Posts tagged Chicago
September 13, 2011
September 20, 2011
I had the opportunity to go to Chicago last week for a quick work trip.
What a great city, look out for some Chicago highlights on the blog this
week. Chi city!
September 20, 2011
Went to Avec in Chicago last week. What an amazing restaurant, some
standout dishes include the dates, spaghetti, focaccia, and the pork
shoulder. This place is a MUST for every foodie when visiting Chicago.
September 21, 2011
This was my first encounter with a sandwich from Portillo’s in Chicago.
Oh man, this was delicious. I highly recommend this as a must stop for
all sandwich lovers in Chicago, Portillo’s is a famous sandwich shop.
Make sure you order it with fries, and melted cheese to dip your sandwich
and fries in, heaven.
October 21, 2011
Good old American feast at Ralph Lauren Grill in Chicago.
November 22, 2011
We got one of our favorite sportswriters, Will Leitch, to make the case for the Chicago Bulls’ explosive point guard and hoop-god-for-the-coming-decade.
Derrick Rose was always going to win an NBA MVP award. But that it happened this year, at the age of just 22, is ridiculous. Dirk Nowitzki led his team to the title, but Derrick Rose was the bust-out star of 2011. Nobody pretends to be Dirk on the playground. Everybody pretends to be Derrick. Dirk has the jumper. Derrick has the drive, the stop-and-pop, the finger roll, and our favorite, the twisting-curving-winding sprint to the lane that manages to freeze defenders, not break his spine, and drop home the lay-in. The craziest part? He still feels like he has training wheels on. “Ain’t done nothin’ yet,” he says. “The best is coming.”
[Photograph by Nathaniel Goldberg]
November 30, 2011
I was in Chicago two weeks back for a quick work trip. I went to visit one of our accounts, Akira, at their mens store off of North Ave. John, who is the owner of the 17 store retail chain, is slowly becoming one of the most powerful retailers in the Midwest, setting trends for the market there. He has marketed his retail stores by tying into the local nightlife scene, and all things lifestyle with the city of Chicago. And it has paid off very well. In just six years or so, he has gone from one store, to 17 stores, and growing. He gave me a tour of his men’s store, then took me over to his headquarters down the street to show me more of the behind the scenes of his operation. Great to see big things coming out of Akira Chicago.
April 30, 2012