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A TKO: Playful PAMA Punch

By: Debra Lipson

August 18, 2014
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Sunday Fundays are best spent with friends and booze. Of course, Cheeky combined this fab pairing over the weekend with its PAMA Brunch Punch Party! Family style plates (included an ooey, gooey turkey eggs benedict and berry-topped waffles) were washed down with signature PAMA Liqueuer cocktails. Amid bites and glasses, the gabby group chose a refreshing riff on punch from three contest entries. Missed out on the fun but still wanna sample the sip? Check out Amber Gibson’s Brunch Punch winning recipe: Playful PAMA Party Punch Ingredients: 1/2 cup PAMA Liqueur 1 cup Aviation Gin 1/2 cup Makers Mark 1 cup grapefruit juice 2 cups watermelon juice 3 Tbsp. Demerara syrup Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients over ice and with some fruit …  Read more

Pizano’s Lincoln Park Opening

By: Jen Pircon

August 11, 2014
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Chicago is serious about its pizza. And Pizano’s is no exception. Founded in 1991 by Rudy Malnati Jr., Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta is cooked up with rich, Italian tradition topped with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant opened its newest location in Lincoln Park last week, marking its fifth location in the Windy City. What keeps Chicagoans’ appetite thriving for Pizano’s? Although its deep dish gives Chicago-style pizza a run for its dough, it’s Pizano’s famous thin crust pizza that keeps people craving more. Oprah called the pizza “her favorite” and USA Today listed it as Top Ten in the Nation. Cheeky’s opinion? A resounding “Agreed!” as the pastry-like thin …  Read more

Pick Your Brew

A Summer Beer Lover's Guide

August 11, 2014

If you’re a beer lover, you know Chicago’s got some pretty amazing options. Picking a favorite beer can be like picking a favorite restaurant — it’s all subjective. Whether you’re a light and citrusy kind of gal or a deep, brooding broad, we’ve got you covered with our beer lover’s guide. Pop a top, sit back, and enjoy your ice cold favorite on a hot(ish) summer’s day. For the fruity gal: If you love summer you and you love peaches, RJ Rockers Son of a Peach is for you. Made in South Carolina, this refreshing brew is made with “real angry peaches” and has a smooth finish. For the gluten-free gal: Beer …  Read more