Sandwich Saturday/Sunday #1 – G&O’s Mushroom Arancini Burger

Yep, the first post in this new idea is totally on a Monday, but I’m on a short vacation, and this Monday IS my new Sunday, and that’s just also how things work around here sometime. The idea is to talk about these amazing sandwiches and the beer, wine, and cocktails to pair with them,…

Dearly Beer-loved Vintage Record Extravaganza, June 26th

LPs and 45s from the 60s to the 80s! Amazing beer and cider from Artisanal Imports (yours truly)! Soundtrack to your vintage life by music-encyclophile and beer lover Erin Phillips of the Boka Restaurant Group! Vintage selections available from the Broadway Antique Market curators. I’d imagine the whole store is available as well. Vintage record…

Allagash (& Friends) Saison Day, March 12th, at The Hopleaf

Celebrate all things Saison. Allagash’s take on the style joins a list of amazing saison offerings from around the country and the world. Expect this to showcase both the traditional and the modern. Yeast profiles vs. new dry-hopped versions with American hops. Probably a bit of funk too, if I had to guess. Off Color…

Mission Update and Declaration of Transparency (an official one)

When I started The Boozy Beggar, I bartended and worked a day job. Slowly, over time, I left that day job (an awful one, as a contract attorney), to bartend more, and then to work with Artisanal Imports doing tasting events, occasionally filling in at bars and restaurants for them, and then representing their Belgian…

Bottles & Cans introduces Wine & Beer of the Month Clubs

Bottles & Cans, North Center’s cutest bottle shop for beer, wine, and spirits, introduced Wine and Beer of the Month Clubs this holiday season. Given the trust so many place in Carly and Joe’s taste buds (in truth, beer selection is done by their 2 year old, Audrey, who’s a booze savant), this is a…

GT Fish & Oyster/The Bristol Collective Dinner, 10/18

5 course collaborative beer dinner on Sunday at GT Fish & Oyster, with Sean Pharr of The Bristol. $75. Call 312-929-3501 or email emily@gtoyster.com for reservations. Pairings of wine and beer included! The pairings are a little bit of a surprise, but I have it on good authority there will be some belgian specialties included…

Boozy Beggar Picture of the Day – Due Lire wine and pasta pairing.

Due Lire – a hidden gem in Lincoln Square with a great wine list and homemade pastas. Great service. Short rib ravioli. Mushroom and wine sauce that is quite lush. Paired with a double-fermented valpolicella from Masi, 2011 vintage. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Kum8ux