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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

Apple Picking 101

The Best Orchards in the Midwest!

September 8, 2014

When the scarves and boots come out, a cup of hot cider isn’t far behind. When I was young, my parents used to take my brother and me to a local orchard, where we picked apples, ate fritters and drank big mugs of cold cider. Standing under all of those trees, looking up at the red, round orbs, I knew I was cementing a family tradition. Now that I have a daughter of my own, apples have become one of her favorite foods, and fall is the perfect time for some family fun (and even some adult fun with real hard cider–read on for details!). If apple picking is one of your …  Read more

Labor Day Survival Guide

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Labor Day Weekend!

August 25, 2014

Whatever your plans are for this upcoming Labor Day, food is usually involved. Whether you’re hitting the road for a family vacation or want to bring the perfect dish to a party, we’ve got you covered with our Labor Day Survival Guide. 1. Figure out what you want to eat. Whether you garner inspiration from these fun ideas, or you have a favorite family recipe, make a plan so you aren’t scrambling at the last possible moment to figure out what you are eating. You don’t have to stick to the traditional burgers and hot dogs. Get creative! 2. Have a backup plan. Most of us tend to overindulge at family gatherings …  Read more