I’m a firm believer that good health and happiness naturally beget each other! On March 25th that’s exactly what Baderbrau, Chicago’s original craft beer, and Common Threads intend to do. They are inviting us to come together, at the Brews with Benefit charity event, to support their healthy cause and celebrate. Proceeds of this event are going to benefit the Chicago Common Threads programs.
Common Threads is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering and educating underserved communities about healthy food choices through hands-on experiences—a brilliant and fun cause to engage adults and kids with fundamental cooking skills and nutritional education. Since children are great imitators, why not give them something great to imitate!
Speaking of imitators, Farmhouse bartenders are going to step aside and Chicago area “Celebartenders” are going to work the evening, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The exciting list of Chicago “Celebartenders” includes: Catherine De’Orio (Host of Check, Please!), Rick Gresh (Executive Chef at David Burke’s Primehouse), Craig Hiljus (Bar Manager, JIMMY Chicago), Jay Michael (Founder, FLATS CHICAGO, and cast member of Bravo’s 100 Days of Summer), and Amanda Puck (EVP XAPR & Founder of thefoodarazzi.com).
While exploring this event, I was fascinated to learn about the Baderbrau story and the revival of Chicago’s landmark “first craft beer.” I encourage you to take 5 minutes and watch this documentary. Rob Sama’s passion is captivating! Loved learning how he brought back Baderbrau Chicago Pilsener to prominence.
So, join me and let’s celebrate this occasion over a Baderbrau and some delicious Farmhouse bites on Tuesday, March 25th. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased here. Cheers!
Must be 21 and over to attend.
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I know a lot of people throw academy award parties across the nation, but wanted to let you know of the 51 “official” academy award parties sanctioned by the academy of motion pictures, arts and sciences, chicago has had one of these “official” parties for the last 16 years!
One of my scariest press memories actually was when I hosted it about 5 years ago w/my buddy Amanda puck who dragged me in to do steve dahl’s radio show absolutely terrified because for months he had been making fun of me live on his show (even made my mom cry once when she heard him in the car)! In the end, glad amanda helped me face my fear, because ended up that steve and I realized we were actually two nice guys that totally didn’t understand the other til we talked in person.. and we actually created a very nice friendship out of it!
Anywho, this year the official party celebrating the live simulcast of the 82nd annual academy awards will be from 6p-11p sunday march 7th at the gene siskel film center (164 n. state st) hosted by great friends like roger & chaz ebert, harold ramis, Betsy steinberg, mike mcnamara, Amanda puck, david zapata, brook jay and more! tickets at ticketmaster are $100 & all proceeds will benefit the gene siskel film center of the school of the art institute of chicago- enjoy!
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