Monthly Archives: May 2011

Carlucci Sicilian Fish Fry Sundays

In celebration of National Seafood Month this June, Carlucci will unveil a new Sunday fish fry special.  Beginning June 5, guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat “Sicilian Fish Fry” every Sunday for $15.95 per person.  The fish fry will feature an array of fried seafood including Shrimp, Calamari, Salmon and Cod that will be served with Sicilian Tartar Sauce, Spicy Marinara, and Polenta Fritters.  The price per person includes a house salad as well.

WHEN:  Every Sunday beginning June 5

COST:   $15.95 per person           

Carlucci Restaurant
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515


The Dailey Method® Opens Kenilworth Location

The Dailey Method® announces a new studio location in Kenilworth, IL to open this August.  The North Shore studio is in a newly remodeled 2,500 square foot first-floor space conveniently located on Green Bay Road across from the Kenilworth Metra train station (410 Green Bay Rd).  The Dailey Method® started 10 years ago in San Francisco, CA and has evolved to become the safest, most effective way to help people achieve their best personal physique.

As with The Dailey Method’s other locations, the new studio will feature the company’s proprietary one-hour fitness class which combines athletic ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching, and orthopedic exercises in an encouraging class environment.  This full-body workout effectively strengthens, tones, and lengthens the entire body while working on proper alignment to help rehabilitate long term injuries and prevent those that can occur over time.   Classes will be held at convenient times throughout each day in a spacious sun-filled studio space.  The location also features retail, a staffed kid’s room and a full service locker room.

“I brought The Dailey Method workout to Chicago’s Bucktown more than 2 years ago and since that time clients consistently tell me the positive impact both our challenging class and encouraging studio environment has had on their lives.  The changes can be seen in improved physical appearance, better posture, and increased self-confidence.  Knowing the positive impact we can have on people has inspired me to expand our exercise practice to the North Shore,” said Tami Conway, owner and Franchisee of The Dailey Method – Chicago.  “Clients achieve the best results when taking class 3 times per week.  Each class is taught in a fun, encouraging and non-competitive atmosphere.  We are excited to bring this atmosphere to the North Shore and look forward to helping more clients become longer, leaner, stronger, and more fit.”

The Dailey Method® North Shore’s initial schedule is below.  Street parking will be available directly in front of the studio and across Green Bay Road.  Daycare will be provided for all morning and afternoon classes Monday – Friday for $6.

The Dailey Method®
410 Greenbay Rd
Kenilworth, IL 60043

Introductory Schedule

Individual:  $20
5 Classes: $95 ($5 savings)
10 Classes: $180 ($20 savings)
20 Classes: $340 ($60 savings)
30 Classes: $480 ($120 savings)

Special Packages:
New Client 3 Class Package: $45 ($15 savings)
New Client Unlimited Month: $100
Unlimited Month: $225
Autopayment: $200

Childcare will be available Mondays through Saturdays for 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM and 11 AM classes for $6 each or a package of 5 for $25

Cityscape Bar Hosts “Vino with a View” in June

Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will host their June “Vino with a View” wine sampling on Thursday, June 16.

Guests are invited to sip and swirl an array of wines while enjoying stunning panoramic views of downtown’s River North.  All attendees of “Vino with a View” will receive a buy one get one discount coupons for dinner in ItaliAsia Restaurant after the event or on a future night.  In addition, they can enter to win a $100.00 gift certificate to ItaliAsia.

Hosted by Vintage Point Wine, the event will highlight several varietals including: Layer Cake Chardonnay, Luna Napa Pinot Grigio, Stone Cap Merlot and Stone Cap Cabernet.  Patrons can indulge in an assortment of small bites including Antipasto Trays, Cheese and Dried Fruit.

WHEN: Thursday, June 16 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

COST:   COMPLIMENTARY (limited reservations available)
               Reservations Required:

After the wine sampling, guests can use their BOGO dinner discount to dine at ItaliAsia Restaurant located adjacent to Cityscape Bar where they will discover a menu offering a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Pan Asia that creates a taste sensation of East meets West.

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Carnivale Summer Concert Series

This June, Carnivale will continue their Summer Concert Series featuring an array of new live music from some of Chicago’s most renowned bands.  Every Wednesday from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM, guests will enjoy live music and entertainment as they indulge in Carnivale’s soulful Latino cuisine and refreshing libations.  Patrons can enjoy the music from the bar and lounge as well as Carnivale’s outdoor dining area which boasts views of the Chicago skyline. Admission is free (full schedule available below).
: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
June 1: Vagando (Latin pop, Mambo, Mediterranean)
June 8: Eliazar y su Orquesta (Salsa and Boleros)
June 15: Grupo Chacha (Cha Cha and Salsa)
June 22: Chicago Latin All Star Orquesta (Merenge, Salsa, Cumbia)
June 29: Mateo los Bachateros (Bachata, Merenge, Cumbia) 

702 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Gioco Restaurant Now Open for Lunch

Gioco, the venerable South Loop Italian restaurant, is now open for lunch.  Recently refurbished, Gioco now features a new antipasto bar, new furnishings and a new lunch menu created by  Executive Chef Danny Sweis. Gioco retains its warm, inviting Old World charm and friendly staff and signature menu dishes that Chicagoans have come to love. 

