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Bar Mon Feb 08 2010

Sweet Pairings This Week

If you like beer and chocolate, this is your week: Two Lakeview establishments are hosting beer and chocolate pairings over the next couple of days.

On Tuesday at 7 PM, as part of its regular Beer School, Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield) is offering "Beer + Chocolate = Love." This pairing event puts four beers up with four different chocolates, each designed to bring out subtle flavors. The beers include Peak Organic Expresso Amber, Half Acre Baume Stout, and St. Louis Framboise. Cost of the event is $15.

If that's not enough for you, head to Fizz Bar & Grill (3220 N. Lincoln) on Wednesday the 10th for a different beer and chocolate pairing event. For $10, you can choose four of six desserts, each paired with a four ounce pouring of beer (or, if you'd prefer, you can get a red wine flight). Pairings are:

Harpoon IPA with Malted Milk Balls
Dark Horse Raspberry Wheat with Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Covered Almonds
Goose Island Matilda with Chocolate Mousse
Rogue Dead Guy Ale with McCall's Dark Toffee with Pecans from Terry's Toffee
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald with a Bourbon-soaked Brownie with Vanilla Bourbon Frosting
Aying Celebrator Doppelbock with a Chocolate Cherry Cluster

Both of these sound pretty sweet, no?

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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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