Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014 in Chicago

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2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival

teasers this week

September 23, 2014

This week Hyde Park Jazz Fest is all over the news! Tune in at the following times to hear teasers of a few of this weekend’s performances and hear more about the Festival.

Tuesday, September 23


WGNTV, Midday News Music Lounge
Marquis Hill Blacktet performing

Wednesday, September 24


Fox News, Noon News
Geof Bradfield performing


WTTW, Chicago Tonight
Dee Alexander performing


WDCB 90.9 fm, 9:30-10:30pm
HPJF Director Kate Dumbleton speaking and playing music

Friday, September 26


WGNTV, Around Town
Tomeka Reid performing at the Smart Museum

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What you need to know to attend the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

September 20, 2014

Festival dates:
Saturday, September 27, 1pm-midnight &
Sunday, September 28, 1-8pm

The Festival is FREE!

We do encourage a $5 donation at the entrance to help keep the Festival going.

The Festival is held at 14 venues across the Hyde Park neighborhood. Click the Venues tab above to see details.

The Midway (at 60th St. between Ellis and Woodlawn) will additionally have food, drinks, many different vendors, an information booth, and the Story-Share booth.

This year’s Festival features nearly 40 performances!

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German American Pub Crawl 2014 in Lincoln Square in Chicago

Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It’s generally held from late September to the first weekend in October. It’s one of the most famous events in Germany, with more than five million attendees.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oktoberfest is an important part of the Bavarian culture and has been held continuously  since 1810. Many cities around the world hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the annual Munich event.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, you can always enjoy plenty of beer, brats and live entertainment at the German American Fest.

Crawltoberfest German Pub Crawl

Date: September 27, 2014
“Don your dirndl and lace up your lederhsen & join us to celebrate Chicago’s German heritage in historic Lincoln Square by visiting some of the city’s best Grman bars! There will be games like stein hoisting and hammerslagen, and lots of fun themed gifts like liter steins and glass boots. It’s going to be a really fun event. The Chicago Brauhaus is going to do a big group chicken dance for attendees. This is a CrawlNightLong event, so of course costumes & games are part of the fun! Wear lederhosen, dirndls, or anything creative you can come up with! In honor of Munich’s famous fest, we’ll be donating half of each $10 ticket to Lincoln Square’s own DANK Haus German American Cultural Center!”

Von Steuben Parade in CHICAGO
Steuben Parade

Go to the Chicago Brauhaus for an authentic Oktoberfest. Festivities at Brauhaus Chicago will probably include Dirndl-clad waitresses serving authentic Bavarian entertainment and keg tapping ceremonies.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a Vino con Vista Video of Lincoln Square’s German Fest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4h6X-BHrLM

You don’t have to travel to Germany to enjoy an incredible German Festival.

Lincoln Square’s German heritage is still “alive and kicking.”

The architecture, restaurants and shops convey strong German roots. The lovely Lombard Lamp in the neighborhood was a gift from the mayor of  Hamburg, Germany  in 1979.

Lombard Lamp in Lincoln Square in Chicago For 96 years, the local German-American community has celebrated their heritage in Lincoln Square at the annual Street Festival with German music, dancing and entertainment.They even have a beer-tapping ceremony and an annual Von Steuben Parade.

The German-American Von Steuben Parade is an annual parade that is held in various cities across the United States to keep the traditions Germany alive. This Chicago parade was featured in Ferris Buehler’s Day Off.

There are many former and current provinces that proudly call themselves “German” in Chicago. These proud Germans descend from Bavarians (Bayern), Swabians and Hessians (Hessen). The other German-speaking nations include the Austrians (Österreich) and groups displaced by WWII. Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came from Swabia. Some of the original German homelands are now located in Poland (Polen) and the former Czechoslovakia (Tschechoslowakei) and Yugoslavia ( Jugoslawien).

This venue is packed with brats, beer, German potato salad and sauerkraut. The loyal patrons don their lederhosen shorts, suspenders and German hats. They polka in their traditional German costumes to the vibrant Oomp-pah-pah of the lively lederhosen-clad musicians. They eat bratwurst, thueringer, potato salad and kraut and wash it done with a tall stein of beer.

Although German cuisine was featured in the German Festival tents, there are plenty of flagship German Restaurants in Lincoln Square where you can don your lederhosen and clink your stein. Try the Huettenbar or the Chicago Brauhaus.

There’s much more to Lincoln Square that an annual German Fest. The neighborhood hosts a variety of well-known  restaurants and specialty food shops. Don’t leave Lincoln Square without stopping at Gene’s Specialty Food Store with plenty of homemade smoked specialty meats, gourmet prepared foods and decadent pastries. They even have a roof-top beer garden!

Gene’s Deli in Lincoln Square in Chicago

While you’re in the neighborhood,  pick up a concert schedule for the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Then head over to The Julius Meinl Cafe at Montrose and Lincoln.

Vintage Julius Meinl Coffee Poster in Lincoln Square

As a matter of fact, this Lincoln Square venue is one of the few locations outside of  Vienna,  Austria where you can enjoy authentic Viennese pastries and coffee at the Julius Meinl Cafe.

Chicago is the first American outpost for the Viennese coffee purveyor and specialty coffee roaster. They also have establishments in Vincenza Italy. They serve and distribute Viennese gourmet coffees, fine teas, natural preserves, gifts and accessories for the home @ 4363 N. Lincoln Avenue www.meinl.com.

