Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweets 'n' suds!


Those looking for unconventional Valentine's Day deals should check out Urban Daddy's roundup of beer and chocolate pairings.

Our picks?! We're digging on Mexican fave Negra Modelo paired with chocolate mousse at Chocolate Grape and the five-course feast teaming up East Coast brewery Dogfish Head with dishes like braised brisket with cocoa bibs at In Fine Spirits Lounge.

Certain to make everyone happy!

Polls now open . . .


. . . for the Chicago Reader's annual Best of Chicago issue. Be sure to get your votes in for the Food & Drink category here.

What they're saying on Facebook . . .

Steven Lee (left), wine director for Sixteen, with the acclaimed Schwa owner/chef Michael Carlson. (Photo: Steven Lee)

Rodney Alex (Partner/Juicy Wine Co.): "Wondering will his voice hold up for rock band tonite (Wednesday) at juicy."

Jesse De La Pena (Deejay): Looking forward to a double dose of Cuatro this week (Weds After Work) & the First Friday Party.. Plus Debonair (Weds after 11pm) all no cover.. 21+.

Gregory Hall (Owner/Brewmaster Goose Island Pubs): "Headed to NYC for gastropub tour."

Steven Lee (Wine Director/Sixteen): "Just finished up at Hot Doug's. Foie gras, truffle and encased meat, yum."

Matthew Mccahill (GM/Crimson Lounge): "Sorry but Friday with SamRon at Crimson is SOLD OUT."

David Sabatis (Deejay): "Getting some Open Bar @ Brando's on Thurs night."