January 15, 2014 |
A Chicago man was arrested Sunday after he was accused of biting a Jewel-Osco store security guard while trying to flee the store without purchasing the two bottles of vodka tucked into his coat, county prosecutors said. John Adkisson, 44, was arrested at the supermarket's 3531 N. Broadway location, where he was spotted by a security guard removing the vodka from a shelf and trying to exit the store without paying, according to a police report. The report said Adkisson, who did not appear in court because he is being treated for injuries in a hospital, tried to escape...
December 18, 2012 |
The owners of Halsted vodka want you to raise a glass, have fun and support LGBT causes--all at the same time. "Here's a product that the gay community likes and spends money on," said Jennifer Schulze, one of the owners of the Chicago-based and Colorado-distilled company. "Wouldn't it be nice if some of that money came back into the gay community?" Halsted vodka was three years in the making, Schulze said, with the flash of inspiration coming from a group of friends talking about how they could benefit their favorite causes...
May 22, 2013 |
When Tremaine Atkinson and his partners open CH Distillery in the West Loop this summer, he knows some skeptics will turn up their noses at a vodka-focused distillery. While bourbon and gin have recently gained popularity, bartenders anecdotally acknowledge a bit of a vodka backlash. "I think they're missing out," Atkinson said of consumers who categorically ignore vodka. "I have nothing against the other spirits, but what's cool about vodka is that it gives you a way to really let very fresh ingredients shine.
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.
May 1, 2012 |
EAT Not your mama's brisket 25 Degrees, 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700 Can't decide between brisket and a burger? No need to choose this month, as the River North burger bar unveils a limited edition BBQ Brisket Burger ($12), which features slow-cooked brisket, a sirloin patty, Cardona cheese, crispy onions and pineapple barbecue sauce. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. DRINK Lickety split The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St. 773-697-4804 If you'd rather lick your drink than sip...