Trump ’em . . .
It’s a triple Trump!
The Donald may be a hot ticket, but so is his daughter, Ivanka — who, Sneed is told, will be hitting town with her famous father next week to ostensibly glamorize his sold-out City Club event.
Trump, who recently announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president, is the headliner at the City Club of Chicago luncheon Monday at Maggiano’s.
Not only will Ivanka Trump accompany her father to the luncheon, but so will Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. Both co-star with their dad on the hit TV show, “Apprentice.”
The Trump ticket, which has been described by City Club President Jay Doherty as one of the most sought-after in the history of the legendary club, which began in 1903 — has now garnered a waiting list of 2,000.
“Despite Trump’s request, we decided not to change the venue due to the demand for tickets,” said Doherty, who said only 350 people were able to snag a ticket.
“The venue will be the same, but the menu might be changed a bit,” he said.
• The big question: Who from the local Republican Party will be at the luncheon? “It will be interesting to see what local GOP faithful come out for Trump now that he is an announced candidate,” a luncheon source said.
The Jackson beat . . .
Former Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), is due to begin serving her prison sentence in October now that her husband — former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — is on home confinement after being released from prison.
“Sandi is having mixed feelings right now,” a source said. “She is happy her husband has been released from prison, but she is now facing imprisonment — and who is ever ready for that.” Close friends, who had hoped President Barack Obama might be inclined to pardon Sandi, now don’t see that happening.
Sneed hears a gaggle of Republicans meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner in the governor’s mansion in Springfield during the past month were treated to a serving of “Rauner Reserve,” the guv’s private wine stash.
Isn’t that special.
City Winery, a West Loop eatery, serves tap water to diners in wine bottles marked with labels that read “Rahm’s Reserve.”
Isn’t that a hoot?
The eat beat . . .
Uber-debonair Gordon Sinclair, once the impresario of the legendary, yummy Gordon restaurant, was treated to a boffo 80thbirthday bash Monday night at The Ivy Room by his close pals Rich Melman, the restaurant mogul, and real estate titan Al Friedman— who credited Sinclair with being the guy who “made River North happen” because he opened his eatery at the time the area was basically still skid row.
• Name game: Friedman, who is credited with naming the area River North, said at one point he thought it should be named “Gordonville.”
“It was a dinner for 60 and it was very touching, moving and funny,” said Sinclair, who now resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
“Two of my former Gordon chefs flew in from both coasts to celebrate,” chirped Sinclair, who also was greeted by John Buck, Abra and Jim Wilkin, Amy Morton, Bunny Douglass, John Carroll, John Hart, Char Patric, Cheri Eisenberg, Carol Prins, Michael Kutza, Tom Gorman, Bill Zwecker and Charlie Trotter’s mother, Donna-Lee.
I spy . . .
Director/screenwriter Judd Apatow spotted with friends dining atDavid Burke’s Primehouse last week . . . SingerJennifer Hudsoncelebrating Father’s Day during dinner with fianceDavid OtungaatPrimehouseon Sunday . . . And Mr. T was spotted at Chicago Cut Steakhouseover the weekend.
Sneedlings . . .
Congrats to Rosalie Doherty, 8, daughter of Colleen and Jay Doherty, on winning the State of Illinois Special Olympics Championship in the tennis ball throw . . . Wednesday’s birthdays: Jeff Beck, 71; Solange Knowles, 29, and Mindy Kaling, 36.
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