Have a latte or a cup of “Ethiopian Mocca Yirga” and then buy a packet of single-origin coffee beans to take home. Indulge in some decadent Viennese pastries. I highly recommend the Hazelnut “Esterhazy” and the Pistachio Torte. But the cupcake looked mighty yummy!
Dr. EveAnn Lovero is a Foodie who writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
 
Mark your calendars for more Octoberfest Events:

 Berghoff Octoberfest at Adams and Dearborn

St. Aphonsis Octoberfest at Southport and Wellington

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Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party 2014 in Chicago

560 W Grand Ave
at the river

Friday September 26, 2014

The 26th annual Oyster Fest Block party offers attendees the chance to enjoy the freshest oysters on the half shell and boat-loads of delicious food provided by Shaw’s Crab House, ice cold beer from Goose Island, wine, and live music!

To purchase tickets click here.

General admission includes entry only. Free for kids 12 and under.

VIP ($75) gives raised stage view, cash cocktail bar and private bathrooms.

Event Schedule

  • 9/22: OYSTER MONDAY KICK-OFF PARTY
  • ALL WEEK: SELECTED HALF-PRICE OYSTERS | LIVE MUSIC 7-10PM (Chicago only)
  • NIGHTLY: OYSTER SLURP-OFF AT 6PM (registration starts Monday 9/8 – sign up at the restaurant)
  • 9/26: OYSTER FEST WITH BRETT DENNEN
  • 10PM: AFTER PARTY AT SHAW’S CHICAGO OYSTER BAR

Brett Dennen – Music Headliner

Youthful West Coast singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, with a fragile, high-pitched voice that makes him sound at times like a cross between Tracy Chapman and Neil Young, first drew attention in 2004 with the single “Desert Sunrise.” The tune, with its easy groove and soulful phrasing, garnered enough spins on KCRW to warrant the release of his self-titled debut the following year.

In 2006, Dennen signed with Dualtone and released “So Much More.” “Hope for the Hopeless” followed on the same imprint in 2008. Dennen’s fourth studio effort, “Loverboy,” which featured subtle African rhythms and more of a pop veneer, arrived in April 2011, followed in 2013 by the sparser acoustic-based “Smoke and Mirrors.”

“It was time to get back to basics,” Brett Dennen says of his fifth record, Smoke & Mirrors, released October 22, 2013. “I wanted to return to the folk and acoustic music I loved when I began writing. I decided to tap into my memories and explore new emotional territory as honestly as I could.”

To purchase tickets to Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party with Brett Dennen click here.

Sponsors

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

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Oktoberfest 2014 at St. Alphonsus in Chicago

Augustiner beermat: "Münchner Reinheitsge...

Augustiner beermat: “Münchner Reinheitsgebot – 500 Jahre” (Photo credit: mdid)

A German boot-shape beer-glass 中文: 德国靴形啤酒杯,当靴尖...
A German boot-shape beer-glass 中文: 德国靴形啤酒杯,当靴尖朝外喝到底部时,酒会突然喷出,用来对不清楚的朋友开玩笑。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

;de: Kronkorken mit Aufdruck

;de: Kronkorken mit Aufdruck “500 Jahre Münchner Reinheitsgebot 1487 – 1987″ einer Augustiner-Bierflasche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Date: Friday – Sunday; September 26-28
Time: Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Location: Southport & Lincoln Ave | Chicago
Beneficiary: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church

St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest
Friday Sept 26, 2014 5pm – 10pm
Saturday Sept 27, 2014 11am-10pm
Sunday Sept 28,2014 11am-7pm
*All dates and times are subject to change

Location: Southport & Oakdale Ave
Beneficiary: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church
Estimated Attendance: 20,000

The festival will also feature an eclectic mix of artisans as well as other food/beverage vendors.

If you follow my posts, you know that I can’t pass up a Chicago Festival. Fall is my favorite season in Chicago so I try to hit as many of the Fall Festivals as possible. I love Oktoberfest at St. Alphonsus in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

Oktoberfest 2011

As a Chicago native, I know that when the fall season ends the possibilities of glorious outdoor festivals evaporate. The dreadful winter weather in Chicago isn’t conducive to outdoor festivals, unless you’re a reindeer or Santa.

Oktoberfest 2011 in Chicago
Saint Alphonsus Parish in Chicago

Attend the 11th annual festival at St. Aphonsus Church; one of the most highly regarded Oktoberfest celebrations in Chicago at 1429 W. Wellington.

English: 450 years of the “German Beer Purity ...

English: 450 years of the “German Beer Purity Law” Deutsch: 450 Jahre Deutsches Reinheitsgebot :*Graphics by Poell :*Ausgabepreis: 80 Pfennig :*First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 5. Mai 1983 :*Michel-Katalog-Nr: 1179 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of Chicago's community areas, grouped by c...

Map of Chicago’s community areas, grouped by color by “side” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1900, one in every five Chicago residents was German. These Deutshischers brought their beer-making practices and oom-pah-pah music with them to Chicago. Their beer-making adhered to the principles of Reinheitsgebot; German Purity law. The “German Beer Purity Law” or the “Bavarian Purity Law”  was a regulation concerning the production of beer in Germany. In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. The law has since been repealed but many German and American beers, for marketing purposes, continue to claim to abide by the rule.

English: Dark Brauhaus Lemke beer in glass. Ру...

English: Dark Brauhaus Lemke beer in glass. Русский: Тёмное пиво “Brauhaus Lemke” в бокале. Latviešu: Tumšais alus “Brauhaus Lemke” glāzē. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Octoberfest in Chicago 2011

I always wonder how the out-of -state college graduates  know exactly what neighborhood to move into when they come to Chicago? Is there some Social Media fraternity/sorority news bulletin? The newly minted college graduates in Chicago love Lakeview!

