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Show Us Your…Beer Collection

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyd’sCredit: Julia Thiel Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it’s your BEER COLLECTION—a wall of bottles belonging to Austin Harvey. Got something to show us? showus@chicagoreader.com The newest addition to Harvey’s beer wall is a bottle of bourbon-barrel-aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing […]

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The E-Dogz Food Truck Is Up & Running

When we last checked on Northwestern MFA student Eric May he was in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help equip his E-Dogz food truck. He successfully raised $3,342, and last Friday launched it at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, colloborating with Jonathan “Z-Dogg” Zaragoza of Birrieria Zaragoza on tortas ahogadas de birria and […]

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Party On, Rahm

Rahm Emanuel will take the oath of office at Millennium Park Monday, part of a weekend-long celebration of the new mayor and Chicago that begins Saturday with a free concert at Grant Park. (Tribune) Blago’s (expletive) greatest hits were played at his (expletive) trial yesterday. ((Expletive) Tribune) Chicago doesn’t just have a prehistoric transit system; […]

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Announcing SugarSlam 2011: “Whisks of Fury”

Natalie Slater, who writes the blog Bake and Destroy, is now accepting entries for SugarSlam 2011, “Whisks of Fury,” a WWE-themed online baking challenge. According to the rules posted on the website, it’s “open to ALL baked goods—cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, bread . . . sweet, savory—I don’t care. If you bake it, it counts.” […]

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Poetry Magazine Wins National Magazine Award

Chicago-based Poetry magazine won for general excellence in the category of Literary, Political and Professional Magazines.The awards, announced yesterday, are doled out by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Poetry beat out some impressive fellow finalists: Lapham’s Quarterly, the Paris Review, the Sun, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. A complete list of winners and finalists […]