Watch "24/7 Chicago: Secrets of the City" every Saturday evening (Sunday morning) at 12:35 a.m. Hosts Catie Keogh, Pete McMurray and correspondent Marcus Riley help uncover secrets all over the city.
Dec. 12, 2009
24/7 buddied up to Cheers star, George Wendt, raided Chicago's long-standing dinner/theater speakeasy, Tommy Gun's Garage, experienced this season's holiday cheer at the spectacular Bank of America Winter WonderFest, created the perfect holiday drinks for your upcoming party, kicked back with E Street Band guitarist and Sopranos mobster, Steve Van Zandt, uncovered the current mojito craze taking over Chicago and toured the office of Chicago’s famously risqué website, MrSkin.com.
The first 50 people to tweet about #navypier and correctly answer this following question will win 2 passes to this year's Bank of America Winter WonderFest.
How many gallons of water does it take to fill the 150 foot long Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating rink inside the Bank of America Winter WonderFest?
Nov. 21, 2009
24/7 sat down with The Twilight Saga's Kellan Lutz to discuss what's ahead for this captivating series, uncovered the best BYOB in town at Home Bistro, kicked back with the stars of The Addams Family Musical, Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth, gave you a taste of The Hop Haus's kangaroo and ostrich burgers, headed to Pops for Champagne to learn fun ways of adding bubbly to your drink of choice, revealed Chicago's best boutique for all things fashion at le Dress and met the "gangsters" behind the city's highly-anticipated film, Chicago Overcoat.
Recipes from the Moet Hennessy segment:
High Sage: In a highball glass, fill ¾ with ice add combined mixture of 1oz simple syrup and 1.5oz gin. Layer mixture with 4 cucumbers when pouring over ice. Fill with Moet Necture and garnish with fresh sage sprig.
Black 75: In a coupe glass (wide mouth champagne glass) shake with ice 1.5oz black cherry vodka, .5 oz lemon juice, .5oz simple syrup. Strain mixture into glass, fill with Moet Necture and garnish with lemon wheel and cherry.
Nov. 7, 2009: 24/7 catches up with Uma Thurman on the Chicago red carpet for the premiere of her new film, Motherhood, discusses the best Trinchero wines with Jersey Boy/Sommelier, Michael Cunio, hangs out with Pamela Anderson to learn about her new clothing line, A*MUSE, scores big with the ladies of Chicago Bliss football, shows you the best spot for sports, wings and burgers at The Fifty/50, shows you the latest international trends on the catwalk of World Fashion Chicago and tells you what's hot around the city this week with the Word on the Street.
Oct. 31, 2009: 24/7 gets up close and personal with Chicago's very own D-lister, Kathy Griffin, discovers all the excitement going on this fall at Chicago's favorite playground, Navy Pier, uncorks the secrets behind what makes Terlato wines a Chicago favorite, laughs out loud with funnyman Hal Sparks at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Club, spices things up as they reveal this week's must-have dish at Old Town's Eivissa, asks the viewers’ questions as they catch up with the hysterical Bill Bellamy and crashes the red carpet to give you this week’s Word on the Street.
Oct. 10, 2009
24/7 rocks out on Sugar Ray's tour bus with lead singer, Mark McGrath, discovers "un-BEE-lievable" wines at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, tackles personal questions with Chicago Bears tight-end, Greg Olsen, discovers an unique one-stop shop for all around luxury at K. Paige Salon, shows you some great ways to enjoy the city without breaking the bank and goes green at the Green Tie Ball in this week's Word on the Street.
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, 10033 S. Western Ave.
Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave.
HUB 51, 51 W. Hubbard St.
Shake the Lake Music Festival, Joe's Bar, (940 W. WEED ST.), Nov. 13 8 pm
K. Paige Salon, 956 W. Webster Ave.
Lululemon Athletica, 2104 N. Halsted St.
Old Town Brasserie, 1209 N. Wells St.
More Cupcakes, 1 E. Delaware Pl.
Green Tie Ball, 2110 S. Wabash Ave.
Affinia Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior St
. Angels & Kings, 710 N. Clark St.
Red Canary, 695 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago Arts District, 1945 S. Halsted St.
Quartino, 626 N. State St.
Sept. 26, 2009
This week we got up close and personal with legendary writer/director, Quentin Tarantino, discovered the city's newest affordable boutique with help from The Real Housewives of New York City's Alex McCord, took you behind the scenes of Walter E. Smithe's latest commercial as Chicagoans show their love for the 2016 Olympics, uncovered a must-have dish in a new segment called "Eat This!," buddies up to the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks as they prepare for their exciting new season and toasts the Old Town Wine Crush while telling you what's hot around the city with the Word on the Street segement.
May 30, 2009
This week on 24/7 Chicago, Marcus went where cameras have never gone before -- into the kitchen of Schwa, one of Chicago's most exclusive restaurants. Catie continues our Wine 101 crash course with master sommelier, Serafin Alvarado. We're then travel to Sonoma, California, to uncover the secrets to success behind Jordan wines. Next stop on our Sonoma tour was Ferrari-Carano, where we discovered what makes their wine a fan favorite. We found the perfect nearby getaway to indulge at this summer at Four Winds Casino Resort's Copper Rock Steakhouse. And as always, Marcus Riley is out on the town to bring you the Word on the Street.