St. Alphonsus in Lakeview in Chicago

Grab your lederhosen and Grampa’s beer stein and attend one of Chicago’s favorite Germanic  festivals.

Oktoberfest

There will be plenty of beer, brats, pretzels,  music and dancing. On Sunday afternoon, the “Kinderfest” celebration (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ) will feature games and  activities for children.

German Festival Costume

Saint Alphonsus Liguori was a doctor of the Church, known for his contribution to moral theology and his great kindness. He was born in 1696 in Naples. The original St. Alphonsus church was built at this location when the neighborhood was predominantly German. The existing church was built in 1897 and is located at 1429 W. Wellington www.stalphonsuschgo.org.

Octoberfest celebrations are modeled after the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. This 16-18 day celebration in Munich began as a wedding celebration for the royal couple. We owe it all to Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.

There will be two stages: a Main Stage and a German Stage. 

Sixteen Candles at Oktoberfest 2011

Here’s the entertainment line-up:

MAIN STAGE:

Friday
5:00pm – The Polkaholics
6:30pm – Hip Hugger
8:30pm – Hi Infidelity

Saturday
11:00am – Die Musikmeisters German Band
1:45pm – Radio Live
3:45pm – The Bratwurst Brothers
5:30pm – He Said, She Said
8:00pm – 16 Candles

Sixteen Candles Band at Oktoberfest 2011
Sixteen Candles at Oktoberfest 2011

GERMAN STAGE:

Friday
7:00pm – The Polkaholics
9:00pm – The Bratwurst Brothers

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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Savor the Central Coast of California Food and Wine Festival 2014

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Hearst Castle

Chef Central Seminar Stage — Reserved Seating

Chef Central Seminar Stage

Winemaker Central Seminar Stage — Reserved Seating

Winemaker Central Seminar Stage
Winemaker Central Seminar Stage

Special Dinners — Reserved Seating

Adventure Tours

Join us for the special winemaker dinner on Saturday night, Sept. 29. Only 10 seats remaining.
Reserve your seat »

English: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederl...

English: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederlands: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle (Photo credit: CAHairyBear)

This four-day culinary exploration will play host to a two-day Main Event held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.

 

The Main Event will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura to Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo to Monterey to Santa Cruz.

Wander the Marketplace and taste from over 100 local wineries, sample small bites dished-up from local restaurateurs, and enjoy vendors showcasing their craft. Relax in the Estrada Garden with a beer from one of our local breweries, listen to music from the Music Stage. In-depth wine and cooking seminars are offered throughout the weekend and give attendees a deep-dive into a specific varietal or cooking technique. Cost is $25 per seminar with purchase of your main event ticket.

Kick back with a brew and bites while listening to the tunes of Central Coast musical talents. Along with great music, award-winning local chefs will serve-up some of the best local ingredients paired with local beers.

 

  • History of the Santa Margarita Ranch

Train at Santa Margarita Ranch

“Santa Margarita’s fertile valley and year-round flowing creeks led the Spanish padres to establish a farm with assistance from the Chumash Indian population, and in 1787 it was formally recognized as an outpost of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Just one day’s journey from San Luis Obispo and the San Miguel Mission, it was a convenient layover for travelers on El Camino Real. The Asistencia was built circa 1817, and is one of the first recorded uses of mortar in California. Today the 13,900acre ranch is owned by the Rossi, Filipponi, and Wittstrom families, whose management practices have been recognized with several stewardship awards. Using a rotational cattle grazing program has allowed perennial grasses to return, a lush riparian habitat to thrive, and the regeneration of many oak trees. Moreover, a 975-acre vineyard was one of the Central Coast’s first to employ resource conservation practices. The ranch has once again become the site of grand fiestas, host to many non-profit fundraisers, and tours and private events throughout the year.”

Santa Margarita Ranch (www.historicsantamargaritaranch.com) is also the home to the Pacific Coast Railroad which loops two miles around the property capturing the beauty of the ranch.

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

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Ravenswood ARTWALK 2014 Kicks Off Chicago Artists Month

First Friday ArtWalk

First Friday ArtWalk (Photo credit: Erik R. Bishoff)

  • Ravenswood will kick-off Chicago Artists month by hosting their 13th annual ARTWALK.
  • 2014 Annual Tour of Arts & Industry

    Opening Reception

    Friday, October 3, 2014 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Ravenswood Events Center, 4025 N Ravenswood
    $10 Donation

    Together, the Ravenswood community and local artists invite you to kick off Chicago Artists’ Month in style. Join us to celebrate the 13th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry this October 3-5, 2014.

    This year’s annual Ravenswood Arts Advocate Award Ceremony honors artist Judith Roth. Additional events include a performance by the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra and American Tribal Style® belly dance group, Amaranth. On view, a photo exhibit from Heartland Alliance titled “Forced Migration Photo-voice: Picturing a New Life in Chicago”. Local craft beer, wine, food from neighborhood restaurants, and a raffle!

    Proceeds from the door benefit arts and industry projects in the historic Ravenswood Corridor.

