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The Chaser

July 2011

5 years
ago

Be Your Own Brewmaster: Brew Camp Opens Today in North Center

Attention, beer geeks: You now have yet another reason to head north. Just a few blocks from Half Acre Beer Co. and not so far from Metropolitan Brewing, the friends and business partners Jared Saunders and Whit Nelson are opening Brew Camp, their temple to homebrewing tucked into a cozy North Center storefront, today…

5 years
ago

Tasty Freeze: Beat the Heat with Icy Drinks

My friend Joan, recently back from a vacation in Cuba, messaged me on Facebook last week: “Amalie—serious work-related question. Where can I find a good frozen daiquiri in Chicago? We had so many good ones on our trip, but it seems every place here tells me they don’t have a blender!” The first thing that came to mind…

5 years
ago

5 Secrets of The Office, Grant Achatz’s Uber-Exclusive Speakeasy

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more difficult to snag at table at a Grant Achatz/Nick Kokonas joint (Alinea, Next), now there’s The Office: a clubby VIP bar filled with art, antiques and only 14 seats, tucked behind a locked door beneath the Fulton Market cocktail lounge The Aviary…

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