Saturday, June 25, 2016

6th Annual Social Media Day Chicago

Join us at Rockit Bar & Grill as we celebrate the sixth-annual Social Media Day in Chicago! We’ll have food, drinks, music and other surprises. Register at:

When: Thursday June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St

These are just a few of the people that will be giving talks on social media:
* Monica Eng - Reporter/Producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Media
* Nycole Hampton - Marketing Strategy Leader with a focus on social, digital and influencer marketing strategy
* Anthony Martorina, Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club
* Daliah Saper, Intellectual Property, Media, and Business Attorney at Saper Law; Adjunct Law Professor at Loyola and Univ. of Illinois
* Philip Tadros, founder at Bow Truss as well as owner and operator of Doejo, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Budlong and Apotheca Foods
* Colleen Dunn, Social Media Manager of Rockit Ranch Productions

Todor Krecu

Chicago Social Media Marketing Group, LLC

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Social Media Day Chicago 2016

We’re thrilled to celebrate the annual Social Media Day in Chicago! We launched the event in 2011 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. We invite you to join fellow social media enthusiasts by attending Social Media Day Chicago on June 30.

When: Thursday June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St


* Monica Eng - Reporter/Producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Media
Monica Eng is a food and health reporter for WBEZ, Chicago Public Media. Before coming to WBEZ, Eng worked for 16 years as a food and culture reporter for the Chicago Tribune where she was forced to get a Twitter account. Today she is happy she did so.

* Nycole Hampton is a leader in marketing strategy. She has been in the marketing space for over 11 years with a focus on social, digital and influencer marketing strategy. In 2015, Nycole’s Choose Chicago Instagram series #TakingOverChooseChicago featuring top influencers was a Shorty Award Best of Tourism finalist. She has been a featured speaker and panelist at Social Media Week, Social Media Masters Summit, Social Media Day Chicago, Lake FX Summit & Expo, and featured guest on WhyISocial Podcast and popular national hashtag chats #MillennnialTalk, #MediaChat, #ContentChat and #SproutChat. Connect with Nycole on Twitter and Instagram @msnycole and Snapchat Nycolehampton.

* Anthony Martorina, Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club
Anthony Martorina is the Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club in Chicago, a monthly cooking competition that raises money for the charity Fight2Feed & is a qualifying round for the World Food Championships. He recently judged the Chicago Tribune's first ever Mac n Cheese Food Court Battle as well as being a judge at the World Food Championships. Anthony Martorina is currently building his own brand as a social influencer. He has over 2000 online reviews of restaurants & hotels around the world along with over 10,000 photos of food. Anthony is currently a Yelp Elite, Google Local Guide & a Top Contributor for Trip Advisor including being a VIP guest host on Twitter chats. He loves sharing his food with the World.

* Daliah Saper has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme  Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC News, 20/20, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.  She has repeatedly received the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, featured on the covers of TheXemplar magazine and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin,  and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Most notably, in 2012, Law Bulletin Publishing Company selected Daliah Saper as a “40 under 40,” an incredibly competitive list of accomplished attorneys selected from thousands of qualified nominations.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. As a litigator she handles cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, online defamation, domain name squatting, and commercial disputes. As a transactional lawyer she helps clients choose the right business entity, drafts bylaws and operating agreements as well as sweepstakes and contest rules, negotiates contracts and licenses including website terms of use and privacy polices, and provides comprehensive trademark and copyright counseling.

* Philip Tadros, founder at Bow Truss, explains his innovation firm developed when he had a lease on a storefront and needed to put a business in it. He had always wanted to source, roast and prepare great coffees. When the opportunity presented itself, Philip curated an amazing team and the response was enormous. Since that time, the demand has been forcing Bow Truss to grow. At Bow Truss, our goal is to make specialty coffee more approachable without sacrificing quality. We bring fantastic single origins, naturals, and delicious direct trade coffee to our customers through partnerships and collaborations around the world. Philip says, “It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy. That mixed with extreme ups, downs and unknowns. You make up your own world, and wrestle and shape your outcomes based on personal drive and your team. I'm always risking everything for my business.” Today, Bow Truss has been in business for three years and is privately held. Our team is very motivated and in love with the company's culture. Our employees are committed to quality and ensuring specialty coffee stays inviting.
In addition to Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Philip also owns and operates Doejo, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Budlong and Apotheca Foods.

* Colleen Dunn is the Social Media Manager of Rockit Ranch Productions, an Emmy Award Winning Restaurant and Nightclub Development and Management company. She has been with the company for five years and no two days have been the same. Although her job makes her constantly hungry from all the food photos, she enjoys what she does and loves interacting with all the guests. Connect with Colleen on Twitter and Instagram @Codunn!

