Monday, December 15, 2008

Mmmmm, short ribs . . .


Over at Chowhound, a foodie started a thread about finding the best short ribs in the city:

Check the list for the best recs from regular folks, including graham elliot, Sweets and Savories, Custom House, Osteria Via Stato, Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli , Bonsoiree and Chaise Lounge.

Can I get a yum yum?!

Why are they famous?!


Will someone please remind 312DD again why Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are famous?! They cannot spin, sing or sew, so why is it that this dude boasts that he gets a minimum of $100,000 just to show up to a bar?

I just pray that Manor, where they're making an appearance on Friday, didn't get suckered into paying anything near that amount!

This just makes me want to hurl a heel at somebody.

Who's on Top in '08?!

Vertigo Sky Lounge, atop the dana hotel, was one of the hottest new bars to open in 2008. (Photo: Vertigo Sky Lounge)

We had fun this year. I mean a whole lotta fun.

We partied our asses off—as the whole world watched—at various hot spots when a new president was elected right here in our fair city.

We kicked it hard all summer in some of the best outdoor venues we've ever had, including C-View, Vertigo and Zed451.

We mocked the Eat & Drink Club, a vicious pack of freeloaders hitting every open bar in town they could sniff out.

And we saw several triumphant comebacks, particularly from Crescendo and Trader Vic's (opens Dec. 15!).

So, it's that time of year again; time for you to pick your favorite new venues in the second-annual nightlife/dining poll: Who's on Top in '08?!

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and vote (If you don't see your favorite, then feel free to post in the comments section)! And because we're here in the infamous Windy City, vote often!