Each week, HC compiles a list of hot stories to know in our Trends of the Week feature. Enjoy!
HC Chicago Hot List.
Hey Chicago, what do you say to pools, potstickers and PUPPIES? From cozy dining hotspots to the delivery service you never knew you needed, here are a few things to do this week.Michelin-starred Chef Iliana Regan’s Kitsune celebrates the combination of Midwestern ingredients with far east dishes. Boasting Japanese-inspired pub food, this restaurant features 20 seats and a pub area with four bar seats. It may not be swimming weather quite yet, but we’ve still got our eye on the Cabana Club on the sixth floor of The Robey Hotel. Guests of the hotel can enjoy stunning city views with fan-favorite mezcal margaritas in hand, all while wading in the rooftop pool of this Wicker Park’s bar. Two words: puppy delivery. In honor of National Pet Week, Uber is teaming up with the Anti-Cruelty Society and offering puppy deliveries on Wednesday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’ll only get about 15 minutes of puppy time with every request, a few of the puppies will be available for adoption from the Anti-Cruelty Society. The service hopes to raise awareness for adopting pets in addition to finding as many homes as possible for these adorable pups.
YouTube just announced its latest effort to expand its catalog of video-based entertainment with 40 new original programs exclusive to YouTube. According to YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl, some of the new shows are expected to be created by celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato and Ryan Seacrest. The shows will be available for free as YouTube makes an attempt at winning back the hearts of advertisers following their ad scandal.
Campaigns We Love.
Kraft’s Mother’s Day campaign reveals that 74% of millennial mothers have used the f-bomb in front of their children, with some mothers admitting to swearing more than dads. Kraft partnered with Melissa Mohr, author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, to offer moms alternatives to their cursing vocabulary. Rachel Drof, marketing director for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese said, “The reality is that millennial parents today really don’t believe there is such a thing as perfect parenting, and they are the first to admit it.” Kraft’s decision to celebrate the perfectly imperfect side of motherhood comes with the option to purchase noise cancelling ear plugs for the kids as well as limited edition Mother’s Day Cards.
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Arts & Entertainment.
With the Season 7 premier of Game of Thrones coming up on July 16, it’s only fitting that we should brush up on our Dothraki. UC Berkeley alum, David Peterson, will be returning to his alma mater to teach a six-week summer session called “The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention.” While the class won’t exactly teach students how to translate Dothraki, students will learn about how to create their own language. For those unable to enroll in the summer session, watch Peterson’s TED Talk on his process of developing a language for the award-winning HBO show.