Chicago Restaurant Association Chef’s Table 2012 at Union Station

chef’s Table Union Station, Chicago: Get Tickets Please!

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The 35th Annual Chicago Restaurateurs for Education Event is “From the Chef’s Table.” This premier Foodie event will feature some of Chicago’s top restaurants and executive chefs.

WHEN: Friday, November 9th, 2012

WHERE: Union Station in Chicago at 500 W. Jackson

To buy your tickets online please click here.

Founded in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, educating and improving the restaurant industry in Illinois.

The foodservice industry in Illinois produces $19.2 billion in annual sales and is the largest private sector employer in the State. The Association’s events provide networking opportunities for members and raise funds for their Educational Foundation Scholarship Initiative. This organization also sponsors The Chicago Gourmet.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Choose Your Destiny

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One of my favorite stories is the one about the hot dog vendor. Maybe it’s because I love hot dogs, or maybe it’s because it is such an insightful story.

Perhaps you have heard it before. There’s this guy who runs a hot dog stand in the city and he does pretty good with it. Good enough in fact that he can afford to send his son off to college. While his son is off to college the dad continues to grow his business, by the time his son graduates from college his dad has 10 hot dogs stands around the city and no less than 15 employees. His business is booming!

Well, his son is shocked by all this growth. He tells his dad that times are bad, he shouldn’t be growing like this in “down” times, and he certainly shouldn’t be adding employees. He needs to be careful…

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How Bloggers Can Grow Each Others Readership

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If you are a blogger for a mid-sized company, or trying to build a B2B’s reputation, growing your readership is an ongoing objective. This is the same challenge that all business bloggers and individual bloggers struggle with alike.

I have always thought Twitter was a marvelous way to help grow your blog readership by helping others grow theirs. Bloggers supporting bloggers. That sounded like s stupid simple thing that any blogger would get behind. However, for whatever reason this wishful reciprocity only happens sporadically at best…until now.

Click to Tweet ★   How Bloggers Can Grow Each Others Readership  ★

A lot of requests from fellow bloggers to share their latest post flow into my DM and email boxes. I don’t mind when I know the requester well, or have had some meaningful exchange on social media, or have met in real life. Heck, I enjoy helping friends…

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Uncle Sam Day

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“I Want You”

 

 

Origin of Uncle Sam Day:

There are two theories as to how Uncle Sam emerged. Both date back to the early 1800’s.

The officially recognized theory dates back to soldiers stationed near Troy, New York during the war of 1812. Barrels of meat they received were stamped “U.S.” The supplier was Samuel Wilson of Troy, New York. Solders jokingly referred to him as “Uncle Sam”. In 1813, the first image of “Uncle Sam” appeared. In 1961, the U.S. Congress issued a resolution recognizing “Uncle Sam” Wilson, and authorizing a monument in his hometown in Troy, NY.

There is a second, less popular theory of the creation of Uncle Sam. During the early 1800’s, Irish immigrants were coming to America. Some believed that Uncle Sam emerged from these immigrants. In their Gaelic language, the United Stares of America was “Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá”, abbreviated “SAM”.

Uncle Sam Day became official in 1989, when a joint resolution of Congress designated September 13 “Uncle Sam Day”.  This date was selected, as “Uncle Sam” Wilson was born on September 13, 1776.

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Rules De L’Engagement

Rules De L’Engagement and I don’t mean social media!

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Yes, even War has rules! How blase, boring, predictable, and almost deplorable! Which leads us to engagements.  Le ring, ‘le put a ring on it if you like it” (those Americains), heirlooms (very Francaise), le must, de rigueur, mandatory R-I-N-G!!

Chopard ring 1 Chopard jewelry: platinum ring for $ 7 million

Perhaps, this ring is a bit out of the ball park at Seven Million USD, but it does spell  L-O-V-E, and that’s what it’s all about! Really. There’ll  be cries of “too ostentatious”, but please remember that when you have your first child, not the ostentatious mon cheri, the cries! Being a Wife and Mother has to be amply rewarded, and whether you know it or not that is where le road is leading.

Alright, so maybe I am over doing it, there are many ways to make a committment. In some cultures, they don’t even use diamonds as a mandatory rule of engagement, non!

This absolutely breath-taking sapphire gem, surrounded by diamonds was given ,(at least one…

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The Soda Jerk vs The Barista

The Soda Jerk vs The Barista? Genius!

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Back in the day, when drug stores occupied the neighborhood corners, as staples of the landscape and the need of the community, there was a job vacancy known as the Soda Jerk. Not so much that the neighbor’s kid applying was a jerk, but more like they would need a strong arm to jerk the soda machine, you see! It was the landscape that Edward Hopper painted about, the neighborhood that we came to know as home.

The Corner Drug Store was indeed a diner as well, where you could meet up with friends, or go for a bit of solitude when reading the Sunday paper you just bought, sound familiar?  If so, you probably have caught on to my catchy title.  Really many things could be said, but  the importance of coffee in our society, has replaced the Soda Jerk with The Barista!  When was an egg cream replaced by a capuccino…

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