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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

Punch Drunk Love

Test Out Your Punch Making Skills and Enter Our Brunch Punch Party Contest!

August 5, 2014

If you’re like us, you probably love a good refreshing drink, especially when the weather heats up. But what about a forgotten classic — a big old glass of punch? Perfect for summer, there are a million variations you can try for this ultimate fruity cocktail. While punches vary, what typically goes into this zesty drink? Traditionally, punch is made with a fruit juice (pineapple, lemon, orange, cranberry, etc.) ginger ale or other carbonated drink, and an alcohol of choice (vodka, rum, tequila, or all three…oh my). If you love punch, we’ve got just the challenge for you. Cheeky is hosting a Brunch Punch Party at Summer House for festive foodies, where …  Read more