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Cheers to Spanish Vermouth

In France, you might start off a meal with some bubbly from Champagne or an aperitif like Lillet. In America, it seems like everyone is happy to make you a hand-crafted cocktail before you peruse the menu. But in Spain, vermouth is the spirit of choice to lead off an afternoon of day drinking; in … Continued

Pilsen Brewery Creating Food-Friendly Beers

Chicago has several breweries, some focusing on lagers, bitters and hoppy IPAs, but  Moody Tongue in Pilsen is taking a different approach, concentrating more on lower alcohol beers that pair best with food. The brewery has a hidden gem: a well-appointed, mid-century modern tasting room, tucked away behind a drab, industrial façade.