Boilermakers Get Serious at These Four Chicago BarsThe formula for boilermakers seems so obvious and simple, it’s astonishing they haven’t always been more popular. Yet for something so straightforward, bars still manage to put their own stamp on the classic beer-and-a-shot duo. Unlike the type of frat swill some might association with boilermakers, there are several variations in Chicago currently that are... Read ...
Humboldt Park is the Coffee Capital of ChicagoAt some point in the past several months, a particular intersection in Humboldt Park became an epicenter of coffee culture in Chicago. It’s a surprising development, considering the relatively quiet corner and the fact that California Avenue and Augusta Boulevard aren’t easily accessible to public transportation. But somehow, 2016 became the year that this rapidly... Read more &...
The Coffee Studio Knows Your Drink OrderIts 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. The Coffee Studio taunts the wind-induced calamity outside its windows with its algorithmically maintained, relaxed vibe that has kept customers loyal since 2007. Calming music, laptops open on every table and two baristas—matching in black uniforms—keep a quiet rapport. All of this accomplished without any open tables suggests... Read more »
Inside Bill Millholland’s Baker & Nosh Croissant ClassesBill Millholland, the connoisseur behind the Baker & Nosh bakery and café, is known for his fresh breads, soups, gourmet sandwiches, and pastries. In addition to these treats, Millholland also offers intimate baking classes for up to six people at the cozy bakery and café in Uptown. Millholland’s rich journey in the culinary world took... Read more &...
Spring into Festival SeasonWe can’t help but daydream about springtime in Chicago as we are being teased with glimpses of 60-degree weather, putting away the winter jackets, and smelling the flowers. Coming out of the winter cave, getting back into all of the Chicago events can be a hassle. Spring is the season that warms up Chicagoans and... Read more »
Chicago’s Sweetest Candy ShopEveryone has heard the phrase “you are what you eat” at some point throughout their life. Well, there is one independent business in Andersonville that gives this phrase an entirely new meaning and shows why Chicago is often considered to be the world’s candy capital. Candyality, which is a combination of the words “candy” and... Read more »
Lula Cafe is Now One of Chicago’s Best Places to Eat, DrinkA pioneer in Logan Square’s dining landscape and one of Chicago’s preeminent farm-to-table progenitors, Lula Cafe has long been heralded as a must-dine destination. But with newly appointed beverage director Diana Hawkins at the helm, the restaurant is becoming just as coveted for its drinks. A Level 2-certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers... by filed under Dining, Featured Articles, Food & Bev, Neighborhoods. Tags: