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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is welcoming autumn with a pumpkin patch outside in the Hard Rock parking lot, along with a Bank of America Chicago Marathon post-race celebration at the cafe. Additionally, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will host its Hard Rock After Dark series featuring live band karaoke on Thursday nights and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Shop, Carving Parties & More

c8c46d1e6f0b3ea5943bc9e7_560x270Beginning October 1 through November 3, Hard Rock Cafe is turning its parking lot into a one-stop Halloween shop courtesy of Pumpkins Chicago. Each day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. guests can enjoy a pumpkin patch containing an array of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and hay bales. In addition, a Halloween shop will be present featuring signature Halloween items like costumes, Halloween pails, carving kits and more

Private pumpkin carving parties on Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s patio are also available for booking for groups of 30 or less. Tickets are $35 per person and include a pumpkin, a carving kit, paint and stationed Hard Rock Cafe appetizers.

To make your pumpkin carving party reservations, please call 312-943-5572 or email Kristy Sullivan at Chicago_Sales@hardrock.com.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Goose Island Post-Race Celebration

On Sunday, October 8,e76af7fb880aa12649ffffd7_560x372 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will embark on 26.2 picturesque miles through downtown Chicago towards the finish line for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Participants and spectators are then invited to join the Goose I
sland Post-Race Celebration outside in the Hard Rock parking lot from 3 p.m. 7 p.m., where guests can enjoy drink specials at the Goose Island Garden and live entertainment throughout the day.

Admission to the post-race celebration is free.

Hard Rock After Dark – Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays and Live Music Fridays and Saturdays

Rock star guests can take the Hard Rock stage for live band karaoke, Thursday’s at 9 p.m., and belt out the greatest hits from their favorite artists backed by a full band. During the show, guests can enjoy drink specials including $4 Goose Island, Revolution, Metropolitan and Half Acre on draft, $5 select well cocktails and house wine.

Guests are also invited every Friday and Saturday night from 9 – 11 p.m., to stop into the cafe for a night of free live music.

Hard Rock After Dark is open to all ages.

For more information visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312-943-2252.

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Mar 092016


On Sunday, March 27, Chicago PR Firm client Devon Seafood Grill, located just steps off of the Magnificent Mile(39 E. Chicago Ave), is offering a special Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a three course Prix Fixe menu available from 4 – 8 p.m.

Devon Seafood Grill’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet includes: Omelettes prepared to order with your choice of Cheddar & Pepper Jack, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Green & Red Peppers, Spinach, Tomato, Andouille Sausage and Ham; Slow Roasted Prime Rib carving station; a Chilled Seafood Display featuring Smoked Trout, Peppered Mackerel, Smoked Salmon, Oysters on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail, Shrimp Ceviche, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Char Crusted “Ahi” Tuna, and Smoked Mussels.

The Brunch Buffet also includes an Emporium Table with Biscuits & Gravy, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Corn Hash, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage Links, Country Style Home Fries, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Thai Chicken Wings, Chicken Picatta, Maple Glazed Salmon, Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, Local Cheeses, Greek Pasta Salad, Mixed Baby Greens Salad, Assorted Pastries & Breakfast Breads, Mini Bagels & Cream Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables.

End brunch with an assortment of desserts including Panna Cottas, Chocolate Truffle Cakes, Key Lime Tarts, Heaps of Cookies, Mini Carrot Cakes, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Grand Marnier White Chocolate Mousse.

Devon Seafood Grill is also offering a special three course Easter Prix Fixe dinner menu. For the first course enjoy a selection of Baby Greens Salad,watercress, feta, toasted pine nuts, honey balsamic vinaigrette;Caesar Salad,gratedparmigianoreggiano, croutons,asiagocheese crisp; MaineLobster Bisque, cream, lobster, sherry, cayenne;or Strawberry & Pistachio Salad,red onion, toasted pistachios, parmigiano baby greens, sherry vinaigrette.

Dive into the main course with your choice of 6oz. Center Cut Filet,served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus, rosemary demi;Seared Georges Bank Scallops,with lobster risotto, champagnebuerreblanc;14 oz. Bone-in Pork Chop,alongside cheerymostarda, roasted Yukon, grilled asparagus;Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes,with creole remoulade, mango tartar sauce, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus;Mesquite Grilled Atlantic Salmon,served with leek fondue, potato sage gratin, mustard vinaigrette;4 oz. Center Cut Filet with Seared Sea Scallops or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake,with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus;or 8 oz. Center Cut Filet (add $8), with yourchoice of two seasonal sides.

