WBEZ | blog http://www.wbez.org/tags/blog Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en BlogHer’s annual conference comes to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/blogher%E2%80%99s-annual-conference-comes-chicago-108168 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/blogher_ac.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The nation&rsquo;s biggest conference for female bloggers is coming to Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place this week.</p><p>BlogHer is an online community where female bloggers exchange life advice.</p><p>Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Elisa Camahort Page said&nbsp; the conference brings more than just education.</p><p>&ldquo;Business gets done in these kinds of events,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Getting out there in the world, [and] meeting other people who are interested.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;We had attendees who met like-minded people with whom they finally hit on the partners to start that business that they&rsquo;ve been thinking about,&rdquo; she added.</p><p>This is the third time BlogHer comes to Chicago.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s keynote speakers include Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.</p><p>The conference runs from Thursday to Saturday.</p><p><em>Aimee Chen is a WBEZ business reporting intern. Follow her @AimeeYuyiChen.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/blogher%E2%80%99s-annual-conference-comes-chicago-108168 Friday Foodie Forecast: Brunch bottles, DJ dining, and tequila dinner http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/friday-foodie-forecast-brunch-bottles-dj-dining-and-tequila-dinner <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Bloody Mary Brunch.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="267" width="400" alt="" title="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-January/2011-01-06/Bloody Mary Brunch.jpg" /></p><p>The holiday season may be over, but the celebration continues for foodies in this week's forecast. Whether you enjoy making your own mimosa at brunch while percussionists provide background music, feasting on fresh seafood as DJ s spin music, or dining on a tequila-inspired dinner, there is something on the menu for everyone not yet finished ringing in the new year.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Brunch Bottles at Mercadito<br /></strong><a href="http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago/index.php">Mercadito</a> is amping up the typical weekend brunch experience by introducing Brunch Bottles every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners may now not only enjoy Chef Sandoval's brunch menu with dishes like huevos ahogados with poached eggs, crispy corn bread and chipotle-hollandaise sauce ($12), but they can also put their own spin on table-side, handcrafted Bloody Marys (El Bloody) starting at $55, and Mas Mimosas, starting at $45. All the while, guests can groove to live percussionists and DJ performances. Mercadito is located at 108 W. Kinzie St. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312-329-9555.</p><p><strong><br />DJ and Dinner at Wave<br /></strong>The party continues with DJs and dinner this Friday and Saturday at <a href="http://www.waverestaurant.com/">Wave</a> in the W Hotel at Lake Shore Drive. Although dinner service begins at 5 p.m., DJs will spin music from 9:30 p.m. to close while guests can enjoy seasonal and locally sourced offerings by Executive Chef Kristine Subido. A highlight on the menu this weekend will be the fish special served with a coconut sauce, blistered tomatoes and mushrooms. But you have to show up to find out what kind of fish it will be since it is chosen fresh daily. <em>FYI: any diners who mention this blog post this weekend at Wave will receive a 10 percent discount on the entire check</em>. Wave is located at 644 North Lake Shore Drive.</p><p><strong><br />City Provisions Serves Tequila<br /></strong><a href="http://www.cityprovisions.com/">City Provisions</a> launches the January <a href="http://www.cityprovisions.com/supper-club-farm-dinners.htm">Supper Club</a> this Monday at 6 p.m. Chef Cleetus Friedman hasn't divulged any specific menu information, but he does plan to pair all dishes in the night's five-course meal with cocktails made from <a href="http://www.casanoble.com">Casa Noble Tequila</a>. The all-inclusive dinner is $75 per person, and reservations are required. City Provisions is located at 1818 West Wilson. For more information call 773-293-2489, or visit <a href="http://www.cityprovisions.com">cityprovisions.com</a>.</p><p><em>- Dimitra Apostolopoulos</em></p></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/friday-foodie-forecast-brunch-bottles-dj-dining-and-tequila-dinner