Drink

Miyagikyo Kick Cocktail Recipe

For those who seek perfection via Japanese whisky
Nov 7, 2014 1:00 pm

This past week, the world received a notable "wake-up call" that Japanese whiskies are among the best on offer. Run, don’t walk, to grab what Japanese whisky you can. Whether or not you put it in a cocktail is negotiable. If you do, here's a drink idea from Momofuku Bar Director John deBary.

The Most Pleasant Pour Over Coffee Video You'll Watch Today

Break out the scale, top up your buzz properly
Nov 7, 2014 11:00 am

30 grams of coffee, 500 grams of water and a little tried-and-true technique will yield the best cup of coffee you ever made manually. You obtained, roasted and ground the beans, "borrowed" the scale from your roommate and followed Coffee Culture's foolproof guide to proper, delicious caffeination. Now inhale and take a long, satisfying sip. The early jazz soundtrack really enhances the whole thing, doesn't it?   

6 Beers To Pair With Your Macaroni And Cheese

Mac and cheese is brew-friendly food at its finest
Nov 6, 2014 2:00 pm

Things have changed a lot in since my college years in both the worlds of beer and macaroni and cheese. With both boasting an incredible range of styles, find the most absurd dish of macaroni and cheese out there and you can bet there’s a beer to be paired with it. Leave your college memories of microwaveable blue cups and silver-canned beer in the dust with six gourmet mac and cheese pairings.

1977 Wine List Reveals That Restaurants Made Waaaaaaay Less Money On Wine In 1977

Dusty list falls out of a cookbook, tells a story
Nov 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Louisville chef, bourbon maker and overall good human Edward Lee took to Instagram yesterday with a pretty crazy photo of a late-1970s wine list from his restaurant 610 Magnolia. Margaux for $15 a bottle? We had to find out the story.

Ah Ya Bastart! Scotland Is Shocked: Japanese Whiskey Named World's Best.

And you thought the Yes vote defeat was bad
Nov 4, 2014 3:30 pm

In what's being described as "a wake-up call" for the esteemed Scottish distlling industry, a Japanese whiskey has been declared the world's best by the venerable Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. Specifically, the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 earns top billing in the 2015 edition of the highly regarded hooch rankings. Making this enormous hit to Scottish pride even worse: not a single Scotland distillery cracks the top five.

5 New Chicago Craft Beer Bars For Drinking Exceptional Midwest Brew

Better beer is getting easier to find in Chicago
Nov 3, 2014 2:00 pm

Chicago is experiencing quite the local beer boom, with more than 10 new breweries opening doors in 2014 alone. To keep up the pace, beer-focused bars are opening left and right to make sure the citizens of the Windy City are properly acquainted with all the new beers. 

First Look: 2014 Bourbon County Stout is Better Than Ever

A brew preview with Goose Island's Mike Siegel
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 pm

Black Friday is the day where people across America wait on line all night long to buy stuff at big discounts. Beer nerds didn’t have much of a reason to leave the house until Goose Island decided it was no longer acceptable for us to sit at home watching the news of how many people got trampled at outlet stores. Black Friday has become the official annual release day of the entire Bourbon County Stout lineup. But I tried the whole thing with time to spare. 

Cure What Ails You: Extra Advice Cocktail Recipe

A tequila drink crafted by an old-school pharmacy
Oct 31, 2014 12:00 pm

At Justus Drugstore in Smithville, MO, this pharmacy and soda fountain turned farm-to-table restaurant packs its bar with housemade cordials, tinctures and bitters both as a nod to the 1800s. Try this tequila-based cocktail believed to ease tension and promote alertness.

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