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Drink Wed Oct 10 2012

Bridge Bar Is Bringing You The Hooch

handcrafted hooch.jpgAs the temperature starts to drop and you swap your pale ales and sangrias for stouts and bourbons, Bridge Bar, 315 N. LaSalle St., is going back to the old days and bringing you the hooch. For October, head bartender, Kevin Schulz, has created handcrafted "Hooch" bottles with a bourbon base carefully mixed with selected spiced liqueurs. Each glass pint bottle will be hand labeled, numbered and free for guests to take home with them (you know, to remind you of exactly how you got that 10am hangover). And, as the October cocktail of the month, the hooch will be half off on Tuesdays. What better way to epitomize cool but other than to walk up to a bar and say, "I'll have the hooch."

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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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