Saturday, April 21, 2012
New seasonal food items, specialty cocktails, shots, and daily drink specials at The Fifty/50
Wicker Park upscale sports bar and comfort food restaurant The Fifty/50 (2047 W Division St) has new summer food specials, new summer specialty cocktails served in The Fifty/50’s signature 24oz red keeper cups, new summer shots, and new daily drink specials. They’re all listed below.
Summer Food Specials
The Four-Courser … $10
Whole pork shoulder sprinkled with Fifty/50’s BBQ rub, smoked over apple wood for 13 hours, hand-pulled, and then tossed in a gouda béchamel. Topped with fried jalapenos, BBQ sweet potato chips, a mac ‘n’ cheese waffle, and drizzled with a smoky sweet BBQ sauce. Served on a warm pretzel bun with your choice of fries.
Foie Gras & Bone Marrow Slider … $7
Hudson Valley foie gras topped with slow-roasted bone marrow, whipped brie cheese, parsley persillade, and drizzled with a balsamic port wine demi-glace. Served on thick-cut toasted brioche.
Beef Wellington Bites … $10
Five pan-seared skirt steak bites topped with Hudson Valley foie gras and mushroom duxelle that’s all wrapped in a flaky puff pastry crust. Served with a sweet port wine dipping sauce.
Ahi Tuna, Salmon, & Avocado Sashimi … $15
Sashimi grade Ahi tuna, sustainable harvested Atlantic salmon, and avocado drizzled with wasabi cream and sesame vinaigrette. Served with crispy wontons.
The Big Herd Burger … $12
High Plains all-natural bison patty topped with whipped cheddar cheese, pickled red wine onions, and an herb-mushroom-pepper chutney. Served on a fresh baked potato roll with your choice of fries.
Fifty/50 Signature 24oz Red Keeper Cup Cocktails
Naughty Lemonade … $10
The Fifty/50’s signature summer drink: Skyy Passion Fruit vodka and freshly-squeezed lemonade.
Cherry Limeade … $10
Skyy Cherry vodka, muddled limes and cherries, freshly-squeezed sour mix, 7 Up, club soda, and a grenadine splash.
Double Rum Runner … $10
Malibu rum, Malibu Black rum, pineapple juice, and a grenadine splash.
Wild Berry Shandy … $10
Bacardi Razz rum, Framboise Lambic, Kriek Lambic, Hoegaarden, freshly-squeezed wild berry lemonade, and lemon juice topped with fresh berries.
Peach Berry Margarita … $10
Cazadores Tequila Blanco, peach schnapps, freshly-squeezed wild berry lemonade, 7 Up, and club soda.
Stoli Poli … $10
Stoli Razberi vodka, Stoli Blueberi vodka, muddled orange slices, freshly-squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, 7 Up, and club soda.
Fifty/50 Signature 24oz Red Keeper Cup Draft Beers
Goose Island Summertime… $8
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale … $8
Stella Artois … $8
Hoegaarden … $8
Summer Shot Specials
Twisted Di-Vision … $6
Skyy Coconut vodka, Midori melon liquor, and pineapple juice.
Dirty Sanchez … $6
Tanteo Tropical tequila and freshly-squeezed orange juice.
Chocolate Pretzel … $7
Pinnacle Whipped vodka, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, and a salt rim.
Cherry Poppins … $7
Grey Goose Cherry Noir vodka, freshly-squeezed sour mix, grenadine, and a Pixy Stix rim.
Jesse Bomb … $8
Stoli Blueberi vodka and Sugar Free Red Bull.
Jackie Bomb … $14
The staff favorite: Jameson shot with a Bacardi O Bomb chaser.
$2 domestic beer bottles
$5 Tequila Avión shots
$3 Jack Daniel’s shots
$3 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey shots
$3 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky shots
$5 Bacardi mojitos
$3 Jameson shots
$5 Absolut bombs
Saturdays & Sundays
$16 5-beer domestic buckets
$20 5-beer import buckets
$20 mimosa buckets
About The Fifty/50: Dining scene vets Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner co-own this Wicker Park tri-level restaurant and 18-flatscreened upscale sports bar with a 65-seat outdoor patio that was recently voted the best sports bar in America by Yahoo! and Thrillist and was also named best sports bar in the country by Maxim magazine. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, The Fifty/50 specializes in fresh, scratch-made elevated comfort fare ranging from the tri-meat blended “The Triple Secret Burger”, to in-house smoked pulled pork and ribs with housemade BBQ sauce, to its massive chicken wings recently voted “Best Wings In Chicago” by RedEye, Metromix, and WGN that are now also served in the bleachers at Wrigley Field during every Chicago Cubs game. The Fifty/50 is also known for its 24oz cocktails served in red “keeper” cups and irresponsibly low-priced bottle service. Located at 2047 W Division St (773.489.5050), The Fifty/50 is open 11am-2am Monday thru Friday, 10am-3am Saturday, and 10am-2am Sunday. Additional info, full menus, and complete booze lists available at http://www.TheFifty50.com.
