Chicago Fun With a Greek Touch

Champagne Sunday Brunch at Odyssey Country Club - Tinley Park
Every Sunday 10am-1:30pm

The Odyssey in Tinley Park serves their popular Sunday brunch every week featuring a wide array of delicious items.

The carving station includes Rosemary Crusted Roast Beef, Honey Smoked Ham and Herb Roasted Turkey. Other selections include classic breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, caramel apple pancakes, omelet station, cinnamon french toast, bacon, sausage and more.

Guests will also enjoy salad station featuring garden and caesar salads plus baked chicken, assortment of sweets and cakes and mini pastries.

Coffee, juice, soda, water, hot tea and champagne also included.

Seatings offered 10am-1:30pm (some Sundays may vary).

Reservations recommended (708) 429-7400 ext 2

Adults $28 (plus tax) • Children (12 & under) $11 (plus tax) • Children 2 and under Free

For reservations, call (708) 429-7400 (ext. 2)

Event Hours:

Every Sunday (10am-1:30pm)

Event Location:

The Odyssey • 19110 Ridgeland Ave • Tinley Park IL 60477 • (708) 429-7400

Half-Price Pizza Every Monday at Chaser's Sports Bar in Niles
Every Mon

Chaser's Sports Bar & Grill in Niles is serving up their famous pizzas (dine-in only) for half-price every Monday. Drink specials include $4 Shots, $5 Bombs and $4 Pint of the Day.

Other weekly specials include $2 Tacos on Tuesdays (min 3) with drink purchase. Drink specials include $14 domestic buckets.

Wednesdays offer 69¢ wings and 89¢ drums (with drink purchase). Domestic Pitchers $8 and $4 Pint of the day.

Enjoy half-off burgers every Thursday with $5 Bombs and $19 Imported Buckets.

Great drink specials are also served Friday through Sunday.

See link below for more information about Chaser's great specials.

Established in 1992, Chaser's is family owned and takes great pride in serving delicious food in a fun and casual setting. Specialties include pizza, burgers, wings, salads, cheesesteaks, pastas and more. The spacious bar area is the perfect setting for enjoying drinks, games and plenty of sports action on Chaser's many flat screens.

Event Hours:

1/2 OFF Pizzas Every Monday

Event Location:

Chaser's Sports Bar & Grill • 9003 N Milwaukee Ave • Niles IL 60714 • (847) 470-8800

Ebony & Ivory Live at Niko's Red Mill Tavern - Woodstock
Fri Jan 25

Niko's Red Mill Tavern in Woodstock welcomes Ebony & Ivory for a great night of music, food and fun.

The creative musical team features John Guerrini on piano and vocals along with singer Michael Moses.

The talented duo cover a wide variety of music including Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Kansas, plenty of 70's AM gold hits and much more!

Having performed at upscale restaurants and bustling sports bars, Ebony & Ivory is the perfect choice for music fans who enjoy great music along with audience interaction.

Event Hours:

Fri Jan 25 (8:00pm-12am)

Event Location:

Niko's Red Mill Tavern • 1040 Lake Ave • Woodstock IL • 60098 • (815) 338-6455

Niko's Red Mill Tavern is well known in McHenry County for their friendly service, great live acts and delicious food including great appetizers, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and other tavern favorites. The restaurant features cozy seating, plenty of tv's for sports lovers plus indoor and outdoor bar.

People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016-2018

Everybody was “Greek” for the weekend at the 29th annual Taste of Greektown Aug 24, 25 and 26 (2018).

Once again, Halsted Street was closed between Madison and Van Buren to allow for all the fun and festivities.

Thousands of happy visitors sampled food from Greektown’s best restaurants while enjoying Greek music, dancing, games for the entire family and even a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers!

Popular food items included roasted lamb, gyros, pastitsio, dolmades, spanakopita (spinach pie), souvlaki, loukaniko (greek sausage), and more. Guests also enjoyed wonderful Greek pastries and desserts including loukoumades, baklava, kourambiedes and other treats.

Live entertainment was provided by Hellas 2000 (south stage), The Linardakis band (north stage) plus Greek dance performances by The Orpheus Dance Troop.

This year also featured the popular Gyros eating contest sponsored by Devanco Foods.

