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Sound Opinions and John Cale Eat to the Beat at Nico

Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kot and Jim DiRogatis along with producers Robin Linn and Jason Saldanha joined Chefs Paul Kahan and Matthias Merges along with Candid Wines to host John Cale of Velvet Underground fame at Nico Osteria. Both Paul and Matthias are “huge music dorks”, and Nico Osteria takes it’s name from the German singer Nico, whose […]

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Eat to the Beat with Sound Opinions

Eat to the Beat

   eat to the beat Join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot of Sound Opinions for a one-of-a-kind experience. Chefs Paul Kahan of Nico Osteria, Blackbird, and the Publican, and Matthias Merges of Yusho, Billy Sunday and A10 present a spectacular multi-course dinner inspired by the groundbreaking 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico – with special […]

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Green City Market Chef's Barbeque 2012

The Green City Market Chef Barbeque – A Candid Wines’ Favorite

The hottest event of the summer when it comes to food and wine is literally and figuratively The Green City Market Chef Barbeque.  We love the event and look forward to coming up with a creative table each year at which to pour wines from Girasole Vineyards. This year’s barbeque is tomorrow and tickets are […]

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Seth Zurer, Co-Founder of Baconfest

Baconfest 2013 – Save the Date!

April 20, 2013. Save the date.  Mark your calendars, start saving cans of food to donate, and begin your pre-event planning now (i.e. get on the treadmill early and often).  Baconfest Chicago is coming to the UIC Pavillon on 4/20/13. You will need to pay close attention to the announcements about ticket sales in order to attend […]

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