Posts Tagged ‘The Venue’

D.C. “Fete Select TV” Crenshaw, NBC5 Street Team

If you’re looking for something different to do this holiday season and want a break from Chicago’s hustle and bustle, then you might want to travel to Northwest Indiana.  I recently visited Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond Indiana, and was pleasantly surprised to see a first class venue.  I dined at their steak and seafood restaurant, Jack Binions, which offers select cuts of prime rib, steaks, veal and seafood.  My Kobe beef steak was tantalizing along with a few appetizers and a couple of desserts.  The restaurant overlooks Lake Michigan and attracts a lot of casino goers from Indiana and Chicago.  The casino also has a few other dining options, including the Village Square Buffet, housing Italian, Mexican, American, Asian and Seafood cuisine.uha_steak_house_2_300x22511

Horseshoe Casino has 350,000 square-feet of gaming space and 97 tables with games such as Black Jack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and many more.  The casino features approximately 3200 slot machines including the High-Limit Slot Room.  There are a few exclusive private lounges for special guests and high rollers.  The Horseshoe’s gaming room rivals any casino on the Las Vegas strip.

The Venue, the casino’s 90,000 square foot entertainment facility, hosts events and concerts.  Famous musicians and comedians are showcased weekly.  Past performers have included Seal, Liza Minelli, and Bette Midler.   Upcoming events will feature Gladys Knight, Jeff Foxworthy and Cedric the Entertainer.  The Venue also hosted the World Series of Poker this past October.

The Hammond Horseshoe Casino is about 30-minutes from downtown Chicago via I-90/94 and the Chicago Skyway.  For more information log onto www.hammondhorseshoe.com or call 866-711-SHOE (7463).

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

Aritzia (“ah-ritz-ee-ah”), the luxury apparel retailer for the young and hip is finally opening their doors to their first Chicago store today (9/4/08) in Water Tower place. The new boutique will only carry the latest and hard-to-find labels such as Anna Sui, Cheap Monday, Citizens of Humanity, Community, Development, Graham & Spencer, Habitual, James Perse, Lauren Moffat, Mike & Chris, Nudie, Rock & Republic, Talula, Talula Babaton, TNA, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and more! The store a 4,300 square foot shopping-mecca will officially open it’s doors at 10am and the place is already all the buzz! “There’s no other store like us,” states one Aritzia huncho. “We’re introducing Chicago to a new concept in the world of fashion retail.” Scandalous! What will Akira and Intermix think about that?!

Aritzia is scheduled to open their 2nd boutique in Northbrook Court in early October 08.

Benji and Joel Madden will be taking turns spinning tonight at Manor Nightclub (642 North Clark). But of course the BIG question is will Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie show up at their sides? And if so will they speak to one another?? I smell a CAT FIGHT!

Funny girl, and new Jimmy Kimmel ex- Sarah Silverman performed at The Venue this past Friday night at the beautiful all new Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. And although I ADORE the casino’s jaw-dropping chandeliers, “Asian theme” gaming room and probably spend my entire 401k in one sitting ($200 dollar min tables people!), I wasn’t that impressed with Silverman. Let’s just say she didn’t bring her “A” game……

Amanda and Leah you two are the BEST!

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