  • Many buildings will be open to the public along the Historic Ravenswood Corridor on Ravenswood Avenue between Irving Park Road and Lawrence. There will be plenty of artists, film screenings, live music and craft beer tastings.
  • Here’s a video of the ArtWalk 2011
  • http://youtu.be/T4RycdIv7rE.
  • Stroll through the charming Ravenswood neighborhood and visit the studios and galleries this weekend. More than 200 artists are presenting their talents by opening their galleries and studios along the train tracks. This event is part of Chicago Artists Month (CAS).
Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

  • Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

    Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

I loved the framed Chicago neighborhood posters from Studio Chris.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Vintage Chicago Neighborhood Posters

Vintage Chicago Posters

Vintage Chicago Posters

I couldn’t resist the Framed Posters of Chicago’s Sports Teams.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

 Check out the vintage photography exibition from the Historical Society.

Welles Park Community Band

Welles Park Community Band

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Listen to live music and munch on some food from the Homage Food Truck.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

The local artists are presenting their astounding talent. There is a free trolley and an architectural tour of Ravenswood.

  • The Ravenswood Art Walk is on Ravenswood Ave between Addison & Lawrence
Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Attend the Ravenswood Art Walk and celebrate Art Month in Chicago!

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

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Poster for Century of Progress World’s Fair showing exhibition buildings with boats on water in foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Oktoberfest Beer Brats and Boats 2014 in Chicago at Navy Pier

 

Paulina Market, Shoreline Sightseeing's partner in the Oktoberfest Cruise

 

 

English: A view of Navy Pier from the shorelin...

English: A view of Navy Pier from the shoreline in Chicago. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Get your tickets for Paulina Market’s Brew Cruise 2013 in Chicago.

WHEN:  September 26, 2014

Chicago Navy Pier from the Lake Guardian

Chicago Navy Pier from the Lake Guardian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE: The cruise will depart from Navy Pier

Attend the Oktoberfest Brew Cruise 2014.

Shoreline Sightseeing will partner with Paulina Market to host their third

Beer, Brats and Boats Oktoberfest Cruise

Tickets are $49, and include dinner and a drink in a souvenir Oktoberfest mug. Passengers must be 21 or older. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 312-222-9328 or visit their website.

Have a German-style celebration with Oktoberfest favorites.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

Indulge in some Bratwurst and sauerkraut or potato pancakes. For dessert try some Apfelstrudel, Bienenstich and Pflaumenkuchen.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

To get your bearings, consider where you are in respect to the rest of the world.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

Look for the folks wearing lederhosen and German hats. You can dance to the live music.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

There will be plenty of ladies wearing dirdls that will be delighted to serve you Spaten Brau Muchen German beer.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

Enjoy the German cuisine, live music  and German beer. Take home a cool beer stein or a Black Forest clock.

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest

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

Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011
Navy Pier October Fest 2011

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St. Matthias “Friends of the Grape” and “Friends of Craft Beer” Festival 2014 in Chicago

Fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins, potas...

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This is harvest season for grapes in many parts of the country. The harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels.

A green wine grape.

A green wine grape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Matthias parish in Chicago celebrates every year on the first Sunday in October.

One Big Weekend—Two Loved Events!

Friends of the Grape & Friends of Craft Beer

Save the Date October 3rd & 5th, 2014

This October Friends of the Grape will celebrate its 15th year!

Last year they added a new tradition called the Friends of Craft beer tasting on Friday evening.  Stay tuned for updates on participating restaurants and breweries, information on our Live and Silent auction items, and how you can get involved!

Tickets are now available shortly in the rectory and on the website.

For more information, visit friendsofthegrape.org

 

 

WHERE: Saint Matthias in Lincoln Square in Chicago

Here’s a Friend of the Grape Video http://youtu.be/kmkLpj7eJCk

Friends of the Grape 2011

Friends of the Grape 2011

The students at St. Matthias School were busy stomping grapes this week in preparation for the 13th annual Friends of the Grape Wine Festival and Auction.

Stomping grapes to crush them as part of the w...

Stomping grapes to crush them as part of the winemaking process. Photo taken at Airfield Estates in Prosser, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The winner of the Stomp was crowned the “Juice King (or Queen)”’ and received a week of grape juice.

This is one of my favorite events in the Lincoln Square area. Here’s a Lincoln Square Foodie video http://youtu.be/E4h6X-BHrLM showing all the interesting sights.

Friends of the Grape Stomp

Friends of the Grape Stomp

Grape Stomp at St. Matthias

Saint Matthias became the 13th apostle. Judas had been one of the original Twelve apostles. When he betrayed Jesus and committed suicide he was replaced with Matthias. He proudly welcomes visitors to his is a beautiful church at Claremont and Ainslie in Chicago.

Saint Matthias

Saint Matthias

The volunteers offer plenty of  food and wine at “Friends of the Grape”.

Bring your checkbook and credit card because there will be over 150 items available at the silent auction. There will be plenty of gift baskets for you to purchase.

Friends of the Grape Silent Auction

Friends of the Grape Silent Auction

The live auction will start at 3pm. Last year, you could bid on a culinary experience for 2 at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris or a six-course dinner for 12 prepared by Chef Marin Wallner.

Live Auction at Saint Matthias Friends of the Grape 2011

Live Auction

The sponsors will be pouring over 40 different wines. There’s plenty of wine for you to purchase.

The vast array of Lincoln Square restaurants will be offering tasty appetizers and wine pairings in the beer garden with live entertainment on Sunday, October 6th between 12:30 and 6:30 at 4910 N Claremont.

This will be the best $40 that you have spent all year. Proceeds benefit the School. Father John is always ready to welcome new parishoners to St. Matthias.

