Chef Clarence Robinson fills plates with Louisiana-style gourmet fare at Reecee's Café, an intimate restaurant situated kitty-corner from the Morse Red Line station. Favorably featured in the New York Times, the restaurant's diverse menu of standards and specials includes dishes such as chicken and shrimp étouffée, gumbo, sweet-potato cheesecake, and beignets, served with chicory coffee.
A full-service tailor and dry cleaner, Tanya Tailor keeps garments clean and tackles tailoring projects from simple hem adjustments to made-to-measure suits and gowns. The team of seamstresses is also skilled in household fabrics, creating custom window treatments and bedding, or reupholstering worn-out furniture.
As the offspring of two long-standing newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times has more than 60 years of experience filling brain filing cabinets with the latest news stories and perspectives from Chicago and around the world. With modern upgrades such as the e-paper, a digital replica of the print version that swaggers into email boxes by 7 a.m. every morning, users are able to access all the features, photos, and content in the print version, as well as enjoy enhanced navigation attributes that allow searches by keyword, columnist, section, and content. Ravenous readers can browse the paper online or download the file to take on the go, staying up-to-date on their favorite Chicago sports teams, tapping into personal-finance wisdom, and accessing film recommendations from famed critic Roger Ebert. Worldly adventurers can dive into the Lifestyles section for travel tips, healthy recipes, and Rorschach tests that look like crossword puzzles.
Since 1917, World Book has educated hordes of students and scholars with encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products—all saturated with accuracy and objectivity. Inspire web-savvy learners with the one-year web subscription, which includes access to such reference sites as "World Book Advanced" a virtual repository of primary-source databases, e-books, and multimedia tools for high-school and college students. Younger minds can fill up on facts at "World Book Student," which features articles from The World Book Encyclopedia, a biography center, a dictionary, an atlas, and more than 500 downloadable images of Shakespeare getting struck by lightning.
Marc Hauser has captured the portraits of numerous celebrities during his illustrious career, including Michael Jordan, Woody Allen, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Dennis Rodman, and recently Lollapalooza musicians. Although sessions with Hauser usually start around $1,200, this philanthropically-oriented Groupon covers up to five corporeal beings, whether they be children, adults, pets, or eldritch whisperers from the outer regions, all without dishing out the kind of dough with which celebrities bake. There is an additional charge per extra person, pet, or cardboard standup of Yoda. Following the shoot, you will receive one high-quality, 8"x10" fine art print of the portrait to hang on the wall, spam message boards on the internet, or staple over the actual face represented in the picture. Extra prints will be available for purchase.
After years of research and exercise, Dr. John Spencer Ellis felt he'd hit upon a premium fitness formula for producing athletes. Inviting Kelli Calabrese, a master trainer, to help him develop a curriculum, the two pooled their exercise knowledge—which amounted to 45 years of industry experience and 35 fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle certifications. From this wealth of training and education, they created Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training, or IMPACT Fitness Boot Camp.
Their formula requires that each workout begin with a sports-conditioning-style dynamic warm-up, before proceeding into speed, agility, and quickness training, which allows patrons to more effectively chase cars down the highway. They then challenge students with full-body-strength conditioning, which focuses on all the muscles versus only the muscle group you want to train, and a high-intensity session of cardio training. Though the formula always remains the same, the exercises vary from session to session. One day, patrons might heave medicine balls and sprints, the next, they might jump rope and stretch TRX bands.