Pint and Plate

I think I just secured my spot in heaven, friends. Last month, my good drinking buddy Henry Redman had a wild idea: “What do you think about cooking dinner for some Jesuits?” Halfway through another …

Pint and Plate

Momotaro (820 W. Lake St.) is a Japanese restaurant that balances authenticity and contemporary style perfectly. Located in the Fulton Market District right off the CTA Green Line Morgan stop, Momotaro occupies the corner of …

Pint and Plate

“Is that a bird?” “No, it’s a plane!” “No, it’s Jacob reviewing another brewery!” DryHop Brewers (3155 N. Broadway Ave.) is a microbrewery that’s home to a vibrant, knowledgeable and kind-hearted staff. Its beers are …

Pint and Plate

The spring of 2017 was a dark time for residents of Rogers Park and Edgewater. Our neighborhood butcher, Holzperhoff, on Broadway Street and Granville Avenue, shut down. I would go to that butcher shop at …

Pint and Plate

Walking down Michigan Avenue offers countless restaurants to satiate anyone’s appetite. The Purple Pig (500 N. Michigan Ave.) forces restaurant-goers to be brave. How do fried pig’s ears and smoked pig’s tongue sound to you? …

Pint and Plate

Ballast Point Brewing Co. hails from the Pacific coast of San Diego. Housed in a repurposed Chicago industrial building, this brewery is pushing the limits of craft beer. The sleek interior welcomes patrons with seemingly …

Pint and Plate

Brunch is my favorite meal because I can get anything. Feeling sweet? Get pancakes. Feeling salty? Grab a burger. Thirsty? Alcohol for days! Lurking in the back of restaurant Wyler Road, there stands an old …

Pint and Plate

Have any of you experienced a parent walking into your room early in the morning and yelling at you to get up? That was the polar vortex for me this week — a helicopter mom …