For this event you must register at:

For more information or questions about Social Media Day Chicago 2015 contact: Todor Krecu - ChicagoSocialMediaMarketing(@)

Twitter hashtag is #SMDChicago and tag @Rockit

Must be 21 or older to attend

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Goose Island Tap Room and Food Trucks in June 2016

Goose Island Tap Room is now open and they have invited local food trucks to stop by and sell their food.
Goose Island production brewery is where they celebrate the craft, urban heritage, innovative spirit and their dedication to making great beer. The Tap Room is at 1800 W Fulton Street. The capacity for the tap room is 80.
The Tap Room is open Friday from 2PM-8PM and Saturday from 12PM-6PM
Tours are Friday 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM and Saturday 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
Food trucks will park right outside the brewery on Fulton Street.Goose Island Tap Room will make sure to put cones out to save a spot the truck.
  • June 11 Saturday lunch from noon-3PM: Hot Dog Fiend Food Truck
  • June 11 Saturday dinner from 3pm-6PM: Model Chef Food Truck
  • June 18 Saturday dinner from 3pm-6PM: Lifeway Kefir Truck
  • Jun 24 Friday - 5pm to 8pm: Lifeway Kefir Truck

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Advance Chicago Launch Dinner

Please join us in celebrating the launch event of Advance Chicago! We are happy to announce our first initiative -- partnering with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) to mobilize Chicago restaurants to take the high road in advancing industry standards in employment.
Come hungry! Food and drink will be provided by the wonderful Jin Ju kitchen. Make friends with young professionals in the Chicago Asian American community and learn about upcoming initiatives. We invite you to support the community and to a night of festivity! 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) - 
WHERE: Jin Ju - 5203 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Goose Island Tap Room and Bop Bar Korean Food Truck

Grab dinner from the Bop Bar Korean Food Truck at Goose Island Beer Company.

When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Goose Island Beer Company, 1800 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL

Bop Bar Korean Food Truck on social media:

Korean cuisine has evolved through centuries of social and political change. Originating from ancient agricultural and nomadic traditions in the Korean peninsula and southern Manchuria, Korean cuisine has evolved through a complex interaction of the natural environment and different cultural trends.

Korean cuisine  is largely based on rice, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice. Kimchi is almost always served at every meal. Commonly used ingredients include sesame oil, doenjang (fermented bean paste), soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes gochujang (fermented red chili paste) and cabbage.

Bibimbap or bi bim bop, is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a fermented soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

Bulgogi is a Korean dish that consists of grilled marinated beef. The word Bulgogi literally means fire meat in Korean, and is derived from the Pyong'an dialect. It refers to marinated meat (generally beef if used without a qualifier) cooked using traditional grilling techniques such as gridirons or perforated dome griddles that sit on braziers, unlike deep frying or boiling in water. The term is also applied to variations such a dak bulgogi (made with chicken) or dwaeji bulgogi (made with pork), depending on what kind of meat and corresponding seasoning are used.

Bulgogi is made from thin slices of sirloin or other prime cuts of beef. Before cooking, the meat is marinated to enhance its flavour and tenderness with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper, and other ingredients such as scallions, ginger, onions or mushrooms, especially white button mushrooms or matsutake. Pureed pears and onions are often used as tenderizers. Sometimes, cellophane noodles are added to the dish, which varies by the region and specific recipe.

Japchae is a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon), stir fried in sesame oil with vegetables (thinly sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), served with beef, and flavoured with soy sauce, and sweetened with sugar. It is served garnished with sesame seeds and slivers of chili.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Social Media Day Chicago 2016

Event Description

We’re thrilled to celebrate the annual Social Media Day in Chicago! We launched the event in 2011 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. We invite you to join fellow social media enthusiasts by attending Social Media Day Chicago on June 30.
When: Tuesday June 30 from 6pm to 8pm 
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St 
RSVP at:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

FEW Spirits Distillery and La Cocinita Food Truck

It's that time again for FEW Spirits to partner with area food trucks for FEW Fridays. There will be outstanding musical talent and a food truck to purchase dinner.
When: June 10, 2016 starting at 5pm
Where: Few Spirits, 918 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
There is no cover and all ages welcome. You must be 21 or over to drink. 
Few Spirits brings you the finest of craft distilled spirits from the home of The Temperance Movement, Evanston, Ill.
La Cocinita (“The Little Kitchen”) Food Truck serves fresh, authentic, gourmet street food from Latin America

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