For a list of places to enjoy Jordan wines right here in Chicago, click here.
For a list of places to enjoy Ferrari-Carano wines right here in Chicago, click here.
Smith & Wollensky, 318 N. State St.
Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St.
Keefer’s, 20 W. Kinzie St.
Hugo’s, 1024 N. Rush St.
Rosebud Steakhouse, 192 E. Walton Pl.
Jordan Winery, 1474 Alexander Valley Rd., Healdsburg, CA
Ferrari-Carano Winery, 8761 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg, CA
Four Winds Casino Resort, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI
Copper Rock Steakhouse, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI
Schwa, 1466 N. Ashland Ave.
437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St.
www.saunfiltered.com Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan Ave.
May 23, 2009
This week on 24/7 Chicago, Marcus was in the hot seat, talking sex in the city with Oprah's go-to girl, Dr. Laura Berman. Catie got a lesson in wining and dining with master sommelier, Serafin Alvarado. Join 24/7 as they traveled to Napa, California to uncover three premiere wineries. We discovered the success of family tradition at Trinchero Family Estates. We revealed the "grape to glass" process that makes Pine Ridge Winery a Napa favorite. Catie learned what goes into creating Mumm Napa's one-of-a-kind sparkling wine. During our travels, we came across The Westin Verasa, Napa's ultimate destination to unwind and indulge. And as always, Marcus Riley had the Word on the Street new bar Tilted Kilt with the NBC Chicago Street Team.
For a list of places to enjoy Mumm Napa here in Chicago, CLICK HERE
For a list of places to enjoy Pine Ridge here in Chicago, CLICK HERE
For a list of places to enjoy Trinchero here in Chicago, CLICK HERE
Bistro 110, 110 E. Pearson St.
Trinchero Family Estates, 100 St. Helena Hwy. South, St. Helena, CA
Pine Ridge, 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Mumm Napa, 8445 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
The Westin Verasa Napa, 1314 McKinstry St., Napa, CA
Dr. Laura Berman Show, XM 156 & Sirius 195, www.twitter.com/OprahRadio, HARPO Productions, Inc., 100 N. Carpenter St.
Tilted Kilt, 17 N. Wabash Ave.
May 9, 2009
24/7 Chicago talks with basketball great, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. We hung out with Anna Fong, an iconic fashion designer who's dressing Chicagoans. We discovered the perfect year-round getaway in nearby Michigan City, Indiana. We introduced you to Latin Rhythms dance studio, a place to have fun while staying fit this season. Guest Contributor, Sarah Levy, took us to Olivia's Market in Bucktown to tour her secret of the city. And last but not least, Marcus Riley headed to The Blackstone to give you the Word on the Street.
Conrad Chicago: 521 N. Rush St. www.conradchicago.com
Lakeshore Athletic Club: 211 N. Stetson Ave.
www.anna-fong.com Anna Fong's Studio: 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Dunescape Beach Club: 200 Lake Shore Dr., Unit D, Michigan City, IN www.100lakeshore200d.rubloff.com
Latin Rhythms: 210 N. Racine Ave. www.latinrhythmsdance.com
Olivia's Market: 2014 W. Wabansia Ave.
April 11, 2009
We rolled out the red carpet and sat down with Hollywood legend, Tony Curtis. We also spent the day with a "familiar" Chicagoan turned national celebrity, who might make you do a double take. Place your bets as we saddle up into action at Hawthorne Race Course. We geared up to reveal the best sports bars around town. Also we discovered an authentic taste of Italy right here in the Windy City.
April 4, 2009
This week, we showed you "Why Chicago" for 2016, with messages from celebrity friends and beyond. We hung out with a Blues Brother, dove into a one of a kind pedicure, and got a lesson in luxury at a favorite Windy City get-away. We saddled up to give you an inside look at Hawthorne Race Course, and as always, we told you what's hot around Chicagoland with the Word on the Street.
March 7, 2009
This week, 24/7 Chicago sats down with funnyman Kevin James to discover what he craves in the Windy City. We gave you a taste of Le Colonial's exciting group cooking class. We hustled up the Hancock with NBC5 President, Larry Wert, taking strides towards helping a great Chicago cause. We took you to a true city secret, Savvy Seconds and 1sts, where you can get designer brands for a fraction of the cost. The Belgard Flower & Garden Show is in full bloom at Navy Pier and 24/7 is giving you the "dirt" on this must-see event. And last but not least, we lounged at Martini Park to tell you what's hot around Chicagoland with the Word on the Street.
Feb. 28, 2009
This week, 24/7 Chicago is rolling out the red carpet to give you a star-studded show! We catch up with a Brady, Christopher Knight, and his wife/model, Adrianne Curry, at their favorite Chicago spot. We also met up with former Seinfeld actor, John O'Hurley, to discuss his current role that has brought the musical Chicago to Chicago.
We're getting the inside scoop on TNT's new hit series, Leverage, as the stars discuss why they loved filming in Chicago.
We'll show you where you'll find "A-list" treatment right here in the Windy City.
We'll meet a successful local artist who made her mark in a Chicago blockbuster. And as always, we'll fill you in on what's happening around Chicagoland with the Word on the Street.
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Feb. 21, 2009
This week, 24/7 celebrated Black History Month by honoring a few notable Chicagoans that are making a different around our great city.
Feb. 14, 2009