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Bar Toma - Craft Beer, Wood-Fired Pizza, and March Madness on the Mag Mile

Bar Toma - Craft Beer, Wood-Fired Pizza, and March Madness on the Mag Mile
Craft beer’s influence on Chicago’s eating and drinking culture has spread in innumerable directions, from the meteoric rise in the number of breweries, to bars, and even restaurants created by world class chefs. It just so happens the craft-beer culture has become so pervasive, so commonplace, so much a part of daily drinking life, that... Read more »

Drink Great Beer, Help Defeat Prostate Cancer

Drink Great Beer, Help Defeat Prostate Cancer
Drink beer. Help defeat prostate cancer. That’s the deal. On Saturday, March 12th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Chicago’s Pinstripes Bistro will host brewers from Half Acre, Off Color, Goose Island, Solemn Oath, and more at its River East location (435 E Illinois St). They’ll compete against each other in an elimination bocce ball tournament while... Read more »

Darien: Chuck's Southern Comfort Café & Miskatonic Brewing

Darien: Chuck's Southern Comfort Café & Miskatonic Brewing
Can you imagine a sports bar, a wedding hall, New Orleans cuisine, and a bevvy of craft beer all in one place?  Or, can you imagine French, Cajun, Native American, Midwestern, New England, Belgian, New Orleans, Chicago, and Maine cultures all converging in one location? Well, you don’t have to. You can head to Darien... Read more »
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Chicago's South Loop: Burger Bar Chicago..and a Little More.

  Tree-lined sidewalks, spacious parks, prairie wildflowers, fountains, spas, restaurant patios, and craft beer – the southward walk from Congress to Roosevelt on Michigan Ave is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Intertwined within the landscape are historical monuments displayed like sculptures in an Italian villa. Meanwhile, towering skyscrapers and new lofts sit aside historical buildings;... Read more »

Taphouse Grill: Beers, Burgers, and Baseball

Few things go with beer more than sports, wings, and burgers. Taphouse Grill  brings all of those together with a focus on craft beer. Seven locations exist throughout Chicago’s burbs. I chose to visit the Westmont location at 6010 S Cass Ave. Akin to a brewery’s taproom,  a large multi-colored chalkboard adorns a wall behind the... Read more »
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