“If you can’t make a goddam margarita . . . you don’t get to pass go.”
Ferran Adrià at Balena and more events
Our guide to the best places to be when 2014 starts
Why Ryan Poli is leaving Mercadito for parts unknown
Clark Street Ale House barkeep tackles a mixological mystery.
Our picks for the best places to be when the ball drops
Oktoberfest celebrations and ethical food sources are highlights this week, along with Mexican Independence day and puppy philanthropy
Is Chicago lagging New York because we have no spirit-exclusive cocktail bars. That’s just horsefeathers.
The Good Food Festival, a curling and lasagna event, Saint Patrick’s Day specials, and more.
A new Wrigleyville bar, Mad Men cocktails, and more
Beer sampling, food writing, dessert crawling, and more.
Rick Bayless’s Mexican street-food joint far outshines a nearby upscale-Mex New York interloper.
I’ve long neglected writing about one of my favorite bartenders, Benjamin Schiller, who during his 15-month tenure at Andersonville’s In Fine Spirits almost completely rehauled the lounge’s approach from the sort of place that sold $12 Cosmos to an oasis for quality drinking, something sorely needed at that particular latitude. He was a worthy libational […]