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  • Night life: Shaw’s serves up Pearl beer Dec 10, 2014 3:57 PM
    Shaw’s commemorative Goose Island brew. Caliendo’s free app with toy donation. Hawthorne’s Wednesday specials and trivia.

  • On the road: Take in tea service to warm up this winter Dec 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Holiday Tea is a festive tradition during which you can warm up and relax after holiday shopping downtown, and the Atwood Cafe in the Hotel Burnham has just the thing. The City Winery Chicago hosts a music, wine and champagne pairing concert. And Heidel House Resort & Spa in Wisconsin offers a storybook holiday for you and your family.

  • Jasters in Crystal Lake aims to expand palates Dec 5, 2014 6:00 AM
    Named for the 100-year-old building it’s located in, which was built by former Crystal Lake mayor John J. Jaster, Jasters Craft Beer and Winery opened in November 2013 and added a dining room in October. Dubbed Jasters Raw Bar & Bistro, the restaurant side offers a full menu that mixes approachable foods with dishes meant to open diners’ minds.

  • Night life events: Martini Room serves up seasonal mini drinks Dec 3, 2014 6:00 AM
    Christmastini flights reign on Wednesdays throughout December — five mini martinis for $15 from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mini martini flavors are: gingerbread martini, candy cane martini, naughty Santa martini, Christmas joy martini and eggnog martini.

  • Oakbrook Terrace's Remedy Pub dispenses beer, burgers Nov 28, 2014 5:45 AM
    New owners took over Opa! Estiatorio's space in August, transforming the Greek restaurant into a lounge focused on craft beer and quality pub food. With live music and space for private parties, the spot, located on Summit Avenue in Oakbrook Terrace, has proved popular with groups of all ages.

  • More training coming for Naperville bar security Nov 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    New bar restrictions in Naperville mean it won't be dollar beer night on the "Black Wednesday" before Thanksgiving. Regulations also mean more training could be in store for security personnel at Naperville bars, especially as the Restaurant Association of Naperville will be offering training above what the city requries.

  • Suburban bars embrace moonshine as 'the next big thing' Nov 19, 2014 2:54 PM
    In July 2011, Tennessee's Ole Smoky Distillery began selling moonshine in the Chicago area. The unaged whiskey proved so popular that five spots that opened in the last two years made it the focus of their drink menus: Rack House Kitchen & Tavern in Arlington Heights, Old Crow Smokehouse in Schaumburg and Chicago, Whiskey River BBQ & Honky Tonk in Mount Prospect, and The Still Bar and Grill in Bartlett.

  • Night life events: Devon has half-priced bottles of wine on Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Devon Seafood + Steak’s offers half-priced bottles of wine on Thanksgiving. It's free wing Wednesdays at Snuggery Schaumburg. And America’s Bar hosts a black Wednesday bash.

  • Night life: D.O.C. celebrates a birthday in style Nov 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    D.O.C. Wine Bar celebrates seven years in Lombard; Spotted Fox turns two; warm up with White Tavern’s chili cook off.

  • Manny's in Elmhurst aims for neighborhood feel Nov 12, 2014 6:12 AM
    After years of working at beer-focused chain Yard House's Glenview location, Kleomenis Papadatos decided he wanted to use the knowledge he'd gained there to open his own neighborhood bar. He partnered with his father to open Manny's Ale House at 683 W. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst in August.

  • On the road: Reserve a spot on the Holiday Lights bus Nov 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    Make your reservations now for Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Bus Company's “Holiday Lights Tour,” where you'll be whisked through glittering lights and seasonal sights of Chicago, including The Magnificent Mile, Macy's holiday windows, historic State Street and Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest.

  • Barbecue, moonshine offer Southern comfort at Mount Prospect’s Whiskey River Nov 7, 2014 6:00 AM
    The owners of Dick’s River Roadhouse in Mount Prospect have changed things up, reopening the 6,000-square foot space in July as Whiskey River BBQ & Honky Tonk. The new concept focuses on Southern flavors including barbecue, moonshine cocktails and country music. Plus, Blackhawks and Bears games bring out big crowds, too.

  • Night life events: Wildfire serves gluten-free drinks, dinner Friday Nov 5, 2014 6:30 AM
    Wildfire Restaurants celebrate gluten-free week Friday, Nov. 7, with a five-course gluten-free dinner and gluten-free cider and wine pairings. Plus, catch Monday night football at John & Tony’s in West Chicago. Drink specials include $2.50 14-ounce Miller Lite drafts and $3.50 18-ounce drafts.

  • Old Tom gin is in again Oct 31, 2014 5:45 AM
    Almost extinct, Old Tom has been getting a new lease on life as part of the overall rise of gin and the resurrection of classic cocktails. Many old cocktail recipes, including several by bartending legend Jerry Thomas, call specifically for Old Tom, and craft distillers have reintroduced the style, which falls somewhere between London dry and the sweeter, maltier genever from Holland that is gin’s ancestor.

  • Night life: Barbakoa celebrates a birthday Oct 29, 2014 1:08 PM
    Barbakoa celebrates its first birthday with 10 days of drink specials; Granite City opens in Naperville; Anyway's Pub offers daily specials.

  • Suburban bars crank up costume contests, creepy cocktails for Halloween Oct 29, 2014 2:20 PM
    With Halloween falling on Friday this year, area bars and restaurants are stepping up to offer an entire weekend of spooky fun. So get dressed up and enter a costume contest, dance until the witching hour, sip some themed cocktails and party like a true creature of the night.

  • Lake Barrington's Horseshoe serves bar fare with Western flair Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Open since December, The Horseshoe Grill on Northwest Highway in Lake Barrington offers a place for sports fans to watch the game while enjoying some solid grub and beers. A new menu and happy hour specials help make the place even more appealing.

  • Rock out, zombie style, at Elgin's Nightmare on Chicago Street Oct 24, 2014 6:14 AM
    Get ready to rock out, zombie style, at Elgin's fourth annual Nightmare on Chicago Street. The event takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and features a variety of creepy and bizarre acts, along with horror-themed music and costume contest.

  • Night life events: Fall for Tap House’s seasonal drinks Oct 21, 2014 3:00 PM
    Tap House Grill's suburban locations embrace fall with themed drinks through Oct. 31. Among the choices are the pumpkin martini for $6 and dracula’s kiss, made with Effen black cherry vodka, Coke and bourbon-soaked cherry. Get happy all day Monday through Friday at Saranello’s in Wheeling with $5 Lemoncello Lemonade, White Peach sangrias, cosmo martinis, and red and white wines.

  • Cocktails becoming a big part of suburban restaurants’ concepts Oct 17, 2014 1:24 PM
    These are not your classic James Bond “shaken, not stirred” martinis. We’re talking martinis with chia seeds. Martinis with blackberries. Martinis with chocolate. Suburban restaurateurs who want to attract customers know that mixing a great martini — or indeed any signature drink — is an important part of the equation.

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