Thursday, September 16, 2010

Local Bar Stars Compete at 'Chicago Gourmet'

From left: Mixologists Lynn House, Josh Pearson and Debbi Peak.

They're all drinking buddies, but when it comes to boozy contests, they're fierce competitors.

Five of Chicago's leading bar stars will go head-to-head during Chicago Gourmet's first-ever mixology competition.

Lynn House (Blackbird), Josh Pearson (Sepia), Ben Schiller (Boka), Debbi Peek (Bristol) and Todd Appel (Crimson) will participate in a 30-minute, "Mystery Mix" seminar where they will create a signature cocktail.

Top 5 Spots for a First Date


In a pinch on where to go for that very first date?!

The Hungry Hound offers his Top Five picks, including one of our favorite new neighborhood hangs: