May 24, 2012 |
Cook, waiter, entertainer-if you've ever hosted a party before, you know how many roles a host or hostess must play. One way to free up your time is by setting up a do-it-yourself (or DIY) bar. Lay out the spirits, mixers and utensils (including a jigger) your guests will need to make drinks. Your invitees will have fun playing bartender, and it will free you up to boogie down. Spirits and Sodas Tequila, gin, vodka, whiskey and rum all can be mixed with soda to make crowd-pleasing cocktails.
April 24, 2013 |
As colonial kitchen tricks such as pickling and canning come back into vogue, it's no wonder preserved fruits and veggies have hit the cocktail world. Exhibit A is this year's drink of spring: the shrub. No, it's not an herb or a leafy plant; it's a vinegar-based ingredient that more bartenders are making in-house and pairing with diverse spirits from gin to shochu to bourbon. "Shrubs were used back in the day when fruits and vegetables were much more seasonal than they are now," said Paul McGee, head bartender at RPM Italian , Bub City and forthcoming tiki bar...
May 14, 2012 |
EAT SIX PACK Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St. 773-248-5222 The Roscoe Village restaurant celebrates its sixth anniversary with $6 brick-oven-fire margherita pizzas - the house specialty - and $6 glasses of wine. 4:30-10 p.m. IN WITH THE NEW Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. 312-929-2486 Chef Guy Meikle takes "spring cleaning" to another level with brand new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus featuring fresh strawberry pancakes with meyer lemon curd and macadamia brittle ($13)
March 26, 2014 |
You've finally unpacked the last plastic tub and are fully moved in to your new place. This calls for a drink, yes? Stocking your home bar is probably the most enjoyable move-in task, but keep in mind that Rome wasn't built in a day. I've been living in my current apartment for a year and half, and I'm still adding bottles to my bar cart. You don't need to drop hundreds of dollars at once to create a home bar - just know what you like. Below are guidelines for creating a well-rounded, serviceable bar, but tailor it to your tastes: more wine, a range of whiskeys, a few types of gin … or...
March 30, 2012 |
This Sunday the longest-running storyline in the WWE this year will come to an end. That will happen when John Cena faces off against "The People's Champion" Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the main event at WrestleMania 28! The feud was kicked off at the conclusion of last year's WM and has been built up for a whole year. Fans are divided as to who will come out on top, but what can't be disputed is that with this clash of eras, the match is going to be one for the ages. (My money is on Cena scoring the win. That's my gut feeling.
March 22, 2012 |
Chances are you've been to the not-quite-Bucktown/not-quite-Lincoln Park industrial corridor along the Chicago River at least once. And unless you've spent some time at out-of-the-way music venue The Hideout, loitering around the Morton Salt plant or working for the public sanitation department, you most likely haven't lingered here. But thanks to two new bars -- Ada Street from the owners of Lakeview's DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar as well as Estate Ultra Bar from a set of first-time bar owners -- you might be getting lost in these parts more often.