Tribe by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Their music shaped us.  Their music continues to inspire us – on the daily.  Tribe Called Quest truly kicks it like no other.  Because we’re so pumped to see Michael Rapaport’s just released documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, we thought we’d feel Bonita for hot minute. Rapaport aka Phoebe‘s boyfriend on our fave, Friends, makes his directorial debut with this much hyped documentary. Want a Taste? Just don’t leave your wallet….

Most of Tribe’s greatness, released in the 90′s, transports us right back to freshman year at Madison with a smile.  Then and now, we dance like no one’s watching and sing like no one’s listening. Can not get enough Tribe.  Ever. Classic moment – a few years ago, Q-Tip actually handed MBK the mic at HOB in Chicago.  Best shout out ever. Yes You Can.

Q-Tip Courtesy of PDS

Cause we know what it’s like to be stressed out, stressed out, check our fave Tribe compilation = The Anthology. It combines the best of the best Tribe: Low End Theory, Midnight Marauders, Beats, Rhymes & Life, The Love Movement + more.  Music truly does not get any better than hip hop masters Q-Tip, Phife and Ali. The Tribe most definitely Flies High Like A Dove. Though Tribe’s not kickin’ it at Lolla (we WISH), you might be able to taste their flavor when you’ll feel beats. FYI, Lolla is sold out. BUT, as always, you can get tickets on the scene if you’re smooth like butter.

Hot Sex On A Platter, Bonita by Grantsland

Delicious DIRT. Events This Week

Inside:  Movies in the Parks, Food Truck Tuesdays, Quartino, Taste of Lincoln Avenue, The Variety Show: A Drinking Game Performance, Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour, West Side Story, Diva Indulge, Pour  CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

Courtesy of Chicago Park District: Movies In The Parks

7/25   If you can tear yourself away from The Bachelorette, there’s not a lot better than an outdoor movie and dinner.  This is a rarity to embrace… After the latest heat wave, how can you actually resist?  A Movie in Oz Park is a perfect opportunity to grab a #hotdate (if you can get one) and or your friends for a #DeliciousDIRT style picnic with sweet libations of your choice.  West Side Story airs at dusk… We’re thinking Puerto Rican or Italian dishes might help you choose your allegiance –> Shark or a Jet??  #TrueLove  2021 N. Burling St.   

7/26 Food Trucks Galore!!  Haven’t had a chance to try food from Chicago’s slew of Food Trucks? Head to the CB2 Parking Lot in Lincoln Park from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m for Food Truck Tuesdays to taste some of Chicago’s best food trucks such as Gaztro Wagon and Flirty Cupcakes. 800 W. North Ave.

7/27  Wine Wednesdays – we adore the sound of that!  Quartino is having their monthly wine bash so stop by and sample regional wines + appetizers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  $20. 626 N. State St.

#DeliciousDIRT @ + Courtesy of Quartino

7/28  The Variety Show: A Drinking Game Performance  –> Live, Laugh, Drink + Vote with friends at this BYOB  improv sketch comedy show.  Even better, your vote counts as audience members decide hit or miss on cast member jokes… We don’t know what’s better… winning or losing?  Losing cast member MUST drink with the audience.  #comedywillroar #nottooshabby.   Good news?  This juiciness rocks the house every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. (until August 27) for $7-$12. 4210 N. Lincoln Ave.

7/29  See Chicago in a different light and take the Bikes, Bites, & Brews Tour from Bobby’s Bike Hike. INDULGE in Chicago pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes and beer while cruising through Chicago’s neighborhoods.  Scope angles of Wicker Park, Logan Square, Wrigleyville, Gold Coast and Lakeview you have yet to see. Tours  offered Monday through Friday at 11:30 am.  $59.

7/30 & 7/31  Festival season is HIGH GEAR right now and we love to FEAST @ a classic Chicago Food + Music FEST.  Taste of Lincoln Avenue is here folks.  #TimeFlies.  Bonus, we might even have a weekend of beautiful weather – low humidity? We can hope eh?  In case you live in a cave, this weekend long festival features over 300 vendors offering food, beer, art and merchandise.  This year, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sister Hazel and Carbon Leaf are among the other bands to #dancelikenooneswatching to.  12 p.m. to 10 p.m both days. 2400 N. Lincoln Ave.

