Lights, Camera, Cocktail
December is the time for movies and drinking: Benjamin Schiller (Apogee, Leviathan) mixes vodka-based drinks for “Casino Royale.” $35—not bad for a movie and three cocktails. Happy damn holidays.
Beer Fest Beat Down
(Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates)
There will be beer. There will be bites. And yes, of course, there will be Lucha Libre!
Holiday Cocktails 101
(Travelle Kitchen + Bar)
Learn how to make fancy beverages from the best: Marissa Huth, craft spirits expert, will show you how to get hammered in style. $25
Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking
(Longman & Eagle)
Chef Bonnie Morales of Portland’s renowned Kachka restaurant will sign copies of her new cookbook and provide bites.
Whole Smoked Animal Feast
What better way to celebrate NYE, and your uppermost position on the food chain, than by eating our fellow creatures—boar, goat, pig, lamb—in their entirety?
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org