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A Toast to Natural Wines in Chicago

Natural wine is made the way wine used to be made — mostly by human hands, fermented naturally with local yeasts, containing little or no additives. Eduard Seitan can tell you all about it. He’s a certified sommelier and partner at One Off Hospitality Group, the restaurant management company behind many of Chicago’s finest restaurants, including avec, Blackbird, Violet Hour, ... Read More »

Chicago Bartenders Spotlight: Dylan Grant from Robert’s Pizza

It’s no secret that Chicago is bursting at the seams with culinary talent from the kitchen, but too often in the shadows are the equally talented mixologists—spirit sages redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. One of these Chicago bartenders is Dylan Grant from Robert’s Pizza {465 North McClurg Court, Chicago; 312.265.1328}, who is getting us summer ready with ... Read More »

Make Mom Proud with Chicago Mother’s Day Treats

There is no one who deserves to be more pampered than your mother. We all mean to show mom the love she deserves 24/7, 3-6-5… but it doesn’t always work out that way. Luckily, Mother’s Day is the perfect reminder to treat mom to something special! 🌺 Mother’s Day is this Sunday, Chicago, and there is still plenty of time ... Read More »

Chicago’s Best Cinco de Mayo Celebration Spots

Cinco de Mayo isn’t all about the drinks (we swear)! There’s amazing food specials, too! Margarita-lovers and guac-dippers are going to be in heaven next week thanks to these specials at some of Chicago’s hottest spots. Get your taco-pants ready…and feast! Tallboy Taco {620 North State Street, Chicago; 312.488.4917} Get the whole family involved in your celebrations! Tallboy Taco’s Taco ... Read More »

Easy At-Home Spring Cocktails from Chicago’s Hot Spots

“Mood Indigo” from Bernie’s {660 North Orleans Street, Chicago; 312.624.9892} Combine 1 oz Suntory Whiskey with 2 oz red wine and 1/4 oz Creme de Mure. Add 3/4 oz Black Pepper Sage Syrup and 1/2 oz each of lime and orange juice, plus 3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters. Shake them all to combine with ice. Pour into a margarita glass. ... Read More »

Happy Hour Cocktails with Van Gogh Vodka

The Rose Gold Curated by The Cocktail Bandits Combine 1 1/4 oz. of Van Gogh #Goghgirl vodka, 2 oz. rose flower tea, 1 oz. honey syrup, and juice from half a lemon. Add ingredients to a mixture tin full of ice, secure the lid, and shake! Strain mixture into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and rose ... Read More »

Wine Wisdom from Chicago’s BottlesUp! Bottle Shop

It might be hard to remember what the day of the week is, but regardless of the calendar, every Chicagoan can still feel the coming of warmer weather. Spring showers are certainly here, and May flowers are on the horizon. Warm weather is on its way! Do you have a wine selection to match? With the change in season, there ... Read More »

Rock Restaurant Merchandise to Support Chicago Hospitality

As Chicago’s shelter in place order continues to extend, we are trying to find new ways to support our local restaurant communities. You can of course continue to order delivery, donate to their GoFundMe pages, or purchase gift cards. But what if you want a little piece of the spots you miss most to be part of your daily routine? ... Read More »

Cheers! Drink Recipes that Stir the Soul!

Original Six* by Greg Flemming  from Lone Wolf {806 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312.600.9391} In a mixing glass, combine 2 ounces Lot 40 Rye Whisky**, 1/4 ounce Rhine Hall Mango Brandy, 1/4 ounce Apologue saffron liqueur, one bar spoon Roof Crop organic honey, 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters, and 1 dash Angostura bitters. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into ... Read More »