08. 07. 2014
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Shawn Thompson – No. 33 (Wathen’s)

I am guilty of seeing Twisted Spoke just as a shot and beer bar. I have had great times there. They have great food, beer, and their whiskey collection is one of the...

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07. 02. 2014
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Matthew “Choo” Lipsky – Red Azalea

I wish that I had been able to visit Lipsky when he worked at Charcoal Bar. The 12-seat cocktail den located below Sumi Robata bar was known for the Japanese approach to cocktail...

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07. 02. 2014
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Will Duncan – Ponche Navideño

I love the decor at Punch House. It feels like you are walking into another era with all of the vintage furniture and lighting fixtures. Duncan made this Christmas punch in a few...

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07. 02. 2014
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Annemarie Sagoi – Saca Palabras

Like many Chicago cocktail enthusiasts, I consider myself very lucky to live in the city and know that bartenders like Annemarie are here. She is a gracious host, first-class drink maker, and just...

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07. 02. 2014
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Michael Dziedzic – Baya Rosa

I have had a lot of malort cocktails in Chicago (see here and here) but I had never had one using tequila and I have to admit it worked. The words “vegan restaurant”...

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06. 02. 2014
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Alex Renshaw – Yesterday’s Gone

Alex is really a fantastic bartender and a real gem in the Chicago bar community. He is always there to answer questions and to be a genuine host. In the short time that...

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06. 02. 2014
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Paul Sauter – The Crippler

We met Paul before in an earlier video that explains “What would Paul Sauter do?” Paul is one of the nicer guys in the industry and is always ready with a smile. I...

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06. 02. 2014
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David Park – Strawberry Cocktail

The shoot at Storefront was unique for our series in that the cocktails are developed by the chefs at the back of the house and are, obviously, very culinary-driven. The space was great...

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26. 01. 2014
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Robby Haynes – Landing Apparatus

This wasn’t some gimmick to get readers at Chicagoist, Haynes literally was creating the cocktail as I was doing the shoot with him. It’s tough for continuity when editing, but still very cool...

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25. 01. 2014
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Sonja Lilljeberg – Bourbon Smash

The problem with some of the places where I shoot is they can be rather dark. I have a pretty minimalist lighting rig that helps make the shot look better but at times...

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