Complete your meal with one of Devon Seafood Grill’s delicious desserts including: Vanilla Bean CrèmeBrûlée; Lava Cake; Berries & Cream; and Apple Croustade.

Devon Seafood Grill’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet costs $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 eat free. The Easter Prix Fixe menu costs $42. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. The regular menu will also be available.


Devon Seafood + Steak, in Oakbrook Terrace(17W400 22nd Street) is also offering a special three-course Easter Prix Fixe menu on Sunday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a first course selection of Baby Greens Salad,watercress, feta, toasted pine nuts, honey balsamic vinaigrette;Caesar Salad,gratedparmigianoreggiano, croutons, asiago cheese crisp;Maine Lobster Bisque,cream, lobster, sherry, cayenne;or Spinach & Watercress,roasted beets, poached pears, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, walnut vinaigrette.

Dive into the main course with your choice of 6oz. Center Cut Filet,served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus, rosemary demi;Seared George’s Bank Scallops,with lobster risotto, champagnebuerreblanc;14 oz. Bone-in Pork Chop,alongsidemostarda, parmesan-herb roasted Yukon potatoes, grilled asparagus;Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes,with Yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus;Mesquite Grilled Atlantic Salmon,served with leek fondue, potato sage gratin, mustard vinaigrette;4 oz. Center Cut Filet with Seared Sea Scallops or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake,with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus;or 8 oz. Center Cut Filet (add $8), with yourchoice of two seasonal sides.

Complete your Easter Sunday meal with one of Devon Seafood + Steak’s delicious desserts including: Vanilla Bean CrèmeBrûlée; Lava Cake; Berries & Cream; and Apple Croustade.

Devon Seafood + Steak’s Easter Sunday Prix Fixe menu costs $42, plus tax and gratuity. The regular menu will also be available.

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Mar 082016


Chicago Celebrities celebrate the glamour of Vegas with an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ themed gala to raise money benefiting the fight against breast cancer in Chicago.  

Arthur Murray’s annual Dancing With Chicago Celebrities, Chicago PR Firm client, is back again and promises to be the biggest and best year yet. The gala celebrates its 11th year with an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ themed evening on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive). The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m, doors to the ballroom open at 6:45 p.m. and the competition and show begin at 7 p.m.  This event has raised more than $1.6 million over the years, and will once again benefit Chicago organizations that provide preventative research and access to care in the fight against breast cancer.

“For over a decade now, Dancing with Chicago Celebrities has been a night for Chicagoland media stars, athletes, entertainers, chefs and members of the community to break out their dancing shoes and come together to raise money for the fight against breast cancer,” says Dancing with Chicago Celebrities Founder and Arthur Murray Chicago franchisee, Jill DeMarlo. “We are so grateful to the over 60 celebrities who have danced for us to help create “the most fun charity event in Chicago.”

Local celebrities and corporate superstars have been rigorously preparing their dance routines for this year’s competition. Each celebrity will be paired with one of Arthur Murray’s own professional dancers. This year’s celebrities include: Christian Farr, NBC 5 TV; Audrina Bigos, CBS 2 Chicago; Paul Lisnek, WGN TV; Crystal Davis, Miss Illinois; Jarrett Payton, CLTV and Former NFL Player; Cheryl Scott, ABC 7 TV; Ericka Pino, UNIVISION Chicago.

2016’s Corporate Challenge will be a dance off between Dr. Claudia Tellez, Northwestern Memorial; Barb Schenberg, Cushman & Wakefield; Nick LaCalamita, Watson Smith Carpet & Rugs; Dr. Lawrence Iteld, Lawrence Plastic Surgery; Dennis Drescher, UBS; Kathy Gramling, Ernst & Young; Phil Bierman, Deloitte; and Scott Himmel, architect and founder of Truex Furniture. 

Jane Melvin, Dancing with Chicago Celebrities Founding Board Member and Co-Chair says, “We are incredibly grateful to the talented dancers and staff at Arthur Murray Dance Centers who have donated more hours than we can count to train our celebrity and corporate dancers and to all the people who support us year after year.  We are particularly delighted to announce that this year, Cushman & Wakefield has signed on as a major sponsor. With the help of thousands of people and their generous contributions and the spectacular performances of all our dancers, together we’ve donated over $1.6 million to the fight against breast cancer.  We’re so delighted that we’ll be adding significantly to that this year!”

