Archive for April 2018

My Buddy's - Your Neighborhood Oasis

There’s a new kid in town, specifically in the Ravenswood/Uptown area. I was curious to learn more about a place called My Buddy’s, assuming it must be a friendly place to hang out. My assumption was correct, as this restaurant/bar is friendly and fun! The staff aims to do anything they can to make their... Read more »

A Bucolic Setting at Bangers & Lace

The first thing you’ll notice when you get to Bangers & Lace in Wicker Park is the great patio facing Division Street, which makes for some engaging people watching. The patio is fur friendly and I think my adorable neighbors were plotting to get my beer. Don’t you agree? Once you get inside, you may... Read more »

Food & Craft Beer Pairing at Estelle's

Estelle’s is located in that trendy little nook of Bucktown/Wicker Park right near the Damen train station. Walking into Estelle’s feels as though you are entering an old-school lounge with its art deco style, mood lighting, and a jukebox. Estelle’s likes to host brewery nights that typically include a brewery rep, swag, and beer sampling.... Read more »

Be Part of the Experiment at Mousetrap

Off Color Brewing’s taproom, Mousetrap, is dressed to impress. I was in awe from the moment I walked through the door. This relatively new space in Lincoln Park is artsy, spotless, and fetching. The bartender, PK, was extremely amiable and let me take my time deciding on which of the many drafts would wet my... Read more »

Taste Before Carry-Out at Binny's

If you live in the Chicagoland area, you have been to a Binny’s Beverage Depot. No one does it better than Binny’s when it comes to selection. I had the pleasure of attending an event in the tasting room at the Lincoln Park location recently. The minute I entered the room, I felt as though... Read more »

Women Getting Crafty in Chicago

I saw an ad in the RedEye for an event entitled “Women in Craft.”  While I wasn’t able to attend, I was intrigued by the title and wanted to learn more. A brief Google search led to a different group unbeknownst to me at the time.  The discovery of Crafty Women Chicago was truly meant... Read more »