Chicago Actor Joe Mantegna Honored with a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Big congrats to my good buddy, and Chicago native, Joe Mantegna who will be forever immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Friday April 29th! I've not only had the pleasure of interviewing Joe about his deep love for Chicago in this Olympic video above, but through dinner with him & his wife, visits to his set, time with his fam, phone calls, tweets (haha)… I have not only come to understand that he is an outstanding actor, producer, and writer… But I have found him to be one of the most interesting, honorable, sweet, smart, passionate, cool… human beings I've ever met.. And I mean that.

Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced!

As you know we throw the hottest parties in the city for Lollapalooza. In the past we've done performances by Katy Perry, Kanye West, Perry Farrell, Mickey Avalon, Snow Patrol, Kenna, Mike Posner & many more! We will be releasing our party info soon, but in the meantime wanted to share the lineup for the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza…

Harley Helping Hands for Cancer at Galleria Marchetti

Thanks to all who connect with me on Twitter and Facebook about amazing events around town- especially about foundations and organizations focused on raising funds and awareness for good causes, like the following event to fight cancer..

Meet Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods!”

From dung beetles and rotten fish to fertilized duck eggs and brain tacos, we've watched Andrew Zimmern freak us out eating unthinkable things we didn’t even know existed on Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods!" But let me tell you from a personal relationship, he is far more than just able to shock & excite. He's worldly, intelligent, entertaining, magnetic, funny and well versed in all things culinary & culture- and I really think you should meet him while he is in town next week!

ASIAN COMMUNITY FORMS ALLIANCE WITH ROCKIT RANCH PRODUCTIONS TO HOST ‘JAPAN FUNDRAISER’ AT SUNDA by Billy Dec

Just as I landed in South East Asia, the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan (where I was supposed to land shortly after). Upon seeing the immediate destruction on twitter, I knew I needed to somehow help the victims upon my return, where I figured I could do the most good. Simultaneously, an overwhelming amount of requests from my kind & generous facebook & twitter friends asked that I put together an impactful event that they too can join, so that we can all help the victims of this tragedy together.

Billy Dec cambodia, vietnam, laos, thailand & hong kong 2011 travel / food pictures!

I'm back from exploring South East Asia! After so much amazing feedback from my pictures on Twitter & Facebook, I wanted to accommodate requests to share my pics here as well- enjoy! Not only will you see that I returned again to do a tremendous amount of new food research & development, but you will more so feel how blown away I was by the amazing the people, nature, temples, beauty, animals, culture, & experiences!