For more information go to www.stmatthiaschicago.org/…

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

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My Glorious Vino con Vista Weekend in Hood River Oregon

Windsurfing and kitesurfing on a fine summer d...

Windsurfing and kitesurfing on a fine summer day on the Columbia River at Hood River, Oregon. The Hood River bridge and Washington state across from the city are visible in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are 16 American Viticultural Areas (AVA) that celebrate Oregon’s unique climate and terroir. If you follow my blog, you know that I love “Touring and Tasting” in wine regions around the world. I even write books about Wine Tourism in Italy.

Columbia-River-Gorge-1

Columbia-River-Gorge-1 (Photo credit: WSK_2005)

English: Looking east up the Columbia River Go...

English: Looking east up the Columbia River Gorge, from Crown Point in Oregon, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found a little slice of heaven in the Pacific Northwest with towering basalt cliffs and magical waterfalls. I spent my Glorious Vino con Vista Weekend in Hood River Oregon. It is located less than 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia Gorge area.

I found a “World of Wine in 40 miles.” The terroir replicates the characteristics and altitude of some of the finest wine regions of Europe. Melt from the glaciers enriched the soil making the Columbia Gorge one of the most “unique and prolific wine-growing regions on Earth.”

Hiking near Starvation Creek in the Columbia R...

Hiking near Starvation Creek in the Columbia River gorge in Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Gorge is known for it’s wind; which benefits windsurfers and kiteboarders. The wind also helps the grapes stay healthy. This is considered the world’s best windsurfing destination.

Fun in Hood River

A man kitesurfing on the Columbia River Gorge ...

A man kitesurfing on the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hood River Bridge seen from Hood River, Or...

The Hood River Bridge seen from Hood River, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Within 20 miles, the terroir changes from a rainforest to a desert. This spectrum, coupled with excellent volcanic soil creates micro-climates for growing many varietals. They even grow Morel, Chanterelle and Matsutakes mushrooms in this area. This is an ideal four-season, recreational, Vino con Vista wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts, wine enthusiasts and Foodies!

Phelps Creek Vineyards in the Columbia Gorge

Phelps Creek Vineyards in the Columbia Gorge

Multnomah Waterfall in Oregon

Multnomah Waterfall in Oregon

My latest adventure brought me to Oregon’s Wine Country where Mount Hood and Mount Adams dominate the scenic landscape in the Columbia Gorge. This glorious destination the largest concentration of high waterfalls in North America. Mount Hood has 6 ski areas and Timberline offers the only year round lift for skiing in North America.

ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 28:  Sammy Carlson of Hood...

ASPEN, CO – JANUARY 28: Sammy Carlson of Hood River, Oregon launches over a gap during practice for Men’s Skiing Slopestyle during Winter X Games 15 at Buttermilk Mountain on January 28, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Mount Hood in Oregon

Mount Hood in Oregon

Mount Hood glaciers

Mount Hood glaciers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Hood from Hood River by William Keith

Mount Hood from Hood River by William Keith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The region is brimming with outdoor activities and events like:  “White Salmon Backyard Half-Run-Hike”; “Kiteboarding for Cancer”; “Mt. Hood Cycling Classic”; The Hood River “Echelon Gran-Fono” bike race and festival (www.echelongranfondo.org) and the “Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo”. The U.S. Windsurfing National Championships were held in this windsurfing mecca. The local Wet Planet Whitewater Rafting Company recently earned “eco-certification”. The Gorge is a premier venue for Paddleboarding. The Hood River Yacht Club hosts Wednesday night sailboat races. You can even gaze at Mount Hood as you play a round of golf at Indian Creek Golf Course (www.indiancreekgolf.com). If you like food, wine, waterfalls, fun and adventure; head to Hood River Oregon.

Triple Falls, Columbia Gorge

Triple Falls, Columbia Gorge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Adams 3'742m, Washington, USA - with Ech...

Mount Adams 3’742m, Washington, USA – with Echinacea fields of Trout Lake Farm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fruit grown in this fertile valley is of such exceptional quality that this region is the world leader in Anjou pear production. The Hood River Valley’s 15,000 acres of orchards “Produce 50% of the nation’s winter pear crop.”

This area is called the Hood River County Fruit Loop and has incredible stone-fruit orchards and wineries. Lavender fields, heirloom apple orchards and alpaca farms are abundant. You can even pick your own cherries and Gravenstein apples! There are many festivals that celebrate the bounty of this spectacular agricultural region including: “The Hood River Fruit Loop Cherry Celebration”; “The Oregon Lavender Festival”; and “The Gravenstein Apple Celebration.”

Wines in the Gorge

Tasting Rooms in Hood River

Make plans to attend the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest in October or the Hood River Fruit Loop Wine Celebration in June. There are plenty of wineries on the “Fruit Loop” circuit west of the Hood River around Country Club Road including: Phelps Creek Veineyards, Marchesi Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River Vineyards, Pleasant Valley Winery and Viento.  www.foodriverfruitloop.com

Mount Hood

Mount Hood in Oregon

Pick Your Own Cherries in Hood River Oregon

Map of Oregon highlighting Hood River County

Map of Oregon highlighting Hood River County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hood River County was established in 1908. The Hood River is a tributary of the Columbia River. Visit the History Museum of Hood River County on 33 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River to learn more about this spectacular area ( www.co.hood-river.or.us/museum). Go to the Cascade Locks, a temperate rain forest that gets nearly 130 inches of rain per year. Check out the WIND Youth Regatta or the December Festival of Lights ( www.cascadelocks.com).

