Posts tagged "chicago"

The High Noon Saloon

The High Noon Saloon
An awesome new Tex-Mex venue has made its way into Wicker Park. The High Noon Saloon was designed by Karen Harold who is responsible for venues like Girl & the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster, Balena, Deuce’s & The Diamond Club and Chuck’s Manufacturing. Beyond that, the menu was created by executive chef, Rubin Beltran, of Frontera/Topolobampo, Maya... Read more »

Unofficial in Chicago Bar Crawl

Unofficial in Chicago Bar Crawl
I know what you’re probably thinking right now… “Really Nick, you’re writing about a bar crawl sponsored by PBR?!?!” You better bet your ass I am! PBR has history baby! And nothing says “Bar Crawl in Chicago” like beer in a Red, White and Blue can! So here’s the deal - Unofficial in Chicago is an... Read more »

An Evening at The Monarch

Brady is the epitome of a mixologist that highlights the nuances of his craft
If you’re looking for fantastic food and drink, without the pretentious attitude that tends to come with it, The Monarch is your spot. This Wicker Park gem sits on North Ave. serving sophisticated food, craft cocktails and craft beer without the snooty atmosphere you might imagine. Chef Brochu and “Baron of Beverages” Brady have firmly... Read more »
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Valentine's at The Signature Room at the 95th

Valentine's at The Signature Room at the 95th
So you’re looking for a great place to take your significant other for Valentine’s Day and you’re stumped. You can’t go to your neighborhood hangout because you’ve spent way too many evenings there. You can’t go somewhere you’ve been before because you’re not making new memories. And you definitely can’t go somewhere that you’ve taken... Read more »

"Beer is My Valentine" at Franklin Tap

"Beer is My Valentine" at Franklin Tap
No Valentine this year? No problem! Spend the evening at Franklin Tap making love to champagne, chocolate and strawberry…beers! From 11am to midnight on Thursday, February 14th, four beer specials are being offered to honor the little man with a bow and arrow. Bring in a friend and indulge in a few decadent brews, but make... Read more »

Virtue Cider Dinner at 2Sparrows

Virtue Cider Dinner at  2Sparrows
2Sparrows restaurant, a seasonally-driven breakfast, lunch and brunch spot in Lincoln Park is hosting the folks from Virtue Cider for a dinner on Friday, February 22nd. Owners, Gregory Ellis and Steven Fladung have embraced local and artisanal items on their menu, so it only makes sense that they would partner with Virtue founder, Greg Hall,... Read more »
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Brewery Ommegang Beer Dinner at Headquarters Beercade

Brewery Ommegang Beer Dinner at Headquarters Beercade
If you’re familiar with Brewery Ommegang, the Belgian powerhouse from Cooperstown, NY, then this dinner is just for you! Headquarters Beercade chef, Chris Cason, who knocked the Green Flash Beer Dinner out of the park, is back and ready for round two. During this five course meal, you’ll make your way through all but one... Read more »

The Original Chicago Brew Bus

The Original Chicago Brew Bus
The Chicago Brew Bus is Chicago’s best brewery tour, hands down. Owners, Kevin Salvi and Chris Ivy, have taken their love for beer and created a business that embodies everything the craft movement is about – great beer and great people! Every Saturday and Sunday these guys are out there spreading the beery love for... Read more »

Help 18th Street Brewery Get Off of the Ground

Help 18th Street Brewery Get Off of the Ground
Drew Fox, a brewer at Pipeworks Brewing Co., is also the founder of 18th Street Brewery. He has been brewing 18th Street beers at Pipeworks facility while he tries to raise funds to establish a brick-and-mortar location elsewhere. In an effort to help revive The Steel City, Fox has made the choice to move the... Read more »
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Beck's Sapphire Launch

Beck's Sapphire Launch
Beck’s, and therefore, Anheuser-Busch, has spared no expense in introducing their new “Sapphire” pilsner to the country. Pop-up “Jewerly Stores” in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami have been set up, and accompanied by modern artwork and music. Here in Chicago, a swanky spot on Michigan Ave. was found and local artist “Hey Champ”... Read more »