Chicago Culture, Celebrity, Arts & Entertainment
Chicago culture, arts & entertainment with Billy Dec

Enjoy “What’s on Dec” this week on ABC TV “Windy City Live!”

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Click here to see Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec‘s inside scoop on the best parties, fests, games, concerts, events.. on his latest Thursday 11am weekly ABC TV segment called “What’s on Dec” on “Windy City Live!”

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Heating up Chicago w/ Grandma's Goulash!

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Chicago is a family loving melting pot!  And I love when that melting pot is shared to bring warmth to all of us… with that, I really enjoyed this story in the chicago suntimes today featuring my chef’s grandma’s secret Hungarian goulash recipe that was brought to America and is now shared with us all [...]

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my 1st chicago tweet 'n meet party!

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Alright all my friends on facebook, twitter & www.aChicagothing.com, you asked for it, let’s have a party! Yes, I took down all your suggestions & requests on what you would want at this party, and yes, the party will have it! (well, a majority of it, some of the requests were completely silly & ridiculous, [...]

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Backstage exclusive w/ Gossip Girl Leighton Meester

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What a way to kick off the new year!  Last night crowds of crazed gossip girl, underground & www.achicagothing.com fans got treated to a live performance by Leighton meester who plays blair waldorf on “gossip girl!” and it was definitely a raging time!  (most of the free tickets came through twitter as they always do so [...]

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song of the decade?

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Woke up to the song “crazy” by gnarls barkley on the today show saying rolling stone called it the song of decade?  I’m not feeling that- but couldn’t come up with one to sum it all up- so asked my friends on twitter and facebook- and here is what the first 10 people to respond [...]

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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester tickets for Live Chicago Performance!

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Ok- I haven’t had a chance to watch “gossip girl” but sure seems like everyone loves it! And since it’s such a hit, i have to say I am pretty interested in meeting one of the main characters leighton meester who plays “blair waldorf” on the show this Friday night when she performs live for [...]

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A new Chicago dog – named on Twitter!

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My mom got a puppy for xmas & I took a pic of it asking friends on twitter what to name him- not only was I shocked to see how many times the pic got around & opened- but couldn’t believe all the suggestions we got- and how good they were!  Anyway, here is a [...]

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Photographer David Anthony Happy Holiday Video

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Thank you all for the wonderful cheery happy holiday cards and wishes! Amongst the kind notes was also one from a chicago photographer friend david Anthony who also attached a video he randomly made “to not forget people who are not so fortunate.. The old, the sick, the homeless, our soldiers in the middle east,…” [...]

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Best Restaurant in 2009! And other things?

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Here’s a video of this very cool news report that one of my twitter followers sent to me about the top restaurants in 2009… and sunda is the first one! Made me think of all the “top 10″ things everyone is doing with it being the end of the year and all, so thought I [...]

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Opening this Friday…Chicago Photography Collective

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An amazing chicago photographer by the name of Sandy Steinbrecher took this shot while I stood in front of fenger highschool a couple months ago greeting students when I voluteered as fenger high school “principal for a day!”  I blogged about the eye opening experience right after (scroll back and check it out!), but could [...]

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Seasons Greetings from the White House Holiday Party!

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  I just got back from the white house holiday party!  Here’s my a picture of me in front of the white house Christmas tree in the “blue room” wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year in 2010!     The event was absolutely amazing, so many [...]

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