Chicago Gourmet 2017

Chicago Gourmet 2017 Chicago Gourmet celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month and Rockit Ranch Productions is proud to support the annual affair with several ancillary events hosted by our leadership team and venues. Tuesday, September 19th Our very own Brandon Phillips will be participating in “Cocktails on the Crown” at The Tribune ...

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Friday: Toast to Happy Hour at Otto Mezzo Start your weekend by stopping by River North's most popular Italian cocktail bar to enjoy 50% off select handcrafted cocktails, beer, wine and small plates from 5pm - 7pm. Salute! Saturday: Brunchin' at Bottlefork Feast on what Michigan Avenue magazine named the "Best Brunch in ...

Farmer’s Market Finds w/Chef Delee

Our very own Chef Delee stars in a great video series recently produced and published by Chicago Tribune titled, "How to Rescue Ugly, Overlooked Fruits & Vegetables from a Sad Fate". This is the first video in a brand new series featuring various chefs around town who are asked to ...

Holiday Party Trends for 2017

Holiday Party Trends for 2017 from your Rockit Ranch Event Planners "Less Formal, More Interactive" - Jamie Patrick "Many of our clients prefer to celebrate a special event with a fun, engaging party rather than a traditional sit-down dinner. One way to achieve a more relaxed atmosphere is to incorporate action stations such as sushi rolling ...

Summer Grilling Tips

Top-Notch Summer Grilling Tips from Rockit Ranch Chefs Summer is officially here and there's no better time to fire up the grill! Check out these expert tips from Rockit Ranch's roster of award-winning Executive Chefs and master the art of the backyard cookout this season. Chef Michael Sheerin Rockit "Once you've lit the ...

Billy Dec’s Summer Grilling Tips on The TODAY Show

Rockit Ranch CEO, Billy Dec, stops by The TODAY Show to share his top tips for buying and grilling corn, plus flavor-packed grilled corn recipes inspired by Mexican and Southeast Asian favorites. Click here to learn more.

TV Guide Hosts Cover Party at Rockit Bar & Grill

TV Guide magazine held its first ever Chicago-based cover party at Rockit Bar & Grill on Monday, April 10th to celebrate Chicago Fire’s Jesse Spencer & Taylor Kinney, as well as their cast mates from other branches of Dick Wolf’s renowned franchise. The event was part of a long-standing series held in New York and Los Angeles, …

PRESS RELEASE: Rockit Ranch Announces Plans for Expansion Outside of Chicago

ROCKIT RANCH PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR EXPANSION OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO MARCH 21, 2017 (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – Rockit Ranch Productions, the Chicago-based hospitality group behind local restaurant and entertainment concepts Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, The Duck Inn, Sunda, Bottlefork, Otto Mezzo and The Underground, is excited to announce …

New Concept Otto Mezzo Announced in Chicago Magazine

Rockit Ranch Productions is proud to announce our newest concept Otto Mezzo! The brainchild of Chef Kevin Hickey and mixologist Brandon Phillips, Otto Mezzo is an Italian cocktail bar opening Spring 2017. Inspired by Italian art and cinema – including Federico Fellini’s film, Otto e Mezzo (8 ½) – and an array of …