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More from Summer Lovin’ 2013

June 21, 2013–Alex Perez, ABC News correspondent, and Brian Merel, chef and FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen contestant, emceed this year’s Summer Lovin’ event, where they presented Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles. Delicious bites were provided by Black Dog Gelato, Chicago Q, Copper Rock Steakhouse at Four Winds New Buffalo, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Glazed and Infused, Hot Woks Cool Sushi, Magnolia Bakery, M Burger, Mercadito, Mercat a la Planxa, Nacional 27, New England Seafood Company Fish Market, RPM Italian, Taco Joint, Zocalo, The Palm Restaurant, and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Drinks were provided by Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, Zacapa Rum, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Stella Artois Cidre, and Once Upon a Vine. Mercedes-Benz vehicles were displayed at the entrance. Guests enjoyed photo opportunities courtesy of Spex and Navy Pier. The raffle was kindly donated by American Airlines and Waikiki Parc. Partygoers relaxed in the vitaminwater® lounge.

Summer Lovin’ 2013

June 21, 2013–Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles at the 13th annual Summer Lovin’ event. Partygoers gathered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to enjoy an evening of fun, complete with delicious bites from 17 of the city’s hottest restaurants, an array of signature cocktails, a silent auction, a Hawaiian vacation raffle, a flip book station, photo booth, dancing, and much more. All proceeds from the 2013 event will support innovative bone marrow transplant research to improve cancer care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Downtown Oak Park’s 2nd Annual Uncork IL

June 1, 2013–More than 2200 wine lovers raised a glass of Illinois wine and sampled locally crafted gourmet goodies at Downtown Oak Park’s second annual “Uncork Illinois” event. Sponsored in part by Chicago magazine, festival goers enjoyed the sound of live jazz, courtesy of WDCB, while strolling, shopping and sipping in a charming downtown setting. Chicago magazine promoted their new mobile dining and drinking app onsite as well as distributed the June 2013 issue which featured Oak Park in the Arena Insider’s Guide section.