This year’s sponsors include presenting/founding sponsor, Arthur Murray Dance Centers, Cushman & Wakefield, DLA Piper, Commonwealth Edison, LeNique, and Big Life Publishing.

Judging this year’s glamorous competition are champion ballroom dancers Snow Urbin, finalist on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and Nick Kosovich, ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” alum, US and Arthur Murray champion. 

Also scheduled to appear at the event will be some of Dancing With Chicago Celebrities’ alumni including; last year’s celebrity champion, WGN’s Sarah Jindra  Val Warner, Windy City Live’s 2010 Champion; Cortney Hall, WGN’s 2014 Celebrity Champion; Kath Carter, 2012 Corporate Superstar MVP from Ernst & Young; Jim Logothetis, 2013 Corporate Superstar from Ernst & Young; Rick Bayless, Top Chef Master and 2006 Champion and Dina Bair, WGN Mid-day Anchor and 2008 Champion.

Guests of the 2016 Dancing with Chicago Celebrities will enjoy swanky food and drinks, a silent auction and a unique live auction. Guests will also revel in a professional Vegas-inspired “Ocean’s Eleven’ show from the professional staff at Arthur Murray.

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The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, the upscale events venue adjacent to the Gene & Georgetti restaurant in Rosemont (9421 W. Higgins Road) presents a special Easter Brunch event on Sunday, March 27, with seating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the whole family for this event featuring a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a live jazz performance by Becca Kaufman Orchestra. 

Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a complimentary Mimosa. The Easter Sunday Brunch includes a selection of classic brunch fare as well as house specialties, with a customized Omelet Station, Eggs Benedict, Antipasto, a Smoked Salmon display, Ceviche, Penne Primavera, Homemade Tuscan Lamb Stew; a carving station featuring Slow Roasted Prime Rib; a special children’s station and a selection of decadent desserts to end on a sweet note.

The Estate’s Easter Brunch event costs $42 for adults, and $24 for children ages 11 and younger, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations or more information, please contact a reservation specialist at 847.653.3302.

Gene & Georgetti Rosemont, Chicago PR Firm client, will also open for dinner on Easter Sunday, with reservations beginning at 3 p.m.  For more information visit www.GeneandGeorgetti.com.

Michelle Durpetti, Managing Partner of Gene and Georgetti and The Estate stopped by WGN TV Lunchbreak to demonstrate a vegetable frittata and talk about the special Easter Brunch, check out the photos below. Click on the first photo to watch the full segment.


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Mar 042016


Devon Seafood, located in Downtown Chicago (39 E. Chicago Ave) and Oakbrook Terrace (7W400 22nd St) is kicking off International Women’s Day by showcasing wines from five women winemakers from Jackson Family Wines with an exclusive wine tasting on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m at both locations.

The special night will feature light appetizers and seven Jackson Family Wine selections made by talented women winemakers, which include:

A Stonestreet Sauvignon Blanc and Stonestreet Cabernet from Alexander Valley, selections from winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs. Lisa joined Stonestreet back in 2008, being named winemaker in 2014. She is a huge asset to Stonestreet’s high-altitude winegrowing, with her uncanny nose and immense passion for the outdoors.

La Crema Pinot Gris and La Crema Pinot Noir from Monterey, two wine selections from winemaker Elizabeth Douglas. Elizabeth joined La Crema in 2001 and was named winemaker in 2010. She has a unique specialization that is perfect for the winery’s Russian River Valley growing conditions.

The Cambria “Clone 4” Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley selected by winemaker Denise Shurtleff. Denise joined Cambria in 1999 as assistant winemaker and became head winemaker in 2003. She has played an integral role with the vineyard team to refine the level of quality of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bottlings.

A Matanzas Creek Merlot from Sonoma selected by Marcia Monahan. As a child, Monahan spent time at her family’s ranch in Chile until she moved to the U.S. in 1996. At Matanzas, she formed a relationship with the land, with an emphasis on sustainable farming practices. She works closely with the vineyard manager to fine tune the vines, which brings out the best in each block to create extraordinary wines.

The Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon of Sonoma, exclusively chosen by Kristina Werner. After interning with a Missouri winemaker, she traveled the world, having stints at wineries in New Zealand, Portugal and Argentina. She joined Arrowood in 2015 as winemaker, where she continues to practice her passion of crafting distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons from Sonoma’s diverse AVAs.

The Women in Wine Tasting costs $30 a person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Tim Sherlock at (312) 440-8660. Please visit www.devonseafood.com/chicago for more information.

About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines was founded in 1982 as a family enterprise specializing in handmade wines of unmatched character from the world’s most acclaimed regions. Today, it includes 40+ vineyards and wineries that are first and foremost family-owned and operated. Jackson Family Wines is proud to have a large number of female winemakers in the portfolio.

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Feb 292016


Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago a Chicago PR agency client (63 W.  Ontario) will celebrate the holiday with its new GUINNESS® Irish Stout and Jameson® Irish Whiskey infused-burger and beer duet. The GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger, paired with a GUINNESS® stout, is now available at cafe locations through Sunday, April 10, 2016, just in time to help guests’ taste buds get lucky for St. Patrick’s Day.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger features a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Jameson® Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a GUINNESS® Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula. The burger will be served alongside Hard Rock’s seasoned fries with the option to add a topping of GUINNESS® cheese sauce and bacon, allowing guests to experience Irish stout flavors with every bite.

“For our fifth burger and beer pairing, we pushed ourselves to create a burger that masterfully infused unique and exciting culinary ingredients like bacon jam, Jameson® Irish Whiskey and GUINNESS® Stout,” said Darryl Mickler, Senior Director of Research and Development at Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock’s new GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger offers a savory flavor profile that balances the rich notes of GUINNESS® and plays up the smoky and sweet nuances of the Jameson® infused bacon jam.”

The new GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger joins Hard Rock’s line of burger and beer pairings, including the Rebel Legendary™ Burger, Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger, Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and the Modelo Especial Bacon Cheeseburger. Each limited-edition burger was created with a specific beer in mind, taking the culinary beer trend to the next level by infusing beer into the burger recipe.

“GUINNESS® has been brewing beer for more than 250 years, and we knew Hard Rock would put a new, delicious culinary spin on our classic beverage,” said Allen Roosa of GUINNESS®. “This burger enhances the flavor of our GUINNESS® Stout and will not disappoint loyal fans around the nation. What better time to roll out the pairing than around everyone’s favorite Irish holiday – St. Patrick’s Day!”

The GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger and beer pairing will be available at cafe locations along with additional pairings throughout 2016. Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to try out the latest items or visit www.hardrock.com/chicago for more information.

About GUINNESS® & Co.

It all started with just one man, but it’s not down to a single ‘eureka’ moment. The history of GUINNESS® beer, draught, or stout is a stirring tale of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity and effort. It’s over two centuries of sublime brewing craft, a remarkable knack for spreading the word and more than a few leaps of faith. It’s the story of how a unique Irish stout became, with a little magic, one of the World’s best-loved beers. Guinness is available in well over 100 countries worldwide and is brewed in almost 50. As of June 30, 2004, the biggest-selling markets for GUINNESS® stout were Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, US and Cameroon.

About Diageo 

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Follow on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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Feb 252016


Gino’s Brewing Company, a top Chicago PR Firm client, proudly expands its brew pub offerings on the first floor of 500 N. LaSalle, and announces distribution of its award-winning craft beer in Illinois.

Gino’s Brewing Co. is celebrating its first anniversary of pouring their small batch, house-brewed beers (since February 2015), under brewmaster Kevin McMahon. Since launching, Gino’s Brewing Co. has taken the craft beer market by storm, winning four coveted awards in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, beating out nearly 4,000 submissions to win the Gold Medal for LaSalle St. Lager in the Munchner Helles category; the Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter category for Broken English; the Bronze Medal for Killarney Connection in the Foreign Stout category; and the Bronze Medal for Gino’s Pale Ale in the Belgian Pale Ale category.

“We’re excited to be up to 10 handles by the end of March at the brew pub,” says McMahon. “This month we’re bringing back our award winning Gino’s Pale Ale -Belgian Pale Ale and The Pineapple Impostor- American Pale Ale. In early March we’re adding a Belgian Dubbel- in collaboration with CHAOS (Chicago based homebrew club); and a new IPA series starting with Northdown and Bound- American IPA.  Of course all of these beers pair perfectly with Gino’s East deep-dish pizza.”