Sara Jessica Parker was the guest host of the,"Lurie Children's Hospital Gala Preview." Chicago philanthropist Ann Lurie, along with a committee of leading philanthropists and Chicago civic leaders hosted a gala to offer a first look at the newly-completed Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Other Chicago notables in attendance were David and Susan Axelrod,Shelley Macarthur Farley,Lovie Smith and wife MaryAnne,Scottie Pippena and wife Larsa,Chicago Cubs Chairman,Tom Rickets and wife Cece.
The beautiful child friendly hospital will be open in June of 2012.
Pictured baove:: Ann Lurie and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an Oscar de la Renta coat over her evening gown.
Tom Rickets and wife Cece.
Scottie Pippen and wife Larsa
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Kelsey Grammar was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony .Kelsey arrived with his wife Kayte(expecting twins) and his 'Frasier' co-star John Mahoney who was on hand to present the award to him along with Cinema Chicago/Chicago International Film Festival Founder and Director Michael Kutza at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ashton Kutcher was not about to be outdone by Justin Bieber. With Biebs circling the swank Los Angeles, CA home he had previously been renting like a shark, Kutcher purchased the home. It is unclear how much of the $10.8 million asking price he shelled out for the glass, steel and stone contemporary home that overlooks Lake Hollywood.
The newly minted Casa de Kutcher can be found high in the Hollywood Hills on a half-acre lot and enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Designed by the Mills Studio architectural firm, the 9,400-square-foot house offers five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. An extensive use of glass was integrated into the design of the property, with glass-floor bridges, floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple cantilevered rooms and balconies that open the home to the reservoir.
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Friends of Prentice and 900 North Michigan Shops Present "Day For Her" on Sat., May 12 - chance to receive free passes to "What To Expect When You're Expecting
FRIENDS OF PRENTICE AND 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS
A DAY FOR HER
SATURDAY, MAY 12TH FROM 10 AM – 6:30 PM
All Proceeds Benefit Friends of Prentice
First Ticket Buyers Will Attend Screening Of Hilarious New Comedy
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
Grab your gal pals and shop to celebrate women, when 900 North Michigan Shops and Friends of Prentice present “A Day for Her,” an all-day shopping event featuring exclusive offers on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 6:30p.m. A special ticket price of $20 in advance and $30 at the door leads the way to fabulous discounts, activities, treats and raffle prizes. All proceeds from the ticket price will benefit Friends of Prentice, the fundraising board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital.
The first 75 ticket buyers to purchase their tickets in advance, and the first 25 people to purchase
event tickets the day of, will each receive two complimentary passes to an advance screening of LIONSGATE’S “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING,” on Monday, May 14 at
7 p.m. promptly at a downtown Chicago theater. The kaleidoscopic comedy, as universal as it is unpredictable, finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 18. For more information about WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, please visit https://www.facebook.com/WhatToExpectMovie
The ticket price gives access to 20% off at the following participating retailers:
The ticket price also gives you access to other perks:
ACTIVITIES & TREATS
Receive an all-day $10 Parking Validation Ticket at the Level 2 Registration Desk.
Tickets for the event are available for pre-purchase for $20, and day of event tickets can be
purchased at Level 2 at the Registration Desk for $30. For more information, call 312.915.3916
or visit: friendsofprentice.org/shop900
ABOUT FRIENDS OF PRENTICE
Our Mission: Friends of Prentice is committed to superior healthcare spanning the full
spectrum of a woman’s life. We fund leading edge initiatives that improve the quality of
health for women and infants in our immediate community and across the globe.
Who We Are: Friends of Prentice harnesses the creativity and resources of a diverse and
partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, our
organization advances the quality of care provided to women by investing in emerging
technologies and medical advancements including groundbreaking research, clinical care
programs and advanced educational opportunities. We nurture a proud legacy of philanthropy
and volunteerism as we strive to improve health and wellness throughout the arc of a woman’s
life. More for information please visit www.friendsofprentice.org
ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name and the first book in a series that has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood.
Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?
A kaleidoscopic comedy as universal as it is unpredictable, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello, Rob Huebel, Tom Lennon and Amir Talai. The film is directed by Kirk Jones, written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and inspired by the book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff. Lionsgate presents in association with Alcon Entertainment, a Phoenix Pictures production / a Lionsgate production of a Kirk Jones film.
ABOUT 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS
Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops features 70 luxury retailers on levels, including Gucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors, DNA 2050, Club Monaco, J.Crew,
Lululemon Athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Mark Shale and many more. Over its two-decade
residence, the 900 North Michigan Shops has provided the Magnificent Mile with a diverse
collection of luxury lifestyle brands, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining MichiganAvenue as an internationally recognized shopping mecca.