Mount Hood Highway, Oregon, USA

Mount Hood Highway, Oregon, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Hood Winery

Mount Hood Winery (Photo credit: mickou)

OK, I admit it, I like food and wine. I love visiting wineries and sometimes participate in harvest activities. I am fascinated by exploring local terroir. I love learning about the places where wine is grown and why people are passionate about their vineyards. I enjoy meeting the winemakers and learning their stories.Wine Map of WIneries in the Columbia River Gorge

I love Touring and Tasting in Oregon

English: Sun set at hood river, Columbia river

English: Mount Adams, Washington, United State...

English: Mount Adams, Washington, United States, as seen from Hood River, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oregon and Washington share the Columbia Valley AVA that was founded in 1984. The state border runs down the middle of the Columbia River. When you stay in Hood River, Oregon, you can cross the Hood River Bridge and visit some of the highest-elevation vineyards in the state of Washington. The Hood River Bridge is a truss bridge that has a vertical lift. The bridge connects the communities of  Hood River, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington. Check out the Celilo Vineyard or Syncline Winery on the Washington side of the bridge. www.synclinewine.com

Syncline Wine from Washington

Syncline Wine from Washington

Columbia Gorge WIne

The Columbia Gorge AVA consists of four counties; Hood River and Wasco in Oregon; and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington. It also includes the river valleys of Hood River and Deschutes River in Oregon and the Klickitat River in Washington. This area is located between Mount Hood in Oregon and Mount Adams in Washington. Mount Adams is a stratovolcano in in the Cascade range.

“The Cascade foothills get enough annual rainfall to make irrigation optional for some growers. The principal grapes are cool-climate varieties such as chardonnay, gewürztraminer, pinot gris, riesling, albarino and grüner veltliner.”

English: Modified map used to show the Columbi...

English: Modified map used to show the Columbia Gorge AVA within Washington State. Original public domain image locate at Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection provided by U.S. Geological Survey 2001, printed 2002 Modified copied similarly released to public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Twister Falls, a waterfall in Hood Ri...

English: Twister Falls, a waterfall in Hood River County, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Adams and Mount Hood from plane

Mount Adams and Mount Hood from plane (Photo credit: dherrera_96)

There are so many interesting Vino con Vista Places and actvities in the Gorge.

Here’s a list of interesting place to stay and explore Hood River:

English: Columbia Gorge Hotel near Hood River,...

English: Columbia Gorge Hotel near Hood River, Oregon in 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: reflected in Mirror Lake, , USA. Espa...

English: reflected in Mirror Lake, , USA. Español: Reflejo del Monte Hood en el lago Mirror, Oregón, Estados Unidos. Français : Reflet du Mont Hood dans le lac Mirror, Oregon, Etats-Unis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. The Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa is just west of the Hood River. It is perched on a scenic bluff above the Columbia River with sweeping views and vintage opoulence. It was built in 1921 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a favorite destination for Rudolf Valentino and Shirley Temple. A couple of our U.S. presidents even stayed here.

English: The Columbia Gorge Hotel at 4000 West...

English: The Columbia Gorge Hotel at 4000 Westcliff Drive in Hood River, Oregon, United States, is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). NRHP reference number 79003736 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Columbia Gorge Hotel near Hood River,...

It is located at 4000 Westcliff Drive near Hood River (800-341-1921) www.columbiagorgehotel.com

2. Columbia Cliff  Villas  offers breathtaking views with in room spa services, wine and cooking classes.

It is located at 4000 Westcliff Drive www.columbiacliffvillas.com

English: View from Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood ...

English: View from Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River, Oregon (2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Waterfall at Columbia Gorge Hotel, Ho...

English: Waterfall at Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River, Oregon (2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. The Historic Hood River Hotel was built in 1911 and is walking distance from all the downtown attractions. This is Hood River’s oldest hotel; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are celebrating their our 100th anniversary. Watch their  historic photo tour.

The European boutique-style hotel  is located at 102 Oak Street in Hood River. If you stay here, you will not need a designated driver when you leave the Hood River Tasting Rooms. www.hoodriverhotel.com

Step back in time as you enter this fully restored vintage hotel. Offering 41 rooms and suites, each different and individually appointed with antique reproductions. Enjoy the ambiance of a small European Inn as you soak in our Jacuzzi and spa facility. Our lobby, with a wood-burning fireplace and adjoining Cornerstone Cuisine Restaurant is the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure in the gorge.

The gallery provides a close look at the   origins and evolution of the hotel itself. It also takes a sideways glance at Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge as the human footprint has changed over the century

4. Enjoy a unique experience at the farm at the Draper Girls Country Cottage where you can pick your own cherries when they’re in season. This charming venue is located on a 40 acre orchard nestled at the foot of Mount Hood www.drapergirlscountryfarm.com(541-490-8113).

Draper Girls Country Cottage on HIghway 35 in Oregon

Draper Girls Country Cottage on Highway 35 in Oregon

Draper Girls Country Cottage Farmstand in Oregon

Draper Girls Country Cottage Farmstand in Oregon

Standing at the Draper Girls Country Farm looking at Mount Hood

Touring and Wine Tasting Adventures:

Grape Vine

Grape Vine

1. Cathedral Ridge Winery is at 4200 Post Canyon Drive in Hood River, Oregon. They have “over 20 different wines made from 10 different varietals.” All the grapes are grown within 30 miles of the winery and all the wine is made on site. I liked the 2009 Cathedral Ridge Syrah. www.cathedralridgewinery.com

Cathedral Ridge Winery

Cathedral Ridge Winery from the Columbia Valley in Oegon

Cathedral Ridge Winery

Cathedral Ridge Winery

2. Marchesi Vineyards and Winery

3955 Country Club Road in Hood River www.marchesivineyards.com

This winery specializes in Italian varietals and is located on the Heights of Hood River. I love the Barbera!!