Signature beers include:

LaSalle St. Lager: German HellesAppearance: straw, golden, white head, moderate clarity • Aroma: grainy, malty/sweet, low spicy note
• Flavor: malty, sweet yet balanced, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 8, IBUs 20, ABV 5.2%

Witte Chicks Dig Me: Belgian Witbier
Appearance: light straw, light haze, white head
• Aroma: citrus (orange peel), sweet, coriander
• Flavor: light orange peel, wheat, slightly sweet
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light body, balanced finish • Specs: SRM (Color) 3.2, IBUs 15, ABV 4.8%

Broken English: ESB
Appearance: off-white head, amber
• Aroma: biscuit, caramel, slight lemon zest, malty, pine• Flavor: caramel, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: full-bodied, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 14.5, IBUs 49, ABV 5.7%

Happy Hour and Tuesday Industry Nights

The Gino’s Brewing Company brew pub offers Happy Hour Monday – Thursday from 2 – 6 p.m. featuring $3 Gino’s Brewing Co. pints.

Hospitality industry members are invited to join Gino’s Brewing Co. for Industry Night to enjoy half off their tab every Tuesday from 9 p.m. – close.

Three Experiences Under One Roof at 500 N. LaSalle

The Gino’s Brewing Co. brew pub joins the traditional Gino’s East pizzeria on the second floor, famous for serving Chicago-style deep-dish pizza for 50 years. Head up to the third floor to The Comedy Bar for top rated stand up comedy and entertainment, making Gino’s East River North the ultimate trifecta and the perfect place to drink, eat and laugh.

“Craft beer, deep dish pizza and comedy are quintessential Chicago,” says Noah Himmel, Vice President and third generation of family owners of the legendary Gino’s East.  “With Gino’s Brewing Company now offering expanded selections, we offer all three Windy City staples under one roof.”

For more information on Gino’s Brewing Co. or Gino’s East River North visit www.ginoseast.com. To learn more about The Comedy Bar visit www.comedybarchicago.com.

About Ginos Brewing Company Head Brewer Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon is an Illinois native who grew up in the rural Chicago suburb of Elburn, IL.  The first phase of his career led him to New Orleans where he worked as a commercial diver. After servicing the oil and gas industry for two years in the Gulf of Mexico, he realized diving wasn’t for him, and decided to pursue a true personal passion: a profession dedicated to the artisanship of craft beer. He then attended the two week Concise Course at Chicago’s prestigious Siebel Institute of Chicago. In the ensuing weeks, he landed a brewer position in his backyard, just outside of New Orleans, at Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA.  After Abita, it was time to move on, and Kevin found himself back in Illinois where he worked as a Production Brewer at Two Brothers Brewing Co in Warrenville, IL.The opportunity to work in the intimate, small-scale pub environment has been an aspiration of his since the beginning of his brewing career and he is, “very humbled to be a part of the Gino’s East family.”

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500 N. LaSalle St.
Feb 172016


As the city dies the river green in annual tradition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago invites you to get ShamROCKED. Ring in the luck of the Irish on Saturday, March 12, for the eighth annual “Get ShamRocked” bash. The free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features live music by The Hat Guys and bagpipe performances by The Shannon Rovers. The event will raise funds and awareness for the Misericordia, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides a continuum of care for 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are physically challenged.

Chicago PR Firm client, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will have a heated tent and guests are encouraged to participate in family-friendly entertainment like face painting and balloon artists. In addition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will offer Irish fare such as the Irish Rueben, a sandwich featuring slow-cooked, hand-carved corned beef brisket, layered with crispy sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and aged Swiss cheese. Guests ages 21 and over can also celebrate in St. Paddy’s Day spirit with Green Beer for $5 and Irish Car Bombs for $6!

Dine inside the cafe and enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s limited time Guinness® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger featuring a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a Guinness Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula. The burger will be served alongside a Guinness stout and Hard Rock’s seasoned fries with the option to add a topping of Guinness cheese sauce and bacon, allowing guests to experience Irish stout flavors with every bite. Drink specials include a limited time Jameson Irish Mule, alongside Hard Rock Cafe’s regular menu.

What: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Gets ShamRocked for St. Patrick’s Day

When: Saturday, March 12
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W Ontario, Chicago IL

Admission:Free; all ages welcome
Suggested donation of $5 at the door
All donations benefit Misericordia

For more information, visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.

