Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Will She Show Up?!


Hey, a girl can dream, right?!

Super pop star and fashion icon Lady GaGa brings her Monster Ball Tour to Rosemont Theatre Saturday with opening act Jason Derulo.

The young songwriter, who made his mark in the game by penning songs for the likes of P. Diddy, Lil Wayne and Danity Kane, is set to perform during the official after-party at Lumen.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that Lady GaGa will make a cameo, but you know how those things go . . .

Expect him to arrive around midnight.

Pancakes All Day at Ina's!


The Chicago Tribune's Phil Vettel says West Loop eatery Ina's is suspending dinner through the winter:

"Pinckney's Heavenly Hots (pancakes) will be available all day, not just at breakfast. She also will be introducing salmon patties, breakfast sandwiches and chicken and waffles to the lineup."

Well, stack 'em up then!

Phillip Foss on 'Chef Blogging'

Phillip Foss, executive chef at Lockwood (Photo: Lockwood)

Several local chefs have gained notoriety for blogging their thoughts.

Last fall, Carnivale's Mark Mendez got fed up with a wayward intern and took out his frustrations in an open letter.

And then John des Rosiers of Lake Bluff's Inovasi boldly dissed the molecular cuisine scene.

There are many others, some with titillating topics and others who use blogs as a means to showcase their latest culinary creations, but Lockwood chef Phillip Foss—who's gotten the most media attention for The Pickled Tonguedoles out sound advice on how to make the most out of chef blogging:

"Don’t be afraid to speak your mind & be on the edge in regards to the balance of right and wrong. Even bad publicity is still publicity. Don’t be afraid to ruffle some feathers.

"Those you alienate will likely be replaced by those who admire you for your stance. But be careful not to put HR or union issues on the line if you are in the belly of a hotel. They are to the blogger what the FCC is to Howard Stern."