Watch this video to learn about the winemaker; here’s Franco Marchesi talking about his wine http://www.vinestories.com/video.php?video=77354838001:

Marchesi Barbera from Hood River Oregon

Marchesi Barbera from Hood River Oregon

3. The The Pines 1852 Vineyard and Winery tasting room has an art gallery that features the work of regional artists. I met Lonnie Wright and his lovely daughter Sierra at a Wine Dinner at Phelps Creek Vineyards.

The Pines Vineyard’s Old Vine Zinfandel was first planted by an Italian stone mason named Louis Comini in the late 1800s. He brought his grape vines from his homeland in Genoa, Italy. These original plants are still producing; thanks to winemaker Peter Rossback and owner Lonni Wright. “The century Old Vine Zinfandel make The Pines one of the oldest vineyards in the Northwest.”

Try some of Lonni’s 2010 award-winning Old Vine Zinfandel from The Pines Vineyards at 5450 Mill Creek Road in The Dalles, Oregon or at the Tasting Room in Downtown Hood River. www.thepinesvineyard.com

The Pines Tasing Room in Hood River Oregon

The Pines Tasing Room in Hood River Oregon

The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

Lonnie and Sierra Wright from The Pines Vineyard in Oregon

Lonnie and Sierra Wright from The Pines Vineyard in Oregon

The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

Sierra Wright from the Pines Vineyard and Winery in Oregon

Sierra Wright from the Pines Vineyard and Winery in Oregon

The Pines Tasing Room in Hood River Oregon

The Pines Tasing Room in Hood River Oregon

4. Quenette Winery Tasting Hall; home of Copa di Vino is housed at the historic Sunsine Mill in The Dalles. Visit their 100 year old industrial space that they have converted into a tasting room at 901 East 2nd Street in The Dalles, Oregon.

The Sunshine Mill  interior incorporates the original machinery of the flour mill that occupied this building since the turn of the century. They have a satellite tasting room in Hood River at 111 Oak Street. Try their Sangiovese and/or the black cherry and chocolatey Zinfandel. www.copadivino.com

Quenette Winery Tasting Room in Hood River

Quenette Winery Tasting Room in Hood River

Quenette Winery Tasting Room in Hood River

5. Viento at 301 Country Club Road in Hood River. Meet winemaker Rich Cushman and check out his 30-year-old Riesling vineyard. Viento is open for tasting ath the Gorge White House Annes at 2265 Highway 35 in Hood River www.vientowines.com

Viento Winery

Viento Winery

Oregon Wine

Oregon Wine

6. Phelps Creek Vineyards

Located at 1850 Country Club Road in Hood River where the Tasting Room is a “stone’s Throw” from the estate vineyards. (541-386-2607 www.phelpscreekvineyards.com

Phelps Creek Vineyards in the Columbia Gorge

Phelps Creek Vineyards in the Columbia Gorge

Watch this video to learn about Bob Morus and the Phelps Creek Winery: http://www.vinestories.com/video.php?video=1537447585001

The Happy Faces of Naked Winery in Oregon

The Happy Faces of Naked Winery in Oregon

Phelps Creek Winery

Phelps Creek Winery

7. Naked Winery is located at the corner of 2nd and Cascade in Downtown Hood River. www.nakedwinery.com

Naked Winery Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

8. Cascade Cliffs at 211 Oak Street in Hood River. I loved the intense estate grown Barbera.

Cascade Cliffs Wine

Cascade Cliffs Wine

Cascade Cliffs Wine

Cascade Cliffs Wine

Hood River Wine Selection

Hood River Wine Selection

Watch Bob Lorkowski talk about his winery http://www.vinestories.com/video.php?video=625388299001

www.cascadecliffs.com

9. Visit the Gorge White House where you can enjoy wine from the Gorge wineries under one roof.By the taste, the glass, or the bottle!  One stop!http://www.thegorgewhitehouse.com/links.html.

Check out their calendar of events: http://www.thegorgewhitehouse.com/calendar.html

Naked Winery Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

Naked Winery Tasting Room in Hood River Oregon

Penetration Wine and Matching Tee Shirt

Penetration Wine and Matching Tee Shirt

The bounty of Hood River County

The bounty of Hood River County (Photo credit: SP8254 – On a Break!)

An exciting sightseeing adventure awaits you at “Cruise the Gorge” sightseeing tour www.sternwheeler.com. The Sternwheeler paddle-powered riverboat provides narrated day cruises on the river. It departs daily from the Cascade Locks (during the season) with special brunch and dinner cruises.

You can rent water sports equipment at the Hood River Waterfron Park or swim and picnic at Marina Park.

Wine Tours

Explore the George

www.explorethegorge.com

Martin’s Gorge Tours

www.martinsgorgetours.com

Wine Dirt

www.winedirt.com

Washington’s Columbia Gorge AVA (viticultural area) was officially approved in 2004.

Dine at these Restaurants:

The Celilo Restaurant and Bar at 16 Oak Street in Hood River has a seasonal menu with an extensive regional wine list. Their wine dinners were featured in Wine Spectator. www.celilorestaurant.com

Cornerstone Cuisine at the Hood River Hotel at 102 Oak Street www.hoodriverhotel.com

Nora’s Table 110 fifth Street in Hood River www.norastable.com

The Sixth Street Bistro and Loft at 509 Cascade Avenue has exceptional organic cuisine.