About Misericordia 
Misericordia is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation providing help for those in need since 1921. With the support of affiliated groups, legislators and volunteers, and through the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and families, Misericordia will continue to work toward a bright future where persons with disabilities achieve maximum independence and realize their greatest potential – in an environment of dignity, challenge, respect and spirituality. For more information, visit www.misericordia.com.

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Feb 092016

The Comedy Bar at Gino’s East River North
Announces March Headliners
Headliners include Zoltan Kaszas, Tony Deyo, Mike Stanley, & Mike Lebovitz. 

Want to hear a pizza joke? Nevermind, it’s pretty cheesy. Enough of our tired jokes; instead visit The Comedy Bar, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) and enjoy the hilarious lineup of upcoming headliners Thursday, March 3rd through Saturday March 26th.

Stop in to Gino’s East River North to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy stand up shows headlined by:

Zoltan Kaszas, March 3, 4 & 5: Comedian Zoltan Kaszas was born just Zoltan Kaszas in Budapest, Hungary. Nineteen years later in San Diego, California he added “Comedian” to his name by stepping on stage and cracking wise. Over the last few years his wise cracks have won him, The Seattle International Comedy Competition, The San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest and The Rockstar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown. This will be Zoltan’s first appearance on The Comedy Bar stage.

Tony Deyo, March 10, 11 & 12: Another newcomer to The Comedy Bar is Tony Deyo. Tony Deyo is a comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. New York City’s Village Voice calls him “one of the tightest joke writers in the business.” In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN.  Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Post, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Mike Stanley, March 17, 18 & 19: Wry, witty, cunning, and crass. Hot-shot comedian Mike Stanley is all of these things, but none, when put on paper, quite manage to serve the justice dealt by Stanley onstage. Yeah, he’s pretty fucking hilarious, but more than just coarse anecdotes about life and sex, there’s an enviable amount of heart and warmth behind Stanley’s humor. Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it’s not difficult to see why Stanley was named in the top 10 of the best comedians in Chicago by a poll on Comedy.com, and “Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian” by the Chicago Reader.

Originally hailing from Detroit, Stanley recently became the subject of a feature-length documentary, Salty Language, Peppered Morals, which follows him on the road to the Boston Comedy Festival and explores the intricate inner-workings of his explosive onstage persona. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.

Mike Lebovitz, March 24, 25 & 26: Mike Lebovitz began his comedy career at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He’s been delighting and confounding audiences with his intoxicating, endearing and slightly terrifying brand of wild-eyed humor ever since.  His varied background in acting, directing and improv offers Mike a tantalizing array of levers to pull in constructing his act. He spits subversive turns of phrase and inhabits outlandish viewpoints in order highlight the inherent absurdity of being. But mostly he just makes funny faces at the audience. Mike cut his teeth in Chicago (not as painful as it sounds), where he was a member of the popular collective Comedians You Should Know and a regular contributor to WBEZ’s weekly live literary magazine, The Paper Machete. He also co-curatored (with his buddy Junior) Señorita Weiner’s Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, Chicago’s longest-running clandestine, nomadic comedy showcase and the original members-only ice cream social. A burgeoning international star now based in New York, Mike has offended nostrils in Montreal as a “New Face” of the 2013 Just For Laughs, and in Switzerland where he won the international competition at the 2013 The Montreux Comedy Fest. Mike returned to Montreux in 2014 as the “Godfather” of the competition, that year he also recorded his debut album, Two Slob Household for Stand-Up Records. It is still possible that it may be released one day. In 2015 he appeared on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Weekly rotating headliner shows are on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm & 10pm, and Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.

Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

Big SEXY Show, every Saturday at 11 p.m. The hottest show in Chicago has landed at The Comedy Bar. Big SEXY Show is a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music created by internationally acclaimed showgirl and Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee Michelle L’amour.

This show features an ever-changing lineup and rotating cast of over 50 of the best striptease artists, nationally touring stand-up comedians and other strange and wonderful folks to entertain, titillate and amaze you. Fans will never see the same show twice!

Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20. For tickets and information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

About The Comedy Bar

Located in the upbeat River North district, The Comedy Bar, Chicago PR Firm client, first opened in 2011 and still sets the bar for stand-up in the city. The original concept, still intact with the same booking and operations leadership, was to create a quality stand-up comedy venue in the heart of the city, easily accessible to tourists and locals, and with affordable ticket prices and no drink minimums. Its first booking was a Comics to Watch showcase presented by Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival. The Comedy Bar has been featured as one of Chicago magazine’s “Best Comedy Clubs in Chicago.”

