I found the best champagne, or rather sparkling wine. I ordered the Champagne Flight at Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar (3358 N. Paulina St.), which also features amazing food. Vietti's Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta from Piedmont, Italy is sweet and tastes of peaches, rose petals and ginger. It's the right amount of fruit, flower and root. It was so unusual that I had to ask the waiter where to purchase this delightful drink. He suggested a specialty liquor store. After calling Binny's, I know my next errand. My taste buds are excited for the purchase!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Octavarius, a Chicago comedy company, and CNGM Pictures, an independent film organization, partner for transmedia project "I Made America," officially launching on Wednesday. Watch the trailer above.
"I Made America" uses many media platforms--from online film shorts and social media to street performances and local bar sightings--to tell one story. Six Founding Fathers of the United States of America are kidnapped from the 18th Century and brought to 2012, to be used as props in the upcoming election. Upon discovering that these statesmen hold drastically different political views than any modern day candidate, their kidnappers cut off all ties, leaving them stranded in present day Chicago.
Former celebrities George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison struggle to make money, find love and regain their dignity. The journey will take many shapes: watch a weekly episode of the Founding Fathers' web series, listen to a song written by Thomas Jefferson, have a conversation with Benjamin Franklin on Facebook or Twitter, get matched with George Washington on dating website OkCupid, read a love poem Alexander Hamilton wrote on Craigslist's Missed Connections, attend a John Adams political campaign rally and run into all of the men hanging out at a neighborhood bar.
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