7/30 Diva Indulge 2011 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

7/31 “Pour” – Wine Tasting, Social Awareness from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Delicious DIRT. Get Dosed: Food and Fashion, One Sunday a Month

Dose Courtesy of Aaron Becker

You’ve spent many a Sunday trekking from Bucktown to Chinatown, Andersonville to the Gold Coast, and back again, in order to soak up everything Chicago has to offer. Life would be easier if there were just one stop.  CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

Fresh berries from Seedling Fruit

Dose Market is just that: The new food and fashion market takes place one Sunday a month at the River East Art Center. Heather Sperling (Chicago Editor, Tasting Table) and Emily Fiffer (DailyCandy Chicago Editor) helm the food end; April Francis (the Haute Closet) and Jessica Herman (Associate Shopping Editor, Time Out Chicago) add a healthy dose of fashion and design to the mix. The foursome’s goal is simple: to expose Chicagoans to the creativity that makes this city tick – and put Chicago on the map, once and for all.

Gluten-free salted peanut brownies from Defloured

At the July 10 market, Grant Achatz crafted complimentary cocktails for guests in the morning hours.

Grant Achatz concocted a custom Dose cocktail, based on his new Thai menu at Next.

Slightly sloshed, shoppers soaked up the booze with Fritz Pastry’s buttery croissants and smeared them with passion fruit lime curd from Rare Bird Preserves.

Fresh from the fryer doughnuts from Fritz Pastry.

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Delicious DIRT. Lynn Sage Summer Soiree July 28th @ Board Room

CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.  BUY TICKETS HERE: WWW.LYNNSAGE.ORG Dedicated to the courageous spirit of Lynn Sage, the Foundation supports innovative contributions to the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer, in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H.Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. To make a donation click here

DC + MBK @ 2010 Soiree, Photo by Tyler Curtis

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Delicious DIRT. Events This Week

Inside: Halsted Tastes Better, Cocktails4Causes, The Drake Hotel, City Swarm, The Southern, The Southern Mac, The Hunt Club, Chef Neil, Nutricia’s Low Protein Cooking Tour, The Chopping Block, Chefs and the City, PAWS Chicago, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Vital Bridges, Castaways, Rewster’s Cafe

7/11 – It’s North Halsted Taste without the wait.  From 6-9 get the #DeliciousDIRT on all the great N Halsted restos at Halsted Tastes Better.  Just $30 ($25 in advance) will get you all-you-can-DARE-eat from great local restaurants, live music and a server race. 3300 N Halsted

7/12  Doing good by doing drinks?  That’s #mykindofcharity.  Give back at Cocktails4Causes starting at 5:30 at the Drake Hotel.  Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres and half of all drink costs go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  140 E Walton

The Drake Cocktail

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Delicious DIRT’s Kitchen Insider At Chicago Cut


Molly Bett Kovler is a social worker turned social media strategist, editor, publicist, blogger and event executor. After graduating with a Master’s from The University of Chicago and working on the Obama ’08 campaign, MBK founded and runs Elevate Your Presence, LLC. EYP is a full service publicity, social media, editorial, management, and event execution firm defining excellence.  MBK is highly connected & heavily embedded in the social web.  Join EYP’s exclusive client list to Embrace. Evolve. Elevate – Elevate Your Presence. #DeliciousDIRT

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Delicious DIRT Quickie Inside Chicago Cut’s Kitchen on Food Mafia’s Feed

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at some of the country’s sexiest, busiest and top notch restaurants?  Wonder. No. More.

Delicious DIRT’s new series, Kitchen Insider, will answer all of your questions and then some.  Like our elevated interviews?  True food nerds like us simply can’t get enough food porn.  They don’t call us food geeks for nothing folks.  You’ll love going where all the action happens: inside premier kitchens like Chicago Cut, Girl & The Goat, Tiny Lounge, Frontier Chicago, Perennial Virant, Avenues, The Motel Bar, Table 52 and more. You’ll be so close you’ll feel it, you’ll almost taste it and either way, you’ll most definitely crave it.  Watch it, read it, hear it, and eat it.

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Delicious DIRT. Geja’s Greatness

Inside: Geja’s Cafe

Fondue & Fireworks…Hot Damn.

Geja's = #deliciousDIRT

Everyone loves 70’s style #deliciousDIRT especially when it’s fondue @ Geja’s Cafe baby.  Back in ancient times –> 1990′s, Geja’s was our Editor’s go to spot for pre-prom  dinner…um did we say both Freshman + Sophomore year?  Yup. We did.

1991 Pre-Prom + Geja's DD Editor

No wonder the Chicago Reader dubbed this fondue resto the most romantic resto in the Chi…complete with flamenco guitars and cozy booths. Ooohh La La.

Pre-Geja's 1992

So, get your wine and melted cheese on this weekend when you’re looking for somewhere to go on Monday.  Hate that most restos are closed for biz?  Don’t people understand that #PeopleEatOnIndependenceDay?  Geja’s sure does.

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