The venue is housed on the spacious third floor at 500 N. LaSalle which features a performance stage; a full bar and Gino’s Brewing Company and craft beer menu; and signature Gino’s East River North appetizers including Deep Dish Nachos, Homemade Spinach Mozzarella Sticks, Jumbo Chicken Wings and more. Guests may enjoy deep dish pizza prior to or after the comedy shows on the first and second floor dining rooms. The space accommodates 150 guests and is great for private events, corporate- and tour- group outings.

Comedy Bar named one of the best Chicago comedy clubs by TimeOut Chicago:

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Comedy Bar featured in Key This Week Curtain Call:

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Comedy Bar Headliner Sam Obeid regarded a must see by Chicago Now:

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Comedy Bar Drunk Science featured in the Chicago Reader:



Comedy Bar headliner Zoltan Kazsas recommended in Key This Week Magazine 

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Jan 222016


Eduardo’s Enoteca (1212 N. Dearborn St. in the heart of the Gold Coast) celebrates the changing of the seasons with a special limited time holiday-inspired menu with festive winter cocktails.

New winter menu additions includes: Farro Minestrone, Minestrone Soup, Farro, Pesto, $7; Winter-Slaw Salad, Arugula, Radicchio, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cranberries, Almonds, Parmigiano, Lemon Vinaigrette, $11; Mushroom, Sausage & Fennel Ragu, Tagliatelle, Wild Mushrooms, Sausage, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Fennel, Parmigiano, $16; or Eduardo’s Burger, Brioche Bun, Beef Patty, Truffle Butter, Fontina, Tomato Mostarda, Radicchio, Vegetable Chips, $16.

Complete your meal with the decadent Cheesecake Brownie Bites with a Raspberry Reduction, $8. Plus, choose from one of their winter cocktails, $12: North P’old Fashioned, Bourbon, Cranberry Bitters, Spice, Orange; Polar Mexpress, Casa Noble Crystal, Ancho Reyes, Chocolate Bitters, Charred Pineapple; Pointsecco, Pomegranate, Sorel, Prosecco; Ed’s-nog, Vanilla, Ginger Snap, Absinthe; The Reviver, Old Tom Gin, Unicum Plum, Grapefruit, Lillet, Absinthe; Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Vanilla Rhubarb, Sweet Vermouth, Port, Orange; or The Vesper, Old Tom Gin, Tito’s, Lillet, Grapefruit Bitters.

For more information or to download the full menu and wine list, visit www.eduardosenoteca.com or call 312-337-4490.



Jan 222016


Gene & Georgetti (500 N. Franklin), a Chicago Public Relations Firm’s client, Chicago’s original steakhouse since 1941 celebrating 75 years in 2016, participates in Choose Chicago’s Chicago Restaurant Week, an annual 14-day culinary celebration featuring special menus from over 250 restaurants in Chicago.

From January 22 through February 4, Gene & Georgetti Chicago is offering two great prix fixe menus highlighting some of their fan favorite dishes.

The lunch prix fixe menu costs $22 and features a first course choice of BLT Salad, Iceberg lettuce, Tomatoes, and Bacon tossed in Blue Cheese dressing; Signature Garbage Salad, Iceberg lettuce, Mozzarella Cheese, Salami, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Radish, Celery, Pimentos and Red Onions tossed in a Vinaigrette dressing; or the Soup of the Day.

Second course options include your choice of Prime Rib Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Prime Rib sliced thick on a Pretzel Bun served with Mashed Potatoes; Salmon Limón with Sautéed Broccoli, Broiled 7oz Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce served with Broccoli sautéed in olive oil and garlic; or Chicken Panzanella with Creamed Spinach, Grilled Chicken with Tuscan Bread salad served with a side of creamed spinach.

Guests complete their meal with one of Gene & Georgetti’s delicious desserts with a choice of Tiramisu, Spumoni or Cheesecake with Berry Compote.

The dinner prix fixe menu is available for $44 and features a first course choice of Italian Sausage with Peppers, Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage sautéed with Bell Peppers; Crab Cake; or Signature Garbage Salad, Iceberg lettuce, Mozzarella Cheese, Salami, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Radish, Celery, Pimentos and Red Onions tossed in a Vinaigrette dressing.

