Weekend off the Wagon: Feb. 13th – 15th

  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 67˚ Low: 35˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 70˚ Low: 34˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 45˚ Low: 25˚ AM Rain/Snow Precip: 40% Friday, February 13 River North Third Anniversary Party (Friday-Monday) River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St. #1 It’s that time of year again where the folks of River North […]

Weekend off the Wagon – What’s better than candy & flowers on Valentine’s Day?

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Taking your favorite person (which counts yourself) out for some tasty meals & drinks this weekend, that’s what! Yes, Valentine’s Day is considered a big day for marketing and ad revenue… but why can’t it be an excuse to spoil someone special? (Again, who’s […]

Libations & Wellness: Drinking Champagne Is Good for Your Brain

New Year’s might be long over, but Valentine’s Day is a champagne-worthy holiday. Last year, scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain published a study that one to two glasses of champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss. The study found that champagne’s phenolic compounds help improve spatial memory, which […]

Vday: This year, it’s all about me!

So here it is again…this magically amazing or awful day.  I put Valentine’s Day in the same category of New Year’s in terms of holidays.  There is usually no in-between: it’s either the best day of your life or unspeakably lonely, embarrassing, and/or drunk.  People either love it (and take extreme offense if you do […]

Flawless Valentine’s Day!

The fact that St. Valentine’s Day falls during the middle of the week this year got me thinking. What drinks go best when playing video games? I know, I know. You are thinking this is the bitter “I hate V-Day” post.  I am not a curmudgeon or anything. In fact, I like the sentiment of […]

Liquor Based Aphrodisiacs

Green Chartreuse

With Valentine’s Day slowly approaching, you may have some naughty ideas in store for your partner(s). There are plenty of things you can do to set the mood before you get “comfy”, like lighting some candles, or playing the silky dark chocolate voice of Barry White- but what better than igniting the fire below with […]

Valentine’s Day: a post.

Let’s just get it out on the table and call a spade a spade.  I’m single. Between the 4:30pm and 11:30pm available reservation slots for tomorrow, the Anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment “clashing” with the love fest of Valentine’s Day, and all the hoopla about the commercialization of love, it’s easy to be a little bitter.  I’ve […]