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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday, Sheep in my shower



Yes, at Virgin Hotel Chicago I found a little sheep in my shower.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Good Food Festival, Good Food On Every Table

 


The annual Good Food Festival returns to UIC Forum this weekend,  This food festival is both for food lovers and industry,  The Saturday event is perfect for families who want to learn more about the food they consume and to understand better food choices.

According to the presenter, ! “Our goal always is to make each year’s Good Food Festival & Conference better than the last,” says Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed’s founder and president. “That’s a high bar. Last year, we had nearly 5,000 attendees, including numerous leading national, state and local policy makers. The 2017 event again will be a must-see for anyone with an interest in a healthier, more sustainable and economically vibrant food system.”  

Held from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., the Good Food Festival, a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, tastings from local food artisans, DIY workshops on the Organic Valley Good Food Commons, chef demos and sampling, an interactive Purple Asparagus Kids’ Corner, and the Good Food Marketplace, a show and sales floor featuring more than 150 farmers, artisanal food producers, retailers, other vendors, and nonprofit organizations. 

The event is designed to get families talking about food. From smart choices to better understanding, the event is great for all cooking levels.  Hopefully families will leave with a determination to put Good Food on a family's table.

Tickets for this event are free with registration.  For more information, visit the festival's website at http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/program/saturday.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Be Our Guest, Win $100 Travel Cash



What can make any guest feel more welcome than a welcoming gift?  Be our guest and enter to win $100 travel cash.

Whether you want to splurge on a decadent dinner or prefer a day at your favorite theme park, the money can help you feel welcome.

What would you do with a $100 travel cash?


 How to enter: There are 20 Twitter accounts to follow and each is worth one entry into the giveaway. Follow all 20 for 20 entries into this giveaway! If you’re already a follower of an account, claim that entry! This giveaway starts March 17 at midnight EST and ends March 31 at 11:59 PM EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from joannegreco at gmail. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The prize is $100 in Paypal or Amazon online gift card, winner’s choice.


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St. Patrick's Day in Chicago - Irish inspired food & cocktails

The Chicago River has been dyed green and now it's time to eat, drink and be Irish on St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. 

Check out these St. Patrick's Day specials at your favorite restaurants and watering holes.

 
Head to the Lobby Lounge and indulge with a My Goodness, My Guinness menu.  All items are prepared with Guinness beer.  Executive Chef Michael Reich utilizes the burnt flavor from the Irish dry stout and blends it into one-of-a-kind menu items. The menu includes Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a Guinness reduction, a BBQ Corned Beef Sandwich with braised cabbage slaw and spiced Irish mustard on marble rye, Guinness Mini Beef Burgers with whiskey caramelized onions horseradish pickles, Dubliner cheddar and beer mustard on a potato roll, and to top it off, Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s mousse and salted caramel sauce.
 
The Guinness menu is available in the Lobby Lounge on March 17 and 18 only. Walk ins are welcome.
 
Henry's (18 W. Hubbard St.)
 
Are you feeling the lucky of the Irish? Henry's offers many food and drink specials for St. Patrick's Day.Bar-goers can choose from Miller Lite drafts, Green Jell-O Shots, and Corned Beef Sliders all for just $5 dollars.
 
These specials are available on Friday, March 17, and reservations are not necessary. 
 
Circa Restaurant and Lounge (521 N. Rush St.)
 
Celebrate the Irish in all of use with a St. Patrick's Day cocktail at .Circa Restaurant and Lounge. These luxury cocktails are the perfect Irish celebration. The cocktail offerings include: The Dubliner - made with Guinness Stout, Heering Cherry Liqueur, and amaretto; Irish Lad - features Jameson, lime, Branca Menta, simple syrup, and fresh mint; Shamrock Shake - combines Crème de Menthe, Absolut Vanilia Cream, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, and gold flakes for a touch of luck; Chirish Coffee - provides the ultimate espresso boost with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Tuaca Liqueur, and finished off with a golden spiced citrus wheel.
 
The cocktails are available through March 19 at the restaurant and lounge located inside The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago.
 
 
 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Forward for $100 cash for Spring Break



Are you ready to Spring Forward?  It's that time of year.  Spring Break vacations, beach getaways, and skiing the slopes are all here. 

Do you have up coming vacation plans? Or maybe a big vacation dream? What about a day at the theme park?  My family loved our visits to Universal Studios Resorts in Florida.  From Harry Potter to Kong Skull Island, the visit was filled with memories. 

Want to make some vacation memories of your own?  Here's your chance to win $100 cash to make those dreams a reality.


How to enter: There are 20 ways to enter, each worth one entry into the giveaway. Do all 20 for 20 entries into this giveaway! If you’re already a follower of an account, claim that entry! This giveaway starts March 10 at midnight EST and ends March 23 at 11:59 PM EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from joannegreco at gmail. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The prize is $100 in Paypal or Amazon online gift card, winner’s choice.


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