Friday, March 17, 2017
Check SAARA’s single announcement HERE
Based on her lyric “when was the last time you and I did something for the first time?” SAARA is also challenging fans to film videos of themselves trying something new with the hashtag #firsttimechallenge. Follow along with SAARA’s posts on her Instagram and Twitter!
Chicago Charlie’s Express 2472 N Clark Street,This is sad to see.I stopped by today to mail a package and they were no longer there.Where do you mail a postal package in the area that doesn’t have a high surcharge?
When asking around the neighborhood, several people stated Charlie’s wasn’t making any money after paying employees,rent,supplies and insurance.Allegedly The Post Office took all. Bad move by the Postal Service will have people using the UPS Store or small businesses opening a UPS or FedEx Ground account for home or business pick up.
Smoque Vapors shop on Broadway near Diversey
Equinox Gifts on Broadway at Roscoe.Another loss for Lake View. This store has great unique gifts.Items are at giveaway prices right now before they close their doors. I guess they too have been having problems with people buying online.
The Original Pancake House takes over the former Panera Cares on Diversey near Broadway.
The former Waffles Restaurant on Broadway near Addison remains closed years after closing at least 3 years ago as does the former Walmart that was across the street.
Doesn't the Alderman's office have any contacts with real estate agents to help get these places rented with new business or sold for development?
Development continues on Clark near Addison with the properties the Rickets family has razed for their new hotel and entertainment offerings that surround Wrigley Field.
Miami based artist, Sheila Elias, has combined her talents of painting, printmaking, sculptures and photography and has developed a new form of communication using digital media—with just the touch a finger and an iPad, a natural feat no artist has truly ever done quite like she has. She says, “My art, whether it is photography, sculpture, or paintings, has always been a visual interpretation of my internal landscape, which is significantly influenced by external landscapes. Therefore, this collection of work is an indirect reflection of my colorful, turbulent home, Miami.” Miami, where multi-cultural history and the future clash on a daily basis, is a luminous kaleidoscope of raw, sincere emotions and harsh realities; urban tension mixed with profound beauty, compassion and optimism. Evidence of this interpretation can be found in the canvases of “iPaint on my iPad.” Using a touch screen canvas, the tech inclined artist uses the iPad as part of a larger method that integrates digital art and painting to develop images that hang on the walls of the most exquisite galleries. She continues, ““Techne Revelation” is a new technological vision that I am really excited about I have been painting on my iPad since 2010. The iPad differs from traditional media with its immediate, experimental effects. I believe it also stretches one’s mental capacity because the apps have limitations, and one has to work within those perimeters. It is a new medium, which is refreshing for a seasoned artist. I enlarged abstract shapes to take on mysterious, unnatural forms. I painted them without physical tools, by using my finger.”
Exerts from 2015 series: African Surprise
Elias’ series was featured at NYC Mayson Gallery as well as the GRAY AREA Instagram Project, along with the Whitney’s studio party. The shift in art trends is being pioneered by Sheila Elias and other big artists are soon to follow. The younger generation has been drawn to the fad due to the fact that millennials are overtaking the digital space and using it in daily life. The most impressive part is that Sheila’s work across the globe including hanging in the Louvre and at NYC Lincoln Center.
About Sheila Elias
Sheila Elias is a contemporary artist successful for her multi-media paintings, sculptures and iPad paintings. She doesn’t restrict herself on the tools she’ll use on her paintings -she won’t about reaching for a magic marker or glitter nail polish to use on her canvas.
What makes her art so unique and refreshing is the optimism she paints with as recognized by fans of her art and critic Peter Frank. “My work is about the layers of life and art history, seeking in it a connection between art, aesthetics, and social consciousness. I like to portray a perception of urban tension, raw emotions and harsh realities tempered with gentle optimism and beauty, countering an American dream that has gone a bit astray.” -Sheila Elias
To view more of Sheila Elias’ art and to read more about her you can visit the website below:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Easter Brunch in Evanston
Easter Sunday is nearly upon us and with it comes a reason to indulge in benedicts, buffets and bloody marys. Instead of toiling away in the kitchen, spend the day enjoying the company of your family & friends over a professionally prepared brunch (no clean up required!)