Chef Danny Sweis’ new lunch menu offers rustic Italian dishes prepared with the finest available seasonal products, along with house-made pastas and wood-fired thin crust pizzas. Perfect for a quick workday lunch, Gioco offers an attractive Lunch Special: any antipasto item with a panini, pizza or pasta for only $14.95 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Weather permitting, Chicagoans are invited to enjoy their lunch al fresco in Gioco’s Sidewalk Café.

Complete menu is available upon request.  

WHEN:  Gioco is open for dinner every night and for lunch on weekdays. Gioco expects to resume its popular Sunday brunches in the fall. 

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-2 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM 10 PM, Friday-Saturday 5 PM 11:30 PM

WHERE:  Gioco
1312 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Hugo’s Naperville New Patio and Weekly Specials

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House announces that their highly anticipated renovated patio will be complete and open for enjoyment on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.  Guests can enjoy additional privacy and seating while dining on Hugo’s signature dishes and sipping cocktails al fresco.

Additionally, Hugo’s is pleased to announce an exciting Summer Schedule of cocktail specials, live music and other lively events perfect for the warmer weather (full schedule available below).  As always, valet parking is complimentary to dining guests during lunch and dinner.


Wednesday: ABSOLUT Dueling Wednesdays
Featuring: Chicago Dueling Pianos from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM on the patio
$5 16oz pint of Absolut Lemonade (any flavor)
$9 Absolut Martinis

Thursday: GREY GOOSE Thursdays
Featuring: Live Pop Music Band
$7 Grey Goose Mixed Drinks
$7 Dragon Berry Lemonade (16oz pint Glass)
$9 Grey Goose Martinis

Friday: CHAMBORD Vodka Royal Treatment Fridays 
(Ladies Night Out)
Featuring: Live DJ spinning dance music, disco through today
$7 Regal CV (Official Cocktail of the Royal Wedding)
$9 Chambord Vodka French Martinis
$30 bottles of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
PLUS Mani’s & Makeup from local salons

Saturday: MOET-HENNESSY Cigar Lounge Saturdays
Featuring: Jazz trio playing standards 
$7 10 Cane Mojitos
$9 Belvedere Martinis
$30 Bottles of Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir
$30 Bottles of Newton Claret
$8 Glenmorangie 10-year scotch
PLUS Great selection of cigars from the humidor

Sunday: Mules, Margaritas, and Music
Featuring: Live DJ on the patio
$7 Patron Margaritas
$7 Moscow Mules
$7 Patron XO Café

WHERE:       Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House – NAPERVILLE
55 S Main Street
Naperville, IL 60540
                        HOURS: Kitchen: 11am-12am Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm Sun
                        Bar: 11am-1am Sun-Thurs, 11am-2am Fri-Sat

Maxine Trend Report: Rose Gold Color

This summer, Maxine colorist Leslie Shores is all about Rose Gold – the color is both warm and fresh, classic yet unexpected.  It looks as gorgeous on that new chunky watch as it does with dewy, summer makeup—and now it’s ready to grace the locks of lucky Chicagoans.

“It’s been a hot trend in jewelry for a while,” says Leslie, “And it’s definitely becoming a trend in hair color as well.”  After spotting rose gold all-over color and highlights on the runway last fall and this spring (and trying it out for herself), Leslie was hooked.

How to Get It
So, how does one achieve this honey-meets-strawberry tone?  “Ask your colorist to spice up your color by alternating a golden blonde with a light strawberry red highlight,” says Leslie.  And, of course, the best way to do that is with balayage.  “The look will be way more natural and now.”  “If you’re ready to go all the way, go with a rose gold base color and add in some blonde balayage to make your new color really shimmer.”

The Perfect Product
To keep rose gold red looking vibrant, Leslie LOVES one of Kérastase’s newest products—the Huile Céleste Shimmering Protective Mist, part of Kérastase’s summer-ready Soleil line.  The Huile Céleste is a lightweight oil mist that protects the hair with UVA and UVB filters.  Hydrating macadamia oil keeps hair from drying out, but it’s super-light—so locks won’t go limp.  The best feature of all, though, are amazing little golden micro-particles that reflect the light.  “The golden flecks will make your hair look incredibly shiny—and enhance your new Rose Gold highlights perfectly.”

Maxine Salon
712 North Rush Street
Chicago IL 60611
Valet parking is available. 

Maxine offers expert haircutting and the latest color techniques, plus manicures and pedicures and waxing. The Chicago Flagship L’Oréal Professionnel Haircolor Center at Maxine demystifies and enriches the color experience; INOA hair color has launched at Maxine. The Kérastase Treatment Institute at Maxine combines the best in luxury and technology to provide clients with optimum health for scalp and hair. Kérastase, L’Oréal’s luxury professional hair care treatment line from France and Shu Uemura Art of Hair, are available at Maxine.