The Chaser

January 2011

4 years
ago

Like a Moth to a Flame: The Chaser Goes to Story Hour

I have made a Discovery, with a capital D. Well, it was a discovery for me, but if any of the many Moth regulars among the 700 or so in attendance at last night’s Grand Slam at Park West are reading this, they’re probably thinking, Yeah—“D” as in “Duh.”…

4 years
ago

Bear Down Boy: Pete Wentz works the room at Angels & Kings’ Hard Rock opening bash

At first glance, I thought the fuzzy bear hood worn by Pete Wentz at last night’s VIP reopening of Angels & Kings in the Hard Rock Hotel—view a photo gallery here—signaled either a transition out of his flat-hair phase or further proof that the fashion industry, and the faux-fur trade in particular, will be taking a truly whimsical turn for spring…

Advertisement

4 years
ago

French Revelation: A First Sip at Maude’s Liquor Bar

For a spot that’s only been open a week and a day, the West Loop scene-stealer Maude’s Liquor Bar—brought to us by the owner of Gilt Bar and Curio, and one of my most fervently anticipated nightlife openings of 2011—was sailing a smooth ship last night during The Chaser’s first visit…

4 years
ago

Like Springtime in Paris: Oh là là, Le Bar!

Last week, when it was a bizarre but welcome 52 degrees outside, The Creative Director and I went on a Parisian minibreak in Chicago’s Gold Coast. I had a coupon for a one-night stay at the Sofitel that was about to expire, so we folded a few things into the vintage leather valise that TCD’s mother had just given him for Christmas and took the Red Line downtown…