Eli’s Cheesecake is the featured dessert tonight at Windy City West at La Grand Orange in Santa Monica. Eli’s was also featured 23 years ago when Rich Melman hosted the first Windy City West at at his  then Ed Debevic’s restaurant for Chicagoans living in Hollywood.  Tonight it is Rich’s sons, Jerrod & RJ Melman who are hosting the event with Bob Lynn at their new restaurant, La Grand Orange.

Our congratulations  to Tom Dressen, the Emcee for the evening, to Richard Roeper and Bill Zwecker, the Red Carpet Hosts, and Brenda Sexton who has organized this fabulous party.