WEEKEND EDITION - JULY 30, 2009 Fun
Taste of Orland Park
What: Annual Taste of Orland Park is back and featuring a variety of events and activities such as live band karaoke, demos, classic car show, bean bag tournaments and community groups. Also, tons of Orland Park restaurants like Cooper's Hawk, Papa Joe's, Rock Bottom Brewery and more will be serving food. There will be live entertainment such as American English, Tin Horse, and more. Why: Take a bite out of Orland. Where: Orland Park Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, (708) 403-6140. When: 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 31; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1; 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.
Lemont Classic Car Club Cruise Night
What: More than 250 vehicles featured such as classics, antiques, street machines, trucks and more, and a 50/50 raffle with extra door prizes.
Also, if you print out our Weekly Scoop weekend e-blast you will receive a 10 percent off discount when dining at Chesedan's Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen, proud sponsors of the cruise night event. Why: Cruisin' for a bruisin'. Where: Located at the Sears Essentials parking lot, 159th and Bell Road, Homer Glen, (708) 301-8899. When: 6 p.m. Saturdays, now through Sept. 19.
Sponsored Event See Sam's Ride
What: Visit VIP Tire in Tinley Park to get an up-close and personal look at Sam Hornish's #77 Mobil 1 Dodge race car. The former Indy
look at Sam Hornish's #77 Mobil 1 Dodge race car. The former Indy 500 champ is now taking the wheel in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and his new ride is coming to Tinley Park. Plus, you will also have the unique opportunity to get a feel for the power and speed of these massive driving machines on the Mobil 1 NASCAR simulator. Why: You feel the need for speed. Where: VIP Tire and Auto Centers, 7121 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, August 6.
Jestivals Comedy Show
What: Join Jenny's Steakhouse for it's comedy night debut of Jestivals
Comedy Show. Local comedians will make you laugh your heads off with jokes and more. Tickets are $15 at the door or 12.50 when reserved online. There is a 2-drink minimum required during the show. For more information, call (815) 464-2685 or visit www.jestivals.com. Why: Jest for laughs. Where: Jenny's Steakhouse, 20 Kansas St., Frankfort. When: 8 p.m. Every Wednesday, starting Aug. 5.
City Scoops The Shrine
What: New South Loop club-lounge spot featuring a dance area and sound stage for various national and local music acts and weekly DJ
spinning, and the second half of the club offers a sophisticated spot for patrons cocktail sipping enjoyment. Also, an extensive cocktail list with reasonable prices. Why: Dining is fine at Shrine.
Where: The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 753-5700. When: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday.
What: New Bucktown bar with plenty to offer such as Boston Lager on draft, New Belgium's Fat Tire, Half Acre Over Ale, Blue Moon, signature drinks like skinny margaritas, flaming bloody mary and more. Also,
affordable menu of appetizers, soups, salads and signature sandwiches such as The Horseshoe (an open-faced large stacked sandwich topped with your choice of meats and topped with cheese fries).
Why: It's Kevin Bacon's kind of joint. Where: 6 Degrees, 1935 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, (773) 904-8812. When: 11-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11-3 a.m. Saturday.
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