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Sassy City Chicks At The Drake Hotel 7.26

2 Jul STD-CHI-2015-v6

The ultimate girls day out returns for shopping SALES on local clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, skincare, shoes, candles and more.

During the event shoppers have access to pampering services and giveaways!

The 2015 Chicago event will be
Sunday, July 26 from 12-4pm
at the legendary Drake Hotel


Green City Market Chef BBQ Benefit 7.16

2 Jul Green City Market

Twenty-one new restaurants will join Green City Market’s 15th annual Chef BBQ Benefit 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in Lincoln Park. The BBQ will showcase the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene, including this year’s new comers: Acanto, Arbor, Bar Takikto, Bohemian House, Bottlefork, Fork, Formento’s, Frontier, HaiSous, Japonais by Mormioto, Lillie’s Q, Maddy’s Dumpling House, River Roast, Salero, Seven Lions, Taus Authentic Food, The Duck Inn, The Gage, The Kitchen, The Nomad Food Company and Villains Chicago. The list of new restaurants continues to grow, so be sure check the Green City Market website often to see what restaurants have been added.

All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with over 100 chefs and restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, more than 30 of the Midwest’s best brewers, distilleries, wineries, and mixologists will feature locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the Green City Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check the Green City Market website at General admission tickets are $125; individual VIP tickets are $250.

For the first time this year, VIP tickets may be purchased in various quantities, making it easy for companies and families to enjoy the special treatment in groups of whatever table configuration they want. VIP experience will feature elegant décor, with optional seating styles for tables of 2, 4, 6 or more. Large corporate cabanas seat 16 for $10,000 and include a dedicated server for food and beverage service. Logo recognition is available at the gold level as well as placement on cabana, step & repeat, and program. Private lounge grouping seats 10 guests for $5,000, including a small cabana, a dedicated server for food and beverage service and logo recognition at the silver level in program and on cabana. VIP ticket holders are treated to a special early VIP reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as this event has sold out in past years.
Green City Market
1817 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60614

Located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive.

Renegade Craft Fair hosts Chicago Pop-Up at The Hideout 6.27-6.28

3 Jun Renegade Craft Fair Pop Up Shop

The Renegade Craft Fair will be hosting a special Pop-Up on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 + 28 at favorite local watering hole, The Hideout. The free-to-attend event will be open 11am – 6pm each day and will feature a curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers from Chicago and beyond, plus live music, food, and more.

At the intimate Pop-Up, shoppers will find an ample assortment of outstanding handmade goods, perfect for mixing things up this Summer and finding gifts for belated graduations, Summer weddings, birthdays and more. Illustrated paper goods, jewelry, children’s apparel and toys, pet accessories, natural beauty products, clothing, and housewares are just some of the categories present at the Pop-Up. Preview the roster of talented Makers, musicians, food and drink vendors, and more here.

Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Craft Fair



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Hotel Palomar 17th Floor Outdoor Shred415 Classes

2 Jun Hotel Palomar Shred415

Hotel Palomar Shred415

Hotel Palomar Shred415


Hotel Guests Can Maintain Their Healthy Lifestyles While Traveling with Chicago-Based Shred415 Inspired Workouts on the Terrace and In-Room 

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Chicago, located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, is teaming up with the local favorite high intensity interval training fitness studio, Shred415. The partnership will launch on June 3 offering guests and locals a Shred Summer Workout Series on Hotel Palomar’s 17th floor outdoor terrace while enjoying sweeping views of the city. In addition, Hotel Palomar will host exclusive Shred415 workout videos in guestrooms for easy access 24/7.

“We are continuously looking for ways to emerge our guests into a local Chicago experience,” said Nabil Moubayed, General Manager of Hotel Palomar Chicago. “Shred415 which is a Chicago based fitness studio, is perfect for our wellness-minded guests and gives them a taste of a local favorite.”

Shred415 inspired classes will be held every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. through the end of September, weather permitting. Hotel guests may sign up at the front desk for the complimentary class while locals can book the paid class through Shred415’s website. Class sizes are limited so early registration is encouraged.