On Sunday, April 16th Hearth Restaurant & Lounge will be serving Easter Sunday Bunch from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Upon being seated, guests will be treated to complimentary freshly baked breakfast breads before moving on to a variety of sweet and savory dish options. Executive Chef John “Woody” Linton recommends starting with one or two shareable items like Green Eggs & Ham Deviled Eggs with Basil Pesto & Crispy Prosciutto or Scallion Buttermilk Biscuit Bites topped with Country Gravy. From there, diners can move on to their choice of entrée, such as:
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Cream Cheese Glaze | Brown Sugar Crumble
Skirt Steak Benedict
Homemade Steak Sauce Hollandaise | Wilted Spinach | Root Hash
| Poached Egg
Braised Chicken Crepe
Brown Butter Crepe | Mushroom | Ragout | Arugula
Cured Salmon | Dill Crème Fraiche | Soft Boiled Egg
Maple Pork Sausage │ Cheddar │ Hot Guacamole │ Egg
Served with Potatoes.
Those looking for a boozy brunch experience can order up a Mimosa (Cava with choice of Orange, Grapefruit or Cranberry Juice,) Bloody Mary or Seasonal Bellini.
Non-alcoholic beverages including Coffee, Tea and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice will also be available.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (847) 570-8400 or via OpenTable. Hearth Restaurant & Lounge is located inside The Homestead hotel at 1625 Hinman Ave. in Evanston, IL.
For more information or high resolution images please contact Samantha Crafton Public Relations (SCPR) directly. Chef John “Woody” Linton is available for on-air cooking segments upon request.
About Hearth: Located inside the historic Homestead hotel (1625 Hinman Ave.,) Hearth Restaurant & Loungeis a contemporary eatery and bar that offers exquisite food and imaginative drinks in a warm and welcoming setting.
Chef John “Woody” Linton’s eclectic yet cohesive menu draws inspiration from international styles of cooking including Italian, Asian, Czech and French influences. Highlights include Cured Salmon Crostini with Apple, Horseradish Cream & Mustard, Macadamia Mahi Mahi with Baby Bok Choy, Fried Rice, Bacon & Soy-Orange Garlic Ginger Sauce, Saffron Tagliatelle with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Sage & Pepita and Svickova made with Beef Tenderloin, Garlic Spaetzle, Wild Mushroom and Sour Cream Dill Sauce.
Many entrées are available in half orders, allowing guests to enjoy a small plates-style dining experience and sample multiple different dishes. “Our menu is a break from the traditional structures found in so many other restaurants,” says Chef Linton. “We want to give guests the flexibility to choose what type of meal they want to have.”
The newly revamped lounge, which was unveiled in 2016, features clean lines, contemporary furniture and décor in muted tones, providing an appealing contrast to the dining room’s decidedly rustic aesthetic. In the lounge, patrons can enjoy one of Beverage Director Ryan Scheler’s craft cocktails or choose from a carefully curated list of wines and beers.
Hearth’s central location and proximity to public transportation makes it the ideal Happy Hour spot for commuters. Hearth’s Happy Hour program is available in lounge Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday from 5:00 pm – 6:30pm and features $8 specialty cocktails, $6 glasses of house red and house white wines and $5 select beer. A number of food specials, which change on a daily basis, are also available.
Chicago City Markets - not just Farmers Markets, kick off in May at Daley Plaza + Maxwell Street (Chicago,IL)
CHICAGO CITY MARKETS PROVIDE ACCESS TO FRESH PRODUCE,
CHICAGO-MADE PRODUCTS, RARE FINDS AND MORE
Farmers and community markets kick off the summer season on Thursday, May 11, at Daley Plaza and
Sunday, May 14, at Maxwell Street Market
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce a new program framework and name for Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®–uniting all of the City of Chicago-managed outdoor markets under one program, including Chicago’s longest running farmers market at Daley Plaza, the historic Maxwell Street Market and community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago. Across the city, Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and, in the case of Maxwell Street Market, rare finds and retail merchandise. The markets will kick off the season on Thursday, May 11, at the Daley Plaza Market and Sunday, May 14, at the Maxwell Street Market. A complete list of city-run markets, along with dates and times are listed below and at chicagofarmersmarkets.us and maxwellstreetmarket.us.
