The Chaser

March 2010

4 years
ago

Top picks for St. Patrick’s Day

There are miles and miles of endlessly sprinkled, technicolor-green grass in Palm Springs, and staring at it as I lounge by the pool shall be my ode to this over-hyped holiday. You see, I’m on vacation. It’s the first time in my nine Chicago years that I have missed St. Patrick’s Day—the bead-tossing, beer-guzzling, river-dyeing, midday-puking excuse for debauchery that, truth be told, I’ve never much understood…

4 years
ago

St. Pat’s Preview: Guinness’s nearest and beerest hits Chicago tonight

There’s a competition for everything, I guess—ugliest dog, extreme ironing, worm charming—but it never crossed my mind that somewhere, some people are going head-to-head over beer pouring. Tonight, that somewhere is Chicago, as the St. Patrick’s Day festivities swing into action and Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray presides over a “pour the perfect pint” competition at Grace O’Malley’s in the South Loop…

4 years
ago

Who Needs Hollywood? Big-time Oscar-night bashes, Chicago-style

This time last year, I donned a sequined dress and went to two over-the-top Oscar viewing parties: a Moet shindig featuring gold-body-painted champagne girls, and the Center on Halsted’s red-carpet bash. When I got home, I had no idea who won what and had to look it all up on TMZ.

I’ve already gone out a lot this week, so this year, I’m kind of hoping some friend will pop out of the woodwork and invite me over to…

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Schubas, Schmoobas—No Wallet=No Entry for The Chaser

Anyone who follows my Twitter or Facebook feeds (sorry, what an unbearable thing to write—and worse, to link to) may remember that I lost my Little Red Wallet last Saturday night. It contained an Illinois driver’s license featuring a particularly fetching photo of yours truly, my CTA Chicago Card Plus, and my Art Institute press pass—among other things. Please let me know if…