Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Aviary shakes up the craft cocktail industry to create buzz

After a steady diet of beer in Chicago, we decided it was time for a break. So naturally, we hit up a cocktail lounge. The Aviary had us at cocktail tasting menu. Located in the city’s Fulton Market meatpacking district, the Aviary is part of Chef Grant Achatz’s world-class restaurant empire. Achatz is the culinary force behind three Michelin-starred […]

Chicago beer festival rolls out barrels, hospitality

As rain fell outside of Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Centre, a growing line of anxious craft beer enthusiasts meandered across the parking lot with no end in sight. We had scoured the Internet for months to secure five tickets to the eleventh annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-aged Beer (FoBAB). Back in August, the tickets sold […]