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Event Mon Nov 15 2010
Holiday warming is coming early this year. Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will host this years first ever St. Morten's Glöggfest. For those of us with -son, -strom, and -quist suffixes, you know how it goes. As soon as it's cold enough to don a Nordic sweater, suddenly you become overwhelmingly thirsty. You need something warm, soothing, and potent.
As a Swede who's mother lives far away, Simon's Tavern gladly fills the spot. Their homemade glögg, a Nordic mulled wine, enforced by vodka or aquavit speckled with raisins and almonds, is as authentic as you can get.
We're getting to sample Simon's early this year at St. Morten's Glöggfest (this Saturday from 7-10pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 North Clark). For $30, you get three cups of glögg, Swedish treats from Svea, music by Daphne Willis and a silent auction with wares of the neighborhood. And just in case three glasses won't do the trick, the after party continues across the street at Simon's afterward. Tickets available in advance here, $30 each.