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Food, Booze & Tunes: A Live Interview Show with Chef Cleetus Friedman and Guest Rick Bayless
November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$35
Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series will debut on November 20 with guest Rick Bayless.
What really sets this intimate evening apart, is that in addition to digging into the interview subject’s creative process and listening to some of their favorite music, attendees will be treated to a food and beverage pairing inspired by the interviewee and created by Chef Cleetus Friedman.
Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television series, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, is broadcast coast to coast and has earned him multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Culinary Host. He is also a seven-time James Beard award winner!
$35, includes food and beverage pairing, the live show, meet & greet with the guest. Cash bar available. Tickets are available online.
Food, Booze & Tunes will occur once a month from November through April. Tickets for all shows are available now through www.cubbybear.com Tickets for all shows are available now.
Food, Booze & Tunes Additional Shows:
Wednesday, December 11: Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s, Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Wednesday, January 15: Mick Napier (founder) and Jen Estlin (executive producer) of the Annoyance Theater
Wednesday, February 12: Louisa Chu (Chicago Tribune) and Monica Eng (WBEZ), co-hosts of the Chewing podcast
Wednesday, March 18: Kevin Coval, poet, author
Wednesday, April 8: Bryan Smith, senior staff writer at Chicago magazine
About Chef Cleetus Friedman
Cleetus Friedman is a lifelong chef, entertainer and event planner who has been revolutionizing food in Chicago for decades. And now, he is back on stage.
Chef Cleetus has surrounded himself with talented industry people and developed his skills both in front and back of the house. Throughout college at the University of Maryland, Cleetus assisted in the growth of the Silver Diner then moved to Chicago in 1995.
From 1995 to 2005, Cleetus kept one foot in the kitchens and another foot in the world of comedy. He studied with Del Close at Improv Olympic and performed four one-man shows, along with headlining The Q Brothers’ A Bomb-itty of Errors at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
In 2008, Cleetus opened City Provisions with the mission to connect community and food. As a premier catering company and a full-service delicatessen, he became a trailblazer in support of the local food movement. Closing the doors to City Provisions, Cleetus was the executive chef of Fountainhead, The Bar on Buena and Fountainhead Market, then went on the open Theater on the Lake. In 2014, he launched Crafted by Cleetus, his line of retail food products.
About Cubby Bear
Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, the Cubby Bear has deep roots in Chicago’s music and nightlife scene. It has witnessed some of the most historic Cubs victories and has hosted numerous national and local musical acts. Decades later it remains a top destination for year-round live music and sports entertainment. We have been recognized as Best Rock Club by the Chicago Music Awards, #1 Neighborhood Bar in Chicago by Maxim magazine and even 7th best sports bar in the United States by Sports Illustrated.