Three Rivers Grill at 601 Oak Street has spectacular views of the Columbia River with a deck and patio. www.threeriversgrill.com

Golf

18 hole championship Indian Creek Golf Course (541-386-7770)

For more visit www.ColumbiaGorgewine.com, www.Oregonwine.org and www.oregonwinecountry.org.

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

There is an excellent guide published by the Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association at www.GorgeVisitor.com.

Here are some of the varietals that are grown in this amazing heavenly region:

     

English: Cropped image of Cabernet Sauvignon g...

English: Cropped image of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Hedges Vineyards in Red Mountain, Washington. Photo taken August 28th, 2007 with a Kodak z650 camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pinot noir grapes have a much darker hue than ...

Pinot noir grapes have a much darker hue than the bluish-gray coloring of Pinot gris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Sauvignon blanc wine grape. Location:...

English: Sauvignon blanc wine grape. Location: Vlasotince vineyards, southeast Serbia. Français : Grappe de raisin du cépage Sauvignon Blanc. Photo prise dans le vignoble de Vlasotince, dans le sud-est de la Serbie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albarino • Aglianico • Barbera • Cabernet Franc • Cabernet Sauvignon • Chardonnay         Dolcetto  •  Gamay  •  Gewurtztraminer  •  Grenache  •  Gruner Vertliner  •  Lemberger         Malbec  •  Marsanne  •  Merlot  •  Mourvedre  •  Muscat   •  Nebbiolo  •  Pinot Blanc         Pinot Gris  •  Pinot Noir   •  Primitivo  •  Riesling  •  Roussanne  •  Sangiovese       Sauvignon Blanc  •  Syrah  •  Tempranillo  •  Viognier  •  White Riesling  •  Zinfandel

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Chicago’s Creative Design Harvest Festival 2014 in West Town

Chicago’s 2014 Design Harvest Festival is sponsored by the West Town Chamber of Commerce.

WHEN: Saturday September 20th-Sunday September 21th, 2014

The live musical entertainment area is programmed by Chicago’s legendary live music venue, The Hideout. There is usually a big square dance in the street!

Beer sponsor Blue Moon will feature their Harvest Pumpkin Ale along with Crispin Cider and Coors Light.

FESTIVAL & SURROUNDING GRAND AVENUE DESIGN DISTRICT MAP

 

1. Creative Claythings / 2. State Street Salvage / 3. Artemesia / 4. Christy Webber Landscapes Farm & Garden Center / 5. European Furniture Warehouse / 6. Modern Times / 7. Space 1858 / 8. Martyn George / 9. Urban Remains / 10. Design Inc. / 11. SG Grand / 12. Buckingham Interiors / 13. The Find / 14. The Painted Lady / 15. Urban Remains / 16. Salvage One

2014 Live Music programmed by The Hideout

Live Music by The Hideout:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

12:00pm – 4:00pm Uncanned Music DJs

4:45pm-6:15pm The Lawrence Peters Outfit

6:30pm-8:00pm The Siderunners

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

12:00pm – 4:00pm Uncanned Music DJs

4:30pm – 6:00pm The Golden Horse Ranch Band and Square Dance

WHERE: Grand Avenue between Damen and Wood.

Come and check out the Food Trucks http://youtu.be/igyjbER5hqA.

All-New 2014 Seminar Tent (more speakers and details TBA):

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

11:30am Luc Globensky / Cattelan Italia – Trends in Contemporary Italian Furniture

12:30pm Houzz – CEU Workshop – To the trade (how to use Houzz for your business)

2:00pm Dennis Shah / Studio Printworks – Making great wallpaper: Hand screen printing & collaborating with artists

3:00pm Design Round Table – Discussing various aspects of working with an Interior Designer

4:30pm Kevin Grace – From Drab to Fab – learn the benefits of re-purposing furniture

5:15pm Luka Machnik / Pavilion – Behind the design on American Dream Builders

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

12:00pm Lenora Smith / Aronel – From lawyer to textile designer

1:00pm Nicole Alexander – Commercial versus residential projects

2:00pm Houzz – Design trends – trade and public

3:00pm Joel Klaff / Workroom Couture – Living with textiles

4:00pm Bill Bruss / Design Inc. – Design trends – kitchen & bath

There’s live music, food, wine and beer.

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Design Harvest 2011 in Chicago on Grand at Damen

Design Harvest 2011 in Chicago on Grand at Damen

The new festival features Chicago’s best local home decorating stores and designers like Room Service and The Painted Lady.

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Quilt from Chicago’s Painted Lady on Grand Ave. in Chicago

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Chicago’s Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Interesting artwork fro Room Service in Chicago

There will be furniture and home accessories, vintage goods, antiques and  design retailers located in Chicago’s Design District on Grand Avenue.

Chicago Design District

Chicago Design District

Chicago Design District

Chicago Design District

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Harvest Design Festival 2011

Get your creative mojo working this weekend with great food and music from The Hideout. The Naked Grape Winery is offering wine tastings.

Live Music at Harvest Design Festival 2011

Live Music at Harvest Design Festival 2011

 Harvest Design Festival 2011

The Hideout at Harvest Design Festival 2011

Live Music provided by The Hideout at Harvest Design Festival 2011

The Naked Grape Winery at Havest Design Festival

The Naked Grape Winery at Havest Design Festival

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

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