The Junior Council’s 28th Annual Snowball

In a couple of weeks, one of the most exciting events in Chicago is going to be held and for a great cause. The Junior Council will be hosting their 28th Annual Snowball, a black tie event hosting 2,000 young professionals for a night of dancing, drinking, eating and socializing while raising money for the Infectious Disease Clinic at the children's hospital. It's a great opportunity for networking, making new friends and supporting a cause that will give kids a chance at life when they may not have had one before. We promise this is a night you will NOT forget!

Chicago Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies! Love Chicago’s food scene? Well prepare your taste buds, for the 9th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week (January 22-February 4th, 2016).

Beer! Bites! Beat Down!?

There’s not another event quite like this one! What better way to celebrate the “hoppy” holidays than with a unique festival that involves beer and… beatdowns? No worries, you won’t be the one getting the beatdown. Beer Fest Beatdown is a unique craft beer experience presented by El Santa Diabla which means while you enjoy that craft beer of yours, you can also watch some lucha libre wrestling!

Join One Step Camp at their annual Campfire Ball at venue One!

When I was a kid, I had the best time at camp (I'm sure you did too!) – which is why I'm co-chairing this year's Campfire Ball at Venue One, benefiting Children's Oncology Services, Inc. and its One Step Camp for kids with cancer.

The Battle is Back: Five Chefs, Five Neighborhoods, Five Fares – and One, Locally Brewed Beer

It’s no secret that Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the country – scratch that, some of the best restaurants in the world. Yeah, I said it. With hot spots like Alinea, Next, Moto, and Tru – to name just a few, we give New York, San Fran, Paris, and Spain a run for their money. As a result, food fests, tastings, pairings, and other interactive culinary events regularly pop-up in neighborhoods around the city. A true food enthusiast, I try not to simply sample the most sought-out displays of deliciousness. I’ve learned with age (yes, in all of 26 years that I’ve lived) that some of the best bites are found at local dives, down random alleys, and in ethnic neighborhoods housing chefs with a real understanding of the food that they cook.