Fusion Radio Chicago Celebrates 7TH Anniversary

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Get ready for a night with live performances by the industry’s hottest dance artists at one of Chicago’s trendiest bars. Fusion Radio Chicago, an internet dance station based in Chicago, is celebrating it’s seventh year, making it the longest running dance radio station in Chicago. The celebration is sponsored by Hotel Felix, Absolut Vodka, Roscoe’s Tavern, and Comcast. The festivities will take place at the ever-popular Roscoe’s Tavern (3356 N. Halsted St.) on Friday, November 12, doors open at 8:00 p.m., admittance is complimentary.

The night features performances by the hottest new dance artists on the scene, including Wynter Gordon (performing her breakthrough smash hit, “Dirty Talk”, a collaboration with red-hot artist David Guetta), Kaci Battaglia, Erika Jayne, Vassy, and more. They’ll be tearing up the stage and pumping out their newest chart-topping beats all night long.

Guests must be 21 or older to join in the fun. Don’t miss this amazing Fusion Radio event!

Sears Chef Challenge Tweetup This Thursday

chef-challenge-logo-blogjpg1This Thursday, Elate will be hosting a TweetUp for the Sears Chef Challenge Semi-Finals!

Have you been following the Sears Chef Challenge? Twenty-four chefs in four cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been battlin’ it out in a variety of culinary challenges, and now it’s down to the final four. The winning chef from each city is traveling to Chicago to compete before a live studio audience at the Kenmore Studio this Thursday, October 21st.

Come join us before the event and mingle with fellow foodies and some of Chicago’s favorite bloggers at the Elate TweetUp from 7-7:50 PM. Then we will migrate over to the Kenmore Studio for the official viewing party! Should be exciting to see who will earn the spot to face off against Chef Mark Maassen in the championship.  

RSVP here: http://twtvite.com/scctweetup

Follow Sears Chef Challenge at @SearsBlueCrewHA and check their site for more info: http://bit.ly/chefchallenge

Thanks, Antenna!

Recently, some of the good folks from Antenna magazine were guests of Hotel Felix, and they had such a great time they decided to give us a shout out in their latest issue.  They were kind enough to send us a copy with a really sweet note, which we just had to share:

Thanks, Antenna!
Thanks, Antenna!

Click the image below to read a free digital copy of Antenna featuring Hotel Felix:

Again, thanks guys, and please come back and visit us any time!

Visit Antenna‘s website at http://www.antennamag.com/online

Elate’s new Fall Menu

Elate MenuElate‘s new fall menu is here!  The menu features a market fresh pizza with fall seasonal ingredients, chilled corn soup with roasted poblano pepper & tomatillo nachos, and more.  Plus, the ever-popular oysters are still available, as well as other Elate favorites.

View the new menu here:


As always, Elate is proud to promote local and organic products whenever possible.

Green Building Council honors Daley

Interesting news for Chicagoans…

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new award is being created in honor of Chicago’s own Mayor Richard Daley, to recognize the mayor’s “legacy as a world leader in demonstrating how a nurturing and sustainable city can be the highest service to a community.”  (USGBC Press Release)

Called the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities, the award will be presented to its first official winner (Daley) at USGBC’s annual Greenbuild expo this November.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “During Daley’s 21-year tenure as mayor, Chicago has planted more than 600,000 trees, constructed more than 85 miles of landscaped medians and built more than 7 million square feet of planted roofs — more than any other city in the U.S., city officials have said.” (Read the rest of the article here)

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Learn more about the upcoming Greenbuild expo here:


Chicago Marathon this weekend

The Chicago Marathon is this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited.   The weather is supposed to be spectacular (72° on race day!), so whether you are a participant or a spectator, it is sure to be an wonderful, inspiring day.

When you have a second, check out the official site for the marathon, which highlights some of the stories of runners participating this year.  For example, one of the participants, Jim “Skinny” Sheaham, is President of Special Children’s Charities/Special Olympics Chicago and is running his 30th Chicago Marathon this year!  He has also recruited 250 runners to join him this year on behalf of Special Olympics Chicago.  Amazing.

If you are traveling to Chicago for the race and haven’t yet reserved a place to stay, be careful because hotels are filling up quickly.  There are still a few rooms available at Hotel Felix, but be sure to make your reservations soon! Visit us at www.hotelfelixchicago.com to make a reservation.