Archive for June 2017

The Terrace rooftop: Al fresco dining with the best views in Chicago if you can afford it

The Terrace rooftop: Al fresco dining with the best views in Chicago if you can afford it
The Terrace rooftop (401 N. Wabash) formerly known as the Terrace at Trump (but that’s another story) arguably offers the best views in Chicago of the skyline, the river and the lake. The views along with the lush rooftop surroundings on the 16th floor of the 401 N. Wabash building transport guests to another world... Read more »

Wine in a can: a trend or a good idea?

Wine in a can: a trend or a good idea?
I predict that before long it will seem perfectly natural to sit around with friends, drinking wine from a can, just as generations have done with beer. No, you can’t swirl wine in a can. You can’t observe its color. It won’t age in the can. And it doesn’t have a lot of room to... Read more »

Bialetti Glass Pour over for a near perfect cup

Bialetti Glass Pour over for a near perfect cup
About three years ago, I became a pour over coffee convert. Before that I used a French Press, which I still use when I make cold brew. Pour over coffee is not for everyone. It takes a little more time and technique than using other brewing methods, but once mastered, you’ll be hooked. There are... Read more »
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Here's to many happy hours on AIRE rooftop

A 360-degree view showcases Chicago's second to none architecture. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
AIRE rooftop, 24 stories up in the Hyatt Centric Hotel (100 West Monroe) in the heart of downtown Chicago has launched their new menu–perfect for many happy hours and group get-togethers. The small plates are sized just right for ordering several choices to share or to chow down one or two individually. The beverage menu... Read more »

Wine and music pairings: the Wente way

Wine and music pairings: the Wente way
You get home from work. Open a bottle of your favorite wine and…  Turn on the television? Grab your iPhone to check your email and send a few texts? Or tell Alexa to put on your summer playlist? You’re inviting friends over for a special evening complete with your favorite wines… You pair your wines... Read more »

Chicago Eats Top 8 Doughnut Shops

Chicago Eats Top 8 Doughnut Shops
 Donuts or doughnuts, either way you spell it, are hot When it comes to doughnuts, Chicago is not lacking in places to get your doughnut fix. Doughnuts have been around for many moons and seem to be getting hotter every day. According to the NEW York Post (June 1, 2014), “Early 19th century: Legend has... Read more »
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