25th Annual Windy City West Party

Chicagoans living in LA come out to network, party.

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It was all about Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian Beef, deep dish pizza and a strong midwest vibe Monday night at the 25th annual Windy City West party in Los Angeles. More than 500 people took over R.J. and Jerrod Melman's M Street Kitchen and Stella Rossa Pizza Bar for the celebration. It was initially started by writer/producer Ginny Weissman, comedian Tom Dreesen and restaurateur Rich Melman as a way for Chicago expatriates on the West Coast to celebrate their Windy City roots. Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts was named the Windy City West "Man of the Year" at this year's celebration, including actors, sports stars and industry heavyweights.
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Stella Rossa's Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin and actor Chris O’Donnell
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Barack Obama look-a-like Reggie Brown and Sarah Lombardi.
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Comedian Deon Cole, writer for Conan o’Brien
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Actress Marilu Henner
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Actor Billy Zane
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Chicago 24/7's Catie Keogh conducts red carpet interviews.
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Actor Joe Mantegna
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Rich Melman flanked by Kathleen Henson and Anna Treiber of Henson Consulting.
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Jim Belushi, Michael Mann, Dennis Farina
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks
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The Melman family -- R.J., Rich, Martha, Molly and Jerrod.
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Jeff Garlin and Rich Melman
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Host Tom Dreesen
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Chaz Ebert and friend.
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Rich and Martha Melman and friends
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Actor Alex Beh
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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts
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Chaz Ebert and Kathleen Henson
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Stella Rossa Pizza Bar Chef Jeff Mahin
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Stella Rossa Pizza Bar Chef Jeff Mahin, Sophie Gayot, M Street Kitchen Chef Erik Palmer
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Andrew and Jon Landon and friends.
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Michael Mann, Richard Kind, Dennis Farina, Jeff Garlin
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Barack Obama look-a-like Reggie Brown and Sarah Lombardi.
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