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HC Chicago Hot List.
Let’s hop into Easter and enjoy Chicago’s warm temps. Here are a few of our recommendations for the weekend.Your family and friends deserve the best, so treat them to a meal they’ll be thankful for this Easter. Instead of toiling away in the kitchen, head to Acadia and try chef Ryan McCaskey’s creations at this Easter buffet. You’ll be able to pick from dishes like seared foie gras, lobster Eggs Benedict and brioche French toast. Tickets are available on Tock for $85 per adult and $35 per child. Looking for more of a cocktail-heavy brunch? Go all out with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys at Chicago Athletic Association. The meal will be served buffet-style in the White City Ballroom and will feature made-to-order waffles, omelettes and a carving station with a leg of lamb. Desserts such as strawberry pie, carrot cake and chocolate pot d’crème will cap off your meal. The brunch is $135 for adults, $65 for kids aged 6–13 and complimentary for kids under 6. Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean Easter can’t be fun. This Sunday at noon, join Longman & Eagle for another year of eggs, whiskey and all around charitable good times at the Adult Easter Egg Hunt. The fee for a two-person team is $10, and all proceeds will be donated to One Tail at a Time.
After smashing a Kickstarter goal of $25,000, Upright Go is finally on the brink of release. Equipped with a vibrating motor, Upright Go is a small wearable device that acts as a posture trainer. Oded Cohen, founder and CEO of Upright Technologies, wants to alleviate the chronic problem, saying, “Poor posture looks bad, and can lead to decreased confidence and back pain. For the last three years, our team has been working to develop a habit-forming solution to conquer the modern epidemic of screen slouch.” The device will be compatible with iOS and Android, allowing for users to track progress over time. Each Upright Go package will include five medical silicone stickers that feature hypoallergenic adhesive, a long-lasting battery, a traveling case and a micro USB charging cable. Upright Go is set to retail for $99 with a June 2017 delivery.
Campaigns We Love.
In hopes of eliminating any doubt surrounding food quality, Chipotle invited comedians Jillian Bell, John Mulaney and Sam Richardson to walk into one of their burritos “where everything is real.” In a series of videos for the “As Real as it Gets” campaign, the comedians are encouraged to “be real” in a luxurious living room setting with entertainment from Rory Scovel on piano and commentary from actor Jeffrey Tambor. Bell, Mulaney and Richardson speak about everything from odd allergies to childhood friendships, partaking in conversations that are as real as the ingredients used at the restaurant chain.
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Arts & Entertainment.
Keep an eye out for the stars of Showtime’s upcoming drama “The Chi” who recently arrived in the Windy City for the start of filming. Chicago’s own Lena Waithe and Common are executive producers of this new coming-of-age story about life on the South Side of Chicago. Based on Waithe’s own experiences of growing up in the city, “The Chi” is set to continue filming here through September but has yet to receive a start date.