Thursday, February 07, 2013
CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH AMERICA’S FAVORITE FOURSOME!
enjoy PERFORMANCES by the I Love Lucy® Live on Stage cast
AT CHICAGO’S ICONIC 50’S DINER ED DEBEVICS
CHICAGO (Feb. 7, 2013) - I Love Lucy® Live on Stage stars Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, joined by Fred and Ethel Mertz (played by Sirena Irwin, Bill Mendieta and Chicago locals Curtis Pettyjohn and Joanna Daniels), will make a special guest appearance and perform classic hits from “I Love Lucy” at Ed Debevic’s (640 N. Wells St., Chicago), on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. In honor of this special cast appearance, Ed Debevic’s will offer a Valentine's Day lovebird special for two: two hamburgers, one strawberry milkshake with two straws, and Mitchell's hand made chocolate candies, $19.99.
ABOUT I Love Lucy® Live on Stage
Imagine stepping back in time and into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh so familiar “I Love Lucy” episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950’s hi-fidelity technology, and this brand new thing called ‘television’. The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo’s New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of “The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra” at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show’s newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say ‘Brylcreem’?!
The iconic television hit sitcom “I Love Lucy” was most recently honored in September 2012 as the “Best TV Show Of All Time” and the “Greatest TV Comedy” by People Magazine and ABC’s "20/20" special "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time." I Love Lucy® Live on Stage is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products.
Individual tickets for I Love Lucy® Live on Stage are on-sale now for performances through March 17, 2013 and range from $35–$85. A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets for groups of 10+ start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 312-977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut St.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online atwww.BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.ilovelucylive.com
ABOUT ED DEBEVIC’S
If you like what you’re eatin’, order more. If you don’t – there’s the door. Since 1984, Ed Debevic’s, at 640 N. Wells St. has been dishing out delicious food served with a side of sass– Chicago style of course. Family-owned Ed Debevic’s warps guests back to the ‘50s and ‘60s with their diner décor and menu that features mouth-watering burgers, wieners, creamy milkshakes and desserts featuring Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and the best chili you’ll find on this side of town.
Make sure to know what you’re ordering however, because Ed’s servers are all too willing to dish out a generous serving of attitude; and guests can’t get enough. Fans can expect a memorable night of Ed’s servers’ quick wit, guffaw moments, jukebox music and catchy countertop dance moves.
Ed Debevic’s is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Breakfast is served only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Also call Ed’s to host your next party or catering event. Maybe they can pencil you in. For more information visit www.eddebevics.comor call 312.664.1707. Eat and Tweet @EatAtEds and join the fervor on Facebook.
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Valentine’s Day Specials at West Town Bakery & Diner
West Town Bakery & Diner executive pastry chef Chris Teixeria has created a host of unique Valentine’s Day specials for the 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant (1916 W Chicago Ave).
You can view all of the Valentine’s Day offerings from Teixeria (formerly of Sixteen) below. Orders can be placed via walk-ins at West Town Bakery & Diner, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the bakery at 773.904.1414.
Layers of devils food cake, and dark chocolate ganache, with a chocolate shiny glaze,
garnished with gold leaf and chocolate curls.
Hand Decorated Cookies
Shortbread Cookies garnished various ways.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Available dipped in coconut, praline grains, or just chocolate.
* Chocolate with exotic fruit curd and chocolate frosting.
* Vanilla with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.
$2.25 each and $25 per dozen
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Dipped in dark chocolate with red chocolate drizzle.
$3 per piece
* Red hearts macarons with raspberry and rose ganache.
* Chocolate macarons with mango ganache.
$1.50 per piece
Boxes of Chocolate
Assortment of truffles and candies.
About West Town Bakery & Diner: Dining scene vets Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner (The Fifty/50, Roots Handmade Pizza, Homestead) co-own this West Town sit-down brunch spot and bakery that specializes in local, organic, and sustainable far where Chris Teixeria (formerly of Sixteen) is the executive pastry chef. A 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant, West Town Bakery & Diner brunch fare specializes in eggs benedicts, pancakes, waffles, skillets, and omelets and is well known for its innovative donut sandwich. West Town Bakery & Diner prides itself on its organic and fair trade Chicago-based Passion House Coffee Roasters coffee program, Rare Tea Cellars loose leaf teas, fresh-squeezed juices, organic cocktails, and organic beers. The bakery portion of West Town features scratch-made and organic cupcakes, cake balls, scones, whoopee pies, tarts, donuts, croissants, muffins, breads, whoopie pies, fruit bars, gelato, custom cakes, and more. Located at 1916 W Chicago Ave (773.904.1414), West Town Bakery & Diner serves sit-down brunch from 7am until 3pm daily. West Town Bakery & Diner is open for counter service pastry and coffee service from 7am until 9pm Sunday thru Thursday, and from 7am until midnight Friday thru Saturday. Additional information, full menus, and online ordering available at http://www.WestTownBakery.com
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN DEBUTS COLBY RED WINE AND VALENTINE’S DAY MENU
CPK Will Donate up to $10,000 to Charities Focused on Heart Health This Year
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK)the authority on California-style pizza and creator of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, is proud to announce their partnership with Colby Red, a beautifully crafted wine whose proceeds support charities that promote heart health. CPK has also launched a special Valentine’s Day menu for two that will be available from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Colby Red is a wine inspired by Colby Groom who endured two back to back open-heart surgeries as a child and enlisted his winemaker father to create a wine that raises money to help others. California Pizza Kitchen will proudly support this cause by serving Colby Red wine by the glass or bottle across all of its locations through the end of April. Additionally, the company will donate up to $10,000 to charities that focus on heart health throughout the course of the year. Colby Red is a bold, flavorful California cuvee with rich fruit flavors and a soft finish and pairs well with their Original BBQ Chicken Pizza.
“We are so inspired by Colby and are honored to feature Colby Red wine on our menu to help raise awareness for a great cause,” said G.J. Hart, Chief Executive Officer for California Pizza Kitchen. “We are committed to donating up to $10,000 this year to charities that are focused on heart health. Valentine’s Day also presents a unique opportunity for us to spread the message of heart health while couples share a special three-course meal together. We encourage guests to toast each other with a glass or bottle of Colby Red this Valentine’s Day.”
California Pizza Kitchen will be offering guests a special Valentine’s Day menu for two that includes an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for $30. The promotion will run over Valentine’s Day weekend for four days from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17.
To learn more about California Pizza Kitchen’s partnership with Colby Red, please visit CPKTelevisionon YouTube or click here to view the new uploaded videos.
About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative dishes, from signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. A SoCal classic, CPK incites international cravings in over 10 different countries. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit www.cpk.com. Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen.
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