishes. The
featured chefs and restaurants are Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo from
Fat Rice, Tanya Baker from The Boarding House, Guillermo
Tellez from Mercadito Fish, Jared Wentworth from Longman & Eagle,
Michael Scelfo from Alden & Harlow, and Rodelio Aglibot from Yum
Cha/e+o Food and Drink.
3)Out of Town Chefs
– In addition to some of the finest Chicago chefs, the Celebrity Chef
Ball hosts all-star chefs from
across the country, and even from across the ocean. Our special guest
chefs cooking at the event are Matthew Accarrino from SPQR (San
Francisco, CA), Jason French from Ned Ludd (Portland, OR), Tory Miller
from L’Etoile Restaurant/Graze (Madison, WI), Michael
Scelfo from Alden & Harlow (Cambridge, MA), and Nir Magalith and
Guy Marom from Puzzle Israel (Galilee Region, Israel). Your taste buds
can take a trip without ever leaving Chicago!
– Be sure to enjoy fantastic drinks created and poured by cocktail
specialists like Jaime Salas,
National Ambassador for Milagro Tequila; Trevor Schneider, National
Ambassador for Reyka Vodka; and Johnny Costello, Beverage Development
Specialist for Wirtz Beverage Illinois. These custom drinks featuring
unique ingredients are guaranteed to please and
5)Hidden Cocktail Stations Sponsored by William Grant & Sons
– Keep your eyes open for special cocktail stations hidden
in the venue – one for men, and one for women. There you will find
offerings featuring Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and Monkey Shoulder
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky available nowhere else in the venue!
– Document your attendance at the Celebrity Chef Ball by making a flip
book. You’ll flip for this unique
souvenir item created by taking a series of photos that can be flipped
to look like a short film. Visit the flip book booth on the main level
of the venue to create a fantastic memento of your evening.
7)Tarot Card Reading – Find out what your future holds at the Tarot Card table. Stop by and sign up for a reading time,
so there is no need to wait in line. Your future will look bright with gourmet food and custom cocktails in easy reach!
Celebrity Chef Ball will feature an interactive dining experience with
some of Chicago’s best chefs; custom cocktails; silent auction; and
entertainment. Proceeds from the event support Meals on Wheels
Chicago’s mission to promote independence for Chicago seniors and
individuals with disabilities through meal delivery and home
modifications. This year’s event sponsors include Bankers Life;
Wirtz Beverage Group; William Grant & Sons; Monahan Law Group, LLC;
Tablescapes; Travelzoo; and Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) addresses the unmet needs of Chicago’s
homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities through a
philanthropic effort focused on raising private funds to supplement
limited public dollars for city programs that serve them. This is
accomplished by private fundraising efforts through special events,
corporate and community partnerships, and individual
giving to support in-home meal delivery for homebound seniors and
individuals with disabilities, as well as home modifications to increase
accessibility for individuals with disabilities. MOWC helps these
vulnerable populations maintain independent, self-sufficient,
and dignified lives in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.