Posts Tagged ‘Twisted Spoke’

Field Trip: New York City

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

[Sometimes, us Lushes do some serious R&D…working super hard and all.  This lovely piece of writing was crafted over Manhattans at the Twisted Spoke.  Erin and Kelly busted ass while Shawn mixed up the cocktails.  Enjoy!]

Wine Geek: Field Trip!

New York…what a wonderfully interesting place to be, be seen, and most importantly, to eat and drink! So many exciting places and things to try, I could hardly manage 5 days there. I will try my best to recount the best things that I ate and drank while there, but time went by in a New york minute – and please excuse my brain for any fuzziness, it just means I was having fun!

Day 1: After traveling, I really just wanted a nice beer to celebrate the trip, so my friend and I stopped in a brewpub in Union Square called Heartland Brewry. It’s a fun place to stop and have some brews not found here in the great midwest. The oatmeal stout was a touch too sweet for my taste, but the Bavarian black lagar was just what I wanted. Medium bodied with a nice coffee note, malty but not too sweet…hello New York!
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Drinking at Work: The Swedish Mary

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I am not a vodka drinker.  I don’t really see the point, actually. I seek deep flavor and layers– the total opposite of what “top shelf” vodkas boast: tastelessness and “purity.” Now, there are a few exceptions, but for the most part I turn to gin when I choose clear spirits.

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ReCap: Whiskey Week, Night 1

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Mr. Julian Van Winkle arrived promptly at 5:30pm, a full half hour before expected, minus his signature mustache.  In true Lush style, a few die hard Pappy Van Winkle drinkers waltzed in minutes later to grab a few bottles and a signature before the tasting began.  Whirlwind of bourbon drinking begins!

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Chicagoist Podcast: LUSH and WhiskeyFest

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Our very own Ms. Rachel Driver, manager of LUSH, was live online this afternoon chatting about WhiskeyFest, and the LUSH Week of Whiskey. Check it out…

http://chicagoist.com/2009/03/23/chicagoist_podcast_323_-_booze_glor.php

But, the lineup of events is also posted below, so you can be in the know about all the FREE Lush tastings. It’s all whiskey all week…and whiskey barrel aged beer, and cocktails, and whiskey barrel aged rum…can you tell we are EXCITED?!

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with David Garland

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Ten Questions With…

David Garland

Publisher, TimeOut Chicago

TimeOut Chicago

247 South State Street, 17th floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-924-9555

BIO:

David, an old timer at TimeOut Chicago, is an integral component of the irreverently hilarious, informative, and edgy magazine and online resource. Keeping you in the know and on the up and up with all the ‘cool’ events and happenings in Chicago, TimeOut balances intelligent articles with wild editorial pieces, reviews, and an extensive, very helpful listing of current theater, music, and restaurant information, as well as sex ed and interviews with interesting characters.  TimeOut also features focus pieces on current, relevant local personalities is food and drink, as well as honest reviews of local establishments and shows.  Word.  Read it.

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Mitch Einhorn.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

10 Questions with…

MITCH EINHORN

LUSH Wine and Spirits

Owner, Head LUSH

BIO:

Mitch Einhorn, a local boy with a penchant for incredibly irreverent humor, yummy food, wine, beer, and bourbon, is the catalyst to making LUSH happen.  He loves good wine and wants to share.  He cooks…gourmet chef style, with big knives, and loads of local, or at least gourmet, ingredients.  He has a couple awesome kids that inherited the precocious tendency to entertain.  The Einhorns have been involved in several local Chicago projects, including Bone Daddy, Pie Hole, and the Twisted Spoke…um, Smut and Eggs anyone?  Mitch is a serious wine drinker…and likes to spread the love for all things fermented.  Hence, each and every day wine, beer, and spirits are OPEN and available to sample.  LUSH strives to offer hand-crafted, eclectic, boutique bottles.  Any budget is welcome, just make sure you are ready for an adventure.  Open your palate and step into Lush.

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