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Brad Whitford of Aerosmith in Conversation with his Son, Zack Whitford, Photographer for the Band
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When one prepares to sit down with a rock star, one imagines that there is going to be a lot of ego, flightiness, and bling going on. When I sat down with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, noted as one of the best 100 guitar players in the world by Guitar World Book, and his son, Read more…

Mark Ruffalo Talks Openly on The Red Carpet of the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Awards
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The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a beacon in the film industry for more than 40 years. Formerly the Film Center of the SAIC, it was renamed after the late film critic in 2000 and has maintained its pledge to present world-class, independent, Read more…

Joe Mantegna, Bela Gandhi, Jon McDaniel and Chef Gawronski
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The Dinner Party returned to City Winery on June 1 with something special in conjunction with Columbia College Film Department: Chef Chris Gawronski of Acanto cooked for Actor JOE MANTEGNA, relationship expert, Bela Gandhi, Sommelier Jon McDaniel, host Elysabeth Alfano AND the audience on a night dedicated to talking movies, music, love, food and wine: Read more…

Party Like a Rock Star? No, Party Like a Chef!
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The waiting seemed to go on forever, but it finally happened. The James Beard Awards, celebrating its 25th year, came to Chicago on May 4th, granting the Chicago culinary community the national recognition it has long deserved. With gobs of pre and post parties, the core festivities for the awards, often dubbed the Oscars of Read more…

the April 6 Dinner Party
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Did you miss the sold out April 6th Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano? Highlights coming soon. Don’t miss out again! Make sure you get tix for the June 1 Dinner Party with special guest famed actor JOE MANTEGNA. Tix here! The Dinner Party returns to City Winery on June 1 with something special in conjunction Read more…

The February 16 Dinner Party
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The next Dinner Parties are April 6th and May 11th. Mark your calendars. Tix available soon. Until then, watch The highlights of the Feb 16 Dinner Party with Destiny’s Child Superstar and pop singer, Michelle Williams, former host of “The Doctors”, current Rachael Ray weekly Medical Contributor and author, Dr. Ian Smith, Hollywood Director, Cathryn Read more…

The January 12 Dinner Party
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The January 12th Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano SOLD OUT. The next is February 16. BUY TIX HERE. Chef Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall cooks for Gospel singer and Destiny’s Child star, Michelle Williams, host of “The Doctors”, author and Rachel Ray Contributor, Dr. Ian Smith, Hollywood Director of “Muffintop: A Love Story”, Cathryn Michon, Read more…

William H. Macy and Heather Terhune
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Pull up a chair and some munchies and join actor William H. Macy, chef Heather Terhune of Sable in Chicago and me, your host of The Dinner Party, Elysabeth Alfano. We discuss Season 5 of Shameless, Macy’s return to Chicago, his new efforts in directing and the creative process in and out of the kitchen. Read more…

The December 1 Dinner Party
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Did you miss the December 1 Dinner Party. Watch the full show, highlights and performances below! GET TIX for the January 12th Dinner Party! Rock Star Chef Kevin Hickey of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn cooks for Saturday Night Live’s Julia Sweeney, Legendary Anchorman Bill Kurtis, a mystery guest and YOU! I will host as Read more…

Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater, Football Star Sami Grisafe, Film Dir. Joe Swanberg: Dinner Party
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Find out what Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater, Football Star/Singer Sami Grisafe & Film Director Joe Swanberg have in common on The Dinner Party hosted by Elysabeth Alfano featuring Chef Paul Virant of Vie, Perennial Virant and Vistro. The Cecy Santana Band was the opening act. Watch below! BUY TIX! The next Dinner Party is December Read more…