Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Meet us at the Fancy Food Show in Chicago April 29 - May4

Let me or Cici know if you're going to be at Fancy Food in Chicago - we'd love to hook up with you - especially if you can get us into the swankiest hospitality suites. (Seriously - we want to party with Tony the Tiger.) We arrive Friday night, April 29th and jet out on Wednesday, May 4th at 8pm. Hook up with us here:

* FRIDAY NIGHT at The HOUSE OF BLUES (our digs for the week). We'll be at the bar trying our best to avoid all the Anthrax metalheads in town for the show.

* SATURDAY NIGHT - We're looking for two other fun people to join us for a five course tasting menu dinner at the hot new restaurant MOTO, where some of the food is "prepared on a Canon i560 inkjet printer on pieces of edible paper made of soybeans and cornstarch, using organic, food-based inks." MOTO was voted one of the "Best New Restaurants in America" by Travel & Leisure in 2004. Check out the glowing reviews from the NY Times and Gourmet.

* SUNDAY @ 12 NOON - GOSPEL BRUNCH at the House of Blues.

* SUNDAY NIGHT - Meet us at SECOND CITY for the 8pm performance of Red Scare, "an explosive exploration of the country’s current political and cultural climate." If you have never been to Second City, you must go - it's always hysterical and it's a great place to catch rising stars - I saw Tina Fey there a few years before she was joined the cast of SNL. Tickets are a steal at only $18 but make sure you get them in advance - it's always a sell-out.

* MONDAY - look for us walking the show floor with our retro 1959 Betty Crocker Cookbook binders. You know me - I'm the blonde - and Cici often gets mistaken for my adopted Chinese daughter (despite the fact that she's older than me).

* TUESDAY AM - help us weasel our way in to see keynote speaker Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) over at the Organics Show. We may be at his book signing, too. Then it's back to walking the floor.

* WEDNESDAY - Play day. If Oprah is filming, I am SO there!