The new Aviary Cocktail Book is a perfect gift, table book, or go-to book when crafting cocktails for friends and loved ones. Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, who are the creators of Alinea in Chicago created this masterpiece alongside artists Allen and Sarah Hemberger from California. The Aviary is a highly experimental cocktail bar with … Continue reading “THE AVIARY COCKTAIL BOOK”

James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Today, the James Beard Foundation released the list of semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards! For those of you who don’t know, these are annual awards for excellence in the food and drink industry, they are the Oscars of food.  The finalist will be announced on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The awards ceremony will … Continue reading “James Beard Awards Semifinalists”

Best of Chicago: Dining and Drinking With a View

What is it about the view of skyscrapers ghastly looming over us or the sight overlooking the city streets as high as the clouds? When you put it in words, it actually seems more daunting if anything. Maybe it is the rareness, when bearing comparison to other cities, that cultivates intimacy and adventurous behaviors, marking it a special … Continue reading “Best of Chicago: Dining and Drinking With a View”

Chicago’s March Madness Specials

Tip-off is underway and you are in search for that bar that is deserving of your presence. While you can go to an alumni bar that shares your compassion for a specific team or you can go to another with TV’s six inches from your face in every which way, there are plenty of options that … Continue reading “Chicago’s March Madness Specials”

West Side Taco Tuesday Specials

There isn’t much excitement centered around Tuesday, but it’s up to the bar community to improve our attitudes. One way for sure is to provide its visitors with economical food and drink specials, a little infatuation of ours. And while weekly and nightly events such as Trivia Night top the charts on Tuesday’s, we decided to go the … Continue reading “West Side Taco Tuesday Specials”

15 Whiskey Bars of Chicago

Small batches of Whiskey or vast selections between Bourbon’s and Scotches, we attempt to pair your pour with marriageable situations that seem just right. Whether it be the traditional Irish theme, a soothing atmosphere for a much needed after-work drink, or food items that go hand-in-hand with a glass on the rocks, these bars selected will hopefully … Continue reading “15 Whiskey Bars of Chicago”

Streeterville’s St. Practice Day!

Saturday night, 3/2/2013, marks the 5th annual St. Practice Day Pub Crawl, and for who have no plans and are looking for a fun and amusing night out, look no further! Come to think of it, even if you did have plans, feel free to whip that excuse rolodex out and fire at will. Located in Streeterville, … Continue reading “Streeterville’s St. Practice Day!”

Six of Chicago’s Best Beer Bars

What defines a “Beer Bar” and what makes it better than the rest? Quality or Quantity? Perhaps both. Whether flipping through pages of an extensive beer menu or glancing at the tap station on spotlight, the anticipated first sip certainly meets expectations, especially for those in the great city of Chicago. Here’s our picks for the Best Beer Bars … Continue reading “Six of Chicago’s Best Beer Bars”

Game Day Guides: Pride of Lions Heading to Chicago

This weeks spotlight shines on the Detroit Lions (2-3) heading to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears (4-1) in a meaningful divisional prime-time Monday Night Football showdown. After pulling off some late game heroics against the Eagles, Matthew Stafford looks to continue to strive against the top contenders of the NFC North. … Continue reading “Game Day Guides: Pride of Lions Heading to Chicago”