October 26, 2012–Chicago magazine celebrated our editorial dining coverage at the second annual Chicago’s Table event held at the River East Art Center. More than 300 attendees dined on delectable dishes from 12 of the city’s best restaurants and chefs—picked from the pages of Chicago magazine—and sipped perfectly paired cocktails from Bulleit®, Don Julio®, Ketel One®, and Tanqueray®, as well as beer from Blue Moon Brewing Company and wine from City Winery. The Tile Shop provided a fantastic champagne bar and Cadillac furnished complimentary valet service. The event raised more than $8,000 for The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s work in support of research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
October 17, 2012–Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation held its 27th Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon headlined by Brooke Shields. The Presenting Sponsor, Carson’s, and over 850 attendees helped to raise over $760,000 to support breast cancer research.
As national outlets map out their divinations for tonight’s returns, it’s worth taking a look at knowledgable people close to the scene, who often pick up on developing patterns before they’re felt nationally.
October 20, 2012–Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio celebrated 25 years of Eve’s extraordinary fine art jewelry. The event unveiled Eve’s newest collection, “Déjà Vu.” Throughout the afternoon, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Donna Goodman catering and performances by Music Institute of Chicago. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony as part of the celebration to honor Eve’s 25 great years.
Cassie Walker Burke visited the set of FOX’s Good Day Chicago to discuss 50 Best Sandwiches, as featured in the November 2012 issue of Chicago magazine.
“The temperatures may be getting cooler but the colors for home are heating up. These bold and whimsical pieces are sure to warm up your abode.”
As Chicagoland struggles with education reform, it faces a stiff headwind from income-based educational-achievement gaps that have been growing since the 1970s. What happened? Wealthier parents may have learned a great deal from programs targeted at very poor children.
Up in Smoke
At Wrigley BBQ, now open a week, Jones serves ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket cooked in a Southern Pride smoker fired with cherry, oak, and apple wood…
On your agenda: Ada St. and Facets Multimedia team up… the Chicago Humanities Festival begins in earnest… a free poetry reading, plus the weekend plans of The Onion’s senior writer Seth Reiss
Sam and Helen Zell made a splash in the Chicago art world Wednesday by donating $10 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Watch an insightful 2011 video of Helen Zell talking about how she went from being a street fair buyer to one of the most influential art supporters in the city.