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  • At the Pump Room, everything must go

    At the Pump Room, everything must go
    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...
  • Pump Room nostalgia items sell out

    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...
  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten to head up The Pump Room

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten to head up The Pump Room
    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...
  • June 8: Chicago Scene - Ian Schrager

    June 8: Chicago Scene - Ian Schrager
    Ian Schrager To cast your vote for Pump Room or Gold Coast Kitchen: www.publichotels.com Call: 888-682-PUMP 888-943-GOLD Text: pump or gold to 24474
  • New name for Pump Room? How about the Pump Room?

    New name for Pump Room? How about the Pump Room?
    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....
  • Tricks are the trade

    Tricks are the trade
    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,...
  • People you should know: Michael Simon, bar director at new restaurant Acadia

    People you should know: Michael Simon, bar director at new restaurant Acadia
    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...
  • 'Avatar' star Sam Worthington coming to Chicago, 'Shameless' ratings up, Wu-Tang members dine at Joe's

    'Avatar' star Sam Worthington coming to Chicago, 'Shameless' ratings up, Wu-Tang members dine at Joe's
    “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...
  • Chicago Live! rides again, and moves to The Second City's UP theater

    Chicago Live! rides again, and moves to The Second City's UP theater
    We’ve moved! 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. The new...
  • Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award

    Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award
    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...
  • Chumlee of 'Pawn Stars' getting chummy with fans, Jennifer Morrison featured on Michigan Avenue cover, Katie Couric dines at Pump Room

    Chumlee of 'Pawn Stars' getting chummy with fans, Jennifer Morrison featured on Michigan Avenue cover, Katie Couric dines at Pump Room
    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...