Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Is 33 Club On Its Last Legs Or What?!

(Photo: 33 Club)

Chicago magazine dropped a bombshell Wednesday afternoon and didn't even realize it.

In its weekly Dish column, dining editor Penny Pollock mentioned the return of Mama Milano's at 1419 N. Wells St.

Well, apparently that is the exact address for 33 Club.

Industry Comes Out Strong For Its Own

A benefit to pay for former Kith & Kin chef Derek Crumpton's expenses is set for Monday. (Photo: Derek Crumpton)

On Monday, the restaurant community came out strong at Blue 13 to support former Paramount Room beverage director Shawn Koch. He's suffering from brain cancer and the Koch Preservation Foundation raised $14,000 in one night to pay for his medical bills.

The staff at Kith & Kin is aiming for similar success with a benefit for its former chef Derek Crumpton.

Local Bar Stars Head To DonQ Finals!

Josh Pearson of Sepia; Lynn House of Blackbird.

Two local drinks darlings are heading to the DonQ Finals, a pretty big deal bartender competition taking place in New York in May.

Blackbird's Lynn House and Sepia's Josh Pearson won in their categories, Fruit Forward, Long Drink and Fancy Spirited Cocktail, respectively.

Here are the winning recipes: