Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gotta love their sense of humor

HUB 51 (51 W. Hubbard St.) owners—and siblings—R.J. and Jerrod Melman show off their silly side with this hiring video parodying the classic late-night informercials with host extraordinaire Tom Vu (starring local actor Vince Minh).

The River North restaurant, a subdivision of Lettuce Entertain You, is scheduled to open on June 10 with a hip, youthful vibe, casual dining menu and enviable music program.

Swirl, sniff 'n' sip, baby


WHAT DO you want to do after work today?!

Make a beeline to Juicy Wine Co. (694 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-492-6620) for a free tasting of Eyrie Vineyards' pinot noirs plus other treats. You'll get to indulge in three vintages from this award-winning winery from Oregon, plus Juicy promises to give guests a taste of some of their other favorites. 6-8pm. Free.

The weekly Cellar Notes event at NoMI (800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-239-4030) pays homage to Cinco de Mayo with a Don Julio tequila tasting. Advanced Sommelier Fernando Beteta will be on hand as usual to guide guests for the best experience. 5:30-7:30pm. $30.

Seafood lovers can go to town during Paramount Room's (415 N Milwaukee Ave., 312-829-6300) weekly all-you-can-eat Fish & Chips Night, for hand-dipped Icelandic cod, creamed slaw and fresh-cut fries for $14. It's also half-price wines by the bottle night.