A snug Ravenswood mom-and-pop with postcolonial synergy.
Mercadito had culinary ambitions for Chicago—as long as they didn’t interfere with assembly-line drinking.
Highlights include the first Illinois appearance of Firestone Walker’s Helldorado barleywine and a one-off apricot sour from Side Project called La Fosse.
More than you could conceivably want to read about Three Floyds’ 2014 Dark Lord Day—but there are lots of pictures too!
The 214 entries at this year’s FOBAB included beers aged in gin and Tabasco barrels, in what I’m pretty sure was a first for the festival.
Saint Louis brewery Perennial won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival with its Heart of Gold wheat wine
Whistler vet Danny Shapiro turns the former Streetside Cafe into a gin joint
Paul Virant offers a seasonal cooking demonstration at the Green City Market on Wednesday.
Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat justifies the hoopla. Plus: above-average Chinese in Bucktown and new twists on an old Evanston Italian favorite.
Twelve restaurants featuring market fare
A Tequila Corralejo dinner, Rock Bottom’s Rockfest, a historic pub crawl in Hegewisch, and more.
Wisconsin-made Dunbarton Blue is turning up all over town—and is only going to get better.
Chicago restaurants are lining up to raise funds for relief in Haiti from January 18-24.
The Signature Room’s chef reports on his trip to the slaughterhouse
Several local restaurants will host dinners centered around Mangalitsa pigs.