Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Break out the bday cake . . . and cocktails
Today is Elizabeth Taylor's 76th birthday, and the legendary, award-winning British actress is still going strong.
To celebrate the fabulous occasion, on the day after her bday (February 28), Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club (3700 N. Halsted St., 773-525-1111) hosts a "Cleopatra"-themed party with servers in costume, ostentatious decorations, the movie "Cleopatra" playing on multiple screens and Diva Traci Ross performing as Liz's close pal, Michael Jackson. Diners are encouraged to come dressed as "Cleopatra" to win a $100 cash prize.
Also, Executive Chef Matt Stovey has created a special menu, including the Liz Tini (Absolut Kurant, Blue Curacao, fresh lemon juice, splash of Sprite), Cleopatra (roasted chestnut soup), Suddenly Last Summer (baby frisee with a berry vinaigrette, blue cheese and sliced almonds) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf (slow-roasted beef loin in a cabernet reduction with baby red potatoes and hericot vert with orange zest). And you can get a bottle of wine for ONE CENT with the purchase of two entrees.
Today would've also been the 50th birthday of Nancy Spungen, the controversial girlfriend of Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious. It's also the birthday of Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of urban pop group TLC fame. Raise your glass to these ladies tonight during Manis Under the Influence, at Sheffield’s (3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-281-4989). The new girls' night out features $10 manicures from Nail Fetish (525 N. Ashland Ave.), plus $5 martinis, Cosmos and Lemon Drops. They'll also be showing the "Project Runway" finale!
And for the boys, Johnny Cash's birthday was yesterday. Head to Delilah's (2771 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-472-2771) as Psychobilly DJ Machetti spins all his hits. Specials: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon Longnecks, $2 Ten High Bourbon.