Thursday, May 12, 2011

Will Aisha Tyler Get Her Wish?!


Stayed at home Thursday morning to catch hottie actress/comedian Aisha Tyler on WCIU-TV's You & Me This Morning (I will be on the set live Friday at 7am to talk about Mayor Daley's favorite Chicago restos!).

She was funny as always, but my ears particularly perked up when she was asked by hosts Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman about her favorite Chicago restaurants.

"I'm really excited about trying to get to go to Girl & The Goat while I'm here," she said on the show. "I was actually a judge on (Stephanie Izard's) Top Chef season, so I got to taste her food before she was all famous. I heard it is impossible to get in. I will wash dishes!"

Tyler will be in town performing at Zanies in Chicago and the 'burbs through Sunday, so we're certain Izard will make that happen.

And speaking of Izard and wishes, the tireless culinary queen has signed on again to participate in the Make-A-Wish Foundation's annual Wish Ball, happening at 6pm May 21 at University of Illinois' Chicago Forum (725 West Roosevelt Rd.).

Two years ago—long before GATG—she donated her services of a home dinner for eight in a live auction that went for $10,000. Now that she's gotten all these accolades, we can only imagine what it's going to go for this year.

Tickets are $500/person, $5,000/table or $10,000 for a premium table, and can be found right here.

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