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Chicago Gift Guide for the Foodies

The Top Chicago Foodie Gifts for this Holiday Season!

December 8, 2014
Chicago Foodie Gift Guide
by:
Kaleigh Glaza

Some of the best parts of the holiday season revolve around food (Thanksgiving turkey, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and more). So we’ve put together a gift guide for those Cheeky gals who truly love to cook and eat! With a focus on Chicago brands, this gift guide will have your mouth watering and provide ideas for seriously delicious gifts. For the Java lover: TOMS Thankful Blend Put a boost in your morning with a tasty drink for a great cause! You can write what you’re thankful for on the bag, and you’ll also be providing clean water for a week to someone in need with every purchase. For those with Chicago pride (like us!): Pastoral’s “Best …  Read more

Wine + Takeout = A Girl’s Best Friend

Top 5 Wine Pairings for Comfort Food

November 3, 2014
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by:
Lakesha Rose

For the nights when you just want to relax and order in your favorite comfort food, lifestyle expert Lakesha Rose put together the ultimate guide to takeout and wine pairings. She also recommends Twitter for its massive wine community and says it’s a great place to go if you need expert advice. Follow @LakeshaRose or accounts like @winematcher and @winewiseguy, or tweet with #winepairing or #winewednesday to join the conversation and get real time pairing tips. 1. Grilled Cheese with Banfi Chianti Classico Comfort food pairs really well with Chianti. I recommend a “grown up grilled cheese” with Banfi Chianti Classico–the wine’s delicious ripe cherry and spice are perfect with the richness of the …  Read more

The Cheeky Fall Special You Can’t Miss

By: Dana Hartung

September 8, 2014
Cheers Crafthouse Special
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It’s hard to believe that summer is officially over–where did summer go, Chicago?! Now it’s time to welcome fall, and Cheeky obviously has the perfect plan for you to celebrate the new season. Hint: it involves the perfect bottled cocktails handcrafted by the recently named Bartender of The World, Charles Joly, and some of the hottest BYOBs in town!  Are you ready to celebrate, ladies? The Contest All summer long, Cheeky has been buying cocktail lovers a bottle of Crafthouse Cocktails to be delivered to their BYOB table every Wednesday night. Well, with summer ending and the start of fall, Cheeky has stepped up the competition to offer you an even juicier prize. Yes, that’s right–think of …  Read more