| Feb 17, 2011
| 12:16 PM
It’s the ultimate garage sale and everything must go.
Memorabilia from the Ambassador East Hotel and the Pump Room, once a celebrity stopover in trips from New York to Hollywood, will be available to the public in a 12-day liquidation sale starting...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:41 AM
If you were waiting to score memorabilia from the Pump Room, time’s up.
The public liquidation sale of mementos from the Ambassador East Hotel and its famous restaurant in the Gold Coast is sold out and officially closed on Tuesday, according to a...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:41 AM
What leaked out two weeks ago on Eater.com is finally being confirmed: Star chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will head up the new and improved Pump Room when that fabled restaurant reopens in the fall.
Although it might not be called the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 12:46 PM
To cast your vote for Pump Room or Gold Coast Kitchen:
pump or gold to 24474
| Jun 8, 2011
| 8:25 AM
As you may have read a couple of weeks ago, the venerable Pump Room restaurant, and the building that houses it, are being renovated by hotelier/impresario Ian Schrager and will emerge in September as a boutique hotel, to be called Public Chicago (1301 N....
| Jan 14, 2011
I don't meet many magicians these days and that's a shame.
Magicians are among my favorite people and Chicago has a lengthy and colorful history with magic and those who practice it. It wasn't so long ago that I sat with a magician named Walter Anthony,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Who: Michael Simon, 31, West Loop
Gig: Bar director at Acadia in the South Loop
It’s been a serendipitous year for Michael Simon, the former beverage director and general manager at Graham Elliot in River North. After leaving the restaurant and...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:20 AM
“Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” star Sam Worthington will visit Chicago on Wednesday to promote his upcoming heist thriller “Man on a Ledge.” The 35-year-old actor will meet with media to discuss “Man on a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
While our Chicago Live! team is busy finalizing appearances by the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Rick Bayless, Homaru Cantu and J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Guest details here), I want to tell you about our new home.
| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:48 AM
You will find plenty of merchandise featuring “Pawn Stars” cast member Austin “Chumlee” Russell at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas — everything from Chumlee bobbleheads, golf balls and Chumberry lip balm...