When the Backstreet Boys were in Chicago on the Millennium Tour in 2001, we were fortunate to have them dine at Eli’s the Place for Steak. It was therefore great to have them return for dinner on Easter Sunday when they were in town for the sold out show, Monday, March 28th, at the House of Blues.Thanks to Chef Michael, Jenny, Ahmad and our other staff members for coming in to serve these special guests. All of us at Eli’s wish the Backstreet Boys the best on their tour and the launch of their new “Incomplete” album.
March 29, 2005
ZWECKER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
BOYS’ NOISE: Though Eli’s the Place for Steak is normally closed for Easter, Maureen and Marc Schulman made an exception — much to the delight of their youngest daughter, Elana. That’s why the Backstreet Boys dined at the Chicago Avenue steakery Sunday — after watching the Michigan State-Kentucky game at the eatery’s bar.
A funny note: As they left, one of the band’s huge bodyguards was heard whining, after catching a glimpse of ‘Desperate Housewives’ on the bar’s TV. ‘Oh, no! It’s a new episode and I missed it!’
*Later that night, A.J., Nick and Howie segued on to the Leg Room — hanging out ’til the wee hours and loving the hip-hop stylings of the Near North Side nightspot’s DJ Johnny Price.