Posts in category "Drinks"

Valar Morghulis: Pictures from the Latest Game of Thrones Ommegang Beer Party

This Khaleesi's hand-made dragon egg IS ALSO A PURSE!!! OMG.
My current temperature is 102.3. Bronchitis! Nearly pneumonia! Don’t worry, gentle reader; I’m on antibiotics and getting lots of rest. This constant feeling of burning, however, has proven one thing: I am not really the Khaleesi, the Unburnt, the Mother of Dragons. I’d bet Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones never gets a fever… or... Read more »

Join Chicago's First Arcade Tournament League... at a Discount!

Beercades (that’s “beer arcades,” gentle reader) are popping up all over Chicago.  Emporium and Headquarters are opening second locations.  I just visited Replay for the first time.  They’re all a blast, but I’m admittedly easy to please.  Beer + video games = My Happy Place. If there’s any downside to beercades, it’s their overwhelming popularity.  On a busy... Read more »

Blue Box Cafe: Elgin's Hangout for Hungry Whovians

Welcome to the Blue Box Cafe!
Do you love Doctor Who?  So does Christopher Mau, owner of the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin.  This coffee and sandwich shop opened its doors officially on March 1st.  It’s the perfect place for suburban Whovians, or just people who dig sandwiches.  Yum yum~ I visited the Blue Box Cafe at the end of March.  That... Read more »
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Product Review: Fire and Blood, Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Red Ale

My relationship with Game of Thrones beers started over a year go.  In March of 2013, Brewery Ommegang released Iron Throne Blonde Ale.  I reviewed it.  Then came Take the Black Stout, and the epic launch party by Lakeshore Beverage.  Now, the Daenerys Targaryen in me is most pleased. Fire and Blood Red Ale has... Read more »

Win Tickets to the SOLD OUT Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Party!

I officially have too many things on my plate.  I missed this weekend’s Nerd Comedy Festival.  Augh! I really wanted to go, but I was committed to The Planetary Defense Force one night, The Nerdologues’ Talking Games another. (See how I’m plugging my appearances even through my shame?  Ha!) Most importantly, I’ve been planning a wedding.  No,... Read more »

Headquarters Beercade AND Emporium Arcade Bar are Getting Second Locations

Two of my favorite places to hang out are about to double in scope.  Get ready, gamers!  Chicago’s Headquarters Beercade (currently in Lakeview) AND Emporium Arcade Bar (currently in Wicker Park) are getting second locations. Headquarters Beercade is launching store number two in River North.  Its opening is scheduled for Spring 2014.  I hope the date sticks!  It would... Read more »
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Geek Bar Chicago LOCATION REVEALED!!

If you live in Chicago, you’ve heard of Geek Bar.  It’s the hottest hangout in the city for geeks and gamers… or, it will be someday.  Geek Bar shattered its Kickstarter goals, and promises everything from live fandom bands to comic book readings.  The thing is, it doesn’t exist yet.  That’s why I’m SO psyched... Read more »

This GEEKend: Tokens, Tankards, and The Multiverse vs. George Lucas

I spent all of yesterday in full face makeup as Scar from The Lion King (see pictures on my Twitter).  Then, my fiance and I threw a Halloween shindig that doubled as our Engagement Party.  People brought beer, Booberry cereal, and Ghoul-Aid!  ADULTHOOD!!  Thinking I’d have today off, I happily drank and stayed up late.... Read more »

King for a Day: Pictures from Dan Con and the Take the Black Stout Launch

The Joker and The Doctor- lifelong friends or enemies?
Last weekend, at about this time, I was getting ready for Dan Con.  It was my first time down there, and well worth the drive to Orland Park.  I didn’t stay long.  I had a Game of Thrones party later that night, but still got a bit of content to share. Dan Con was split... Read more »
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Product Review: Iron Throne, Ommegang's Game of Thrones Beer

When Brewery Ommegang announced its Iron Throne Blonde Ale, I admit- I rolled my eyes.  I usually don’t go for promotional gimmicks.  However, I’m fond of Ommegang, I watch Game of Thrones, and I really like drinking.  Curiosity won out. I bought my first bottle on its Binny’s release date- 3/14.  I should have written the... Read more »