Monday, October 5, 2009

This is Why I Love Twitter!


Hot shot celeb deejay/producer Mark Ronson's getting us totally worked up for New Year's Eve already.

The English star's set to headline a Chicago event that night—with a pretty generous budget to boot—so he took to his Twitter account to ask his followers who they'd like to see accompany him:

"Children of Tweet! Doing a show in the Chi on New Years Eve and have been given the open checkbook 2 bring in whoever i want (within reason). . . . which dj's/artists 2 book, i want your voice heard cause if it sucks you only have yourselves to blame.

"Santigold or Stevie Wonder? Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Daniel Craig or Craig T. Nelson? I NEED TO KNOW!!!!"

Stevie Wonder?! Wow. Craig T. Nelson?! That dude from that show "Coach?!" WTF is he talking about?

Seriously, Ronson's quite a big deal, as he's worked with just about everyone, including Mos Def, Duran Duran, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams and Bob Dylan.

This should definitely be HOT.

Chef Shufflings at C-House

C-House executive pastry chef Toni Roberts and former executive chef Seth Siegel-Gardner. (Photo: C-House)

Just out of the blue, 312DD just found out C-House Exec Chef Seth Siegel-Gardner's been replaced, but thank God it's for a good reason.

Says the publicist: "He moved to London with his wife. She was going to grad school out there, and has followed him all over the world/country, so it was his turn."

Taking over the kitchen is Minnesota native Nicole Pederson, who's worked at NYC's Gramercy Tavern and most recently Lula Cafe in Logan Square.

Pederson joins forces with executive pastry chef Toni Roberts in Marcus Samuelsson's celebrated seafood restaurant.

Can you say, Girl Power?!

Eat Your Way Through River North

The Devil’s Basket with soft shell crab is one of Sunda's signature dishes. (Photo: Sunda)

The Andersonville Dessert Crawl goes down on Sunday, but if you cannot wait that long, we've come across a similar one happening Tuesday.

The first-ever OctoberFeast is River North's answer to the Andersonville deal, featuring some of the area's top restos and bars. Get a ticket and enjoy a bunch of bites and booze at Harry Caray's, Hub 51, Italiasia, La Madia, Mercadito, NAHA, Osteria via Stato, Prosecco, Sunda, Zocalo and others. You'll get 45 minutes to hang at each spot, but since there are 25 venues, you'd better make that 10 or 15.

OctoberFeast happens 5-10pm, with the after party taking place at Martini Park. Get the $50 ticket at River North Business Association.