The Hopewell x Nico Osteria Monday Night Dinner

The One Off Hospitality Group rivals any crew any in the city when it comes to restaurant concepts. Paul Kahan’s empire includes The Publican, Big Star, Blackbird, Dove’s Luncheonette and The Violet Hour just to name a few. Nico Osteria is their Italian seafood wonderland located in the Gold Coast. …

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48 hrs in The Bay

Whether it’s crossing the Cheddar Curtain, a quick getaway up to the summerhouse in Michigan, or a day trip to the suburbs, Chicagoans love escaping occupied Chicago. Recently we spent time in one of those towns that you genuinely are saddened when you have to leave – San Francisco. 7 …

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Bourbonnais, IL – Home of Brickstone Brewery

Located 60 miles south of downtown Chicago is the town of Bourbonnais, IL. It’s mostly known for being the home of Chicago Bears training camp or the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie design. In our travels it was the place former Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter would wax poetic …

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The Brewery That Conquered The World Part II

Back in 2015 we were part of an 11 person media crew that visited the Guinness Storehouse + The Open Gate Brewery in Dublin. You can find that recap here. This time around in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we chat with Guinness Brand Ambassador, Domhnall Marnell during his stay …

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Beer Cocktails with Hot Ruby

  Our first encounter with The Office (at The Aviary) is where we discovered the joys of the beer cocktail. Both SmallBar Fullerton (RIP) and the Beer Bistro made a fantastic potion as well. With Spring 2017 on the horizon it makes sense to chat a bit about this time …

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Upland Sour Ales Enter Chicago

Upland Brewing Company, is the 19yr old southern Indiana brewery whose award winning sour ale program isn’t new to Chicago. But supplies in the past have been small and hard to find. Recently Upland expanded their wild ale production to The Wood Shop, a state of the art brewhouse focused …

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