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November 2010 Brewsletter

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Mussels at FountainheadThe Gastropub Revolution: When it comes to upscale cuisine, the once clear distinction between restaurants and bars is increasingly blurred as a rising tide of gastropubs has altered how Chicagoans spend a night on the town. Potato skins, buffalo wings, MDG and Jäger are out. Dishes like roasted bone marrow with onion jam, seared maple leaf breast of duck with crisped curry polenta, along with seasonal craft beers and small-batch whiskeys are in. Many bemoan the decline of the corner tap, but with the rise of the gastropub, the "Taverning of Chicago" has only just begun. Read more...

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Also, check out our new feature presented by Wazzup! Magazine:
Bartender of the Month

New Chicago Bar Project Reviews

  • Southern: fried chicken, the world's best hush puppies, Dixie whiskey & beer
  • Acre: the gastropub phenomenon reaches Andersonville (formerly Charlie's)
  • Cell Block: our GLBT writer returns and covers this Boystown dive & "Furr Night"
  • Holiday Club: the second incarnation may be just as good as the original
  • Lockdown Bar & Grill: vying for top burger in Chicago with a prison theme

Chicago Bar of the Month

Longman & Eagle Chicago TapsHow could we cover gastropubs this month without highlighting Chicago's new culinary and libation treasure? That's right, we're talking about Longman & Eagle, recipient of a coveted Michelin star and rated one of Chicago's best new restaurants by Esquire Magazine. Even better than the incredible food, inspiring beer selection and the second most single-malt Scotches in the city, is that the atmosphere is unpretentious and everything is reasonably priced. Read more...

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