Nick Rosario coming at ya! If I were to make a list of the best sportscasters in town; Mark Giangreco would be at the top of my list. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark back in 1998 for the first time and believe me I am still laughing today at some of the things he said. I found him to be the same off camera as he is on camera. He is light hearted and quick witted. Mark was definitely one of my favorite interviews. He even admitted to watching General Hospital. Now there’s a guy who is not afraid to share.
Hey! It’s Gina Ferraro here. My trip to The Skydeck Ledge at the Willis Tower was unforgettable. Randy Stancik, the GM of the Skydeck was kind enough to hold my hand as I walked out onto the glass bottomed-Skydeck. What a rush!! There’s only 6 inches of glass separating me from the streets of Chicago. It is a heart stopping experience, but I highly suggest you do it. Everything told me “don’t step out there,” but Randy eased my mind and did it with me.
When you go, be sure and kneel on the glass. That’s an entirely different feeling than just standing. Plus, after you conquer the Skydeck make sure to show everyone the photos. Your friends and family will be so impressed– or they will get queasy, like my Dad did!!
This is a MUST-SEE in Chicago tourism… even if you are afraid of heights, it’s an unbelievable out-of-body experience that can’t be duplicated. I dare you to take the plunge 🙂 and if you need a hand to hold I’ll go out on the ledge with you!
Willis Tower Skydeck: 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Phone Contact: (877) 759-3325
Website: Click here for more info!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s something big and white in the skyline! The giant white bubble hovering over Navy Pier is it’s latest attraction. The AeroBalloon lets you float 350 feet above the lakefront. You can get high for $25 and for 8-10 minutes before you need to firmly plant your feet back on land. Don’t worry you won’t drift away because the state-of-the-art helium balloon is tethered to the ground while you are harnessed inside. Be sure to check the weather, because you won’t be flying in rain or wind. Go for a ride before summer is over-it’s a great way to test your fear of heights.
WHERE: Navy Pier
WHEN: Now thru October 31, 2010.
Monday- Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday- Sunday 8am- Midnight
TICKETS: $25 adults, $15 children (12 & under)
Tony Lossano & various co-hosts chat with Rick Bayless, Chef/Owner of Frontera Grill, Cookbook Author, Host of Mexico-One Plate at a Time.
Award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality Rick Bayless has done more than any other culinary star to introduce Americans to authentic Mexican cuisine and to change the image of Mexican food in America
Amy Zanglin checks out the “Gay Priders” at a recent Gay Pride Parade!
The Pride Parade is scheduled each year for the last Sunday in June at 12 Noon. The parade route: Step off from the Halsted & Belmont corner, proceeding north on Halsted (to Broadway); then south on Broadway (to Diversey); then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive, in Lincoln Park.
Piven was born in Manhattan and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. He trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents, Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven, both of whom were actors and drama teachers.
Kerr, an Australian native, came to the Michigan Avenue Victoria Secret location and also visited a Chicago landmark– The Bean!!
Miranda, who recently married actor Orlando Bloom, assured Gina that the new Miraculous™ push-up bra is truly miraculous.
Transformers 3 is the working title for the third and final film in the live action Transformers series, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011 in Real D 3D And IMAX 3D.
Laura Lodewyck takes a ride on the Seadog, Chicago’s fastest Speedboat Lake Tour!
One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Choose from our 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, our 75-minute River & Lake Architecture Tour or choose the exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride.
OR IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THE EXTREME SEADOG, WATCH THE PRODUCER’S VLOG:
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
When it comes to pizza I consider myself a big fan. So, I was honored to be able to cover the opening of the Homemade Pizza Company’s latest store at 1651 N. Wells in the Old Town neighborhood. This place is unique in that they don’t bake the pizza, they just prepare it for you.
You may wonder who wants to do all of the work themselves? I had a similar question, so the owner & lifelong Chicagoan, Eric Fosse was happy to explain. Instead of picking up a frozen pizza from the grocery store, here’s a way to get that fresh tasting pizza at home without shopping and preparing all of the ingredients yourself.
Just decide on a few choices and within a few minutes, you’ll have a pizza ready for the oven. You can even phone ahead.
Once it’s ready, you just take it home, place it in your oven and 12 minutes later a fresh tasting pizza is ready to be served. Your family or guests will think that you did all of the work yourself.
More and more stores are popping up throughout the Midwest and before you know it, another concept that was started in Chicago will be a nationwide favorite!