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Restaurant Thu Dec 19 2013

Holiday Drinks (& Eats): Lady Gregory's

Throughout this month, Drive-Thru staffers will be writing about their favorite bars and restaurants to celebrate the holiday, as so much of the holiday is not the day itself, but the days that come before -- the places you end up at after a holiday party, a day of errands and shopping, or just to hide away from the shorter days and colder weather.

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My favorite restaurant/bar in Andersonville is Lady Gregory's. It's hard not to think back to summertime and miss having dinner and drinks on their great patio. Though, who doesn't want to hide away with a pint this winter in their back room near the fireplace? Lady Gregory's is always in season. With its warm and cozy Irish Pub feel, it's almost impossible to not think that you've been magically teleported to the Emerald Isle.

They have an extensive beer list which includes 100 beers and therefore something for everyone along the beer spectrum. There's also a full bar for those who prefer to get into the Holiday Spirit in other ways. I recently asked to see their "Beverage Book" as is suggested by their drink menu. Friends. You must do this! I was greeted with a huge (and gorgeous) wooden binder showcasing their 300 Whiskeys.

Yes. Three. Hundred. Whiskeys.

If there is a better way to spend a snowy afternoon, I cannot name it. Know that if you ask for the binder, the knowledgeable staff will make you want to have a sip or four of a heartwarming whiskey that is surely to become your new favorite thing. Delicious.

If you'd rather eat your way to Holiday Cheer, that's an option too. They serve brunch, lunch and dinner. I've had all three (not at once of course). I think it's pretty clear that I'm a fan. I have dreams about their Irish Cheddar Grits and Breakfast Burger. I'd fight someone for the Fish & Chips or even the Roasted Beet Salad.

My absolute favorite thing on the menu, which is perfect for thawing out after an afternoon of shopping is the Cavalo Nero. It's a white bean soup with kale, onion, carrots and garlic toast. I love it so much that I made up a recipe that I make at home. After thinking so much about Lady Gregory's Cavalo Nero Soup, I think I have to run home right now and make it!

Lady Gregory's
5260 N. Clark

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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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