Tuesday, May 20, 2008

As promised . . .


. . . here's the rest of the info on the ABSOLUT 100 after-party for Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour. Word is that Rhianna, Pharell and Lupe Fiasco will also be in the house.

The party kicks off at 10pm Friday at Bon V with an open bar as well as local deejays Berrie and Timbuck2 bringing the beats. Just RSVP to A100CHI@strategicgroup.tv for admission. Good luck!

Jonathan Segal stays busy

The man behind Minnies and the soon-to-be-opened Madame Tartine is already on to his next venture.

Jonathan Segal today is opening Tree Top Room, a "restaurant inside a restaurant," on the top level of the Lincoln Park location of P.J. Clarke's. Executive chef Eric Possa is calling the menu "America revisited" with modern twists to classic dishes like a skatewing sautéed golden brown or the crisp Caesar salad tossed tableside.

Table Fifty-Two on Bravo's 'A-List' radar

The bar at Table Fifty-Two (Photo: Table Fifty-Two)

Phil Vettel reports that Art Smith's celebrity hot spot Table Fifty-Two—Chicago's version of New York's Waverly Inn—is one of four nominees for Bravo's best "A-List Restaurant."

A tasty Tuesday

Indulge in a mojito martini from Nacional 27's 10-Cane Mojito Garden. (Photo: Laurie Proffitt Photography)

We've got a heck of a day ahead of us, with a number of cool events guaranteed to put a smile on your face:

It should be warm enough to finally check out the 10-Cane Mojito Garden at Nacional 27. The award-winning mixologist Adam Seger will be whipping up luscious, market-fresh cocktails all summer long.

Last Tuesday, OUTFit, one of Chicago's premier promoters, starting throwing parties at Manor, and it was such a hit that they've decided to do it every week. Deejays spin the usual mash-ups, but it's the sexy crowd that's the biggest attraction. They're accepting RSVPs at outfitevents@yahoo.com or 312-714-2626. 9pm-2am.

Last night I rolled by the ultra-exotic Tizi Melloul, and it was busier than ever. It was probably for the half-price cocktails at the bar. Just imagine how hot that spot will be tonight considering the special is $10 for cocktails, appetizers and a hookah session.

You'll also get mad specials at Feast, the trendy Bucktown eatery that's better to hit at the beginning of the week. If you buy an entree, you get half off on any bottle of wine. It's also BYOB night, so bring on the good stuff!

Sample the new spring/summer menu at Swirl Wine Bar as they host a tasting tonight. The event includes appetizers, 12 different wines and expert commentary by their specialists. 6:30-8:30pm. $25 in advance; $35 at door.

And it's bubbly time at NoMI during the weekly Cellar Notes. Tonight, they're serving sparkling wines and Champagnes, and as always, advanced sommelier Fernando Beteta will guide guests through the tasting that's paired with appetizers. 5:30-7:30pm. $30.