Calendar and Press – Crafted by Cleetus

Crafted by Cleetus

Authors On the Lake:

Enjoy an evening of conversation and drinks with The Lakefront Restaurant’s Executive Chef Cleetus Friedman and notable Chicago authors as they share stories, take questions and chat about their books.


Theater on the Lake

2401 N Lake Shore Drive
(on the Lakefront at Fullerton)

Upcoming Events:

December 11, Chef Rick Bayless, Author of More Mexican Everyday
January 16, Chef Paul Kahan, Author of Cheers to the Publican
February 6, Chef Bill Kim, Author of Korean BBQ

Evening Schedule:
7:00pm – Check-in and Welcome Drink

7:30pm – Interview and Q & A

8:30pm – Book Signing and Featured Bite with Beverage Pairing. All books will be available for sale at the event.

$30 advance ticket ($40 at the door)

Price includes:
* Admission
* Welcome Drink
* Featured bite with beverage pairing
* Meet and Greet with featured chef

Our thanks to event supporters:
Cooper & Thief
Larceny Bourbon.

Easy taxi drop-off in our circle drive at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive. Valet parking also available.


WGN Radio, March 2016

The Hop Review, July 2015

WGN News, July 2014

Good Beer Hunting, June 2014

Groupon, March 2014

Gapers Block, March 2014

Thrillist, September 2013

Chicagoist, September 2013

Guys Drinking Beer, April 2013

Good Beer Hunting, September 2012

Chicagoist, July 2012

Chicago Tribune, February 2012

Serious Eats, November 2011

Time Out Chicago, October 2010