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Stout Blowout at SmallBar

For those of you totally unfamiliar with Chicago’s forecast today, it’s freezing and snowing.  We’re not going to lie, the weather here’s been better.  But if there’s one advantage to  sub-zero temperatures and airborne ice pellets striking us in the face, it’s that it makes an ideal setting for dark, crude oil-like brews.  That’s why   


Sour Christmas at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Our favorite Division St. sandwich, beer, and goodtime purveyors over at Jerry’s Sandwiches are throwing another one of their distinguished holiday-related brew events.  On December 17th, they’ll be outdoing themselves by offering a night of suds soaked holiday cheer.  Jerry’s always has an amazing selection, but for their Sour Christmas, they’ll be giving guests a chance to sample   


Mana Food Bar Awarded Bib Gourmand

The internationally recognized food snobs at Michelin recently announced their 2014 ‘Bib Gourmand’ Honorees. A lot of our favs made the list like Lula Café, Hopleaf and Urban Belly, but we’d like to bestow special mad props to our fellow Division St. proprietors, Mana Food Bar. Mana Food Bar is our go to spot for   


Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears

Assuming Smokin’ Jay Cutler’s groin is back in proper working order, we can expect our beloved Chicago Bears to handily dismantle the Lions this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.  Game starts at noon, but you can expect it to be in the bag for the Monsters of Midway by halftime. Not actually going to Soldier Field   


Halloween & Hood Smoke at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Jerry’s Sandwiches, our favorite Division St. sandwich-based restaurant named after a 60’s Flower Power Era stalwart, will be throwing a throwback costume & covers party this Halloween night. Chicago’s own Hood Smoke will play The Police’s album ‘Synchronicity’ while miss remember will do a rendition of Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged in NY.’ Throw on a costume, save   


5 Course Beer Dinner at Bangers & Lace

Our friends across the street, Bangers & Lace, are teaming up with Kansas’s Tallgrass Brewing Company to bring patrons a special, one-night-only, five course prix fixe menu featuring unique beer and food pairings.  It all goes down November 12th @ 7pm.  Read more about the menu here.  Buy tickets here.


GQ’s City Guide: Chicago

Gentlemen’s Quarterly just posted their guide to the city of Chicago.  Definitely worth checking out.  Big ups to our pals at Longman & Eagle, RSVP, Au Cheval (partially because the owner and I share a name), Intelligentsia, Scofflaw, and Carriage House (who I can waive to from the desk I’m writing this blog post at). We do think