Tag: two brothers brewing

Shop Small Challenge #300: Blue Box Cafe

As most of you are probably aware, Saturday was Small Business Saturday, a day meant to bring awareness to supporting our local small businesses. I have mixed emotions about this American Express event (interesting itself since many small businesses can’t afford the transaction fees charged by Amex). Obviously, supporting our local businesses is important for... Read more »

Shop Small Day 254: International Dinner

A couple of years ago I hosted Christmas Eve for my family. Since it was at my house, I figured I could put a little spin on the menu. So, in my natural “tree-hugging” spirit we created a Peace on Earth/Christmas Around the World International dinner. The meal was less about making sure all of... Read more »

Shop Small Day 228: Chicago Brew Werks

Once again, today’s small business was a reader’s recommendation (keep ’em coming!). I initially felt a little like a fish out of water, but owner Brandon (far left in the photo) made me feel right at home in no time. You don’t have to be a home-brewer to find something to love at Chicago Brew... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 178: Cookout Necessities

Hopefully everyone had a safe 4th of July filled with great food, plenty of laughs, and fireworks.  It was a gorgeous night for a cook-out, even better that the kids could play outside all night.  Maybe our summer weather has finally arrived.  Want to shop small for your next backyard gathering? These 4 shops have... Read more »

Shop Small Day 166: More Big News

First of all, if you haven’t subscribed to Shop Small through email or follow on Facebook do so now…you do NOT want to miss tomorrow’s post! I am crazy excited about this new business. But, it’s 10:45pm, and it’s been such a jam-packed day, that it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. So, I figured tonight... Read more »