Guests unable to attend the alfresco class are able to access exclusive Shred415 workouts directly from the on demand menu of their TV in each guestroom. The channel will offer a series of three exclusive 15-20 minute videos guests can choose from. The hotel concierge will have a stash of Shred415 bands guests can use with the video routines during their stay. Following their stay, guests can visit to purchase bands and access additional digital workouts.

“As fitness continues to be a growing trend in the travel industry, standard gyms and pools are the norm nowadays,” said Nabil. “That is why we strive to go above and beyond by offering customized services like the Shred415 workouts on the terrace and in-room programming for those that can’t make the class or aren’t comfortable working out in groups.”

In addition, to the new Shred415 programs, Hotel Palomar also offers guests the following wellness amenities:

  • Guided runs with a hotel manager every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. along the iconic Chicago lakefront
  • Complimentary bikes guests can borrow along with art-centric bike map routes that take guests to iconic and under the radar art sites in the city
  • Complimentary yoga mats with an in-room yoga channel

Hotel Palomar is also offering a special Palo-Shred package from now until the end of September. Guest that book this package will enjoy:

  • One Class at Shred415 Studio (Old Town Studio)
  • Shred415 Water Bottle & Ankle bands
  • Healthy Snacks: Bottled Water, Fruit, Nuts & Protein Bars
  • 3 Day Advance booking required

Hotel Palomar Chicago is located at 505 N. State St., Chicago, IL, 60654. For more information or reservations, please call (312) 755-9703 or visit / /

ABOUT KIMPTON’S HOTEL PALOMAR CHICAGO Located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Palomar is Kimpton’s newest addition to its Windy City collection, built in 2010. Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, the hotel celebrates “Art in Motion,” and features pieces that pay homage to Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition and Fair. The evolved boutique concept features 261 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop indoor pool, 5,800 square feet of stunning meeting and event space, and an adjacent dining experience, Sable Kitchen & Bar. In addition to an eco-friendly green roof, the hotel operates with more than 80 sustainable practices as part of Kimpton’s brand-wide EarthCare program. Palomar is convenient to many of Chicago’s most popular attractions, including The Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, Navy Pier and Merchandise Mart, as well as family favorites such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Willis Tower Skydeck. The hotel is located at 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. For information please call (312) 755-9703 or (877) 731-0505 toll free or visit / /


San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.

Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” six times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world’s largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit


Opened in April 2011 by Certified personal trainers and fitness experts Bonnie Micheli and Tracy Roemer, Shred415 provides an instructor-led, calorie-burning, high intensity interval training class designed to target all muscle groups and guarantees to shred your body. Each studio offers childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years during select class times in a Kids’ Room outfitted with WII entertainment and toys. Located in Lincoln Park at 2156 North Clyborn and in Old Town at 230 West Division, along with five other locations in Chicago and St. Louis. For more information and complete pricing, please visit .

Two Brothers Brewing Sampling and Glassware Giveaway 6.18

2 Jun Cactus

Jon Luecht Introduces Wobble IPA at Cactus Bar and Grill

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Thursday, June 18
5-7 p.m.

The beers of Two Brothers Brewing (Warrenville, IL) will be in the spotlight at Cactus Bar and Grill on Thursday, June 18. Brewery representative Jon Luecht, on hand from 5-7 p.m., will lead a Wobble IPA sampling event while discussing the locally crafted beers. Guests that purchase Wobble IPA ($5) will receive a keepsake pint glass.

Five additional Two Brothers beers will be featured in bottles, cans and on draft: Sidekick Extra Pale Ale; Red Eye Coffee Porter; Ebel’s Weiss; Prairie Path Golden Ale; and Domaine DuPage French Country Ale.

Cactus is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-midnight. Chef Glenn Pistorio’s dining menu, featuring appetizers, salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and more, will be available.

Two Brothers Brewing Beer Menu

Wobble IPA on draft $5
16 ounces, 6.5% ABV

Sidekick Extra Pale Ale on draft $5
16 ounces, 5.1% ABV

Red Eye Coffee Porter on draft $8
12 ounces, 9.2% ABV

Ebel’s Weiss in a can $5
16 ounces, 4.9% ABV

Prairie Path Golden Ale in a bottle $5
12 ounces, 5.1% ABV

Domaine DuPage French Country Ale in a bottle $5
12 ounces, 5.9% ABV


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