Happy 10th anniversary to Crew Bar + Grill, often voted among the best sports bars in America, not to mention being as gay as Christmas up in there. I'll see you Wed., Aug. 13, for Speakeasy, the roaring '20s-themed party. Can't wait to check out your Tommy guns.
Sooo much to do this weekend, huh? Not just Market Days itself, but also all the Market Days-related goings-on at the bars, both in and away from Boystown. We all party. I'll be partying on the Hydrate stage on Sunday helping to choose the next Stoli Guy. I do hope this comes with plenty of Stoli. I'm not just in it for the booze, but that's a good part of it. Hey, it's the one weekend a year I get day drunk. I know most of you will be joining me ...
Big thanks to Nightspots contributor Marc "Moose"Moder for agreeing to let me host the November installment of DILF at The Sofo Tap, in celebration of my impending 40th birthday. I crossed into DILFhood a few years back. I only wish I had the salt-and-pepper beard. You've got three months, grey beard hairs. Get to work!
An equally big thanks to Nightspots contributor Anthony Meade for all his work on this issue, in particular the hot beachy cover shoot with Scott, which was originally meant to somehow tie in with his interview with Belinda Carlisle ( his personal hero ). We decided to move the interview to this week's issue of Windy City Times, so if you want to see the full scope of Anthony's work, pick up Windy City Times this week. He's all over the place, as you may well know.
Join me at the grand opening of Shaker's On Clark ( formerly 3160, which is formerly Annex 3 ), Wed., Aug. 6. Mark and Jason decided to buy the joint and I'm sure they're shaking up something fun for the space.
And in closing, I present these two pictures. To the left, you'll see me with Jenae, who returned from California for the Lolla sideshow at Berlin, and her hair smells like it. Like the beach and ... other delights. On the right is the photo I forgot to include in the last issue of Chase getting his face stuffed at The Glenwood.
MAIN COVER IMAGE: Scott. Photo by Anthony Meade