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Savor Mexican Flavor and Live Más!

By: Debra Lipson

July 14, 2014
Mas halibut tacos
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I’ve never met a fish taco I didn’t like. Tortilla wrapped, charred seafood goodness layered with zesty toppings — it’s edible paradise on a platter! Last week, a girlfriend and I sank our teeth into the city’s latest offerings at Más. The recently opened West Loop spot is helmed by Executive Chef and Partner Yanitzin Sanchez (Sabor Saveur, CiNe). Sanchez’s modern Mexican menu riffs on culinary fusion with savory tacos, fresh crudos, an array of dips and shareable plates featuring Latin and global influences. The food focus is undoubtedly fresh, seasonal fare with an authentic kick evident in playful presentation and unusual flavor pairings. Less is truly more at Más. A swanky, …  Read more

Auchentoshan American Oak: Cocktail-Friendly Scotch

Don't Like Scotch? This Bottle will Change Your Mind!

June 17, 2014
Samantha Nelson

I have a bunch of guy friends that are very serious about scotch. They can sit for an hour sipping a good glass, but to me just a taste is enough to know I have no interest in drinking any more. The barley used to make scotch is traditionally dried by heating it with a fire made from burning peat, decaying plants pulled out of Scottish swamps. The booze soaks up the taste of the peat smoke. Some people love it, but I’m not one of them. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Auchentoshan American Oak, a brand new type of scotch meant to be cocktail-friendly. It’s triple …  Read more

XRT Summer Kick-Off Party

By: Dana Hartung

June 9, 2014
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It’s time to kick winter to the curb and welcome the summer season. Summer 2014, we are so ready for you! Last Thursday evening, Cheeky girls and guys celebrated the start of the summer with XRT’s Kick-Off Your Summer event at the Park Grill at Millennium Park. The finest rock radio station’s big shebang reminded us all why we endure the cold Chicago winters. Rocking out to live music under the shinning sun, I had my first sip of the new Amstel Radler — a mix of beer, lemon juice and other natural ingredients. Now, I am not a brew-master expert, but this new refreshing shandy style beer is sure to be …  Read more