Second course options include Broiled Filet Mignon with Sautéed Spinach, 7oz Filet served with Béarnaise Sauce, Spinach sautéed with olive oil and garlic; G&G Classic Chicken Alla Joe, Broiled Chicken with Sweet Peppers, Pepperoncini, crushed Red Pepper and Lemon; or Chilean Seabass Limone with Fresh Asparagus, Sautéed with Mushrooms, Lemon slices, and white wine served with steamed Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce.

Finally, Guests could finish off their meal with a choice of Tiramisu, Spumoni or Cheesecake with Berry Compote.

The Restaurant Week menu is designed for each guest to enjoy individually. Regular restaurant menu items are available as well.

Gene & Georgetti’s Participation in Chicago Restaurant Week featured in:

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Gene & Georgetti’s was most recently featured in: 


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Jan 122016


Tis the Season for Dry Air and Wind-Chill Irritation.
Images Med Spa offers tips to help your skin combat the cold winter air 

A Chicago PR Firm Client, Images Med Spa in Wilmette, is the premiere medical spa on the North Shore of Chicago, specializing in Botox and other beauty procedures. Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse Eva Morris visited FOX Good Day Chicago and WGN Morning News with a few ways to banish dry skin and give your winter skin care regimen a boost!

Eva discussed simple things you can do at home for your skincare resolutions for the New Year. Staying hydrated is key to a successful winter skincare routine. Here are some of the tips Eva recommends: 

  • Stay hydrated: drink plenty of water, use a humidifier, and moisturize more frequently using a product with hyaluronic acid that quenches dry skin and rough patches. For additional moisture, add a hydrating serum into your nighttime skincare routine.
    -Helps the water stay in your skin cells
  •  Always, always use sunscreen. Even in cloudy winter months UVA rays still can damage the skin. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays plus Titanium Dioxide, which helps to protect your skin from the wind and cold.
  • Get a Chemical Peel treatment at Images Med Spa to remove dull, flaky skin and reveal a healthy glow.

Morning Maintenance 

  • In the morning, we want think about prevention from the sun and free radicals that damage collagen, such as pollution in the air and smoke in the air. When our collagen is damaged, we show signs of aging, such as browns spot on the skin, red veins in our skin and sagging or loose skin.
  • Cleanse your face twice a day using a gentle cleanser
  • Use a Vitamin C cream

Evening Maintenance (Repair and Improve)

  • In the evening, we want to be using stronger products that will make changes to our skin. 
  • Cleanse again – you should be cleansing twice a day!
  • Retin A

See a Professional

  • Get a consultation on your unique skin and understand the difference between medical grade skin products versus over the counter skin care products.
  • Chemical peel, which the top layer of dead skin is removed so that products can work better and results in a softer, more refreshed you.
  • Micropen treatment- done to help improve overall texture, stimulate collagen and improve upon fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Photofacials, reduces the reds vessels in the skin and gets rid of brown spots …which leaves you with a much creamer, younger appearance to your skin.

Click on the image below to check out Images Med Spa’s Segment on FOX Good Day Chicago 

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Nov 232015



The Long Grove Artists Guild hosted its first ever Back Seat Gallery & Trunk Show on Saturday, October 24, in Historic Downtown Long Grove, a Molise PR Firm’s client, along Towner Green (130 Old McHenry Rd). The event was from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Public were Invited To An Art Experience Like No Other!
The Back Seat Gallery & Trunk Show was a gathering of invited artists, sharing their art with one another and with the public. This show took place along Towner Green, where the lane was open only to pedestrians.

Invited artists drove up, parked and opened their doors and trunks to the public. They were able to sell, trade and discuss art with everyone, and some even took the initiative to paint and draw on site.

20 percent of each sale went to the Long Grove Arts & Music Council, a 501c3 organization, and the event sponsor.

To find more information about the event, go to www.VisitLongGrove.com.


Never before has there been a better time to conduct business in Historic Downtown Long Grove.  A recent surge of investors and business owners have recognized the vast potential of this upscale community, and are leasing or purchasing prominent spaces, or developing property, for impending growth. The downtown shopping district is suitable for small boutique style businesses to established businesses, looking to expand. For more information on Downtown Long Grove and local merchants visit www.visitlonggrove.com or call the Visitor’s Information Center at 847.634.0888.

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