Kinfork Launches 30-Minute “Quick Lunch” Menu

July 12, 2017

Kinfork’s most beloved BBQ, salads, burgers and wraps can now be enjoyed in under 30 minutes with the restaurant’s new Quick Lunch menu.  Perfect for businesses meetings or lunch breaks, the new menu features a dozen of the restaurant’s most popular dishes all of which can be ordered, served and paid for in a half an hour.

The Quick Lunch menu features items like the Pulled Pork and Brisket Sandwiches, Smoked BBQ Chicken Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Loaded Mac’ N’ Cheese and so much more. And the best part, all 12 items on the menu are $12 or less.

The Quick Lunch menu is available now Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kinfork BBQ & Tap
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Twitter @dinekinfork
Instagram @kinforkrestaurant


All Star Press Announces First Solo Exhibition & Print Release with Three Local Chicago Artists

July 5, 2017

All Star Press kicks off July with two major collaborations with Chicago based artists.  Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, owner and illustrator of the new screen-print sports art gallery, welcomes art lovers and sports fanatics to Logan Square to check out his print jerseys as well as work by three respected local artists.

All Star Press’ First Solo ExhibitionSUBCEPTION” by Lefty Out There
July 29-August 12
Getting his start in the Chicago graffiti scene 6 years ago, Lefty Out There has since expanded all over the world and into mediums such as fashion, furniture, installations, photography, and projections. Experimenting with untraditional screen-print processes, Lefty’s creations are aiming to emphasize the beauty of color, glare and reflection culminating in a showcase of limited edition screen-prints. The exhibition opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday, July 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. Subception will be available for viewing through August 12.

All Star Press Print Release with Adam Shortlidge & Kate Lewis
The gallery’s unrivaled array of sports art continues as Zissou teams up with Shortledge and Lewis for a monthly limited print release. Adam Shortlidge’s passion for vintage design will launch a “versus matchup” with a print featuring a new player vs a classic player. Kate Lewis, whose freehand drawings of architecture chronicle life experiences, will showcase a “stadium tour” as she travels to different sports arenas throughout the world through her art. The “tour” prints will be available as a collection or for purchase individually.

About All Star Press
In June 2017, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff opened All Star Press, Chicago’s first screen-print sports gallery and an online store. Combining his experience running various businesses with his love for illustration and print media, Zissou created a new gallery devoted to honoring the creativity of sports through posters, shirts, pins and more. The 900-square foot space showcases hundreds of hand screen-print jerseys from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and international soccer players along with multimedia work from artists around the world.

775 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Store hours: Wed-Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fri-Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @allstarpresschicago.

Train Like a MLB Pro at CrossTown Fitness During the Cubs/Sox “Crosstown Classic”

June 13, 2017

We all want to learn how to hit like our favorite Major League Baseball players, but what about train like them? During the exciting Crosstown Classic Cubs/Sox Baseball Series in July, CrossTown Fitness will offer workout-fanatics a weeklong set of classes incorporating specific drills to become faster and stronger just like the pros.

ACE certified fitness instructor, and former collegiate athlete, Stephanie Rountree, has created a well-rounded training program that incorporates conditioning drills, strength, and stability exercises to get you in shape like an athlete.

1.     Single Leg Dead Lift:
Unilateral exercises are crucial in baseball training to fix potential muscle imbalances. Baseball players swing the bat from one direction, run around the bases in one direction, and plant the same foot when throwing the ball. The single leg dead lift is an excellent exercise to help develop strength/mobility/power the athlete needs for explosive movement in any situation.
Muscles engaged: erector spinae, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, quadriceps, abdominals, latissimus dorsi, trapezius.

2.     Plyo Push-ups:
Plyo push-ups are a preferred exercise over the bench press for baseball players due to the powerful and explosive movement involving the chest muscles, without the stress of heavy weight. This exercise will develop the proper explosiveness needed for powerful hitting. Try doing 5 sets of 8 reps!
Muscles engaged: deltoids, triceps, and pectoralis major

3.     Medicine Ball Rotational Slam:
In order to execute any skill required by a sport, a strong core is required! You can see the quick, and powerful movements baseball players use during pitching and batting. They rotate explosively through their hips and torso. Medicine ball rotational slams target the body’s ability to rotate, building upper body strength and rotational movement.
Muscles engaged: abs, obliques, low back extensors, hip flexors, and glutes

4.     Line Sprints:
The best way to prepare a baseball player for base running is to mimic that exact setting. Line sprints help athletes master their skills by starting from a dead stop position, and sprint as fast as possible through to the next line. Incorporate these into your workout, and you will develop the powerful speed of a professional baseball player!

Cubs and Sox enthusiasts are also invited to wear their team gear at CrossTown Fitness during “The Crosstown Classic” games. If their team scores on July 24 and 25 at the 1 and 2 p.m. classes (during the 1:20 p.m. game) or on July 26 and 27 at the 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. classes (during the 7:10 p.m. game) gym attendees will win free CTF coozies! Classes can be booked through CrossTown Fitness’ online scheduling center.

CrossTown Fitness
West Loop
1031 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607

3600 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Renowned Chicago Artist Unveils the City’s First Screen-Print Sports Gallery ALL STAR PRESS on June 2

May 17, 2017

Sports fans who love art and art fans who love sports can rejoice as ALL STAR PRESS, 2775 N. Milwaukee Ave, is opening in Logan Square on Friday, June 2. For over 11 years, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff has been a recognized artist and entrepreneur in the screen-print industry as the owner and creator of FugScreens Studios and former co-owner of Galerie F.  Tasseff-Elenkoff is now opening his first retail and gallery space focusing on sports posters, framing and merchandise making ALL STAR PRESS Chicago’s first ever gig poster and street art gallery.

Tasseff-Elenkoff wanted to combine his experience running various businesses with his love for illustration and print media to create a new store and gallery devoted to honoring the creativity of sports through posters, shirts, pins and more. The 900-square foot space will showcase hundreds of hand screen prints that delve deep into the rich history of sports. Illustrated by Tasseff-Elenkoff the art will feature jerseys from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and international soccer players.

Tasseff-Elenkoff has his hand in every step of the process from illustrating and designing the posters to printing them on-site at the gallery. Each unique print will be a limited edition, numbered and signed on archival recycled paper, and will be available for custom in-house framing. The prints will line the gallery walls along with a large range of local and international artists showcasing amazing original prints and multimedia work.

On Monday, June 5, the ALL STAR PRESS website will launch with even more limited edition sports prints available for purchase and shipment all over the world.

“ALL STAR PRESS is an ode to my sports idols, new and legendary. It’s an extraordinary feeling to be able fuse my passion for art and sports in a way that others may also share my enthusiasm. I’m really looking forward to growing this new body of work over the upcoming years and becoming a fan all over again” comments Tasseff-Elenkoff.

The England native graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and started his screen-printing business, FugScreens Studios, over 11 years ago making gig posters for local bands, major artists and businesses all over the world. Most recently, Tasseff-Elenkoff teamed up with the Nike/Jordan brand to illustrate and screen-print posters of all 29 original Air Jordan shoes. Working with the mecca in sports apparel and traveling to America to attend Phillies games as a kid since he was 4 years old, Tasseff-Elenkoff had all the inspiration he needed to start up ALL STAR PRESS.

ALL STAR PRESS will open its doors to the public on Friday, June 2 and the website will launch on June 5.  The grand opening party will be June 2 from 6-10 p.m. Store hours include Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, call 773-766-4060 or visit the ALL STAR PRESS website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @allstarpresschicago.