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Drink Thu Feb 07 2008

Ring in the Chinese New Year with Tsingtao Beer!

Five weeks have expired since the ringing in of the New Year and by now all of those pesky resolutions have long been annihilated. Fortunately, you now have a “do over” as we kick-off the Chinese New Year today, beginning a 15 day celebration to commemorate the “Year of the Rat.”

While China is out of reach for most (regardless of how deep you have dug that hole on the beach), you can bring a bit of China to your Chicago celebrations with Tsingtao Beer. Tsingtao is the number one Chinese beer in America as well as being the top branded Chinese export product -- period. It's a refreshing international Pilsner style beer that is available in many Chicago retailers, bars and restaurants. The brand has planned several events commemorating the holiday this week; a listing follows after the jump.

Check any or all of these Tsingtao/Chinese New Year events in the coming days:

Thursday, Feb. 7: "Chinese Triple Feature" Pub Crawl
McFadden's, 1206 N. State - $3 Tsingtao Lager & Pure Drafts 7pm to 9pm

Bar Chicago, 9 W. Division - $3 Tsingtao Lager & Pure Drafts, plus raffle and giveaways, 9pm to 11pm

Boss Bar, 420 N. Clark - Tsingtao Lager & Pure Draft featured 11pm to 1am

Friday, Feb. 8: Chinatown Pub Crawl
Penang, 2201 S. Wentworth - After work to 6pm; $3.40 Bottles, Appetizers will be served.

Three Happiness, 2130 S. Wentworth - 6pm to 7pm Tsingtao Lager & Pure Draft featured

Won Kow, 2237 S. Wentworth - 7pm to 8pm; $2.75 Bottles

Sushi Lounge, 234 W. Cermak, lower level - 8pm to Close; $3.75 Pure Draft Bottles; Featuring Karaoke and complimentary sushi!

Tsingtao Tastings (free samples of Tsingtao Lager & Pure Draft with special Tsingtao giveaways):
Ben Pao, 52 W. Illinois - Pure Draft tastings on Saturday, Feb. 2 & 9 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

China Grill, 230 N. Michigan - Pure Draft tasting on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5pm to 7pm

Dragonfly, 832 W. Randolph, Tasting TBD

Republic, Corner of Ontario & Rush, Tasting TBD

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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