For some reason, the weather in Chicago is refusing to let go of winter this year. I have lived in this city for almost 10 years and I don't remember it ever taking so long for the temperature to warm up. By now, I should be complaining how hot it is and my hair should immediately frizz up from the humidity when I walk outside. Instead, I'm still wearing a sweater and my winter coat. Ugh!
The calendar will soon say it is summer despite the actual temperature indicating otherwise which means lots of parties to attend and throw. Here are my affordable picks for you to grill, chill and entertain with. As seen in my column Bottle Service today in the Chicago Tribune's Red Eye.