“Chicago City Markets are farmers markets and more,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “Our markets provide residents with access to fresh and healthy food – and unique Chicago-made products and other merchandise – but they also bring communities together, many offering live music and other cultural activities.”
The official kick-off of the Chicago City Markets will take place at the Daley Plaza Market on Thursday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. Among the activities, COUNTRY Financial® will announce the winner of the 10th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest, and will provide free, reusable bags to market goers. This year’s winning design from a Chicago Public Schools student will be based on the theme “Give, Grow and Be Green” and will be featured on thousands of reusable bags distributed throughout the season. Deadline to submit a design is 4 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 6. Visit the link countryfarmersmarket.com for instructions on how to enter and official contest rules.
“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring our 11th opening day of the Chicago City Markets,” said Mike Fisher, Agency Vice President of Community Business Development at COUNTRY Financial. “The markets offer such a fun experience. It’s the best time of the year.”
Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.) offers an eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in Chicago.. Open year-round on Sundays, 7am–3pm, the Maxwell Street Market will kick off its summer season on Sunday, May 14. Programming details will be announced soon. Visit maxwellstreetmarket.us for more information.
Additional neighborhood Chicago City Markets take place in neighborhoods across the city from Roseland to Lincoln Square, with new locations this year in Austin and Bronzeville. Many markets serve communities with limited access to fresh produce and areas designated low-income, low-access by the
U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year, all of the City of Chicago-managed market locations will accept LINK and will distribute double value coupons with every LINK purchase in a partnership with Experimental Station.
The City of Chicago-managed markets opening in May are the Daley Plaza Farmers Market at 50 W. Washington St. opening on Thursday, May 11; the Division Street Farmers Market at Division St. and Dearborn Pkwy. opening on Saturday, May 13 and the Federal Plaza Farmers Market at Adams St. and Dearborn Pkwy. opening on Tuesday, May 16. Most community markets open in June. Maxwell Street Market operates year-round on Sundays.
For additional information on Chicago City Markets’ downtown and community farmers markets, visit chicagofarmersmarkets.us and join us on Facebook at Chicago Farmers Markets. Vendor applications are available online and the deadline to apply is April 10. A schedule of all independently-run farmers markets happening throughout the city will be available later this spring.
For additional information about the historic Maxwell Street Market, visit maxwellstreetmarket.us and follow us on Facebook at Maxwell Street Market.
The Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial® are produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by 93XRT, CBS 2 Chicago, WLS 890 AM & 94.7FM, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Tribune.
2017 CHICAGO CITY MARKETS
(City-run community and farmers markets)
Maxwell Street Market
Desplaines St. & Taylor St.
Bronzeville Market - NEW LOCATION
47th St. & King Dr.
July 16–September 10; 8am–1pm
Adams St. & Dearborn Pkwy.
May 16–October 31; 7am–3pm
Congress Pkwy. & Central Ave.
July 11 – September 12; 2–7pm
2301 W. Leland Ave.
June 6–October 31; 7am–1pm
North Lawndale Market
1420 S. Albany Ave.
August 29–October 31; 2:30–5:30pm
La Follette Park
1333 N. Laramie Ave.
July 12–September 13; 2–7pm
111th St. & Cottage Grove Ave.
July 5–October 25; 7am–1pm
109th St. and Wentworth Ave.
August 30–November 1; 2:30–5:30pm
50 W. Washington St.
May 11 – October 26; 7am–3pm
Austin Market – NEW LOCATION
Chicago Ave. & Mayfield Ave.
July 13–September 14; 2–7pm
Division St. & Dearborn Pkwy.
May 13–October 28; 7am–1pm
76th St. & Racine Ave.
July 15–September 16; 8am–1pm
Armitage Ave. & Orchard St.
June 3–October 28; 7am–1pm
Dearborn St. & Polk St.
June 17–October 28; 7am–1pm
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Invitation to Cocktail Reception: Unveiling "MULTIVERSE" and Introduction to GREENHEART INTERNATIONAL (Chicago,IL)