Chef Cleetus Freidman Presents: Food, Booze & Tunes: A Live Interview Show

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, including Rick Bayless and Peter Sagal, and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series debuted on November 20 with special guest, Rick Bayless.

Food, Booze & Tunes with Cleetus Friedman and special guest, Rick Bayless on November 20

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.

“I realized there is a commonality between eating, drinking and music that inspires a lot of creative processes,” says Friedman. “I enjoy talking to people and learning about what is inspiring them to continue to grow and create. Everything I have done in my life is marked by the food, beverages and music of those moments and I want to connect with our guests through those universal sources of inspiration.”


Food, Booze & Tunes Schedule:

Wednesday, December 11: Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s, Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, tickets available here

Wednesday, January 15: Mick Napier (founder) and Jen Estlin (executive producer) of the Annoyance Theater, tickets available here

Wednesday, February 12: Louisa Chu (Chicago Tribune) and Monica Eng (WBEZ), co-hosts of the Chewing podcast, tickets available here

Wednesday, March 18: Kevin Coval, poet, author, and editor, tickets available here

Wednesday, April 8: Bryan Smith, senior staff writer at Chicago magazine, with special guests Rocky Wirtz and Tony Esposito, tickets available here.

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 here.