The Mediterranean Love Plan by Stephen and Misty Arterburn

What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage? How can couples keep the passion and romance alive for the long haul?

The Mediterranean Love Plan shares the seven secrets of passion from some of the most romantic countries in the world: France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Israel while helping couples enjoy everything their marriage was designed to be.

Authors Stephen and Misty Arterburn provide plenty of research, fascinating stories and personal examples that will help motivate couples to achieve a “grande amour” (great love) in their marriage.

Among the concepts addressed are “triggers to ecstatic experiences” that include the enjoyment of good food, laughter, art, music, nature and rhythmic movement. As couples learn to actively incorporate these and other “triggers” mentioned in the book, intimate soul-satisfying connection can be enjoyed at deeper levels.

The Mediterranean Love Plan also encourages couples to be aware of the fragility of the marital bond. In the real world, even the strongest marriages can unfortunately go off the rails, sometimes rather quickly. Other couples find themselves settling into comfortable routines that end up resembling business relationships where mundane projects just "need to get done."

In today’s fast paced culture, achieving and sustaining the “fairy-tale” can seem impossible. Can two flawed people learn to keep the marriage flame burning hot in the face of work schedules, mortgage payments and everything associated with raising a well balanced family?

Stephen and Misty Arterburn would whole-heartedly answer, yes! If both parties are proactive about making desire a top priority in their relationship, each can certainly experience the fairy-tale marriage that so easily eludes many couples.

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Yanni in Chicago for Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary Tour

As one of the world’s leading musical composers, for Yanni, it’s always been about the passion. His name has become synonymous with beautifully prepared orchestral music tinged with jazz, classical, and rock influences. His live performances are legendary and feature an impressive array of world class musicians and vocalists. Fans have even declared that Yanni’s music goes well beyond entertainment, effecting them at a deep spiritual level.

Yanni began playing the piano at age six in his hometown of Kalamata, Greece. His parents took notice of his enthusiasm for the keyboards and encouraged him to develop his own style at his own pace. Yanni would actually teach himself “musical shorthand,” bypassing at a young age conventional musical rotation methods. Even today, Yanni continues to utilize his own personal technique.

Before music became Yanni’s primary vision, he won a 50-meter swimming competition at age 14 and considered becoming an Olympic swimmer. He would move to the United States a few years later, settling in Minneapolis where he attended the University of Minnesota as a psychology major.

As Yanni pursued his studies, he would earn money as a dishwasher eventually earning a B.A degree in Psychology. After graduating, Yanni decided to commit the next year of his life exclusively to music. It was during this time that Yanni was his happiest and decided to devote the rest of his life to his childhood passion.

In 1976, Yanni joined the Minneapolis based rock group Chameleon while also working with choreographer Loyce Houlton on creating music for dance works that would be produced by the Minnesota Dance Theater. After 4 years of touring with Chameleon, he moved to California to pursue his gaining interest of composing movie soundtracks.

Yanni would release several albums in the 80’s touring with such well known musicians as John Tesh and drummer Charlie Adams. One tour included an amazing performance with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra that was described by a local music critic as “exhilirating, moving and inspiring.” The review acknowledged Yanni as a bona fide superstar and helped Yanni gain national recognition.

A few years later, Yanni released “Dare to Dream,” his first grammy nominated album that included “Aria,” a song that was featured prominently in a British Airways commercial. His next album, “In My Time,” followed one year later and was also nominated for a grammy.

But Yanni’s landmark achievement occured in 1993 when he performed live at the 2,ooo year old Herodes Atticus Theater at the Acropolis of Athens. So ambitious in scale, it was a concert event his own record company advised against and predicted would fail. So without any financial backing, Yanni would risk $2 million of his own money to make “Live At The Acropolis” a reality. The concert featured Yanni’s core band and the 60-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra arranged and conducted by the renowned Shahrdad Rohani. The resulting video would become the second best selling music concert video of all time (after Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”).

Yanni has often said that psychology is actually the catalyst of all his songwriting. The music he creates is a reflection of his soul and a direct result of life experiences, relationships and interactions with other cultures. They are present in almost every creative thought he has and they continue to inspire and entertain everyone who attends a Yanni show.

Find the Live At The Acropolis DVD on Amazon