The J. Parker sits atop the Hotel Lincoln and offers stunning lake views, craft cocktails, and delectable food. They recently invited Your Chicago Guide to visit for a sample of their menu. Lake views are always at a premium in Chicago. In my culinary wanderings, few spots have impressed me more than the J. Parker …
For his ‘day job,’ Tommy Hensel is the Director of the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College, a position he has held since January 2008. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, he has worked for more than 35 years as a professional actor, singer, stage manager, director, and arts presenter. He holds a B.A. in music and a B.A. in communication from Florida State University and an M.A. in theater from the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as Chair of the Illinois Presenters Network and is a board member of NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents).
After his ‘day job’ is over, Tommy has a side gig as a restaurant, cocktail, and wine blogger both here on Your Chicago Guide and on his own website at https://www.tableforoneplease.com. He holds a Level 3 certification in wine from the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust).
Tommy maintains side businesses as both an Independent Consultant for Pampered Chef and as a Wine Ambassador for the Boisset Collection. You can follow him on Instagram @table41please and Twitter @table41please and on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/tommyhensel