Michael, please. Not Mike. I was born and raised in Chicago. Even though I have not lived in the “Big City” since 1992, I still consider myself a Chicagoan (Go Bears!). Other than listening to music, I love to cook. Most weekends you can find me in my kitchen creating something. Nothing fancy, just something out of the ordinary. If you check out my blogs I will occasionally post a recipe I have created. Of course, I had to wire speakers in to my kitchen so I can have music playing while I create. Preferably some Jazz selections – Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Haden, Vince Guaraldi, and the like. When I am not cooking, you can either find me curled up on the couch watching a movie (Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodfellas, Casino), or in my car just driving around.
Michael Rose Shares A Coffee Moment With Craig Hollmann
During each of my shows I talk about Harvest Ridge Coffee.
A Look Back On Chicago’s Last Remaining Sears Store
The Sears store that I grew up with is closing. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the last Sears within the Chicago city limits will close in mid-July. This store has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1938.
It’s Cold…But We’ll Be Complaining About the Heat Soon Enough
I keep wondering when I'll hear someone complain about how hot they are for the first time in 2018.
Vote Now For the Area’s Best Bartender (TOP 4 REVEALED)
After more than 1000 nominations, and thousands of votes cast, we are down to our Top 4 bartenders in Quincy/Hannibal!
What is a Paczki?
Growing up on the Northwest Side of Chicago, there were hundreds of shops selling these remarkable treats the day before Ash Wednesday.
Vote Now For the Area’s BEST Bartender (Top 20 Revealed)
After more than 1,000 nominations for the area's best bartender in just a week's time, we've narrowed it down to the Top 20! Vote for your favorite all week long and we'll unveil the Top 4 on Monday, February 19.
Who Is The Best Bartender In The Area?
We know there are plenty of amazing bartenders in the area and some great local taverns. And we're asking you to find the best one.
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
I have never been the type of person who goes out on New Year's Eve. Sure, I've been to some parties in my youth. But
Are Large Music Events For You?
During some of my free time this weekend, Alta and I watched live coverage from Chicago of Lollapalooza - a huge music fest, featuring over 180 acts appearing on seven stages over four days. The video streaming is courtesy of RedBull TV...
US-24 / US-61 Closed Sunday 8/6
Maybe you have seen this sign as you approach the Bayview Bridge: