Monday, August 18, 2008

Oodles of noodles


Get ready for Urban Belly—a BYOB noodle-and-dumpling hideaway in Logan Square—opening Tuesday.

Urban Daddy's writeup will make you drool.

Lady GaGa turns out Manor

Lady GaGa performed her hit club anthem "Just Dance" at Manor on Friday. (Photo:

While the Chicago Air & Water Show ruled the sky over the weekend, Interscope Records' newest star Lady GaGa commanded the stage at Manor during a memorable performance of her hit single, "Just Dance."

The party was hosted by multi-platinum artist Akon, who's only made a couple of rare appearances in our fair city. Nevertheless, regardless of what the critics (pros and patrons) are saying, it's always good to get some non-conventional acts in our clubs. Props to places like Manor, Funky Buddha Lounge and Underground for getting their hands on those up-and-coming national acts before they hit it really big!

TLT hangs out with Bill Murray . . . sorta


The Local Tourist ran into movie star Bill Murray at Friar Tuck over the weekend.

They were nice enough to leave him be. Thank God, because after a few cocktails, Bill can get a little "frisky" with his female fans.

OMG, they did it again!

Now I'm starting to think that they're just doing this to get attention:

Daily Candy Chicago has once again hit below the belt in today's newsletter:

"Don’t blow your load. iCream opened this weekend, and believe us when we tell you — we’ve never had better."

Get it together, people!

Juice . . . and all that Jazz . . .


Mondays are meant for chilling out, right?! Wrong. Get out there 'cause there's just way too much going on tonight:

The first Jazz & Juice event was so popular that Bin Wine Café's bringing it back by popular demand. The gig includes wine tastings, artisanal cheese and finger foods, and a performance by the funky Josh Burket Quartet. 7-9pm. $25.

Broadway Cellars in Edgewater continues with its Monday night special: the $5 burgers that'll go nicely with the $5 Fat Tire beers.

More deals on your bill if you head to Feast, which offers one of the best outdoor patios in Bucktown. Buy an entree on Monday (or Tuesday) and get half off any bottle of wine—or BYOB if you'd prefer.

Head to Lincoln Park for more sidewalk seating at Twisted Lizard. Complement their moderately priced Mexican dishes with drink specials, including $3 Margaritas, $3 domestic bottles and $3 well cocktails.

And the ongoing jazz night at Webster’s Wine Bar continues to be one of their best events. That happens around 8pm, but settle in early with the Austrian/German/Swiss red flight for $15 that continues throughout the month. These wines pair well with duck, lamb and various cheese selections.