Friday, July 07, 2006

McCormick and Schmick's opens at new location on Wacker and Wabash in Chicago

McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant opens their newest restaurant at One East Wacker Drive(between Wabash and State) on July 8th.They are serving the freshest and finest quality seafood in an upscale moderately priced restaurant.The new location sits on the former site of Tony's and if you take the "way back machine" to the "Little Corporal" 24 hour restaurant in the 70's.

Tonight they had their VIP and media sneak peek .Who would turn down an invite to wine and dine in Chicago's newest
offering ? Standing room only of course..The decor is upscale and comfortable.

The average entree price: $8 to $12 for lunch;$14 to $20 for dinner.
For info & reservations,call: 312/923-7226

above:The red carpet rolled out in front of McCormick and Schmick's
Waiters rush munchies to the VIP guests

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Taste of Chicago runs thru July 9th! Train and Mat Kearney performed tonight!

Tonight Mat Kearney opened for Train at the Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.
There is still time to catch the food and the music. The above link will take you to the schedule and all "Tasty" info.

Pictured above: Pat Monahan vocalist for Train and
Mat Kearney

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

4th of July Fun!

Luckily rain never happened.The weathermen are scoring mostly misses these days.They've been forecasting severe thunderstorms for the city for days.Glad they were wrong.My theory ? They hope everyone stays home after hearing a daunting weatherforecast so they can enjoy the festivals and events with less crowds!

Here are a few views from the lakefront on the north side this weekend!

The lakefront and parks looked like "Camp Granada" this weekend.

pictured above:
The American flag flying on top of a construction crane.
A handsome shirtless guy playing frisbee in the park with the tall birdhouses in the background
A young girl plays ball with her family
A boy plays with his dog at the dog beach
A father teaches his young children how to play tennis
A couple relaxes on a blanket in the grass

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Biograph Theater sign to be replaced by more "gangster correct" era sign ?

A quick note in Chicago gangster/theater history:

Oh,I'll bet Mayor Daley is steaming over this one...Many Chicagoans know how the mayor has always been on a mission to distance Chicago from its notorious gangster criminal past of the 1930s.

One of the most famous remnants of that era is the Biograph Theater at 2433 north Lincoln Avenue where gangster John Dillinger was gunned down on July 22,1934 by FBI agents after watching "Manhattan Melodrama."

The Biograph Theater sign will be replaced to reflect what people in that time period had actually seen when the theater first opened.The original marquee is three marquees that had been placed on top of each other.That marquee was covered in the 1920s.
The new marquee,a replica will be installed in early fall when the "Victory Gardens Theater" takes over the space.They also have an extensive renovation in the works.

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