Monday, September 8, 2008

How did we get so lucky?!


Word just came in that the one and only Candace Bushnell (of "Sex and the City" fame) is coming to town.

The red-hot author will host an exclusive viewing party at Manor for her hit TV show, "Lipstick Jungle." She'll also be promoting her latest book, One Fifth Avenue, a modern-day story of old and new money that's a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age tales.

That happens on Sept. 24.

Sports bars need to get their acts together


I'm not calling out any names of the culprits, but you know who you are!

With everyone still hyped up over the big Bears win over the Colts last night, I thought I'd get in a dig on the situation of the women's bathrooms in sports bars.

More than ever, women are taking an interest in sports, and the NCAA and professional football games are likely the most popular of them all. So you'd think someone—especially seeing so many female bar managers, servers and bartenders these days—would clean up those bathrooms.

I have no idea what the guys' bathrooms look like, but they cannot be any worse than what I witnessed over the weekend. At one Lincoln Park bar in particular, there was used toliet paper all over the floor near the sinks and in the stalls, overflowing toliets and a stench so bad you would've thought it was an outhouse.

This is not the first time I've witnessed this, and it's time to take a stand. These bars are making enough money and have enough staffers on hand to maintain clean bathrooms. Additionally, most of these spots serve food, and any place that cannot maintain a basic, clean bathroom should not be serving food.

I understand that bars get busy, but there's just no excuse for subjecting people to this *&^%$#@!@#$%!)?!

Forbes got it wrong


With all the hot-ass neighborhoods and bars here for the straights and gays, how could Forbes list Chicago as the 11th best place for singles?! I mean, really, what's up with Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C., Orlando (?!) and Boston beating us?!