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7 Urban Breweries To Visit Around America

Stops in NYC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
May 27, 2015 11:00 am

Craft breweries operating throughout the United States have forever altered the perception and reputation of American beer, and some breweries have altered their hometowns just as profoundly. As the summer travel season cranks into high gear, let us suggest a beer pilgrimage to one, or several, of these breweries located in urban centers across America. 

Live From The James Beard Awards 2015

The big restaurant awards program was in Chicago
May 5, 2015 10:29 am

Live from the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards, which decamps from New York City to Chicago for the first time in its 25-year history. Matt Rodbard reports. 

From Toast To Toast: How Chefs And Bakers Are Dead Serious About Browned Bread

It’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.
Apr 29, 2015 11:00 am

Toast may not be new, but chefs, bakers and café owners from coast to coast are finding novel ways of presenting the childhood old reliable — at grown-up prices. And while the options popping up range from savory to sweet and from made-to-order to DIY, rest assured about two toast prerequisites: It will never be cold, and there will be butter. Or chocolate.

The Latest Lunch-Delivery Service Is Brought To You By...Uber?

UberEats is now available in NYC, LA and Chicago
Apr 28, 2015 12:45 pm

Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry worldwide over the past few years. Can the mobile app now do the same for lunch delivery? After successful test runs in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Spain, the company launched its UberEats service in New York City and Chicago today. We’ve got the scoop.

Chicago Craft Distilling Grows Up

Passionate producers are making a name
Apr 22, 2015 2:00 pm

Chicago’s cocktail scene shows no signs of slowing down, leaving those who make spirits locally with more and more shelf room to showcase their efforts. And similar to the city’s top bartenders, these master distillers are taking their own creative risks with flavors, aging and spirit choices. Whether born from family legacy or two pilots’ travels abroad, here are nine distilleries in and around Chicago worth experiencing firsthand.

Check Out This Documentary On Malört, The Spirit That’s Proud To Be Undrinkable

Stories of the wormwood-based, Chicago-made liquor
Apr 21, 2015 2:00 pm

Filmmaker Marc Pearlman’s first Malört experience marked the beginning of a new friendship. He had recently sold his Fender Jagstang to a bartender at the Sovereign in Chicago’s Rogers Park who wanted to honor the trade with a “mystery shot.” The shot turned out to be Malört, the wormwood-based Swedish schnapps that proudly boasts only 1 out of 49 men will drink it after the first “shock glass.” Pearlman was so intrigued that he created a 17-minute documentary about the spirit’s history.

What’s Up With The Crazy Motorcycle Chandelier At Chicago Newcomer The Betty?

A 1917 magazine ad inspires a cool light fixture
Apr 9, 2015 1:00 pm

A vintage motorcycle spurred Chicago designer Karen Herold, of Studio K Creative, to create a striking metal chandelier for the Betty. The design of the Fulton Park tavern, based on the striking juxtapositions of a mythical gal, successfully mixes old and new.

12 Stories That Show Our Love For The Incredible Food Scene In Chicago

Butchering, booze, bistros and barbecue
Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Last week, we dropped our Chicago spring restaurants preview, which served to remind us of the city’s ever-evolving food and drink scene. From fine dining to barbecue to ramen to Indian hot chicken — yes, you read that right — the city will play host to an impressively diverse selection of restaurant openings this season. And people are certainly taking notice: This May, Chicago will be the site for the annual James Beard Awards for the first time ever. With all this in mind, we take a look back at some of our favorite food and drink stories from Chi-town.

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